Robert A.2 Abernethy (Robert A.1) was born 1656 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1730 in Virginia. He married Christine Tiliman(or Tilgman – b. about 1681)) Abt. 1690 in Virginia, daughter of Roger Tillman and Susannah Parrun (may be “Parkham”) Notes for Robert: May have had another son, Roger Abernethy. On December 19, 1722, a survey of 80 acres of land “on both sides of Buckskin Creek” was recorded for Roger Abernethy. He may have been named after Roger Tillman, father of Christine Tillman Abernethy.
There is another Robert Abernethy recorded after 1685 and it is assumed that he is a son of the earlier Robert. There are two records in particular that bear out this assumption. The first record is: “In 1704 in the Virginia Quit Rent Rolls, Robert Abernathy is listed with a hundred acres of land in Prince George County;” from the Virginia Mag. Vol. 28, page 328. Note that this one hundred acres is the same land referred to above (reference to paragraphs on Robert Abernethy’s father) in Patent Book No. 5, page 567. Note also that in 1703 Prince George County was cut from Charles City County. The second record is found in the Surveyor’s Platt Book, Prince George County, 1711-1724, page 6: the platt of Thomas Parrum’s land area 100 acres, alias Robert Abernathy’s land, April 15, 1712. [Rev. Edward B. Smith, Jr., “James Abernethy 1790-1859 His Forefathers and His Descendants,” June 1965, 274.1
Children of Robert Abernethy and Christine Tillman are: 3 1. Roger3 Abernethy-, born Abt. 1692 in Virginia1- died Abt. 1785 in Virginia1-.
Notes for Roger Abernethy: Possible son of Robert Abemethy & Christine Tiliman, named for her father, Roger Tillinan. + 4 ii. Robert Abernethy, born Abt. 1695 in Prince George Co., Virginia; died 1772 in Tryon Co., NC (later Lincoln Co.). 5 iii. James Abernethy
Notes for James Abernethy: Possible son of Robert Abernethy and Christine Tiliman.
6 iv. David Abernethy~.
Notes for David Abernethy: Possible son of Robert Abemethy and Christine Tiliman. bb