ASKINS, George. b. Ireland, date and place unknown; d. Frederick, Maryland, 28 February 1816. Little is known about Askins save his birth country, Ireland, and that he had made his way to the United States by 1801 as an adult Methodist, where he was given a charge as a trial itinerate preacher in the Montgomery circuit of the Baltimore Annual Conference. Still on trial, he was assigned to the Ohio circuit of the Pittsburgh Annual Conference in 1802 and then to the Shenango circuit of the same annual conference in 1803 in full connection. Between 1803 and 1815 he served as Deacon and then Elder in the Ohio, Kentucky, Miami, Virginia, and Baltimore Annual Conferences (Steel and Hulan, 2010,...
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