George Askins was born in Ireland. He immigrated to the United States as an adult. He was a Methodist and became an itinerant preacher for the Baltimore Conference in 1801. He was appointed to other circuits as well, mostly in Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky. He died in Frederick, Maryland 28 February 1816.
Dianne Shapiro from The Makers of the Sacred Harp by David Warren Steel with Richard H. Hulan, University of Illinois Press, 2010 Go to person page >