Askew, John Outlaw

October 11, 1813 - July 9, 1878

John Outlaw Askew was born on October 11, 1813, the only son of George Askew and Anne Outlaw. Askew was a prominent and wealthy farmer in Pitch Landing, Hertford County, North Carolina. He kept several dozen people enslaved over the course of his life: 4 people in 1840, 50 in 1850, and 100 in 1860. He died on July 9, 1878.