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.
My “A Second Look” project has moved on to the 1840 United States Federal Census for Josiah Askew II.
My “A Second Look” project is still ongoing. My focus has now moved from my paternal grandfather, Lish Askew, to Josiah Askew II.
When you go digging, sometimes you can unearth the unexpected. I was NOT expecting this find.
I’ve decided to not only take a second look at George Askew, but everyone that I have in my family tree so far. I know it is going to be a long process. However, researching history has no finish line. There will always be a new discovery as new information becomes available. When I leave this Earth, I’m sure someone out there will pick up wherever I leave off.
A gentleman by the name of Ron Peavey reached out to me regarding my blog. I responded, and we have been actively sharing and comparing information for well over a week now. Thoughtful consideration of the information that Ron shared, made me want to take a second look at everything that I’d gathered in the last few months. I’ve made the decision to go back to the beginning and start all over again. There may, perhaps, be details that I’ve overlooked, misinterpreted, or just plain ignored.