05/06/2013 05:16:00 AM
My father, brother, and I have been chasing the family
ghosts now for over a decade.
04/28/2013 09:18:00 AM
Last Fall I had the
opportunity to revisit the Shiloh Battlefield with my father
we were able to
spend several hours at the Shiloh Battlefield National
12/29/2012 06:08:00 AM
previously posted on my Blog about the Askews as early settlers of North
12/18/2012 04:12:00 AM
recently had the opportunity to return to the Battlefield sites of Corinth and
Davis Bridge. It had been almost ten years since I had last visited these
12/08/2012 11:46:00 AM
Joseph H. Askew (Known as Uncle Joe) was born on 2
December 1846 in North Carolina.
11/23/2012 11:14:00 AM
My father and I had the recent opportunity to visit
North Carolina in search of our ancestors aka Chasing Ghosts.
11/04/2012 11:24:00 AM
My Father and I made a recent trip to North Carolina chasing ghosts in
search of our direct ancestors
more on what we found will be in a future post. On our way
back to DC, while traveling I-81N near Staunton, Virginia
we stumbled upon
07/04/2012 05:32:00 AM
I have recently discovered that my ancestors were
involved in the Quaker movement from England to the English colony of
05/18/2012 04:55:00 AM
I have written several previous posts on my Colonial
02/13/2012 05:56:00 AM
My Father at Fort Boykin
While Chasing the Family Ghosts in Virginia, my
father and I had the opportunity to visit Fort Boykin, located near Smithfield,
02/08/2012 05:36:00 AM
of my earlier posts referenced my heritage from the British Isles
02/04/2012 15:27:00 PM
While in Virginia, with my Father, we stopped by the
St Peters Church in New Kent County Virginia
01/25/2012 05:06:00 AM
I previously produced a blog entitled,
01/20/2012 05:52:00 AM
My father, brother, and I have been very successful tracing our genealogy back to 17th Century England using archival records research.
01/05/2012 05:27:00 AM
This past Summer I was able to travel with my father to the Isle of Wight County near Smithfield, Virginia.
12/23/2011 04:52:00 AM
In 1860, my GGGrandfather, George Washington Askew, was 22 years old and a recent graduate from University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), had just returned to the family farm in Lowndes County, Mississippi. On January 9, 1861, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union and on February 28, 1861, George enlisted at Columbus, MS, as a private in Captain Butlers Company of the 5th Regiment, 1st Brigade of Mississippi Volunteers.
01/02/2011 15:36:00 PM
Mississippi became the 20th state to join the Union on December 10, 1817. However, at that time, much of North Mississippi was considered Indian Territory and not open for settlement. In 1820 the Treaty of Doak's Stand opened up much of Central and West Mississippi to settlement but, the North was still considered Chickasaw and Choctaw lands not yet open for settlement. In 1830, government officials meet with the Choctow tribe at Dancing Rabbit Creek in Eastern Mississippi and they ceded their t [..]
12/25/2010 15:38:00 PM
After being released from Parole Camp at Demopolis, Alabama; First Lieutenant G. W. Askew and the 42nd Alabama moved to join Braxton Braggs Army of Tennessee near Chattanooga. Although the regiment didnt arrive in time to participate in the Battle of Chickamauga, the unit joined the siege forces around Chattanooga during October 1863, fully participating in the Battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. For more on the 42nd Alabamas participation in these battles, please feel free t [..]
12/04/2010 19:24:00 PM
George W. Askew was a graduate of the Class of 1860 from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.