Again, this is not my line of Abernathys but I have these notes I would like to post in case they help anyone else looking for this branch. I do not know who wrote these notes or where they got other information outside of the Bible records which I have also. Anything I have to add will be in .
Beulah's Great Grandfather - William Abernathy, born 15-June-1819 At Ross County, Ohio
Died 19-Sep-1900, buried Murray Cemetery [Clarke County, Iowa]
Married 12-June-1839 in ParkeCo., Indiana
Beulah's Great Grandmother-Eleanor G. Clark, born 25-Jan-1822, Parke Co., Indiana
Died20-June-1877 (?1897?) in Iowa
I have a note that William married a 2nd time, no other info. [This is true, have seen the will probate,
but can't recall the name of the widow.
Abijah Abernathy - Born 14-June-1840 in Indiana, married 29-Mar-1877 to Mary ?, died 14-Jul-?
John J."- Born 3-Jul-1844 in Indiana, married 2-Jan-1867 to Mary E. Hisky, died 11-Feb-????
(Bible shows him born 3-Jul-1844 married 2-Jan-1867
Madison Co., 1870 census shows him 27 yrs old)[I looked up this census, shows him
as age 30]
Stephen"- born 23-Feb-1847 married 22-Dec-1872
Mary Ann "- born 5-Apr-1849 married 21-Mar-1867
Jacob G."- born 22-Aug-1851
George M."- born 18-June-1853 died 13-Jul-1872
Melissa"- born(Beulah's Grandmother) born 23-Nov-1855, married 31-Jan-1868 to John Wm.
Guthrie, died 24-Oct-1926
Nancy"- born 1857, married 7-Aug-1873, died 30-Dec-1879
Ellen"- born 20-May-1859
Susan Emma "- born 13 May- 1861, married 11 Sept- 1881
Martin L."- born 8-Jan 1863, died 13 Nov-1906 [Married Nellie M. ??]
William H."-born 9 Mar-1865
My records show that Abijah Abernathy and wife Mary had two children, See [Lee?] born about 1879, and George born 1879 or 1880.
Also no record of John J. Abernathy and wife Mary E. Hisky having any children. She died 19-Dec-1875, and he remarried Sarah E. Tothill, no record of any children there either. They were married 23-Aug-1881. He died at Davey, Nebr. and buried in Tothill Cemetery. (In view of the name of the cemetery, I assume she was from Nebraska, and that it is some sort of family cemetery)
Also my records show that Eleanor G. [should be T.] Clark (Beulah's Great Grandmother, was the daughter of Jacob Clark born 17-Apr-1791, and wife Dorcas, born 25-Apr-1792
[The rest are just Obituaries.]
AN OLD CITIZEN-GONE TO REWARD [no date of publication]
John Abernathy, Aged 78 Yrs., Passed Away Monday Night After Long Illness of Diabetes Resulting in Apoplexy.
Deceased was Born in Illinois and came to Murray many years ago- Funeral Service held at the Christian Church this Afternoon at 3 O'clock.
Another old citizen of our city has passed to his reward, John Abernathy, aged 78 years, 7 months and 27 days, having died last Monday night at about 11 o'clock, at the home of Howard Martin, with whom he was residing.
For several years Mr. Abernathy had been a sufferer from diabetes which has for several months made him very feeble and which finally resulted in a stroke of apoplexy, the immediate cause of his death. Funeral services were conducted from the Murray Church of Christ, at 3 o'clock today, by the pastor, the Rev. Earl B. Clark. Internment took place in the Murray cemetery.
Mr. Abernathy came to Murray as a young man many years ago and has always lived an honorable life and been respected by his friends.
John Abernathy, son of George and Sarah Abernathy, was born in Hancock county, Illinois, October 18th, 1846, and died in Murray, June 15th, 1925, aged 78 years, 7 months and 27 days, On MArch 12th, 1877, he was married to Margaret Gearheart. To this union were born four children, two of whom are living: L.P., of Sterling, Kansas, and Lew Ella Allen of Omaha, Nebr. His mother, Sarah Abernathy, died when he was three years of age.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his two children, six brothers -- W.E., G.P., C.L., H.L., A.J., and L.M.; three sisters-- Emma Stewart, Maggie Abernathy and Mrs. Viola Messenger; ten grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
He united with the M.P. church at the age of 20 years, and remained true to his faith in Christ throughout his life.
HENRY ABERNATHY BURIED MONDAY [no date of publication]
Henry Abernathy died at the home of his sister last Saturday. Funeral services held Monday P.M.
After several months illness, Henry Abernathy passed away at the home of his sister, Miss Maggie Abernathy, Saturday, January 19th.
Mr. Abernathy was a man who made many friends and was well known and respected in the community in which he lived.
Funeral services were held from the Christian church Monday afternoon with internment in the Murray cemetery.
Henry Lewis Abernathy, son of George and Elizabeth Abernathy, was born August 8, 1857; died Saturday, January 19, 1929, at his home in east Murray. He was 71 years, 5 months and 12 days old. He became a member of the Methodist Protestant church at the early age of eighteen and has always been a devout Christian. He literally spent his life in the service of others. Beginning at the early age of eighteen and teaching in the public schools of Iowa, and Colorado all his active life.He held a life certificate in both states. He has always lived in Iowa, except fifteen years spent in teaching in Colorado. He had been in failing health for a number of years. Flu, with other complications was the cause of his death. How fitting that pupils that owe tribute to an old teacher and friend should be casket bearers. He loved good literature. He loved the poets and idealists.
On Sunday morning last, after an illness of about eight days of pneumonia, mother Abernathy, one of the oldest residents, died at her home in east Murray, aged 76 yrs. 2 mo. 22 days. Elizabeth M. Griggs, was born Dec 15 1831, in Ripley Co. Indiana. She moved with her parents to Agency Iowa, at the age of 17, and on Febr. 28 1850, was married to Geo. Abernathy, and together they have lived through the varied experiences of 58 years. She had three brothers and eight sisters, only three of whom are now living.
Of the twelve children, two have gone to the other world, and of the remaining, William E. is in Stockett, Montana, Geo. P. in Payette Idaho, Charles L. in St. Edwards Nebr., Andrew J., Sarah E., Henry L., Emma J., Maggie L., Viola A., and Luther M., are living in Murray.
Mr. and Mrs. Abernathy moved to Clarke county in 1865, on a farm north of Murray, where they remained until 1882, when they came to their present home.
The funeral service was held at the home on Teusday morning at eleven o'clock conducted by Rev. Thompson. It was attended by the old friends and neighbors, who had known the deceased for many years.
Mother Abernathy will be most sadly missed by her aged companion and the daughter and sons still at home, but her memory willever linger about the familier places, and its comforting influence will abide, though the materail presence shall have disappeared she, "being dead, yet speaketh."
Obituary (Delayed by Contributor)
Wm. Abernathy was born in Ross county Ohio, June 15, 1819. When six years old he moved with his parents to Park county Indianna. In his 20th year he was united in marriage to Ellen Clark. A fewyears later he, with his family moved to Wappelo county Iowa thence to Madison county. After the death of his wife he moved to Murray where he remained until his death, September 19, 1900 at 8 o'clock a.m. The funeral services were held at the house conducted by Rev. W.L Douglas assisted by a number of singers of the M.E. church after which the remains were laid to rest in their last resting place in the Murray Cemetery. He leaves a companion, two brothers and two sisters and numerous other relatives. In conversation with his wife and others the last few days of his life he said that he was ready to go and it was his desire to be in peace with his God.
Following is an obituary of J.J. Abernathy, a former resident of this vicinity and a son of Wm. Abernathy and a brother of Mrs. J.G.Hilton.
Mr. Abernathy died at his home in Davey, Neb., Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10 o'clock p.m. The deceased was born in Clark county, Indiana, on Jan 3, 1843. When President Lincoln issued his famous call for 75,000 volunteers, he entered the service for three months and again enlisted in the 133rd Indiana Volunteer infantry for three years. Having served his time, he retired to private life, honorably discharged from his country's service. He was twice married; first to Mary E. Hiskey on Jan. 20, 1867, who died Dec 19, 1875; and again to Sarah E. Tothill on August 23, 1881, who now survives him, and has so faithfully cared for him during his illness. He has been a resident of Nebraska twenty-six years, the last ten years havingbeen spent in Davey, Neb. The funeral services were observed on Tuesday, Feb. 14th, at the M.E. church. A sermon from Luke 20:26 was preached by the pastor. His remains were followed by alarge concourse of people to Tothill cemetery, where the hands of the "Boys who wore the Blue" laid him to rest in his narrow home, to await the resurrection morning.