I just received information that a certain lately deceased Abernathy researcher identified Michael Abernathy's parents as Miles and Ursula (Bradshaw) Abernathy, of Lincoln Co, NC in one of his books. My notes indicated that couple had two daughters and one son. I had only one daughter's name, and don't know where I got that, even.
I have not had the opportunity yet to come up with source call info so I can order a copy of the microfilm (if they exist) of Mr. Avord Abernathy's book(s) from the LDS people.
But since Miles died in 1812 when Michael would have been only 9 yrs old, there might be guardian bonds, estate settlements, etc. to find in the Lincoln County records.