Gov. Abner Nash grave site, ca. 1930
Title: Gov. Abner Nash grave site
Subject: Nash, Abner, c1740-1786
Cemeteries--North Carolina--Craven County
Description: Detail of marble tablet, Governor Abner Nash [ca. 1740-1786] grave site, Pembroke Plantation, Number Seven Township, Craven County, North Carolina.
Date: ca. 1930
Rights: Permission to use this item must be obtained from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC 28560.
son of John and Ann Owen Nash.
Born in Amelia (now Prince Edward) County, Virginia, about 1740
Came to North Carolina in 1762; Member of Colonial Assembly from Halifax County 1764-1765 and 1770-1771; Delegate from New Bern in four Revolutionary Conventions; Member First Council of Safety; Speaker of First House of Commons; Speaker of Senate 1779; Governor of State 1780-1781.
Delegate to Continental Congress 1782-1786.
Died in New York December 2nd, 1786.
Ardent Patriot, Influential Statesman and Able Lawyer.
This tablet is placed over his grave to perpetuate the memory of his distinguished services.
Images scanned by John B. Green, III. Text prepared by
John B. Green, III and Victor T. Jones, Jr.
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