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Samuel A’Court Ashe, American lawyer. member North Carolina Assembly, 1870-1872.

Background

Ashe, Samuel A’Court was born on September 13, 1840 in near Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Shepperd and Sarah Ann (Green).

Education

Educated Rugby Academy, 1852-1854, Oxford (Maryland.) Military Academy, 1854-1855, Naval Academy, 1855-1858. Doctor of Laws, University of North Carolina, 1916.

Career

Captain and assistant adjutant general Pender’s Brigade, 1862. Ordnance officer Battery Wagner, 1863. Assistant to commanding officer, Fayetteville Arsenal, 1863-1865, C.S.A. Admitted to bar, 1867.

Practiced, 1867-1879. Member North Carolina Assembly, 1870-1872. Chairman Democratic State Committee, 1877-1880.

Editor Raleigh News and Observer, 1879-1894. Postmaster Raleigh, 1885-1889. President Willard Manufacturing Company, 1896-1906.

Vice president Raleigh Hosiery Company, 1900-1907. Expert employee, Finance Committee of the United States Senate, 1912-1917. Clerk United States District Court, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1918-1936.

Editor history vols. and author articles in mags. Home: Raleigh, North Carolina.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor history vols. and author articles in mags.

Membership

Member North Carolina Assembly, 1870-1872.

Connections

Married Hannah Emerson Willard, August 10, 1871 (died 1892).

father:
William Shepperd .

mother:
Sarah Ann (Green).

spouse:
Hannah Emerson Willard