I am looking for information on the Abernathy family of Missouri.What I have documented so far is from my personal family records and Scotland County, Mo. census records.
Glen Carroll Abernathy [my grandfather] was the second son of John Summerville Abernathy of Scotland County, Missouri and Van Buren County, Iowa. Glen's oldest and only sibling was Harley Abernathy.John Summerville Abernathy married Icy Mae Stott Abernathy.John's father was Edgar Abernathy, born in Illinois but was raised in Missouri.He married the widow Ella Denning Kisling [funeral record book]. Census records show Edgar's father was John Abernathy of Virginia.According to the 1880 Scotland County, Missouri census records, there is a John Abernathy who was born in 1833 in Virginia.His wife is listed as Ann, born in 1844 in Indiana.Does anyone know if these are Edgar's parents? I had believed my lineage came through Robert Abernathy of Virginia but through the DNA testing results posted online, it seems I might descend from Samuel Abernathy. My uncle is still alive who could possibly become involved in the Abernathy DNA project. I'm hoping someone can shed some light on my Abernathy's history.