Hello Regina, I have copy of The Robert Abernethy Family by Arvord M. Abernethy of Hamilton TX, 1994. Page 46: John Abernethy ( lineage unknown) was a Rev War soldier. After his death, Susannah and many of her children moved to Perry Co MO.(you should be able to get copy of RW pension from Natl Archives) Ch; Martha Abernethy md James Thompson Amy Abernethy md John Oliver Jeremiah Abernethy William Harlan Abernethy had son John Clayton, M.D. 1823-1911 Lawson H. Abernethy Clayton Abernethy Larkin Abernethy Fannie (Frances?) Abernethy Polly/Mary? Abernethy
Data to Elizabeth Denty Abern. by Miss Stella Drum of St. Louis, MO from Will of John Abernethy of Chattanooga, TN. Miss Stella D. says grandfather, Lawson H. Drum, son of Peter Drum and Sarah Abernathy. Abernethys in Cape Girardeau and Perry Co MO.
Mr. John A. Hope had a pamplet printed of address in 1926 at celebration of 105th Anniversary of Old Apple Creek Church, First Presbyterian, Ch, west of the Miss River. There were almost as many Abernethy'sin Cape Girardeau and Perry Co's MO as in Giles Co TN 100 years ago.
John Oliver Abernathy and his wife were founders of this church. Mr Hope said " In 1800 he married Amy Abernethy, she Scotch, not Scotch Irish becasue they came straight from Scotland. She and her husband descended from Families that since 1630 had been plantation owners in VA and NC. Mr. Hope's mother was Martha Abernethy Thompson, sister of Amy Abernathy Oliver. Perry Co MO- Abernethy Settlement. John landed in VA in 1772, Joseph Abernethy who looked like an Indian, was said to be be descended from Pocohontas and was named for him and in recognition of his tradition.
In Perry Co MO, lived Jones, Batts and Aaron Abernethy, all from Lincoln Co NC. Jones was son of Miles Abernethy, and was a Representative from Perry Co MO in early MO Legislature.
Miles Abernethy was named after his great great grandfather, Miles Howell, and was prob born in Lincoln CO NC. In that county he md Ursula Bradshaw. He had a son named Miles ca 1785-Aug 1870 md Nancy Cobb. Miles Sr. was son of Robert Abernethy 1719-1792 and Sarah.