The descendents of William John Askew and Luvenia Piland have been gathering together once a year since 1992. Everyone who is a descendant of William and Venie is also a descendant of the Cross, Brown, Pierce, and Howell families.
Piland Family: Edward Pyland was born in Bristol, England in 1570 and died there about 1616. He married Margaret Busshe Bagge and they had six children. One of their sons (James) came to America and settled in Isle of Wight County, VA. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses to represent Isle of Wight County. HIs grandson, Thomas Piland moved to Gates County, NC and settled there (note the change in name spelling). Thomas was born in 1690 and was Venie's 4th great grandfather. By marriage I am connected to the Eure and Felton families. All of the descendants of Joseph Washington Lilley are part of the Felton family and many of the Askew, Piland, and Cross descendants married into the Felton family