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John Ashe, Major General 269

  • Born: 24 March 1725, Beaufort County, North Carolina 340
  • Marriage: Rebecca Moore in 1741 340
  • Died: 24 October 1781, Duplin County, North Carolina aged 56 341

bullet   Cause of his death was Smallpox.


bullet  General Notes:

Justice of the Peace in 1751. Represented New Hanover county in the
assembly from 31 March 1752 until 8 April 1775. Commanded troops at
the battle of Briar Creek on 3 March 1779. Ashe's poorly supplied
troops were surprised and defeated by an attack from the rear. Ashe
sought a hearing and the court concluded that he had not taken the
necessary precautions and was censured. In 1781 he was taken prisoner
by the British. In prison he contracted smallpox and was released and
died while making his way home to Hillsborough. He was buried in an
unmarked grave. 340


John married Rebecca Moore, daughter of Maurice Moore and Unknown, in 1741.340

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