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Samuel Ashe

  • Birth 24 Mar 1725 Bath, Beaufort County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 3 Feb 1813 Rocky Point, Pender County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Rocky Point, Pender County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 8076741

North Carolina Governor. Obtaining a law degree, he established a successful legal career and was the assistant attorney for the Crown in the North Carolina Wilmington district. A supporter of independence, he served as Lieutenant and paymaster of the First North Carolina Continental Regiment and served in the Provincial Congress, (1775-78). He was a member of the North Carolina Senate, Captain of the First Troop of North Carolina Continental Dragoon Regiment, (1777-79) and presiding justice of the North Carolina Superior Court, (1777-95). In 1795, he was elected as a North Carolina the ninth Governor of North Carolina, serving until 1798. While in office, a court reform measures were promoted and a land grant controversy in the comptroller's office was dealt with. After his term, he served as a member of the Electoral College, in 1804 and was trustee president for the University of North Carolina.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 10 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8076741
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Ashe (24 Mar 1725–3 Feb 1813), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8076741, citing Ashe Cemetery, Rocky Point, Pender County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .