Asa Biggs, I
Aged: 67.1 years
living in Martin Co in 1850 but moved to Norfolk VA after Civil War; member of the NC State Constitutional Convention of 1835, US Representative, US Senator 1853-57, US Judge for NC, Confederate States Judge for NC during Civil War
Asa Biggs, who before he was fifty years of age had filled nearly every office in the gift of the people of his state -- including United States Senator, Judge of the District Federal Court, Judge of the Supreme Court of the State -- was born in Martin County, North Carolina, February 4, 1811, and died at Norfolk, Virginia, March 6, 1878. His father, Joseph Biggs, was a small merchant and preacher of the Primitive Baptist Church, and gave to his children all the elements of education to the extent of his ability.
Asa Biggs attended Williamston Academy, which his father had helped to found in 1820. His physical and mental powers rapidly matured and at the age of fifteen he was giving a good account of himself in commercial affairs. His ambition... Read More