I am not sure the elder David's middle name was Wilson, but from Jefferson Co. Deed Records: David and Ruth Abernathy sold land to Jacob and Barbary Crotwell on Nov. 17, 1837. I believe they lived with son David Wilson until after the 1840 Census: Wilson Abernathy 0000110001-00011001. Then I believe they did go to Pontotoc Co. Miss. where they are found with sloppy handwritting.