I too would like to sort out the Smith Abernathys.The following is from my notes and shows my questions on what is given in the two editions of The Abernethy Family.
The Abernethy Family, 2000, by Arvord Abernethy p 25, gives Smith Abernethy born about 1760 in VA, moved to Lincoln Co., NC about 1800, and married Rebecca Fowler.The same information is given on p 59 of the 1994 edition. THERE IS A PROBLEM!!!!!!!!! The information conflicts with what is on page 41 (2000 edition) and pages 75-77 (1994 edition).The latter pages in both editions seem more likely to be correct and that is what I will use.Those pages do not give a wife for Smith Abernathy born about 1760 butshow his son, Smith Abernathy,married Rebecca Fowler.Some of the children below have the same names as children of the latter Smith Abernathy.Need a will or other sources to determine who are children of whom.I will do my best at sorting it out but there could be errors.JEA. Children are given as: 1.James Anderson.(most likely son of Wm. Smith 1803, and I am only showing him as a child of the latter.JEA) 2.Elizabeth Susan. 3.Martha Ann. 4.Wm. Smith born about 1803, died about 1865, married 1820, reared family in Carrol Co., TN. 5.John Clayton born about 1795 near Raliegh, NC, married Matilda Ligan 4 Oct 1820, Edmond Young Bondsman. (Wm. Smith also had a son by this name but different wife, so I am showing them at two different people.JEA) 6.Mark born about 1789 near Raleigh, NC, married Polly Muckeloy Sep 1814, Brother Ben was bondsman. 7.Benjamin born about 1790, 3 sisters per 1800 census. 8.Samuel David with son Warren Newton, with grandsons William David and Alfred Alexander.(most likely son of Wm. Smith 1803 and I am only showing him as a child of the latter.JEA) 9.Joshua Crudup. 10.Louise Frances. 11.Miles Franklin. 12.Sarah Caroline. 13.Indiana Rebecca. 14.Harbert born about 1787 near Raleigh, NC, married Polly Davis 7 Feb 1810. 15.Mark (There are two Marks listed.JEA).
Ibid., 2000 p 75, gives Smith Abernethy, Sr, 1765-1842, born Brunswick Co., VA, died Wake Co., NC, son of John Abernethy and Lucy.Children: 1.Harbert married Polly Davis. 2.Benjamin married Polly. 3.Lucy married John Wm. Jones. 4.Susan married James Fish. 5.Jane married E. F. Gibbs. 6.Mark married Polly Muckelroy. 7.Smith, Jr, married Rebecca Fowler, married 2) Elizabeth Martin. 8.Lucy. 9.Lourena married Josiah Bruce. 10.Josiah B. 11.Robert D. 12.Elizabeth. 13.Halley married Henderson Bagle.