Hi Joe, you may want to E Mail Elizabeth White or Clara Parker, both at Old Records Dept. of Giles Co Court House for information about Virginia Abernathy's marriage. email@example.com
They are very helpful. I suspect she is a descendant of my line- Frederick Abernathy and his first wife, Tabitha Harwell. Frederick was son of John Abernathy 1723-1819, Brunswick Co., VA and wife Lucy Abernathy. John Abernathy was son of Robert Abernathy ca 1695-1772 Lincoln C NC and Mary (Miles Howell's daughter??) Robert was son of Robert Abernathy ca 1657-1730 VA and Christine Tillman/Tilghman. Robert was son of Robert ca 1642 Scotland, d Jan 1685 VA and Sarah (Coppage lineage book claims her but she is called Cubishe in most records?.
Frederick Abernathy and wife Tabitha Harwell; James Abernathy ca 1780-d bef 1838 in Giles Co TN m Frances M. Jennings 1802 , c ca 1780, d aft 1850, Giles Co TN. Frances walked behind cart from VA to Giles Co TN and knitted 17 pairs of sock while walking.
James Abernathy and Frances Jennings; *Turner Abernathy md Elizabeth, his cousin *Hardaway Abernathy 1806-1860 Giles Co TN m Evaline McCormack *Elbert Abernathy ca 1807 Coalson Abernathy Jan 10.1808 - Oct 10, 1899 m Annabelle Bass Dec 16,____. *Sterling Abernathy Nov 20, 1811- before 1838. m Elizabeth Owens. *Hartwell Abernathy 1816 VA- 1903 Giles Co TN m Lucinda Meadows *Cape Abernathy? * John Jennings Abernathy July 30, 1820- Oct 16, 1866 md Rosanna Cardin ca 1842. She was b June 3, 1824, d 1901 Ellis Co. TX ( this is probably your man??) *Levi Abernathy *Patsy Abernathy ca 1825. m William Birdsong *Sarnel? Abernathy b ca 1827 *Adaline Abernathy b 1804/5 VA, d 1857 Giles Co TN. m Beverly Brown in 1823.
TNGILES@rootsweb might be a good place to submit a query on John Jennings line. Good luck. I descend from Frederick Abernathy's second wife, Milly Davenport.