Smith, Asa, a Methodist Episcopal minister, was received on trial in the Philadelphia Conference in 1800, and appointed to the Northumberland and Wyoming Circuit. He subsequently traveled Salem, Freehold, Gloucester, Bristol, Cecil, Chester, Bohemia, Kent, Dover, Queen Ann's, Lancaster, Northampton, Essex, Staten Island, Somerset, Snow Hill, Annamessex, Dorchester, Accomac, and Salisbury circuits, which terminated his active ministry. He died in April, 1847. Mr. Smith was abundant in labors, and was often denominated "a son of thunder." See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 4, 203.