Compiled by Robert Buecher
Phillemon Askins was one of the early settlers of the Millstadt area having settled near there about 1828. He was born in Farquair County, Virginia on February 20, 1768, a son of Edward Askins and Nancy, nee Waters. Edward had served in the Revolutionary War and married Nancy on 4 October 1765 in Farquair County, Virginia. The family also lived in Fayette County, PA until about 1789 when they moved by keel boat to Washington County, KY where they settled near Springfield.
Phillemon Askins and Philena Staton were married on July 1, 1790 in Nelson Co., KY. Philena was born in Maryland on October 19, 1771.
The Askins family came to Illinois about 1818 and first settled near Granite City. They then moved to Scott County, IL about 1826 where the mother, Philena Staton Askins, died on March 28, 1826. After the death of his wife, Phillemon Askins brought several of his children to settle near Millstadt about 1828. Phillemon died in May 1831 and is buried in Union Hill Cemetery , near Millstadt.
The following 12 children were born to Phillemon and Philena Askins, nee Staton :
 The tombstone inscriptions from Union Hill Cemetery were published in Millstadt Township Cemeteries, St. Clair County, IL, by the St. Clair County Genealogical Society, June 2007; pp. 78-82.
 Askins Family Bible Records were published in the St. Clair County Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 9 (1986) # 3, page 138-139
 According to his tombstone inscription in Union Hill Cemetery, Rev. John M. Bloom was born 1 Feb. 1776 and died 11 August 1841.
 According to his tombstone inscription in Union Hill Cemetery, Rev. Talbot died on 26 March 1855 at the age of 66 years.
 Joshua Waters Hughes died in Scotland County, Missouri in March 1901.
 His biographical sketch was published in the History of St. Clair County, Illinois; Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough & Co.; 1881; p. 257. Another sketch, written by a descendant John G. Askins, was published in the History of St. Clair County, IL; 1988, pp. 118-119.
 Malinda Jane Russell Askins died on May 9, 1904. Her obituary was published in the Millstadt Enterprise, May 13, 1904, page 4.