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William Shepperd Ashe

congressman , railroad executive

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