ASHE, Rosa Hill – (d. 1898)

Raleigh, NC, Jan. 10 — Mrs. Rosa Hill ASHE died here last night at the home of her kinsman, Capt. S.A. ASHE.  She was born in this city March 9, 1816, and was the daughter of William H. HILL and Eliza K. MARSHALL (the latter being the first white child born in Raleigh).  She was a kinsman of Chief Justice MARSHALL.  William H. HILL was the son of Hon. William H. HILL and Eliza ASHE, daughter of Gen. John ASHE, whose home was at Hilton, near Wilmington.  November 21, 1837, Miss HILL married her cousin, Thomas H. ASHE.  They had one child, Dr. Alexander S. ASHE, who died in 1866.  Her husband died in 1859.   About 1869 Mrs. ASHE became matron of the Home at Wilmington and remained there until 1875, when she came here.  She leaves two sisters – Miss Lossie HILL and Mrs. Fannie D. WADDILL

Source: Norfolk Virginian Newspaper, 10 Jan 1898; pg. 8. Available via

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