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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Chapter
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Ashe, John, 1720- Military officer: born in Grovely, Brunswick co., N. C., in 1720; was in the North Carolina legislature for several years, and was speaker in 1762-65. He warmly opposed the Stamp Act: assisted Governor Tryon in suppressing the Regulator movement in 1771, but soon afterwards became a zealous Whig. He was an active patriot, and because he led 500 men to destroy Fort Johnson he was denounced as a rebel. Raising and equipping a regiment at his own expense, he was appointed brigadier-general of the Wilmington District in April. 1776. He joined Lincoln in South Carolina in 1778; and after he was defeated at Brier Creek, in March, 1779, he returned home. General Ashe suffered much at the hands of the British at Wilmington after the battle at Guilford, and died of small-pox, which he had contracted in prison, in Sampson county, N. C., Oct. 24, 1781.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
King, William Rufus 1786- (search)
King, William Rufus 1786- Statesman; born in Sampson county, N. C., April 7, 1786; graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1803; practised law, and served in the legislature of his State. He was a member of Congress (1811-16), and for two years (1816-18) was secretary of legation at Naples. On his return he became a cotton-planter in Alabama, and was United States Senator from 1819 to 1844, and from 1847 to 1853, being minister to France during 1844-46. Mr. King was elected Vice-President of the United States in 1852, but died (in Cahawba, Ala., April 18, 1853) a few weeks after taking the oath of office at Havana, a privilege accorded by a special act of Congress.
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
The Daily Dispatch: November 1, 1860., [Electronic resource], The
Meteorological Congress. (search)
Old people. --In Sampson county, N. C., the census taker has listed Joel Hall, who is 105 years old, and both deaf and blind. A negro woman in the same county died a few days since, aged 108 years.
A boy, named Nathan M. Johnson, of Sampson county, N. C., was killed by the turning over of a cart in which he was riding, on the 9th inst.
The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1862., [Electronic resource], Literary intelligence. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: November 7, 1863., [Electronic resource], The tiger still Alive in
North Carolina election. Raleigh, Nov. 6. --The election returns come in slowly. Turner, Conservative, is certainly elected over Arrington in the 5th district. In the 3d district Leach leads McRae about 600, with Duplin and Sampson counties to hear from. Leach is thought to be elected Sampson county reported as having given him a majority. In the 2d district Yellowby carried Lenoir, Green, Pitt, and Wilson counties; Edgecourt and Halifax to hear from. The contest is a close one. 0, with Duplin and Sampson counties to hear from. Leach is thought to be elected Sampson county reported as having given him a majority. In the 2d district Yellowby carried Lenoir, Green, Pitt, and Wilson counties; Edgecourt and Halifax to hear from. The contest is a close one. In the 7th district Chatham and Moore counties have gone for Christian by three to one. Christian thought to be elected over Ashe, late member. Gilmer is elected in the 6th district. Nothing from other districts.