William Shepperd Ashe

William Shepperd Ashe

Birth
Rocky Point, Pender County, North Carolina, USA
Death 14 Sep 1862 (aged 49)
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Rocky Point, Pender County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8076750 · View Source
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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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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8076750
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Shepperd Ashe (12 Aug 1813–14 Sep 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8076750, citing Ashe Cemetery, Rocky Point, Pender County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .