(1) From a descendant of Joseph and Glaphira Abernathy: Jos, Abernathy b. 3/13/1784 d. 6/10/1871, in Shawnee township, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Married Glaphira Abernathy on 4/16/1804, in Lincoln Co., NC. This descendant believes that Battee Abernathy, son of Miles, son of Robert Abernathy III, was Glaphira's father, and states that Battee also came to Cape Girardeau with the Abernathys. This descendant also states that Battee married Mary Beale, and that one of Joseph and Glaphira's sons was named: William Beale Abernathy. (2) DAVID ABERNATHY, US Federal Census: 1820 Giles Co. TN: David=26-45 yrs/ Wife=26-45 yrs/ 1 son=0-10 yrs /3 dau's=0-10 yrs 1830 Shelby Co. AL: David=30-40 yrs/ Wife=30-40 yrs/ 3 sons=0-5 yrs/1 son=5-10 yrs 1 dau=0-5 yrs/ 1 dau=10-15 yrs/ 1 dau=15-20 yrs 1840 Shelby Co. AL: David=40-50 yrs/ Wife= 40-50 yrs/1 son=10-15 yrs/3 sons=15-20 yrs / 1 dau=10-15 yrs/ 1 dau= 15=20 yrs/1 dau= 20=30 yrs 1850 Macon Co. AL: David= 60 yrs (b. NC)/ Wife: Jane=61 yrs (b. SC)/ 1 son: Coleman=24 yrs (b.TN) (3) 1850 Macon census: (this sheet) was taken on 12/17/1850, which would seem to indicate that Jane most likely turned 61 earlier that year. Also, both David and Jane DO fit into the age categories, on the previous census sheets, (admittedly at the top of the range on 1830 and 1840). (4) There are no "extra" sons; I think there may be twins here, however, and again; they may have "turned" before census time. (You must admit that this is a possibility.) Please note that David, in both 1830 and 1840, was near a lot of the same families. I will have more to say on a later post, after I check my hard copy files, in a few days or so.