I have seen this above Nathan, in 3 or more online trees, as Nathaniel, also. There are Daniels', Alexanders', and Phillips' given in this extended familiy as well. Those rather unusual names are all found in the families of Rev. Jos. T. Abernathy's descendants, in AL, mostly in the family of son David Nathaniel Abernathy, in addition the the more common names Turner, Coleman, and even Jackson (I can now produce the documents).Also, Rev. J.T.'s father, David Abernathy, b. circa 1791, NC, was listed as both David, (Muster Roll) and Daniel (Quartermaster's/Paymaster's log) in his War of 1812 Service Record. When I rec'd the record from the Nat'l Archives in Wash, DC, they verified that he was the same person, serving in Jan, 1814, as a Mounted Rifleman, in Col. Higgins unit of TN Volunteers, in (modern) Tallapoosa Co., AL, in 2 battles against the Creek Redsticks, just prior to the Battle of Horshoe Bend, in which Gen. Jackson forced the Creek'ssurrender.