ASA BRASSINGTON, who conducts a general merchandise store in Saybrook Township, is a member of a well known pioneer family of Ashtabula County. He was born at Saybrook, Ohio, in 1850, and is the son of John and Eliza (Brondage) Brassington.
John Brassington was a native of New York, as was also his wife. They were married there in 1833 and five years later came to Ashtabula County and located on a farm on North Ridge Road near Saybrook. He was a wool buyer and died in July, 1901, at the age of 93 yeas. His wife died Oct. 25, 1900, at the age of 87 years. Mr. and Mrs. Brassington were the parents of 12 children; four of whom are now living: Frank, a retired hardware merchant, lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio; Asa, the subject of this sketch; Mary Savage, lives in Detroit, Mich.; and James W., engaged in the real estate business.
Mr. Brassington was married on December 27, 1917, to Miss Addie M. Preston, a native of Michigan, born Oct. 11, 1872, and the daughter of Levi R. and Lucinda O'Brien Preston. Mr. Preston was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, Dec. 24, 1849. His wife died Feb. 15, 1915. Two sons, Glen Y. and Elton, live in Michigan. Mr. Brassington married the first time to Helen M. Brown and to this union three children were born, as follows: Charles E., lives in Toledo, Ohio, married Nettie Johnson, and they have one child, Dorothy; Ray, deceased; and Mrs. Gertrude Lewis, lives in Detroit, Mich., and had one child, Helen, now deceased.
Helen Brown Brassington was born in 1852 in Erie County, Pa. She died Aug. 28, 1917.
Mr. Brassington and his wife hold a membership in the Methodist church and are highly respected citizens of Ashtabula County.
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1876 Bemus, Albert A. Hackney, Anna E. G 343
1879 Bemus, Frank W. Pratt, Emma J. H 60
1878 Bennett, Frank E. Baker, Carrie G 532
1883 Bennett, George L. Appleby, Lucy M. H 476
1882 Bennett, George W. Raisy, Cora B. H 357
1882 Bennett, John Vosburg, Alice H 320
1886 Bennett, Marvin H. Sikes, Alice A. I 167
1882 Bennett, Roger W. Strader, Frances C. H 360
1879 Bennett, Walker, S. Griswold, L. B. H 61
1880 Butts, Wesley H. Babcock, Minnie H 199
A 114 1816 Feb. 15 BEMUS, Miron of Salem REMINGTON, Fanny of Denmark Martin Kellogg, Esqr., JP for Twp of Salem 26 Mar. 1816 T. R. Hawley, Clerk, C. P.
A 853 RANDALL, Enos ROOD, Marica This is to certify the Clerk of the Court of Common Please for the Co. of Ashtabula that on the 27th day of Feb. Ult., marriage was solemnized between Enos Randall of Kinsman & Marcia Rood of Wayne - Attest. Ephm T. Woodruff -
Recorded May 8, 1828 by S. Hendry, Clerk
Elmore Howard, 22, 1488 E. 115th St. to Katie Butts, 21, 10930 Wade Park Ave.