James Askey

Male 1767 - 1816  (49 years)


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  • Name James Askey 
    Born 1767  Fannett Township, Franklin, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number *** 
    Died 17 Sep 1816  IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I20516  mm
    Last Modified 31 May 2007 

    Father Thomas Askey,   b. 1727, County Antrim, IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1807, Howard, Centre, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Baker,   b. 18 Apr 1745, Path Valley, Fannett Township, Franklin, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1830, Howard, Centre, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1764  Path Valley, Fannett Township, Franklin, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married Bef 27 May 1809  [1
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F7412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1767 - Fannett Township, Franklin, PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Eldest son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Baker) (Erskine) Askey. Died a fairly young man. His widow married William McKibben.

      17 November 1804

      At a Court of Oyer and Terminer held at the Town of Bellefonte for theCounty of Centre, the 12th day of November, in the year of our Lord onethousand, eight hundred and four, before the Honorable Thomas Casper,Esquire, President, and his associates, Judges of the said Court:

      Centre County, ss:

      The Grand Inquest of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, inquiring for thebody of the County of Centre, upon their oaths and affirmations,respectively, do present that James Askey, late of Centre County, Yeoman,not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved andinstigated by the Devil, on the 22nd of August in the year of our Lordone thousand, eight hundred and four, with force and arms he, in theCounty of Centre aforesaid, in and upon one Robert Baker in the peace ofGod and this Commonwealth, then and there being feloniously, willfullyand of malice aforethought, did make an Assault. And the said JamesAskey then and there did feloniously, willfully and of his maliceaforesaid, did strike, beat and kick the said Robert Baker with his handsand feet, in and upon the head, breast, back, sides and other parts ofthe body of him, the said Robert Baker, and did then and therefeloniously, willfully, and of his malice aforethought cast and throw thesaid Robert Baker down unto and upon the ground with great force andviolence, then giving unto the aforesaid Robert Baker, then and there aswell by beating, striking and kicking of him, the said Robert Baker, inmanner and form aforesaid, as by casting and throwing of him, the saidRobert Baker down as aforesaid, several mortal strokes, wounds andbruises in and upon the head, breast, back, belly, sides and other partsof the body of the said Robert Baker, then and there instantly died, andso the inquest aforesaid upon their oaths aforesaid do say, that the saidJames Askey him, the said Robert Baker in manner and form aforesaidfeloniously, willfully and of his malice aforethought did kill andmurder, against the firm of the act of Assembly in such case made andprovided and against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth ofPennsylvania.

      AND the Grand Inquest aforesaid inquiring for the County of Centreaforesaid upon their oaths and affirmations, respectively, do furtherpresent that the aforesaid James Askey of the County of Centre, Yeoman,on the aforesaid 22nd day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousandeight hundred and four, with force and arms he, at the County of Centreaforesaid in and upon one Robert Baker, in the peace of God and thisCommonwealth, did make an Assault; and the said James Askey then andthere feloniously, willfully and maliciously did beat and kick the saidRobert Baker with his hands and feet, in and upon the head, breast, back,belly, sides, and other parts of the body of him, the said Robert Baker,and then and there feloniously, willfully and maliciously beat and threwthe said Robert Baker down unto and upon the ground with great force andviolence, giving to the said Robert Baker, then and there, as well as bybeating, kicking and bruising of him, the said Robert Baker, in mannerand form aforesaid, as by the casting and throwing of him, the saidRobert Baker down as aforesaid, several mortal wounds and bruises in andupon the head, back, breast, belly, sides and other parts of the body ofhim the said Robert Baker, of which said mortal strokes, wounds andbruises, the said Robert Baker then and there instantly died. And so theInquest aforesaid, upon their oaths and affirmations, respectivelyaforesaid, do say that the said James Askey him, the said Robert Baker inmanner and form aforesaid, feloniously, willfully and maliciously didkill and slay, against the form of the Act of Assembly in such case madeand provided against the Peace and dignity of this Commonwealth ofPennsylvania.

      Witnesses: JOS. B. McKEAN

      Caleb Martin Atty. General.
      John Shenick
      Leonard Stevens
      Thomas Davies
      Robert Mitchel
      Samuel Howe
      Caleb Lewis

      Oyer and Terminer ) (NOVEMBER SESSIONS - 1804)
      Republica )
      vs. ) Indictment for Murder . . . . A True Bill
      James Askey )
      The defendant being arraigned, pleads Non Cul et de Hoc&c.

      Attorney Gen. Simiteter. And not to meet Thursday, November 15th, A.D.1804, a Jury of the County being called out came, to wit: William Hoey,Robert Huchison, John Mitchell, Adam Potter, Enos Miles, Peter Smith,Thomas McCalmont, Jr., William Miller, James T. Hoey, Eliezer Miles,Christopher Heney, and Christian Harter who, being duly empaneled,balloted for and sworn, respectively, do say that they find the Defendant'Not Guilty' in manner and form as he stands indicted.

      Acquitted and Discharged
      County for Centre

      Witnesses for the Defendant:

      Josiah Green
      Livingston
      Gunsallus
      Lipton (Tipton?)
      McClelland
      Lucas
      Thomas Wilson
      William McElwain
      John Antes
      Benedict Lucas
      Edw. Heney

      (THESE DOCUMENTS WERE UNEARTHED BY GLADYS MURRAY AND JOAN McTIGUE. Theywere transcribed by Thomas C. Askey. No Trial records have been found.)

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      James is thought to have been present at the Battle of Lake Erie, butunable to participate since Commodore Perry would not accept married menon the ships scheduled for the battle.

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      James is one of the children who accompanied his mother back to thesafety of Path Valley during the 'Great Runaway' of 1778, during theRevolutionary War.

      In 1808 James petitioned the Orphans Court for distribution of hisfather's estate to his mother and the other children.

      It is not known where James died. Some believe it was in Indiana, butothers think Pennsylvania. No records have been found.

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      Pennsylvania ss

      James Askey, petitioner )
      vs. ) In the Orphans' Court
      John Askey and others -- all ) of Centre County
      heirs of Thomas Askey, deceased)

      Sir--

      Take notice that an Inquisition will be held on the real Estate of thesaid Thomas Askey, deceased, situate in Centre Township and north side ofBald Eagle Creek in the County of Centre for the purpose of dividing thesaid Estate amongst the Heirs and representatives of said deceased oramongst as many as the farm will accommodate; On Wednesday, the 16th dayof March next. Agreeably to the Act of the ___________ Assembly of theState of Pennsylvania in that case made and provided of which you willplease to take notice, and when and where you may attend if you thinkproper.

      Roland Curtin
      Sheriff of Centre County

      To Mr. William Askey and )
      of the Heirs of Thomas Askey, deceased )

      Centre County ss.

      I, Roland Curtin, Sheriff of Centre County, do hereby authorise (sic) anddepute Jesse Winteringes to serve the above notice--Witness my hand andseal this 26th day of January, A.D. 1808.

      State of Ohio )
      ss
      Jefferson County )

      Before me, the subscribed of one of the associate judges in and for saidCounty, personally came Jesse Winteringes and made oath that he servedthe within named William Askey with a true copy of the within noticeafter showing the original given under may hand and seal the 13th day ofFebruary, A.D. 1808.

      )
      Thomas Patton ) Associate Judge
      )

      Account of distance to place of service from Centre County, Pennsylvania,to Jefferson County, Ohio, 177 miles. To the house of Thomas Parton toprove service, 6 miles. Total 183 miles.

      Proving service with Sertificate (sic), 12-1/2 cents. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S587] Askey Family File, Compiler: Wheeler, Seth, (2002).