Private Asa McFall ~ 5th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Remembering Asa McFall
b. 1833 - d. 18 Aug 1918
Researched by Linda Durr Rudd
Asa McFall (McPhall)

Born about 1833 in Richmond County, North Carolina

He was described as 5 foot and 4 inches tall, with black complexion, eyes and hair.

Parents were Charles and Patsy.

Siblings were Albert, John, Eliza, Mary, and Lethe.

Half sibling was Thomas Gibson.

He was an old family slave of the Duncan McArn family of Jefferson County, MS.

During the Civil War, he enlisted with the 5th Regiment, United States Heavy Artillery, Company L.

After the Civil War, he married Martha Patterson in Jefferson County, MS. The couple had three children; Martha b. abt. 1864, Ula b. abt. 1873 and Alvy b. abt 1875. Asaís wife Martha died in 1875 on Jimes Tuckerís place.

Asa lived with Susan Williams for four years prior to marriage. He married Susan 15 Jan 1881 in Jefferson County, MS, on John McArnís place by Rev. Bird Jefferson. This couple had several children: Alice b. 1876, Eliza b. 1878, Charles b. 1880, Tom b. 1884, Archie b. 1886, and Matilda b. 1889.

He received a pension for his military services.

Died 28 Aug 1918 in Bethesda, Jefferson County, Mississippi

Alice McFall m. Gabriel Bailey 18 Mar 1895 in Jefferson County, MS
Alvy McFall m. Sarah Rundles 26 Dec 1895 in Jefferson County, MS
Eliza McFall m. Ben Berry 09 Jan 1896 in Jefferson County, MS
Matilda McFall m. Isaac Slater 06 Jan 1909 in Jefferson, MS

1870 - Jefferson County, MS - Union Church - Page 25
Acey McFall, 37, NC
Martha McFall, 21, MS
Martha, 6 - Infant, male, 1yr - Sallie, 6

1880 - Jefferson County, MS - Beat 1 - Page 134
Asa McPhall, 44, NC, NC, NC
Martha, 15, daughter - Ula, 7, daughter - Alvy, 5, son

1880 - Jefferson County, MS - Beat 1 - Page 134
Susan Williams, 36
Henry Earl, 9, son - James Isaac, 6, son - Alice McPhall, 4, daughter - Eliza McPhall, 2, daughter

1900 - Not Found

1910 - Jefferson, MS - Beat 1 - Page 27
Asa McFall, 78, widower
Matilda, dau, 21 - William Berry, 5, grandson

Duncan McArn

Duncan McArn was born on February 14, 1810. He moved from Richmond County, North Carolina, to Jefferson County, MS, around 1835. McArn taught school in neighboring Franklin County during the first five years of his residence in MS. He married Catherine Torrey of MS on May 9, 1844. McArn soon began cultivating cotton on a plantation near Fayette, Jefferson Co., and he established business outlets in Natchez and Rodney, MS, and in New Orleans. The McArns were members of Union Church Presbyterian Church in Jefferson County. Duncan McArn died February 24, 1875.

According to the Jefferson County 1860 Slave Schedule, Duncan owned 51 slaves.

Ace McFall's Civil War Federal Pension Records
Asa McFall's Death Certificate - MS1918-6894
Asa McFall's Freedman Bureau Bank Record - Number: 2098
McArn (Duncan) and Family Papers - Collection Number: Z/1487
Collection found at Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Remembering Their Names
Duncan McArn's Bill of Sale for Slaves ~ March 18, 1858
Duncan McArn's Slaves