Notes for Asa Hight: Asa and Elizabeth Hight and families are listed on U.S. Censuses in 1850 in BOTH Indiana and Ohio. Springfield Township, Williams County Ohio U.S. Census was taken in September 1850. Lists the following family members at that residence: Asa, Elizabeth and children: Hester, Adam, Nancy, Kesiah, Sara, Martha and Asa. Note: These are all children who were born in or after 1830 (the younger children).
They are also on the Wayne Township, Allen County Indiana U.S. census was taken on Jan. 4, 1851.
By 1860, the family is on the Iowa Census(Roll 328 - Page 434 - 1860 Iowa Census. See copy in file). All of those listed on the Ohio census - EXCEPT FOR SARAH who would have been 8 years old. She was probably missed in the cenus in Indiana or was with relatives because it is known she lived to an old age and died in Kansas. In addition, all of the older children are listed: John, Issac, Mary, Elizabeth (born in 1830, but not on the Ohio census), PLUS a new baby - Earvin (may be Edwin) who was born in November 1850 By 1856, they were in Jones County, Iowa near Adam and Hester Heyne.
The following is from a book entitled "The Asa Hight Family" by Nellie Eva Woods Whedon - the grandaughter of Asa & Elizabeth. She was the daughter of Keziah Cornelia Hight Woods - sister of Hester Hight Heyne:
"Asa Hight, son of Mrs. Henry Dill by her first husband (Asa Hight, Sr.). It is unknown if Asa had any siblings by the name of Hight. Probably within a year after the marriage of Asa and Elizabeth Shoe (Shewey) they left Green Co., and moved to Williams Co., OH, as their eldest childwas born there July 13, 1824. They settled in a part of Williams Co., that later became Defiance Co., OH. The 'History of Williams County, Ohio' pub. in 1882 states the following under Springfield Township: 'The first mail route in the township was the one from Defiance to Evansport, and north to some town in Michigan. Asa Hight was the mailcarrier, and, as the roads were bad, he carried the mail on horseback.' "Records in Bryan (County seat of Williams Co.) show that Asa Hight purchased 80 acres of land in Springfield Twp. situated 5 miles S.E. of Stryker, on 6 Aug. 1842, and that he and Elizabeth sold it 5 Dec. 1850. Their son, John P. Hight, purchased 40 acres of land, situated 1 mile south of his father's 80 acres, on 4 Dec. 1849, and he and his wife Susanna, sold it 16 Dec. 1850.
"About 1851 or 1852 Asa Hight and family left Ohio (perhaps not until after the marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann, to Adam Bechtol, which was 1 Jan. 1852. Ann and her older sister Mary are the only children that remain all their lives in Ohio.
TO DO: Obviously - at some point the family had moved from Indiana to Ohio, leaving the older children behind (to tend the farm??????). NEED TO CHECK THIS FURTHER. . Where was the family in 1840 census?
More About Asa Hight and Elizabeth Shewey/Shoe: Marriage: 27 April 1823, Green County, Ohio.
Children of Asa Hight and Elizabeth Shewey/Shoe are: