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James M Askew

Male 1765 - 1827  (62 years)


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  • Name James M Askew 
    Born 1765  Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1827  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • In the name of God, amen. I, James Askew, being weak of body but of sound and disposing memory do for the better disposition of my worldly concerns make and ordain this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time made. After payment of my just debts it is my will that my property should be disposed of in the following manner, viz

      Item first. I give to my daughter, MARY DICKERSON, Candy and her two children now in her possession with all other property she has heretofore received estimated at one thousand dollars.

      Item 2nd. I give to my daughter, ANN THOMAS, one negro woman Fan and her two children now in her possession with all other property heretofore given estimated at one thousand dollars.

      Item 3rd. It is my desire that the remainder of my estate be kept together on my farm in the case of my executors for the education and support of my minor children and when any one of said minor children come of age or marry I wish each one to receive of my estate in money or property one thousand dollars except my son, JAMES ASKEW, whom it is my wish should have seventeen hudred dollars and my son, FRANKLIN ASKEW, fourteen hundred dollars.

      Item 4th. It is my will that at the intermarriage or death of my beloved wife, ELIZABETH ASKEW, or when my youngest child comes to age that all the remainder of my estate should be equally divided among my heirs.

      I nominate and appoint my son, WILLIAM ASKEW, BRITAIN SIMMS, and MARCUS ANDREWS executors of this my last will. In testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth of Ocotober eighteen hundred and twenty seven.

      James Askew, Sr.

    Last Will and Testament of James Askew (ca. 1765-1827)
    Last Will and Testament of James Askew (ca. 1765-1827)
    Hancock County, Georgia, wills and administration records 1827-1830 vol M, 128
    Probate 10 Mar 1828  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will submitted to Probate. 
    • William Askew nominated as Executor.
    Probate 29 Jan 1842  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Appraisal of Estate of James M. Askew 
    • Commissioners appointed to apportion bequests to William Askew and Penelope (Askew) Dickinson. Appointed were Bennett Hilsman, Richmond Colbert, Edmund Randle, Thomas Hudson, and Malcom Johnston.
    1842 Appraisal of Estate of James M. Askew (ca. 1765-1827)
    1842 Appraisal of Estate of James M. Askew (ca. 1765-1827)
    Hancock County, Georgia, wills and administration records 1827-1830 vol P, 549
    Probate 4 Jan 1858  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Appraisal of Estate of James M Askew 
    • "James M Askew dec'd in which his widow had a life Estate." William Askew, executor; Leonard Peek; Nathan Barnes; and James H Nelms, commissioners. Sales ca. March 1858 to John S. Reid (Sally and child; 136 acres); J. B. Askew (Sintira [?]); and W. P. Andrews.
    1857 Appraisal of Estate of James M. Askew (ca. 1765-1827)
    1857 Appraisal of Estate of James M. Askew (ca. 1765-1827)
    Hancock County, Georgia, wills and administration records 1827-1830 vol T, 426-427
    Person ID I0033  Dickinson
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2016 

    Father Josiah Askew,   b. Abt 1740, Bertie County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F0240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Connell,   b. 1782, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Elizabeth Askew,   b. 26 Feb 1802, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1890, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Ann R Askew,   b. 1 Aug 1804, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1868, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
    +3. William Askew,   b. 27 Feb 1807, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1872, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Penelope Askew,   b. 1809, Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1845, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    +5. Amanda J Askew,   b. ca. 1811, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age ~ 68 years)  [Birth]
     6. James M Askew,   b. 1815,   d. Jan 1842, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     7. Richard L Askew,   b. 29 Aug 1817, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1865, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +8. Benjamin Franklin Askew,   b. 1822, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     9. John Askew
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F0231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1765 - Edgecombe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Oct 1827 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Will submitted to Probate. - 10 Mar 1828 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Appraisal of Estate of James M. Askew - 29 Jan 1842 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Appraisal of Estate of James M Askew - 4 Jan 1858 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Askew, James
    Askew, James
    Hancock County, GA, Wills and administration records 1827-1830 vol M, 128
    Askew, James
    Askew, James
    Hancock County, GA, Wills and administration records 1827-1830 vol M, 129
    Askew, James
    Askew, James
    Hancock County, GA, Wills and administration records 1827-1830 vol M, 130
    Askew, James
    Askew, James
    Hancock County, GA, Wills and administration records 1827-1830 vol M, 131
    Askew, James
    Askew, James
    Hancock County, GA, Wills and administration records 1827-1830 vol M, 132

  • Sources 
    1. [S009809] Josiah Askew of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Askew, Alice Ann, (Bartlesville, Oklahoma: Privately printed, 1988), 46.
      James Askew's will was witnessed on 18 October 1827 and proved 5 November 1827 in Hancock County Inferior Court.