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 William Conway Rencher

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William Conway Rencher

William Conway Rencher was a Captain in the Civil War. He invested heavily in the mining business in New Mexico in the mid to late 1800's. Traveled to Europe several times. He never married.


Captain, Civil War, Cumberland North Carolina... muster rolls 1865
William C. Rencher Side: Confederate Regiment State/Origin: Confederate Troops Regiment Name: General and Staff Officers, Corps, Division and Brigade Staffs, Non-com. Staffs and Bands, Enlisted Men, Staff Departments, C.S.A. Regiment Name Expanded: General and Staff Officers, Non-Regimental Enlisted Men, CSA Rank In: 2nd Lt. & D.M. Rank In Expanded: Second Lieutenant/Drillmaster Rank Out: 2nd Lt. & D.M. Rank Out Expanded: Second Lieutenant/Drillmaster Film Number: M818 roll 20

Death of Wm Rencher

His father was minister to Spain* and Governor of New Mexico


Mr. William Rencher, aged 59, died suddenly of apoplexy at the State Insane Asylum here yesterday morning. Mr Rencher is the son of the late William* Rencher, who served as United States minister at the court of Spain* and afterwards Governor of New Mexico. Mr Rencher was at one time a wealthy London cotton merchant. Failing health impaired his mind and yesterday the inevitable came yesterday morning.
Mr. Rencher leaves a brother, Mr. John Rencher of Pittsboro, a sister Mrs Latham B* Anderson of New York and his aged mother, Mrs. Louisa Rencher of Pittsboro. The deceased was a relative of Mr. Spier Whitaker of this city. The remains will be taken to Pittsboro for interment this afternoon under the charge of Mr. Percy Whitaker.
(The Raleigh Post, Aug 23, 1901)

Several errors appear in this obituary. His father was Abraham Rencher (not William Rencher) who was minister to Portugal (not Spain). His sister was Mrs. Allen Latham Anderson (not Mrs. Latham B Anderson) the former Sarah Douglas Rencher.








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  • Created by: erlybyrd
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55883685
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Conway Rencher (29 Jul 1842–22 Aug 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55883685, citing Saint Bartholomews Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by erlybyrd (contributor 46565403) .