George Askins

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Born: ca. 1780, Ireland

Died: 28 February 1816 in Frederick, Maryland

Biography American Methodist elder and itinerant preacher, and hymn writer. He probably came to America in 1801. He was physically handicapped, having only one functional leg; yet he traveled widely in the mountains of Kentucky and western Virginia (Richard Hulan, in Steel and Hulan 2010). There is no Wikipedia page.

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  • Steel, David Warren, and Richard H. Hulan. 2010. The Makers of the Sacred Harp. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. 322 pp. (Additions and corrections online)


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