Thanks...John Abernathy was the son of Robert Abernathy and Sarah Ann Abernathy. Miles was his brother.Most researchers believe that Miles name was from the Miles HARWELL (not Howell) who lived near to them in VA.Of course never proven.
John's sons were Berry, Jeremiah, William Harley, Lawrence H. (not Lawson) "Lott",Clayton D, Larkin.
Lawrence H. was not the father of John Clayton Abernathy, MD who died in 1911. John Clayton's father was Berry Abernathy. John Clayton Abernathy(30 March 1824-20 Apr 1911)and his wife Nancy Amanda Bicknell are interred in the family graveyard in Rhea Co TN with Berry and Myra Cobb Abernathy. I have a couple photos of John Clayton Abernathy.
The names of many of John Abernathy's children were extant from their gravestones in the York Chapel Cemetery in Perry Co MO.
Lawrence H Abernathy (22 April 1788-14 Nov 1845) and his wife Margaret Little (1792-1846) were the parents of Jeremiah Addison,Ferdinand K,John D, Eliza Jane, Margaret and Susan C Abernathy.
John Oliver and Amy Abernathy (3 Aug 1777-19 Mar 1847) were the parents of a single child, John Oliver.
Clayton D Abernathy (1790-?) was the father of at least 3 children:Caledonia, Sophronia and Albertis.
Frances "Fannie" Abernathy married Alexander Little and had children Susannah, Mary, Sarah and Martha.
Jeremiah Abernathy (2 Aug 1780-12 Oct 1866)and his wife Berniece Harris had children John Harris, James D, Joseph Addison,Patsey, ELijah, Pernilia, and Susannah.
Larkin Abernathy (1792-aft 1850) and his wife Jane Little had a son Clayton A and a dau Sarah E, possibly other children
Martha Abernathy (24 Jan 1776-14 June 1846) and her husband James Thompson (1767-1833) had children James Nelson,Lawson,Royal,ELvira, Susannah, John A, and Mary.
Mary "Polly" Abernathy (14 Mar 1798-30 Dec 1869) andher husband Ransom Little had children Adaline Permilia,George, Henry Alexander,John and Nancy Jane.
William Harley Abernathy (1781-1854) and his wife Salley Rockett were the parents of ALbert G, Mary R, Julia Ann, John Oliver, Missouri and Willey C.
Miles Abernathy, the son of Robert and Mary (Harwell? Howell? some other name?) and his wife Sarah Ann Jones had children Jones, Battee, Robert, Aaron, Miles, James, John and Elizabeth.
I have that Miles, the son of Robert and Sarah Ann Abernathy, married #1 Usley Bradshaw 6 Oct 1781 and #2 Milly Harwell.