> I only have only one marriage for John B. Abernathy to
> Lucy ___. Did you think I had two marriages for him?
> I have their 8 children's names.
No, I didn't think you had two marriages for John B., but oh! my paws and whiskers: these ABERNATHYs do sometimes tend to make my head spin! Er, I seem to have somehow acquired two extraneous children for your John B. and Lucy ? ABERNATHY. I have Frederick, John, Charles, Robert, Harbert/Herbert, Joshua, Buckner, Smith, Ann, and Jenny. Who's extra?
On David's wife, Martha or Ann TURNER, I have the following notes: "First name could be Martha or Nancy or Mary. Judge McCorkle gives her as Martha Turner, of a Virginia Family; Rozella Abernathy shows her as Mary Ann Turner, from Aberdeen, Scotland; Marilyn Santiago has her as Nancy Ann Turner". I have only an estimated birth year, no death date, and no parents.
1. Joseph, b. 1749, d. aft 1830 in Lauderdale Co, AL, marriage unknown, data insufficient.
2. Robert: Oh, my paws and Whiskers! Confusing b/d dates, no wf, no children? What?? And you have the Robert whose will was probated in 1846 attributed here while I have that Robert as a son of your John B. ABERNATHY? Oh, my paws and Whiskers! Humm... Cuz Marilyn Santiago has him m. Abigal Harwell, and b. 1749 in VA; Fite data has Virginia Abigail Harwell as wife; Judge McCorkle gives his wife's name as Martha. "Moragne Family in America" book gives wf's name as Abigail Harwell. But Fite data gives death as 1832?? Either I've got more than one Robert, b. and d. within a year or so of one another, or I may have some incorrect dates that are fooling me into thinking I've got different Roberts in the same area at the same time. What is your source, please, that puts the Robert whose will probated 1846 as s/ my David and not s/ your John B?
3. David: I had birth year of 1752 but the rest of our data fits. I also find notes on several sources that give 1759 as yr of birth, so will have to see if I've merely made a typo. Anyway, have marriage to Christina FORNEY and the family's move to Giles Co, TN. Where they run into and marry the Abernathys they find there. And my head starts to spin. :)
4. Patty/Pattie: I didn't have her first husband's name, but did have her marriage to David even if it isn't in Bynum's Marriage Bonds of Tyrone and Lincoln Counties, NC.
5. John D., Rev Vet: m. 21 Apr 1784 Susanna Marie FORNEY, source: Lincoln County North Carolina Marriage Records 1783-1866 by Frances T Inguire, p44 vol2. Any idea what the middle initial stands for?
6. Nancy: m. 27 Feb 1783 Peter Forney, bondsman Joseph Henry, source: Bynum, p. 46. My however-many great-grandmother and my link to the Robert Abernathy sold on the Dock in Virginia Colony in 1652. :)
7. Moses: b. 1767, m. 29 Jan 1803 to Susan Bynum, bondsman James Abernathy, source: Bynum, p. 10. 1810 NC Census
has only one Moses Abernathy Family: two sons, one dau under 10 yrs age, 6 slaves, living quite near Turner, William and David Abernathy families. Moragne Family Book shows him moved out west. Suspect this could be parents of the Michael Abernathy who md. Isabella West, but have no proof.
8. William "Big Bill", m. Winifred Kimbrel, 1 Jan 1799, bondsman, John Dickson, source: Bynum, p. 10.
9. Turner: m. 15 Dec 1788 to Lousia/Daisy or Dicey Abernathy, bondsman William Haker/Heger, witness Eliza Dickson. Bynum, p. 10. Another possible set of parents for Michael Abernathy, but again, no proof. 1810 NC Census shows a Turner Abernathy family with 2 sons, 1 dau under 10, 1 dau 10-16, 3 sons & 1 dau 16-26, self & wf aged 26-45, 8 slaves.
10. Miles (G. or D.), 1774-1863: Judge McCorkle states that he was unmarried at his sister's marriage to Ephraim Perkins; no record of his marriage in Bynum.
11. Elizabeth "Betsy" m. 1 Feb 1796 to Ephraim PERKINS, bondsman Peter Forney, source: Bynum, p. 97.
> I have that some of our family began spelling their name > with e instead of a in this generation.
I understand that to be the "correct" spelling preference in "the old country". :)
Note: the three FORNEYs who married the children of this David ABERNATHY were full siblings so the ABERNATHY/FORNEY descendent lines are of interest to me as collateral lines of my FORNEY ancestors.
There's no rush to send me a reply, I think I've still a few years left for me to enjoy this fasinating hobby.