NASH, Abner, (1740 - 1786)


NASH, Abner, a Delegate from North Carolina; born at Templeton Manor, on the Appomattox River, near Farmville, Prince Edward County, Va., August 8, 1740; attended the rural schools in Virginia; member, Virginia House of Burgesses, 1761-1765; moved to Halifax, N.C., and subsequently to New Bern, N.C.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Halifax, N.C.; town representative, North Carolina provincial congress, 1774-1776; member of the state house of commons in 1778, 1782, 1784, and 1785; member of the state senate in 1779 and 1780 and was president of that body in 1779; Governor of North Carolina in 1780 and 1781; Member of the Continental Congress 1782-1783; died in New York City on December 2, 1786; interment in St. Paul’s Churchyard; reinterment in the family burial ground at “Pembroke,” near New Bern, N.C.