Iowa Abernathy family from the Marshalltown Iowa area. A great grandfather named Francais (Frank?) Abernathy married another scottish woman with the last name of Cottrell. They moved to Kansas and had a daughter there, Maude, but went broke and moved back to Marshalltown. Several children were born, Maude Abernathy (married Fred Naiden and later other men after Fred died), Ida Abernathy (married E. Grimes), Vera and Viva. I don't believe there were sons.Maude had two children, Neil and James Naiden.Ida and Vera had no children, and I'm not sure about Viva.
But the parents or ancestors of Francais Abernathy remain a mystery. This would have been in the early to mid 1800's. The two had gardening contests, his wife, the woman with the last name of Cottrell, always out-gardened him.