In 1808, with his brother Elijah, he founded an armory, which contracted with the government. In 1825 he founded Millbury Bank. In 1823, he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
He married Susan Holman Waters, on May 19, 1802; they had eight children:
- Susan Holman (Waters) Torrey b.1803, d.Feb. 3, 1866, m.Samuel Davenport Torrey (1789 - 1877), They had 5 children including Louisa Maria (Torrey) Taft (1827 - 1907) mother of President William Howard Taft,;
- Asa Holman Waters, b.Feb. 8, 1808,d.Jan. 17, 1887, m. Mary Elizabeth (Hovey) Waters (1829 - 1892), maternal grandfather of Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, editor of National Geographic Magazine, This Asa H. Waters wrote: Biographical Sketch of Thomas Blanchard and his inventions, Printed by L.P. Goddard in 1878 in Worcester, Mass.;
- Fanny Jane;
- Anna Jane;
- Harriet Newell (Waters) Dutton b.Aug. 18, 1814 d.Jul. 3, 1864, m Samuel William Southmayd Dutton (1814 - 1866),;
- Adelia Augusta (Waters) Tarbox b.Jan. 18, 1820 d.Oct. 7, 1883 m.Increase Niles Tarbox (1815 - 1888), 2 children;
- Caroline S. (Waters) Forbush b.Jan. 17, 1826 d.Aug. 7, 1886 m. Jonathan Forbush (1802 - 1882), 2 children.
- "Millbury Public Schools - Millbury, MA". Archived from the original on 2004-11-03. Retrieved 2007-02-14.
- A Document Concerning Gunmaker Asa Waters
- Asa Waters Mansion | Millbury, MA
- Susan Holman Waters Torrey at Find a Grave
- Asa Holman Waters: A Paper Read Before the Worcester Society of Antiquity, May 3, 1887 by John Calvin Crane, published - Private Press of Franklin P. Rice, 1887 - 15 pages
- Harriet Waters Dutton at Find a Grave
- Adelia Augusta Waters Tarbox at Find a Grave
- Caroline S Waters Forbush at Find a Grave
- BlackstoneRiverValley.com - Your guide to the Blackstone River Valley Archived November 7, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
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