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It was this vintage commercial that made me think of my DNA results. “A little dab’ll do ya.” Really, now?
I’m diving deeper into the rabbit hole by adding my maternal great-grandfather to my A Second Look project. What can I say? I’m a sucker for puzzles, problem solving, and investigating! A journey like this one practically demands it. Whenever I discover something new, I feel like I’ve hit a ridiculously enormous lottery jackpot.
I’ve decided to start with creating a timeline or chronology, as it seems to be most commonly called.
I the midst of my second look project, I realized that my maternal grandfather’s history has been totally ignored. So, I took a pause from my intensive Askew research to focus on the lineage of my maternal grandfather, David Terrell, Sr.
The name of my great-grandfather, Robert Terrell was proven with the 1930 and 1940 United States Federal Census. His full name, Robert Lee Terrell, Sr. was found in the U.S Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection. Great for a start, but I still needed to find the names of his parents.
The frustration over my great-grandfather’s cause of death not being documented on his death certificate had been brewing for three years.
Certified copy of the death certificate for William Askew.
Date: Jan 24 2017
In May of 1815 Edgecombe County court records recorded Artis Clark (Clark Artis), an eight-year-old “girl of color” as being bound as an Apprentice to Josiah Askew. He entered into a bond of $500.