Dear cousin Karen, I just saw your post on Robert Lafayette Abernathy. I haven't seen anything on the Abernathy's in Alabama, but Elizabeth (Clayton) Abernathy's brother Charles Clayton's son Charles Collier Clayton moved to Lincoln county, Tennessee about 1811, (it adjoins Giles county to the east) and then moved to St. Claire county, Alabama, about 1819 and to Jefferson county, Alabama a few years later. I will keep an eye out for Abernathy's in my research in Jefferson county. My Clayton line moved to Itawamba county, Mississippi in about 1850 and on to Texas about 1870. Good Luck, your cousin Randy.