The following obituary notice was from the Athens Messenger Newspaper from 4 Feb 1875, Page 5:
"During the past week our vicinity has suffered by death, the loss of two of our most prominent and respected citizens, whose death requires something more than a mere passing notice. Asher Waterman was born in Duchess county, New York, in the year 1792, came to Ohio and settled in the neighborhood where he has always lived, Troy township, in the year 1810. He died January 19th, 1875, in the triumph of the Christian faith. He joined the M. E. Church in 1819, under the labors of the Rev. Curtis Goddard and ever after lived to exemplify his profession. He was a member of Capt. Gregory's company and served in the war of 1812. The death of Father Waterman has caused a vacuum which, perhaps, will not soon be filled. For sixty-four years he lived and worshipped in the same neighborhood, and his life is a part of the history of Athens county."
Ancestry.com. The Athens Messenger (Athens, Ohio) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: The Athens Messenger. Athens, OH, USA. Database created from microfilm copies of the newspaper.