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John Grant Rencher
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1840
Death: Aug. 10, 1909

Enlisted as a Lieutenant 1st Class on 30 November 1863 at the age of 24
Commission in Company K, 33rd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 30 November 1863
Wounded on 06 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA
Returned on 15 January 1865
This company was raised in Greene County and was enlisted at Snow Hill on January 23, 1862. It was mustered into state service at Raleigh on February 13, 1862; it was transferred to Confederate service the same date and was assigned to the 33rd Regiment N.C. Troops as Company K. The company functioned thereafter as part of the 33rd Regiment and its history for the remainder of the war is reported as part of the regimental history.



Special to the Observer

Pittsboro, Aug 11 -- Mr. John G. Rencher, one of Chathams best known citizens died today at 11 oclock after having suffered patiently for two years with a disease he knew to be incurable. Mr. Rencher was in his 70th year and had lived most of his life in Pittsboro. On account of failing health he retired from the active practice of law several years ago and since that time has been seldom seen on the streets. Mr. Rencher was endowed with rare intellectual attainments and was one of the most entertaining and pleasing conversationlist the writer has ever known. He was the only surviving son of Abraham Rencher, who represented this district in Congress from 1829 to 1840 and who was appointed minister to Portugal under President Tyler and Governor of New Mexico under President Buchanan.

Upon annoucement of Mr. Rencher's death to the Superior Court, now is session, and upon motion of Major Halondon, the court adjourned in respect to his memory and it was ordered that the court in a body attend his funeral which will be from the Episcopal church tomorrow evening at 5 oclock.

Mr. Rencher fought throughout the war between the States and carried the scars of battle on his body till the day of his death. He had the bone in his right arm shattered in one of the battles of northern Virginia, leaving that member several inches shorter than the other.

The immediate members of the deceased's fmaily are Mrs. Eva Winston of Franklinton, and Mrs. Sallie Anderson of New York

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Family links: 
  Abraham Rencher (1798 - 1883)
  Louisa Mary Jones Rencher (1807 - 1901)
  Mary Jones Rencher (1838 - 1841)*
  John Grant Rencher (1840 - 1909)
  William Conway Rencher (1842 - 1901)*
  Sarah Douglas Rencher Anderson (1844 - 1934)*
  Mary Louisa Rencher (1846 - 1849)*
  Charlotte Geneva Rencher Winston (1847 - 1938)*
  Edward Jones Rencher (1850 - 1850)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Bartholomews Episcopal Church Cemetery
Chatham County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: erlybyrd
Record added: Aug 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55883621
John Grant Rencher
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 Added: Dec. 21, 2010
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero, a Confederate Soldier. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Aug. 19, 2010

- erlybyrd
 Added: Feb. 24, 2008

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