William Erskine Askey

1774–1847 (Age 73)
Bald Eagle Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Erskine

When William Erskine Askey was born on 5 February 1774, in Bald Eagle Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Captain Thomas Erskine Askey, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Betsy Baker, was 28. He married Mary Baker about 1790, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 23 July 1847, in Wills Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73.

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William Erskine Askey
Mary Baker
Marriage: about 1790
Thomas Erskine
Mary Erskine
Margaret Erskine
Rebecca Erskine
Robert Erskine
David Erskine Sr
Samuel Erskine
William Erskine

Spouse & Children

about 1790
Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 2

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 20

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Northern English:1. from an early Middle English personal name of Scandinavian origin, related to Old Danish Aski, a derivative of askr ‘ash tree’. 2. variant of Askew .

Possible Related Names

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

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