Abner Harrell Askew (9 Apr. 1844-1 Feb. 1905)

Abner H. Askew was born at Pitch Landing, NC, and was the son of John Outlaw Askew (1815-1878) and his wife, Sarah A. Harrell (1820-1880). (General Alumni Society)

In 1866, Askew graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He attended the University of Virginia in session 44 (1867-1868). He earned his M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1869.

In 1872, he married Agnes (Sharp) Ward (1845-1923). The couple had no children. Dr. Askew practiced medicine in Harrellsville, NC from 1870 until his death in 1905. The Abner H. Askew House (built in 1880) is a contributing structure in the Harrellsville Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. (NRHP)

He and his wife are buried in the Askew Cemetery in Hertford County.

References:

  • Ancestry.com. 1850-1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (Accessed 12/19/2011).
  • Koestler, Sally Moore. Sally’s Family Place. [website] (c1998-2011) http://www.sallysfamilyplace.com/Neighbors/Askew.htm (Accessed 12/19/2011).
  • National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Registration Form for Harrellsville Historic District, NC. 10/16/1995. http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/nr/HF0388.pdf (Accessed 12/19/2011).
  • “Necrology,” in General Alumni Society. University of Pennsylvania. Alumni register, v. 9, no. 8 (May 1905), p. 381. (Accessed via books.google.com)
  • Tombstones of the Askew family in the Askew Cemetery, Hertford County, NC. Findagrave.com [database online] (Accessed 12/19/2011).
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