Biggs, Asa, 1811-1878Alternative names
Asa Biggs (1811-1878) was a North Carolina lawyer, legislator, judge, congressman, and United States senator (1855-1858).
From the description of Asa Biggs papers, 1832; 1857; 2003 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23738128
Martin County, N.C., was established 14 March 1774.
From the guide to the Martin County (N.C.) Papers, ., 1773-1857, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)
Lawyer, judge, state legislator, U.S. Senator and Representative, from Williamston (Martin County), N.C.; later settled and died in Norfolk, Va.
From the description of Papers, 1827-1886. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19242397
Asa Biggs was born in Williamston, N.C., on 4 February 1811, and died in Norfolk, Va., on 6 March 1878. He attended the Williamston Academy, studied law, and passed the bar in 1831. Biggs served in the North Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1835; the North Carolina House of Commons in 1840 and 1842; the state Senate in 1844 and 1854; the United States House of Representatives, 1845-1847; and the United States Senate, 1855-1858. Biggs also served as United States District Judge for North Carolina, 1858-1861; in the North Carolina Secession Convention; and as a Confederate States judge, 1861-1865. Biggs practiced law in Tarboro, N.C., until 1869, when he moved to Norfolk, Va.
Asa Biggs was the son of Joseph Biggs (1766-1844) and Chloe Daniel (1776-1845). He married Martha Elizabeth Andrews (1814-1885) in 1832, and they had ten children.
From the guide to the Asa Biggs Papers, 1832-2003, (Southern Historical Collection)
|creatorOf||Asa Biggs letter and enclosures, 1856||New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division|
|creatorOf||Asa Biggs Papers, 1832-2003||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection|
|creatorOf||Biggs, Asa, 1811-1878. Papers, 1827-1886.||Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library|
|referencedIn||Grimes family. Grimes family papers, 1713-1947.||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|creatorOf||Reid, David Settle, 1813-1891. Autograph letter signed : [Washington], to the President, .||Pierpont Morgan Library.|
|referencedIn||Staton, McGilvery M. Papers, 1807-1890.||Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library|
|referencedIn||Hassell, Cushing Biggs, 1808-1880. Papers, 1814-1926.||Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library|
|referencedIn||Williamston Academy (Martin County, N.C.). Williamston Academy minutes, 1817-1890 [microfilm manuscript].||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|creatorOf||Biggs, Asa, 1811-1878,. Martin County (N.C.) papers, 1773-1857 [manuscript].||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|creatorOf||Biggs, Asa, 1811-1878. Asa Biggs papers, 1832; 1857; 2003 [manuscript].||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|referencedIn||"The steam-boat comes to Norfolk Harbow", concerning steamboat and allied transportation, stagecoaches, taverns, etc. [manuscript] ca. 1947.||University of Virginia. Library|
|creatorOf||Martin County (N.C.) Papers, ., 1773-1857||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection|
|referencedIn||Satterthwaite, F. B. (Fenner Bryan), 1813-1875. Papers, 1824-1882.||Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library|
|associatedWith||Biggs, Henry A.||person|
|associatedWith||Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Artillery, 1st.||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 17th.||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Hassell, Cushing Biggs, 1808-1880.||person|
|associatedWith||Reid, David Settle, 1813-1891.||person|
|associatedWith||Satterthwaite, F. B. (Fenner Bryan), 1813-1875.||person|
|associatedWith||Staton, McGilvery M.||person|
|associatedWith||Williamston Academy (Martin County, N.C.)||corporateBody|
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Martin County (N.C.)|
|Ocracoke Island (N.C.)|
|North Carolina--Martin County|
|Mexican War, 1846-1848--Registers|