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William Shepperd Ashe
Birth: Aug. 12, 1813
Pender County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1862
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA

U.S. Congressman. He engaged in rice cultivation, studied law, was admitted to bar in 1836 and commenced the practice of law in New Hanover County, North Carolina. He was a member of the North Carolina Senate, (1846-48). In 1849, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses, serving until 1855. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was again a member of the North Carolina Senate, (1859-61) and was a member of the North Carolina Constitutional Convention in 1861. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army as a Major, in charge of all transportation from the South to Virginia. He also was president of the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad Company until death being killed in a railroad accident on his 48th birthday. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Ashe (1763 - 1835)
  Elizabeth Haywood Shepperd Ashe (1772 - 1854)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Ann Green Ashe (1816 - 1863)
 
 Children:
  Ann Eliza Ashe Miller (1831 - 1868)*
  Mary Porter Ashe (1841 - 1865)*
  Sarah William Ashe (1856 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Porter Ashe Moses (1807 - 1853)*
  Elizabeth Shepperd Ashe Holmes (1809 - 1838)*
  Samuel Swann Ashe (1811 - 1830)*
  William Shepperd Ashe (1813 - 1862)
  Thomas Henry Ashe (1815 - 1859)*
  Shepperd Montfort Ashe (1816 - 1885)*
  Richard Porter Ashe (1823 - 1871)*
  Sarah Grove Ashe Hall (1824 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ashe Cemetery
Rocky Point
Pender County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Nov 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8076750
William Shepperd Ashe
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