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Abner Nash

Abner Nash, American governor of North Carolina, Continental congressman. Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1761, 62; member North Carolina House of Commons, 1764, 65, 70-71, 78, 82, 84, 85, speaker 1777; member North Carolina Provincial Council, 1775, 76, agent of council, 1776; member Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1782, 83, 84, 85, 86.

Background

  • Nash, Abner was born on August 8, 1740 in Templeton Manor, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States. Son of John and Ann (Owen) Nash.

  • Career

    • Delegate to 5 North Carolina provincial congresses, 1774-1776.

    Membership

    Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1761, 62. Member North Carolina House of Commons, 1764, 65, 70-71, 78, 82, 84, 85, speaker 1777. Member North Carolina Provincial Council, 1775, 76, agent of council, 1776.

    Member Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1782, 83, 84, 85, 86.

    Connections

    • Married Justina (Davis) Dobbs. Married second, Mary Whiting Jones, 1774.
    • father: John Nash
    • mother: Ann (Owen) Nash
    • spouses: Justina
    • Mary Whiting Jones
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    Born August 8, 1740
    Died December 2, 1786
    (aged 46)
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