Askew, George

Ca. 1845 - ????

George Askew was born circa 1845. Before the war, he resided in the Pitch Landing community of Hertford County, North Carolina, where he was enslaved by John Outlaw Askew. In the winter of 1863 (as best as George could remember), he and about eighteen other enslaved people left the Askew plantation, boarded a gun boat, and escaped to Plymouth, North Carolina, where the men joined the 2nd United States Colored Cavalry. In July 1876, he was a resident of Mill Creek, Elizabeth City County, Virginia.