Mary Rebecca Ashe

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About Mary Rebecca Ashe

Rebecca Moore, would marry a Revolutionary War leader, militia General John Ashe.[1] Moore was, through his father's side, a grandson of Governor James Moore, who was governor of the Province of Carolina when North and South Carolina were a single colony.[2] Maurice Moore had championed settlement of the Cape Fear region under Governor George Burrington.[3] Additionally, Moore's uncle, Colonel James Moore, was a military leader during the Yamasee War.[4] Moore's nephew, Alfred Moore, served in the Continental Army under Moore's command, and would go on to become an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Moore's niece, Mary, would later marry Moore's Continental Army colleague Francis Nash.[5] Moore's extended relatives constituted the single most powerful family in the region, and were known by local settlers simply as "the Family".[6] His nine aunts and uncles, and seventeen siblings and cousins on his father's side, married into other affluent families, developing a strong network in the region that perpetuated their wealth and influence,[7] and increased their slaveholdings in each successive generation.[8] By the time of the American Revolution, six of the ten largest slaveholders in the lower Cape Fear region were in some way related to Moore.

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Mary Rebecca Ashe's Timeline

1720
1720
North Carolina
1742
1742
1742
1757
1757
Beaufort, Carteret County, North Carolina
1758
1758
1760
1760
1760
birth date estimated
1765
1765
1769
1769
North Carolina, United States