I am looking for more information on Dr. T.M. Abernathy. He was found on the 1850 Gaston County Census in the household of L.G. and Myra S. Abernathy but I am unsure if they were related. In 1860 he had apparently moved his practice to Newton in Catawba County, where he is found as a single head of house. His age on these two census records is extremely puzzling, in that the 1850 census indicates a birth about 1809 while the 1860 census indicates a birth about 1821. I'm beginning to wonder if there were two Doctor T.M. Abernathys in the general area at the time, or if his apparent age differences are not due to transcription errors (one image was very dark and the handwriting not really clear).
If anyone has any information on this mystery, I'd appreciate hearing from you. Thanks.