Biography - ASA PIXLEY

Among the pioneers of Wabash and Edwards counties were the Barneys, McClures, Ingrahams, and Pixleys, who were all natives of Alleghany county, New York, and who came together first to Wabash county, about 1809. Asa Pixley, the subject of this sketch, one of this number, was born in Alleghany county, N. Y., in 1805. His father, Job, was a farmer, a man strongly imbued with the old time pioneer spirit of adventure. In the family was William, Asa, Lewis, and Isaac. Of these, William died in Friendsville, where he was an honored citizen all his life, in 1880. Asa was noted for his love for, and excellence in, all manner of athlete sports. When in attendance, in early manhood, upon the annual battalion musters, he found few equals in running, jumping, and other sports. For many years he lived in Barney Prairie, where his father first located, and in 1829 came to Edwards county. He married Amanda Ingraham, by whom he had Osman, Harrison, Nancy Ann, Eliza, Asa, Jr., Pathenia, and Caspar. His sons and daughters are all doing well. Asa was an earnest, faithful Christian man; a most excellent neighbor, an active participant in all things calculated to advance the interests of his vicinity. A kind husband, an indulgent father, he enjoyed universal respect. He died at a good old age, February 9th, 1883.

Extracted 29 Jul 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 A Combined History of Edwards, Lawrence, and Wabash Counties, Illinois, page 316.

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