Mr.Abernathy, my gr,gr,grandfather was a Joel Abernathy from White,Co. also, and he married Mel Vinnie Ellison.I am descended down from their daughter Olive Almer Abernathy b.04-14-1868-d.07-27-1917 she married Almon Elisha Ledford s/of Thomas Lafayatte Ledford and Nancy A.Johnson.Olive and Almon are buried in Mayesville,Ga. Please if you think this is the same Joel as yours then please e-mail me as my family has no information on the Abernathy lines.We don't have anything to go on.I can help with the descendents for my line. I would love to hear from anyone that knows this line.Thanks so much!!!!