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Abraham Rencher

 
 
Abraham Rencher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, July 10, 2010
1. Abraham Rencher Marker
Inscription. Congressman; Minister to Portugal; Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, 1857 - 1861; poet and essayist. Buried two blocks West.
 
Erected 1963 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number H 72.)
 
Location. 35° 43.346′ N, 79° 10.631′ W. Marker is in Pittsboro, North Carolina, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Hillsboro Street (U.S. 15/501) and Hanks Street, on the right when traveling south on Hillsboro Street. Touch for map. Marker is in front of First Citizens Bank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Hanks Street, Pittsboro NC 27312, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Owen (here, next to this marker); Henry A. London (within shouting distance of this marker); Hall-London House (within shouting distance of this marker); James I. Waddell (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Confederate Heroes (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Law Office of Charles Manly (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Manly (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tory Raid (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsboro.
 
Regarding Abraham Rencher. Abraham Rencher is buried in Saint Bartholomew's
Abraham Rencher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2018
2. Abraham Rencher Marker
Episcopal Church Cemetery, 204 West Salisbury Street, Pittsboro, North Carolina.
 
Additional comments.
1. Abraham Rencher
“Near the entrance to the Grave Yard is buried Gov. Abram Rencher (1798-1882), who was distinguished as a United States Minister to Portugal (1843-1847), as a member of congress for many years and as Governor to New Mexico (1857-1861), declining the portfolio of Sec. of the Navy under President Buchanan. Gov. Rencher was of great force in politics of that generation. He was a Vestryman of St. Bartholomew's for many years.” -- Joshua Marion James, History of St. Bartholomew's Parish, 1906.
    — Submitted May 4, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
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Abraham Rencher Marker in front of First Citizens Bank image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, July 10, 2010
3. Abraham Rencher Marker in front of First Citizens Bank
Abraham Rencher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, July 10, 2010
4. Abraham Rencher Marker
Grave of Abraham Rencher<br>In St. Bartholomew's Churchyard image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2018
5. Grave of Abraham Rencher
In St. Bartholomew's Churchyard
Abraham Rencher
Son of
John Grant Rencher & Ann Nelson Rencher
Member of Congress, Minister to Portugal, Governor of New Mexico
Born in Wake county, N.C. Aug. 16, 1798
His Wife
Louisa Mary Jones
Daughter of
Solicitor General Edward Jones & Mary Mallett Jones
Born at “Rock Rest.” Chatham county, N.C. — 1807
Died at Pittsboro, N.C. Sept. 20, 1901
Abraham Rencher image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
6. Abraham Rencher
This portrait of Abraham Rencher appeared in The Biographical Dictionary of America by Rossiter Johnson, 1906.
Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, July 10, 2010
7. Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 570 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 21, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.   2. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on July 21, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on July 21, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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