Priscilla Prissy Askew

29 August 1776–1836 (Age 59)
Person, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Priscilla Prissy

When Priscilla Prissy Askew was born on 29 August 1776, in Person, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Askew, was 26 and her mother, Priscilla Lee, was 33. She married Jonathan Hargis on 7 October 1796, in Person, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1836, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Hargis
Priscilla Prissy Askew
Marriage: 7 October 1796
Josiah A. Hargis
Sarah Margrette "Sallie" Hargis
Phillip Burch Hargis
Elizabeth Hargis Hayes
Rev Shadrack Hargiss
George A. Hargis
Nancy Hargis
James A Hargiss
Phebe E. Hargis
J. W. L. Hargis

Spouse and Children

7 October 1796
Person, North Carolina, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Askew





World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 13

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1792 · Capital City Moved

Age 16

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire named Aiskew, from Old Norse eik ‘oak’ + skógr ‘wood’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Precila Askew, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Pricila Askew, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Precila Askew, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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