I am searcing for any information on my Abernethy/Abernathy line.
My father is Gerald Lee Abernathy, born in Lenior,NC.
The line that I know, goes back as follows:
Ivey Lee Abernathy -- Married Virgie Ann Honeycutt Their children -- Doris, Mary, Margaret Loeta, Mildred, Edward Arnold, Gerald Lee, Jack, and one brother who dies in his teens (from lung disease).
Benjamin Abernethy -- 1) Mary Anne Leota (Leoda) Ferguson 2) Lilly Ferguson He made his adult home in Asheville, Buncombe County, NC -- His siblings include: Harley Grant Abernethy, R. L. Abernethy, Eric Abernethy, Nona Abernethy (sister), and one or more other siblings.
Benjamin died in 1966.
Ivey Lee died in the 1980's.
Gerald (my Dad) lives in Alabama, as do I. We have had a falling out about 10 years ago...but I do have contact with his sister -- who still lives in the Asheville, NC area.
One other note, my granny Abernathy said of Ivey, he was a towhead (blonde)...all of the Abernathys were towheads."
She and Ivey married when she was 16, and he was 22 -- according to records I have found online.
Does any of this sound familiar?
I am searching for Benjmin's parents' names, and any details about them.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
I am still writing/calling my aunt in NC; but she has not written/sent me any new information on the Abernathy/Abernethy line yet.
When she does, I will post what I find...it could help someone else on this forum.