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Asa Ratcliff Vanderford (3016)
Father: Eli Vanderford (2013)
Mother: Susannah Ratcliff
b. March 30, 1818 in Ross County, Ohio
d. September 27, 1889 in Buffalo, Missouri
m. Mar. 12, 1840 in Polk Co., Malinda Gordon
[PC Mar A:93], daughter of Noah (Manoah) Gordon
and Nancy Bartlett, b. March 2, 1823 in Ind. [Wilcox]
Julien Vanderford, b. 1841 in Dallas County,
m. 1856 in Dallas County, Missouri, Marion Evens
Pelina E. Evens, b. 1857
in Dallas County, Missouri
Nancy P. Vanderford, b. 1842 in Dallas County,
Vanderford(4016), b. November 24, 1844
Vanderford(4017), b. January 26, 1847, dc. 1890
Vanderford(4018), b. August 2, 1849, d. September 1937
Vanderford(4019), b. November 1, 1851, d. January 28, 1918
Vanderford(4020), b. December 10, 1854, d. October 21, 1923
Asa lived in Polk County (now
Dallas County), Missouri with his wife. He was a farmer.
Asa helped Caleb Williams build
the first jail in Dallas County, Missouri. The jail was made with double walls
of one foot thick square timbers. The space between the walls was pounded full
of rock. The interior surface of the walls was lined with planks driven full of
nails. The jail was built at a cost of about $400.
Asa was a farmer and lived in
Dallas County, Missouri with his wife, daughter and 3 sons. The value of his
real property was $1,200.
September 13, 1856:
The Bolivar Courier
announced that Asa and his brother, Jesse (3018) settled the estate of their
father, Eli, in Dallas County, Missouri. [Stanley,1982]
Asa was farming in Benton Township,
Dallas county, Missouri. The 5 boys and Pelina, the granddaughter were at home.
June 24, 1861:
Asa enlisted at Buffalo,
Missouri as a private in Captain Eldridge's Cavalry Company G of the Dallas
County, Missouri Home Guards. [PenApp#517812
& NA - mil rec]
September 24, 1861:
Asa was discharged.
He received his pay of $24.75 on July 22, 1863. [PenApp#517812 & NA
- mil rec]
Asa was a farmer in Benton Township,
Dallas County, Missouri. His two youngest boys and granddaughter Pelina were
still living at home.
October 31, 1870 (filed February 26, 1872):
Asa sold 140 acres to his son Newton for $500.
[DC deed D:419]
March 13, 1871:
Asa bought at public
auction for $50 the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 29, Township 33, Range 20
in Dallas County, Missouri. [DC deed D:176-7]
November 11, 1878:
Asa posted the
security for his brother, Jesse (3018), who had died
May 24, 1879:
Asa sold 49.2 acres to his
son John Clinton for $500. [DC deed G:296]
Asa and his wife Malinda were
farming in Benton Township, Dallas County, Missouri. Their children had all
left home. Asa was afflicted with rheumatism.
Malinda, Asa's widow was living in
Buffalo, Dallas County, Missouri. [census-Mo]
June 15, 1891:
Malinda applied for a
widow's Civil War Pension. This application appears to have been denied.