Asa D. Page

UPSHUR COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
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Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
Valerie & Tommy Crook
vfcrook@earthlink.net
July 4, 2000
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The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 413

ASA D. PAGE is one of the substantial men in the French
Creek community of Upshur County, has lived there nearly
all his life, has followed farming, still owns a good farm,
and is interested in many matters of community welfare,
including good roads, good churches and schools.

Mr. Page was born on Mulberry Ridge in Upshur County,
November 22, 1863, son of Frank and Martha (Young)
Page. His mother was born on a farm near French Creek,
a daughter of Gilbert and Amarillys (Barrett) Young.
Gilbert Young was a son of Robert Young, who came to
French Creek from Massachusetts. Franklin W. Page was
born in Virginia and came to the French Creek community
during the Civil war, was married and settled on a farm,
where he continued farming until his death in July, 1872.
His wife died in November, 1888. They were active
church members and he was a republican. Their four
children were: Asa D.; Charles, who died at the age of
forty; Festus Y., who is interested in the copper industry
in Arkansas; and L. W. Page, of Buckhannon.

Asa D. Page grew up on the home farm and acquired
a common school education. He farmed for several years,
also spent a few years in the West, and since his return
and his marriage he has been settled down to the vocation
of a farmer and stockman on his hundred acre place. He
is also a stockholder in the Bank of Adrian. Mr. Page is
a trustee of the French Creek Presbyterian Church, is
affiliated with Columbia Lodge No. 81, F. and A. M., and
he and his wife are members of the Eastern Star. He also
belongs to Adrian Lodge of Odd Fellows and to the Junior
Order United American Mechanics. In politics he casts
his vote as a republican.

October 9, 1907, Mr. Page married Elsie Bunten. They
have three children: French, born in 1909; Martha H.,
born in 1911; and Ruth, born in 1914.