I looked again and there are several Roots Web Family Tree web sites that have old David CRITES wife listed as Sophia FONNEY, two Ns and no Rs. There are a couple I saw that have her listed as Sophia ?.
Clete Ramsey posted on the Bollinger County, MO, GenForum an article about the Bollinger wagon train from Lincoln County, NC, which crossed the Mississippi River at Ste. Genevieve, MO, on 1 Jan 1800 (message #185). At least three of old David CRITES children were on that wagon train. This is from Goodspeeds history of SE MO. Doesn't say anything about any ABERNATHYS.