Samuel Ashe

Samuel Ashe

Birth
Bath, Beaufort County, North Carolina, USA
Death 3 Feb 1813 (aged 87)
Rocky Point, Pender County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Rocky Point, Pender County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8076741 · View Source
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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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SAMUEL ASHE
OF
BATH, NORTH CAROLINA
1725 -- 1813
A LEADER IN PREPARING
PLANS FOR THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
AND FRAMING THE CONSTITUTION OF NORTH CAROLINA
APPOINTED JUSTICE 1779 -- 1795
AND GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA 1795 -- 1798
SON OF
JOHN BAPTISTA ASHE OF
BATH COUNTY, N. C.
BORN c. a. 1695 -- DIED 1734
AND WIFE ELIZABETH SWANN
BOTH BURIED ON BELLAMY ESTATE
LOWER CAPE FEAR RIVER
GRANDSON OF
JOHN ASH (ASHE) "THE AGENT"
OF CHARLESTON, S. C.
BORN c. a. 1655, DIED 1703 IN ENGLAND
AND WIFE MARY BATT BURIED IN CHARLESTON, S. C.


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  • 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 .