I am trying to explore this possibility, and I need HELP!!!
John Abernathy, also known as "Fiddler John", was the son of RObert Abernathy IV and Sarah Ann (also believed by some to have been an Abernathy by birth and his cousin).
John was born c1747 and died in Lincoln CO NC 1816. His wife was named SUSANNAH. Legend (I can use no other term) states she was Susannah HARWELL but proof of this has never, ever been located. Whoever Susannah was, she was born in 1754 in Virginia and died 7 Sept 1838 in Perry Co MO at the "Abernathy Settlement".
Susannah and John had the following children: Berry Martha (Thompson) Amy (Oliver) Jeremiah William Harley Lawrence H "Lott" CLAYTON D. Larkin Fannie (Little) Polly (Little)
The name CLAYTON was carried down as follows in John and Susannah's descendants:
BERRY named a son JOhn CLAYTON Abernathy
Larkin named a son Clayton
Lawrence named a daughter Susan C Abernathy (C=Clayton?)
Martha Abenrathy WASSON, daughter of Berry Abernathy, named a son Eugene CLAYTON Wasson
Was SUSANNAH a CLAYTON? Was she the sister of ELizabeth Clayton who married William Abernathy? Was William the brother of John, or his COUSIN? (I have seen posts that say the William who married ELizabeth CLayton was the son of Charles Abernathy, not of Robert IV. Robert IV had a son Charles, but I have him married to Barbara Cobb, dau of Ambrose Cobb.
The other CHarles Abernathy I have was the son of John and Lucy Abernathy. He married Elizabeth Harwell and had a brother John who married #1 Mary Brown #2 Mildred Harwell #3 Mollie King