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Benjamin Simms Askew

Male 1810 - 1894  (84 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Simms Askew 
    Born 28 Aug 1810  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Political 30 Jan 1836  Mt Zion, Hancock, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Postmaster 
    Guardianship 2 Jan 1837  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Guardianship of John and Richard Askew. 
    • Britain S Askew, acting as guardian for John and Richard Askew, petitioned the court for appraisal of estate of John Askew on their behalf.
    • Alpheus Dickinson, William Askew, James Askew, Bennett Hilsman, and F. Baufield appointed commissioners to appraise and lay off the estate.
    • John and Richard were both identified as fourteen years of age.
    • Letters of Guardianship were issued to Benjamin S Askew.
    • Alpheus Dickinson and James Askew acted as sureties for Benjamin S Askew.
    Court of Ordinary Minutes
    Court of Ordinary Minutes
    Hancock Hancock County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary Minutes (1817-1838) p. 844 (FamilySearch image 458)
    Residence 1850  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    District 41, Heard, Georgia, USA 
    Residence 1860  Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Southern Division, Chambers, Alabama, USA 
    • 400 acres of real property (200 improved).
    • 14 bales of ginned cotton.
    Residence 1870  Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Beat 7, Chambers, Alabama 
    • 400 acres of real property (250 improved).
    • 300 bushels of Indian Corn.
    • 3 horses; 2 mules; 3 milk cows; 2 working oxen; 10 other cattle; 20 sheep; and 25 swine.
    Residence 1880  Bluffton, Chambers, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 16 Nov 1894  Cusseta, Chambers, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0363  Dickinson
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Father John Askew,   d. aft. 7 Mar 1822, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Simms,   b. 1786, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Y  [6
    Family ID F0153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann C Fleming,   b. 25 Jul 1817, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1851, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1846  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Lewis Askew,   b. 20 Mar 1848, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1910, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. James B Askew,   b. 29 Dec 1850, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1852, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F0730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Harriett Frederick,   b. 1832, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1880  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1851  Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Wilburn E Askew,   b. 18 Oct 1852, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1868, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    +2. Fannie Elizabeth Askew,   b. 18 May 1854, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1924, Troup County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Albert Askew,   b. 21 Jan 1856, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1875, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    +4. James Brittain Askew,   b. 17 Dec 1858, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1942, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     5. Benjamin Simms Askew,   b. 15 Sep 1860, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1887, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     6. Annie Louise Askew,   b. 20 Jan 1863, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1894, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [Birth]
    +7. Lemuel Daniel Askew,   b. 9 Apr 1864, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1920, West Point, Troup, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [Birth]
     8. Mary Alice Askew,   b. 16 Apr 1873, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1959, Montgomery County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F0731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsPolitical - Postmaster - 30 Jan 1836 - Mt Zion, Hancock, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGuardianship - Guardianship of John and Richard Askew. - 2 Jan 1837 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - District 41, Heard, Georgia, USA - 1850 - Heard County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1851 - Chambers County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Southern Division, Chambers, Alabama, USA - 1860 - Chambers County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Beat 7, Chambers, Alabama - 1870 - Chambers County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Bluffton, Chambers, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Nov 1894 - Cusseta, Chambers, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S469] U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971 [database on-line], (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), Volume #: 10 Volume Year Range: 1832-1844.

    2. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: District 41, Heard, Georgia; Roll: M432_73; Page: 152A; Image: 204.
      Name: B S Askew
      Age: 39
      Birth Year: abt 1811
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1850: District 41, Heard, Georgia, USA
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 239
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      B S Askew 39
      Ann C Askew 31
      John L Askew 2

    3. [S014528] 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860.M653, 1,438 rolls.

    4. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnesota Census Schedules for 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T132, RG29, 13 rolls. Beat 7, Chambers, Alabama, post office Chambers, roll 6, page 117, image 236.

      Name: Benjamin Askew
      [B S Askew]
      Age: 48
      Birth Year: abt 1812
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Georgia
      Home in 1860: Southern Division, Chambers, Alabama
      Post Office: Cusseta
      Dwelling Number: 48
      Family Number: 48
      Occupation: Farmer
      Real Estate Value: 4000
      Personal Estate Value: 16130
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Benjamin Askew 48
      Harriet Askew 28
      John Askew 11
      Wilborn Askew 7
      Fannie Askew 5
      Albert Askew 4
      James Askew 3
      Benjamin Askew 9/12

    5. [S014080] 1880 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880.T9, 1,454 rolls. Bluffton, Chambers, Alabama, ED 20, roll T9_5, page 94.3000, image 0397.

    6. [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.

    7. [S038634] Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Alabama Center for Health Statistics; Alabama Marriage Index, 1936-1969; Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Montgomery, Alabama; Dodd, Jordan R., et. al. Early American Marriages: Alabama to 1825, Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx; Hunting For Bears, comp. Alabama marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library; Dodd, Jordan R., comp. Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920.).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Alabama Center for Health Statistics. Alabama Marriage Index, 1936-1969. Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Montgomery, Alabama. Dodd, Jordan R., et. al. Early American Marriages: Alabama to 1825. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers,19xx. Hunting For Bears, comp. Alabama marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library. Dodd, Jordan R., comp. Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920.