Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Gov. Abner Nash grave site, ca. 1930

Title: Gov. Abner Nash grave site

Creator: Unknown

Subject: Nash, Abner, c1740-1786
              Governors--North Carolina
              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

Type: Photograph

Source: Donation.

Rights: Permission to use this item must be obtained from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC 28560.

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Abner Nash,
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.

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Images scanned by John B. Green, III.  Text prepared by John B. Green, III and Victor T. Jones, Jr.
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