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Lawrence has compiled a list of soldiers in the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and World War who later became members of the judiciary of North Carolina. Among them are Colonel John Stokes and Samuel Ashe of New Hanover County.
John Batista Ashe emigrated from England in 1727 and settled in New Hanover County. He was active in politics and was at one time speaker of the assembly for two terms. He was the father of two distinguished sons--John, a Revolutionary War general and Samuel, who was Governor of the state. The county of Ashe and city of Asheville were were named for Samuel.