I don't know much about Bud Abernathy or his sisters Ama and Mary. Do you know much about their father David Alexander Abernathy? I know his sister is listed as Amy or Ama Abernathy who married twice.David named one of his daughters presumably after his sister Ama. Do you happen to know anything more about the brothers and sisters of David Alexander Abernathy? I have Abernathy ancestors who came from Bollinger County also. One of my Great Uncles was nicknamed Bud Abernathy, but not the one you to which you refer.I wonder if the name Bud might be a family custom that various related Abernathy families might use.