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William Shepperd Ashe

William Shepperd Ashe, American congressman, railroad executive. member North Carolina Senate, 1846-1848, 58-60; member United States House of Representatives from North Carolina, 31st-33d congresses, 1849-1855.

Background

  • Ashe, William Shepperd was born on September 14, 1814 in Rocky Point, North Carolina, United States. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Shepperd) Ashe.

  • Education

    • Educated Trinity College (now Duke).

    Career

    • Admitted to North Carolina bar, 1836. Member North Carolina Senate, 1846-1848, 58-60. Member United States House of Representatives from North Carolina, 31st-33d congresses, 1849-1855.

      President Wilmington & Weldon R.R., 1854. Commissioned colonel Confederate Army, 1861.

    Membership

    Member North Carolina Senate, 1846-1848, 58-60. Member United States House of Representatives from North Carolina, 31st-33d congresses, 1849-1855.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Greene, January, 1836.
    • father: Samuel Ashe
    • mother: Elizabeth (Shepperd) Ashe
    • spouse: Sarah Greene
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    Died September, 1862
    (aged 47)
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