|HASKEWS of the UNITED STATES|
JOHN HASKEW OF VIRGINIA 1696-1798
JOHN HASKEW OF NORTH CAROLINA 1735-?
JOHN HASKEW OF SOUTH CAROLINA 1730-1793
Two of these John Haskew's may be the same person- not yet proven.
It is not currently known how or where the Haskews arrived in the US. There is one story that says 6 brothers arrived in the US and had some kind of disagreement. That 3 of them decided to spell their name Hascue instead of Haskew. Listed below are 7 Haskew lines in the United States, that have not been connected, YET!!!(3 other lines are in England) Because of the families that married both or several of these lines, we can assume they new each other and were related.
The Haskews of England appear to be the source of the US Haskew lines. One of the earliest Haskews mentioned is Phillip Haskew marrying Eliza Cox, 29 July 1716 in Boston, Mass. He had a son (John) who married Rachel Welsh 6 Jan.1741,in Boston also. No more is known about them at this time.
The Haskews of the US have been mostly Methodists in the early 1800's. There have been a lot of Sheriff's, Preachers, Teachers, Farmers, and Cowboys in the families over the years. Many early Haskews owned slaves. Some Haskews in the US may have taken their last names from their Owners. Family members fought on both sides of the Civil War. If you have pictures and stories about Haskew's, Please send them onto me for inclusion.
|HASKEWS of ENGLAND|
|About 1500 AD the Ascue,
Ayscough, or Askew family moved to Hopwas, near Tamworth, England. In
order to distinguish themselves from their original family line, they took
the H from Hopwas and added it to their name. So the story goes, that the
name Haskew was first conceived.|
The first written evidence is in the will of Henry Haskew in 1509. Later wills are of John Haskew (21/4/1544: Richard Haskew 12/10/1544: and John Haskewe 1558.
(6th edition- Patricia Ann Haskew (Van Der Valk) a compilation of information on Askew/Haskew origins. At Family History Center-Salt Lake City , Utah)
In her notes , Patricia mentions that religion eventually separated the family members. The Haskews were responsible for hiding priests when the Catholic religion was out of sorts. By doing so, many lost their wealth and lands. In her family line, the Catholic faith is predominant.
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