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.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1778-1781, 2 items.
Letters of Abner Nash, 1778-1781.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1780, 1 item.
A letter from Charles Armand Tuffin La Rouërie to Abner Nash, Governor of North Carolina, written on June 22, 1780. The letter concerns army enlistments.

Papers: 1781, 1 item.
A letter from Abner Nash to General Nathanael Greene written on April 7, 1781. In the letter, Abner Nash writes concerning supplies and military events in Virginia.


University of Virginia
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1770-1822, 56 items.
Subject include Abner Nash.