His first name is sometimes spelled, "Asael" or "Ashal." In 1849, he traveled with his son William in the Smith/Jones Company. In the 1850 Census they are found living in California. Asahel is found back in Iowa in the 1851 State Census.
Birth date and death date listed were found in a personal, online family history record (such as Family Tree, Ancestry, or My Heritage) without any accompanying documentation. Further research is needed to verify its accuracy.