Hi, Just ran across your query re Richard Abernathy.He is my GG Grandfather. I will send what I have gathered as of now. Richard Locke Abernathy was born 22 Jun 1835 in Dry Ridge, KY and died 8 Nov 1913 (place unknown, but probably in Gallatin Co.,. IL). He married Martha Caroline Blackburn (not Blackman) 17 Apr 1859 in Grant Co., KY. Martha was the daughter of Rankin Blackburn and Rachelle King. Martha was born 3 Feb 1842 in Grant Co., KY and died 26 Dec 1917 in Harrisburg, Saline Co., IL. I think she was taken back to Dry Ridge for burial. Richard Locke Abernathy's father was Richard L. Abernathy born 20 Aug 1796 and died 28 Oct 1875. (Not sure of birth place, probably in Winchester, VA area and death in KY). He married Elizabeth (??) who was born 8 Jan 1803 in Ky and died 31 Aug 1873 (probably in KY). As of now, I only have information on one child - Mary Elizabeth Abernathy who was born 27 May 1860 in Grant Co., KY and died 13 Mar 1920 in Harrisburg, Saline Co., IL. Mary Elizabeth married William Henry Stone 16 Dec 1878 in Gallatin Co., IL. WIlliam Henry was the son of James Asa Stone and Elizabeth Stone; was born 12 Feb 1855 in Trimble Co., KY and died 7 Jun 1931 in Ridgway, Gallatin Co., IL.