Hi Susie, does your Abernathy book list the second marriage of Frederick to Milly Davenport on Feb 13, 1795 Bruns Co VA? My line descends from his marriage to Milly. In Frederick's will dated 19 Dec 1816 Brunswick Co VA, he leaves one dollar to each of his children by Tabitha Harwell. He leaves his estate to his children by Milly (and Sandal Abernathy). He makes his son, Matthew, his executor. He mentions daus. Sandal and Mason. I have a copy of this will.
I am of the opinion that Sandal was his last child by Tabitha and she was raised by Millie Davenport. Sandal was born July 16, 1789 Bruns. Co VA died Nov 8, 1854 Pisgah Community, Giles Co TN. Sandal married John Neal. Matthew was a son as he was administrator of his father's will and listed in it as Frederick's son. Milley and Frederick had Matthew born 1794 Bristol Parish, Bruns. Co VA married Elizabeth Jackson ( Eliza J.) Dickson Nov 20, 1827 Bruns Co VA. Frederick and Milley also had a daughter named Mason b 1798 Bruns Co VA. She married Dec 9, 1823 Bruns Co VA Samuel D. Kelly.
Frederick's children by Tabitha were John A. b ca 1765 md Nancy Kelly, Silvy b ca 1767 md Reuel Lewis, Alice b ca 1775 m Lewis Kelly, Jarret b ca 1776 m Annie Sadler, James B. b 1780 md Mary Frances Jennings, Elisah b 1784 md Nancy Reed and Mary Jane Evans, Sterling md Mary McCormack, Sandal b July 16, 1789 md John Neal.
I was accepted into D.A.R. on John B. Abernathy, Frederick's father,in 1999. He was a supplemental member for me as I have another supplemental and the primary which is no. 788860 for Virginia L. Keefer of Keego Harbor, Michigan.Keep in touch. Ginny Keefer