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Abner Nash

governor of North Carolina , Continental congressman

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