> Thank you so much Elizabeth for the information aboutRobert West paying passage for Robert Abernethy. I didn'tknow of > this documentation.
I found it 3 or 4 years ago on the Library of Virginia's website, the actual images freely available for download. Alas, they've re-organized the website at least twice since then and I don't know how long it'd take me to find it again. Since they "improved" the site, it's not been nearly as easy to find unexpected stuff when you don't know where or what you're looking for.
> Do you think the Tilghman/ Tillman Family book is acurate that Christine Tillman married Robert Abernethy?
As far as I can tell, the premis that Christine was a Tillman hinges on her Mother's will and not one iota more. And that will names Christine and her sister only by married names and gives not a single clue as to whether either or both were children of her Mother's first or second marriage. Or adopted.
I do not think anyone has any documentation other than speculation to show when she married the 2nd Robert, how old she was at the time, nor when she gave birth to the 3rd Robert, who is also designated in that will. I have seen some online databases that claim to have the date of Christine's Mother's marriage to Roger Tillman, Christine's birth and her subsequent marriage to Robert Abernathy, and with most of them it appears that Christine was barely 8 years old at the time of her marriage to Robert. So that's hardly believable.
I also looked at the "traditional" Tilghman lineage back to royalty and found all too many potential pitfalls in it for my liking. I am still waiting for solid documentation on that line which nobody seems able to come up with. Not that it matters if one can't demonstrate that Christine's maiden name really _was_ Tillman!