Elizabeth, Thank you very much for your reply and information. I'm always open. I wasn't sure that Robert was married twice either; but I had seen so many post that stated that he was married to Elizabeth "Rosy" Hoskin that I though that there could have be a possiable of it. Susannah is the only child that I know of that Robert Abernathy and Martha Elizabeth Asbury had.
From Catawba Cousins, Vol. 14, No. 4, dated March 2000, page 11 - Will of Robert Abernathy Catawba County Will Book No. 2 Pages 66/67 (excerts)I will and bequeath to my bodily children, hereafter named, MIra, my daughter, wife of Isaac Ward, Susey, my daughter, wife of Wila Gibbs, my sons, Hiram, David Mills, Rufus, and John Wesley and my daughters, Ellis wife of Asbery Edwards and Letty, wife of Rufus Bandy and Abigail, wife of Herbert Edwards each one ten dollars to be paid by my Executor who I will Appoint on the other side. I hereby nominate and appoint my Trust friend and son in law Rufus Bandy my lawful Executor he to collect my debts and pay all my just debts and the balance if any I will bequeath to be equally divided among my last named children viz: Mira, Susa, Hiram, David Mills, Rufus, John Wesley, Elliss, Letty and Abigail share and share alike. I also will to my two daughters, Perlina and Liza Angaline my smithin tools. Wila Gibbs mentioned above was Wiley Wilcher Gibbs my GG grandfather and Susey was Susannah. He also mention two daughters at home: I will and bequeath unto my two daughters now living with me, Perlina Abernathy and Liza Angeline Abernethy my tract of land I live on containing one hundred and ninety three acres more or less to be divided equally between them my said above named two daughters after my death."
Since he mentioned a daughter named Abigail, I am assuming (perhaps falsly) that he was the son of Robert Abernthay and Abigail Harwell. I believe that he was born around 1880-85 but have no proof of that.
Do you have the death date for Elizabeth Asbury?
Please respond and let me know what you think. I'm open.