Asa Alonzo Partin

b. 18 June 1842, d. 5 January 1927

Asa Alonzo Partin, 1842-1927
  • Asa Alonzo Partin was born on 18 June 1842 in Marengo County, Alabama.
  • Henry Washington Partin and Ann E. Johnson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Marengo County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Asa Alonzo Partin. Also in the household were children Rebecca and Francis, not yet recorded.
  • Based on birthplaces of their children recorded in the 1860 census, it appears that the Partin family arrived in Mississippi during the early 1850s.
  • Henry Washington Partin and Ann E. Johnson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Decatur PO, Newton County, Mississippi, enumerated not far from the Williamson family. Other members of the household included Asa Alonzo Partin. Also in the household were Partin children Rebecca (age 15), Francis (12), Mary (9), William (6), Henry (4), twins Cornelius & Susan (1), and David Clark (age 3), not yet recorded.
  • He was working on the farm, according to the 1860 census.
  • He enlisted on 18 July 1861 in Capt. J. W. Tayloe's Company A, Canebrake Legion Alabama Volunteers, which became Company E, Jeff Davis Legion, Mississippi Cavalry, CSA. He was wounded at Funkstown, Maryland, during the retreat from Gettysburg, and surrendered in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • He married Martha Jane Williamson, daughter of Shadrack Williamson and Jemima (?), circa 1865.
  • Asa Alonzo Partin and Martha Jane Williamson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Fairfield PO, Freestone County, Texas, enumerated next to W. C. and Malinda Williamson. Also in the household were children James (age 4), Nathaniel (3) and Beulah, not yet recorded.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
  • Asa Alonzo Partin and Martha Jane Williamson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Cherino Beat, Nacogdoches County, Texas, enumerated near widow Rebecca C. Williamson. Also in the household were children James (age 14), Nathan (12), eBulah (11), Jessie (9), Robert (7), Laura (5), Samuel (3) and Edgar (9 months), not yet recorded.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1880 census.
  • Asa Alonzo Partin and Martha Jane Williamson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in San Jacinto County, Texas. Other members of the household included Zack Partin. Also in the household were children Jessie (age 29), Claude (19), Mary (14), Freddy (8) and Josephine (4), not yet recorded.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1900 census.
  • Asa Alonzo Partin became a widower at the 16 December 1906 death of his wife Martha Jane Williamson.
  • Asa Alonzo Partin died on 5 January 1927 at age 84 in Limestone County, Texas.
  • He was buried at Salem Cemetery in Freestone, Freestone County, Texas.
  • Thanks to Edna Hood Cheatham, granddaughter of Asa and Martha's son Robert Wade Partin, for sharing her family photos.
  • Last Edited: 10 May 2013

Family: Martha Jane Williamson b. 5 July 1841, d. 16 December 1906