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
1727–1807
Elizabeth Betsy Baker
1745–1830
Marriage: 12 June 1764
Rebecca Askey
1765–1800
Peggy Anne Askey
1774–1858
James Askey
1767–1816
Robert Alexander Askey
1768–1850
Catherine Askey
1770–1842
William Erskine Askey
1774–1847
Samuel A Askey
1776–1857
Margaret Ellen Askey
1777–1845
David Thomas Askey
1783–1847

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
12 June 1764
Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas S Erskine

    Male1691–1755Male

  • Female1694–1775Female

siblings

(4)

  • James Erskine

    Male1724–1791Male

  • Jean Mary Askey

    Female1727–Female

  • Male1727–1807Male

  • Elisabeth Askey

    Female1729–Female

World Events (4)

1776

Age 49

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

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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