Captain Thomas Erskine Askey

1727–1807 (Age 80)
County Antrim, Ireland

The Life of Thomas Erskine

When Captain Thomas Erskine Askey was born on 25 July 1727, in County Antrim, Ireland, his father, Thomas S Erskine, was 36 and his mother, Ellenor Stephenson, was 33. He married Elizabeth Betsy Baker on 12 June 1764, in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 24 November 1807, in Centre, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Jacksonville, Marion Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Captain Thomas Erskine Askey
Elizabeth Betsy Baker
Marriage: 12 June 1764
Rebecca Askey
Peggy Anne Askey
James Askey
Robert Alexander Askey
Catherine Askey
William Erskine Askey
Samuel A Askey
Margaret Ellen Askey
David Thomas Askey

Spouse & Children

12 June 1764
Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas S Erskine


  • Female1694–1775Female



  • James Erskine


  • Jean Mary Askey


  • Male1727–1807Male

  • Elisabeth Askey


World Events (4)


Age 49

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

Age 49

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 61

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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.

Story Highlight

Thomas Askey

Prepared By Gail Handy Palomarez Did you know that we have a Grandfather that was a Captain in the Revolutionary War? We do! Grandpa Thomas Askey was captain of the Revolutionary War. Grandpa Thom …

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Sources (3)

  • Capt Thomas Erskine Askey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1790 United States Federal Census
  • 1800 United States Federal Census

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