Biography of Asa P. Ferry
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Hon. Asa P. Ferry was born in Onondaga Co., N. Y., June 20, 1824. His father, Chester Ferry, was a native of Massachusetts Asa P. was brought up on a farms and educated in a select school in the village of Barodino, N. Y. He removed to Conrtland tp., this county, in 1849, where he remained until 1865. He then removed to Cannon tp. and engaged in farming until 1879, when he removed to Rockford and engaged in the milling business with Hon. E. C Watkins. He was married in 1849 to Miss Margaret Cowan, daughter of Peter Cowan, who came to Kent county in 1848. They had four children, three of whom are living-Ines (Crissrnan), Nora (Becker) and James. Mrs. Ferry died Sept. 1, 1880. Mr. Ferry filled the office of Supervisor three years for Courtland tp., and live years for Cannon tp. He was sent to the Legislature in 1870.

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