Joseph Haskew and Lucy were married and most of their children were born in Marlboro
Co.,SC by 1860. John W. Haskew and Joseph had some kind of legal disagreement
and after the case was settled, Joseph moved his family to Florida. JoAnne Harley located a filing in court between Joseph
Haskew and John W. Haskew in Marlboro County, SC, just prior to Joseph's family
move to Florida .
The Townsends also moved there
about the same time. The 1870 census says Joseph is 58 making his birth year abt 1812. Other census give other years making
him younger. He is likely a early son of John Haskew. In the 1850 census he is an overseer. The Townsend plantation
was next to his. Notice Joseph's first sons name is John Townsend Haskew. The names Lucy and Parmelia are both Townsend family names and Haskew family names in this line. Probably not a coincidence. Found on death
certificates their mother is Lucy Townsend. By looking at the census info it appears Joseph is a desendant of Zacheus
brother Johns' son John and brother to Thomas H. Haskew. Thus the first name John from his father and the second name Townsend
from Lucy's father for their first born son, John Townsend Haskew.
There are three major Haskew lines from this union; John Townsend Haskew, Frank Benson Haskew, and Elizabeth Sallie Haskew. Joseph had moved to Madison Co. Florida where he is listed
as a planter. By 1880, Lucy had died. John Townsend Haskew (a carpenter) had started his family in Monroe
Co. Florida and had 7 children, no wife listed in 1885 Fl.
census. The same year census in Suwanee Co. Fl., Frank Benson Haskew (a farmer) and Sarah Missouri
Wilson had started their family.
Sallie apparently lived with the parents and inherited the place when they died. Sally kept some letters to Lucy from Frank Townsend to his ant Lucy. She married and raised her family on the property.
to Vickie Theilacher (a descendant) for finding, preserving and sharing these gems found in an old trunk in the attic.
There is also a letter to Lucy informing her of her sons death
in the Civil War.