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Asa Biggs, I

Birth4 FEB 1811
 
Reside1835/1862
 
Occup1844-1844
 
NC State Senator
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Election1846
 
NC US Senate Election
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Occup1855-1858
 
US Senator from NC
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Occup1858-1861
 
NC Federal JudgeFederal Judge
Org.1861
 
Secession Convention, North Carolina, Attendee
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Death6 MAR 1878
 
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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

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

Lucy 

abt 1835  NC  
2+

Martha Cotton 

17 OCT 18396 MAY 1913  NC William Thomas Crawford 
3+

William 

9 FEB 18432 OCT 1883  NC, Martin Co, Williamston Elizabeth Arrington Cooper 
4+

Fannie 

abt 1845  NC C. W. Kellenger 
5

Henry Cotten 

abt 1847abt 1864  NC  
6+

Asa 

abt 1849  NC, Martin Co, Williamston Lucy Massenburg 
7+

Della 

abt 1852  NC Adolphus Cotten 
8+

Anna 

abt 1854  NC S. H. Van Cleaves 
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James BuchananJames BuchananAppointed Federal Judge

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This person has 25 descendants recorded online here. (Last updated 4-5-2016 12:00 AM)

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This person has 25 descendants recorded online here. (Last updated 3-30-2016 12:00 AM)

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  • Census, NC, Martin Co, 1850: Asa Biggs 39, Martha E. 36, Lucy E. 15, Martha C. 10, William 7, Chloe F. 5, Henry E. 3, Asa T. 11/12, Ann M. Robason 36, Ann C. Robason 21
  • Census, NC, Martin Co, Williamston, 1860: Asa Biggs 49, Martha E. 46, Lucy 25, Martha 20, William 17, Fanny 15, Henry 13, Asa 10, Della 8, Anna 6; all born in NC
  • Census, , 1870: Census - 16 Jul 1870, Norfolk, Virginia. Dwelling #277, Page 51. Asa (age 59), Martha (wife - age 56), Chloe (age 25), Asa (age 20), Mary (age 18), Anna (age 16).
  • Census, , 1870: Census - 16 Jul 1870, Norfolk, Virginia. Dwelling #277, Page 51. Asa (age 59), Martha (wife - age 56), Chloe (age 25), Asa (age 20), Mary (age 18), Anna (age 16).
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  1. Wikipedia
  2. Findagrave
  3. NCPedia
  4. Book:Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume I - personal copy; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume I Published by the Author, 1964;
  5. Book:Paulina Smallwood Biggs, Washington, NC; Personal records, Referenced in SCRFNC by MBS;
  6. Book:Church Record Book, Skewarkey Meeting House; 1786-1867, Williamston, Martin Co, NC; Referenced in SCRFNC by MBS;
  7. Cemetery:Norfolk VA area cemetery visits by Ray Gurganus;
  8. Website:The Political Graveyard;
  9. Website:Belinda Melton Hughes;
  1. Findagrave
  2. Book:Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume I - personal copy; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume I Published by the Author, 1964;
  3. Book:Paulina Smallwood Biggs, Washington, NC; Personal records, Referenced in SCRFNC by MBS;
  4. Cemetery:Norfolk VA area cemetery visits by Ray Gurganus;
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