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John Askew

Male - Aft 1822


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  • Name John Askew 
    Gender Male 
    Guardianship ca. 1816  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Guardianship of Eliza J Garrett  
    • Return made to the Inferior Court, acting as Court of Ordinary, accounting for $621.44 by John Askew on behalf of Eliza J Garrett, orphan of Edmund Garrett.
    Guardianship Return of John Askew
    Guardianship Return of John Askew
    Hancock County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary Minutes (1817-1838) p. 4 (Family Search image 23)
    John Askew on behalf of Eliza J Garrett
    John Askew on behalf of Eliza J Garrett
    Guardianship Return
    Guardianship ca. 1818  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Guardianship of Eliza J Garrett 
    • Return to Court of Ordinary on behalf of Eliza J Garrett, orphan of Edmund Garrett.
    Guardianship Return of John Askew for Eliza J Garrett
    Guardianship Return of John Askew for Eliza J Garrett
    Hancock Hancock County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary Minutes (1817-1838) p. 36 (FamilySearch image 39)
    John Askew on behalf of Eliza J Garrett
    John Askew on behalf of Eliza J Garrett
    Guardianship Return
    Guardianship ca. 1819  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Guardianship of Eliza J Garrett  
    • The Court of Ordinary appointed a commission composed of Sampson Duggar, Thomas Cooper, Thomas Gordon, Archibald R Hunter, James W Fannin, and Bennett Hilsman, to examine the performance of John Askew as Guardian for his step-daughter Eliza Garrett.
    Appointment of Commission to Examine Guardian John Askew
    Appointment of Commission to Examine Guardian John Askew
    Hancock Hancock County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary Minutes (1817-1838) p. 156 (FamilySearch image 101)
    Appointment of Commission to Examine Guardian John Askew
    Appointment of Commission to Examine Guardian John Askew
    Hancock Hancock County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary Minutes (1817-1838) p. 157 (FamilySearch image 102)
    Appointment of Commission to Examine Guardian John Askew
    Appointment of Commission to Examine Guardian John Askew
    Hancock Hancock County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary Minutes (1817-1838) p. 167 (FamilySearch image 107)
    Appointment of Commission to Examine Guardian John Askew
    Appointment of Commission to Examine Guardian John Askew
    Guardianship 1820  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Guardianship of Eliza J Garrett. 
    Guardianship Return of John Askew for Eliza J Garrett
    Guardianship Return of John Askew for Eliza J Garrett
    Hancock Hancock County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary Minutes (1817-1838) p. 209 (FamilySearch image 141)
    John Askew on behalf of Eliza J Garrett
    John Askew on behalf of Eliza J Garrett
    Guardianship Return
    Died aft. 7 Mar 1822  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Probate 4 Nov 1822  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Admission of Will  
    • The will of John Askew was proved in open court on the testimony of John Simms, Benjamin Askew and James Simms.
    Will of John Askew (1822)
    Will of John Askew (1822)
    Hancock County Will Book L, p. 32 (FamilySearch image 225).
    Will of John Askew
    Will of John Askew
    Hancock Will Book L, p. 32ff (FamilySearch Image 225)
    Probate 29 Jan 1823  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate Appraisal 
    • The appraisal of the estate was returned to the Court of Ordinary by appraisers Thomas Hudson, Bennett Hillsman, James Simms and Richard Simm
    Person ID I0360  Dickinson
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 

    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 Simms,   b. 1786, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Y  [2
    Children 
    +1. Benjamin Simms Askew,   b. 28 Aug 1810, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1894, Cusseta, Chambers, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
    +2. James Askew,   b. 17 Jun 1813, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1870, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Martha Dorma Askew,   b. ca. 1814, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +4. John Calhoun Askew,   b. 20 Jul 1820, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1888, Hopkins County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Richard L Askew,   b. 21 Jun 1822, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1885, Hopkins County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F0153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S009809] Josiah Askew of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Askew, Alice Ann, (Bartlesville, Oklahoma: Privately printed, 1988).
      John Askew's will was dated 07 March 1822 and admitted to probate in Hancock County, Georgia on 04 November 1822.
      Alice Ann Askew, Josiah Askew of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, (Bartlesville, Oklahoma: Privately printed, 1988). John Askew's will was dated 07 March 1822 and admitted to probate in Hancock County, Georgia on 04 November 1822.

    2. [S100034] Coweta County Chronicles for One Hundred Years, Mary Gibson Jones and Lilly Reynolds, (Atlanta, Georgia: Stein Printing Co., 1928), 715.
      Jones names Elizabeth Simm's husband as James Askew. This is not correct. Jones, for instance, names Eliza Garret as James's step-daughter from Elizabeth Simms first marriage; John, however, was the guardian of Garrett as repeatedly evidenced by the minutes of the Court of Ordinary for Hancock County.