CS Biggs, Asa - C.S. Judge for District of NC

Asa Biggs
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Born: February 4, 1811

Birthplace: Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina

Father: Rev. Joseph Biggs 1766 – 1844
(Buried: Staton – Biggs Cemetery, Martin County, North Carolina)​

Mother: Chloe Daniel 1776 – 1845
(Buried: Staton – Biggs Cemetery, Martin County, North Carolina)​

Wife: Martha Elizabeth “Patsy” Andrews 1814 – 1885
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia)​

Children:

Lucy Elizabeth Biggs 1835 – 1862​
(Buried: Tarboro Primitive Baptist Churchyard Tarboro N.C.)​
Martha Cotton “Cottie” Biggs Crawford 1839 – 1913​
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Williamston North Carolina)​
William Biggs 1843 – 1883​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Oxford North Carolina)​
Mary Delha Biggs Cotten 1851 – 1879​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Norfolk Virginia)​
Anna Eugenia Biggs Van Cleve 1854 – 1922​
(Buried: Lawrenceville Cemetery Lawrenceville New Jersey)​

Political Party: Democratic Party

Occupation before War:


1831 – 1845: Attorney in Martin County, North Carolina​
1835: Delegate to North Carolina State Constitutional Convention​
1840 – 1842: Member of North Carolina State House of Commons​
1844 – 1845: North Carolina State Senator​
1845 – 1847: United States Congressman from North Carolina​
1845 – 1847: Member of House Judiciary Committee​
1846: Unsuccessful Candidate for Reelection to U.S. Congress​
1847 – 1854: Attorney in Martin County, North Carolina​
1851: Member of Commission to Codify North Carolina State Laws​
1855 – 1858: United States Senator from North Carolina​
1855 – 1857: Member of Senate Militia Committee​
1855 – 1857: Member of Senate Territories Committee​
1857 – 1858: Member of Senate Finance Committee​
1858 – 1861: Judge of United States District Court in North Carolina​

Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to North Carolina State Secession Convention​
1861 – 1865: Judge of Confederate District Court of North Carolina​
Took refuge at Dalkeith Plantation near Arcola, North Carolina​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1868: Attorney in Tarboro, North Carolina​
1868 – 1878: Attorney and Businessman in Norfolk, Virginia​

Died: March 6, 1878

Place of Death: Norfolk, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 67 years old

Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia
 
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He resigned from the Senate on May 5, 1858 to accept a federal judge's post. His seat in the Senate was filled by (later general)Thomas Lanier Clingman.Biggs also resigned the US judges seat in 1861.
 
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