|Captain Asa Howe Cory|
May 31, 1814|
June 6, 1892|
|Occupation||Captain, Newspaper Publisher, Postmaster|
|Known for||Being an American Civil War captain, Publisher of newspapers|
|Children||Asa Orson Cory, Nancy Cory, Ella Camilla Cory|
|Parents||Thomas Robbins Cory, Leytta Howe|
Asa Howe Cory was born in Sullivan, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools.
Began his career in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, where he published "The Phoenix" for a period of two years. He went to Smethport, Pennsylvania and purchased "The McKean County Journal" and in 1837 changed its name to "The Beacon". He published that for three years before selling it to J.B. Oviatt.
Was elected as Road Commissioner in Smethport, Pennsylvania in 1848.
In 1861 he raised company H for the 58th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment and became its captain. Served with the Union Army from October 1, 1861 until he was forced by severe frostbite to resign on August 21, 1862.
Was chosen as Postmaster of Coryville, Pennsylvania.
- Smethport "Democrat" newspaper dated June 17, 1892.
- History of Counties McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter (Michael A. Leeson, J.H. Beers & Company, Chicago, 1890)