Was born in Windsor County, Vermont, October 3, 1792. He immigrated to Ohio in 1817, and located in Cleveland. In July 1818, he removed to Wooster, Wayne county, where he remained three years, and located in Loudonville, Richland, now Ashland, county. Soon after his arrival, he erected a carding-machine and fulling mill, which for several years was a great neighborhood convenience. In Aril, 1823, he married Hettia A. Skinner, the daughter of a pioneer, who erected the first gristmill in the vicinity of Loudonville. Mr. Haskill was a thrifty businessman accumulated property quite rapidly. He laid out an addition to Loudonville, and, by his business energy and strict integrity, contributed to the growth of the town. He was long engaged in the mercantile business, and possessed tact and energy in its management. He took a deep interest in the school system of Ohio, and was always liberal in forwarding the interest of education. He was for many years, an active member of the Masonic fraternity, and noted for his genial disposition and love for that ancient order. In his later years, 1868 he became the principal stockholder and owner of the Kaskell bank, of Loudonville, which was an institution of deposit and exchange, and was managed by him. In 1855 his excellent wife deceased. September 30, 1871, Mr. Haskell, deceased, leaving his bank interest to a nephew, he having died childless. The institution was conducted by his nephew until 1875, when he deceased.