William Shepperd Ashe
(1814-1862)« return to database list
At a Glance
Major William Shepperd Ashe led a long and distinguished career.
He was a member of the U.S. Congress from 1850 to 1855. He served as president of the Wilmington, NC and Weldon, NC Railroad from 1854 to 1862. He also served as a major in the C.S.A.
William Shepperd Ashe was born in 1814. He died in 1862.
- Mary Claire Engstrom. The Book of Burwell Students: Lives of Educated Women in the Antebellum South. (Hillsborough: Hillsborough Historic Commission, 2007).