Another Brother – Jefferson Davis Askew

25 Feb

His name should give you a clue about when and where he was born. Jefferson Davis Askew grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was born shortly after the attack on Fort Sumter, during the first days of the Civil War. It was with some difficulty that I tracked him down, finally, in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. Here is an excerpt from a book of Vigo County biographies, where I found some important clues. Because the information contained in these types of books is often secondhand, I take it all “with a grain of salt.”

jdaskew copy

Stay tuned – there is more to this story!


Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Askew, Genealogy Lessons, Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Another Brother – Jefferson Davis Askew

  1. Debbie Trapani

    February 25, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    I thought Franklin was William F’s middle name? not Freeman. Confusing!

    • lsand58

      February 26, 2013 at 6:20 am

      That’s right! I have seen his middle name written as “Franklin” in many other documents. We can’t know why there is this discrepancy, but it goes to show why you can’t believe everything you read (without further proof!)


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