Thomas Samuel Ashe
Thomas Samuel Ashe moved to Hale County, AL in 1820 when his family relocated there. He returned to North Carolina for his education. He studied at at the Bingham School in Hillsborough, NC and at the University of North Carolina. He moved to Anson County, NC in 1836. He was the grandson of Governor Samuel Ashe. His aunts lived in Ashe House in Hillsborough, NC .
Thomas Samuel Ashe was born June of 1812, in Hawfields, NC. He died on February 4, 1887, and was buried in East View Cemetery, Wadesboro, NC .
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- Politician. Thomas Samuel Ashe was a North Carolina Representative in 1842, a North Carolina Senator in 1854, a Confederate Representative, a Confederate Senator in 1864 (pardoned by President Andrew Johnson on October 14, 1865). He was the democratic candidate for North Carolina Governor in 1868 (defeated by William H. Holden), a United States Congressman in 1872 and 1874, and North Carolina Supreme Court Justice in 1878 (he died in office) .
- Spouse: Caroline Attilia Burgwyn (1814-1894).
- Others: Samuel Ashe (grandfather) , Annie Ashe Battle (granddaughter, 1871-1873), Caroline Burgwyn Battle (granddaughter, 1867-1880), Charles Phillip Battle (grandson, 1875-1877), Edmund Strudwick Ashe Battle (grandson, b. 1873), Lewis Junius Battle (grandson, 1865-1948), Lucy Plummer Battle (granddaughter, 1861-1905), Richard Henry Battle, [Jr.] (grandson, 1869-1880), Rosa Ashe Battle (granddaughter, 1879-1962), Samuel Ashe Battle (grandson, 1863-1865), William Kemp Battle (grandson, 1880-1905), Ethel Marshall (granddaughter, b. 1875), Maria N. Marshall (granddaughter, b. 1874), Thomas A. Marshall (grandson, 1867-1950) and William Leak Marshall (grandson, 1869-1950).
- Wheeler, John H. Reminiscence and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians: electronic edition, http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/wheeler/wheeler.html accessed 9/4/2010