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William Sanford Askew

Male 1841 - 1917  (76 years)


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  • Name William Sanford Askew 
    Born 1 Jan 1841  Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military 7 May 1861  Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Enlisted in Company A, Georgia 1st Infantry Regiment on 07 May 1861. Promoted to Full 4th Corporal.Mustered out on 21 Aug 1861 at Monterey, VA. Enlisted in on 02 May 1862.Mustered out on 02 May 1864. Transferred to on 02 May 1864. 
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate

    We are a band of brothers, and native to the soil,
    Fighting for our Liberty with treasure, blood and toil;
    And when our rights were threaten'd, the cry rose near and far,
    Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag, that bears a Single Star!


    The Bonnie Blue Flag
    Harry Macarthy
    Residence 1880  District 693, Coweta, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1910  Militia District 646, Coweta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died Apr 1917 
    Notes 
    • William S. Askew, a prominent citizen of Newnan, was born in Coweta county, Ga., Jan, 1, 1841. His father, James P. Askew, son of William S. and Mary Askew, both natives of North Carolina, came to Georgia with his parents when six years of age, settling in Hancock county, where he grew to manhood. He was a soldier in the war of 1836, and his father was a soldier in the revolutionary war. William S. Askew, the subject of this sketch, attended school in an old log schoolhouse after fodder-pulling time and his education was very limited. In 1861 he enlisted in Company A, Newnan guards, the first company to leave Coweta county. After one year, the company being reorganized, he was connected with the Forth Georgia regiment. In July 1861, he was captured at Laurel Hill, but made his escape; his health failed, however, and for about five weeks he was cut off from his men. In the fall of 1861 he enlisted in the company commanded by Capt. Pittman, serving until 1862, when his time expired, but at the same time he re-enlisted under Capt. J. D. Sims, and served until September, 1863, when he was again captured and taken to Camp Morton at Indianapolis, Ind., and then to Fort Delaware, where he was held a prisoner until March 10, 1865, when he was paroled, this ending his war life. He was in some very hard-fought battles, among which were: Laurel Hill, Huntsville, Richmond, Kentucky and Jonesboro, and was captured at Blountville, Tenn. After the war he returned to Newnan, and began farming, and was also engaged in the mercantile business until 1875, when he was elected sheriff of Coweta county, serving two years. In 1891 he and W. L. Cruce built a large-sized corn-mill and also handled all kinds of building material. On Sept. 19, 1893, Mr. Askew bought his partner?s interest and since then has been sole proprietor. On March 3, 1867, Mr. Askew was married to Miss Samantha Scoggans, daughter of Barton and Eliza (Bird) Scroggans, to who children have been born, three of whom are living: Olive May, Eugene and Anna E. Mrs. Askew was born and reared in Coweta county and both she and her husband are members of the M. E. Church. Mr. Askew is a member of the I. O. O. F., and is well liked by all who know him.

      Memoirs of Georgia, (Athens, Ga.: Digital Library of Georgia, 2007), Vol 1, 520-521.

    • Askew, William S.- private May 7, 1861. Discharged at Monterey, Va. August 21, 1861. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, 16th Battn. Ga. Cavalry May 2, 1862. Captured at Knoxville, Tenn. December 4, 1863. Sent to Camp Morton, Ind. Transferred to Co. F, 13th Regiment Ga. Cavalry May 2, 1864. Appointed 4th Corporal. Transferred from Camp Morton, Ind. to Fort Delaware, Del. and paroled there February 1865. Received at Boulware & Cox's Wharves dames River, Va. for exchange, March 10-12, 1865 . Died at Newnan, Ga. April 1917.
    Person ID I1197  Dickinson
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2015 

    Father James Pender Askew,   b. 9 Dec 1809, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1893, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Maria Teresa Connell,   b. 15 Feb 1814, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 15 May 1834  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F0344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Samantha Eliza Scroggin,   b. 20 Jan 1843, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1879, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1867  Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Olive May Askew,   b. 1872, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Eugene Arthur Askew,   b. 23 Sep 1873, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1952, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
     3. James P Askew,   b. 22 Apr 1875, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1875, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. William M Askew,   b. 12 Apr 1877, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1878, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Anna E. Askew,   b. Aug 1878, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F0368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Jane Scroggin,   b. 29 Aug 1844, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1923, Newnan, Coweta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 29 May 1879  Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F0739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jan 1841 - Coweta County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Enlisted in Company A, Georgia 1st Infantry Regiment on 07 May 1861. Promoted to Full 4th Corporal.Mustered out on 21 Aug 1861 at Monterey, VA. Enlisted in on 02 May 1862.Mustered out on 02 May 1864. Transferred to on 02 May 1864. - 7 May 1861 - Coweta County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1867 - Coweta County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 May 1879 - Coweta County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S009920] Memoirs of Georgia, (Atlanta, Georgia: The Southern Historical Association, 1895), Vol. 1, p. 520.

    2. [S219] U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line], Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online , (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007), Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865.

    3. [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. District 693, Coweta, Georgia, ED 41, roll T9_142, page 552.4000, image 0228.

    4. [S013185] 1910 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910.T624, 1,178 rolls. Militia District 646, Coweta, Georgia, ED , roll T624_182, part , page .

    5. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), p. 350.
      Jordan Dodd, Georgia Marriages to 1850, (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1997). Children of this union are found at the 1850 U.S. Census, Coweta County, 19th Division, Georgia (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration), p. 350, and the 1860 U.S. Census, Coweta County, Georgia, p. 847.

    6. [S336457] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).

    7. [S013185] 1910 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910), Census Place: Militia District 646, Coweta, Georgia; Roll T624_182; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 32; Image: 153.