Thank you for the clarification. I do have a question regarding the Abernathy Nixon's loose papers indicating James Abernathy bought the "Bissell Rumfelt and Farrar places in one tract from Moses Bonner and his wife Charity in 1778" (DB17, 91). Do you know which Farrar owned the tract of land prior to the Bonner's? I cannot find any deed transfer from Farrar to Bonner. Perhaps Bonner was an assignee on a Farrar military land warrant?
My ancestor is John Farrar that lived in Granville Co., NC and married Elizabeth Abernathy in 1883. There are several documents indicating he was living in Granville Co. during the war (definitely through 1780). He evidently moved to Lincoln County, NC at the end of the war. John did receive a land grant in 1788, however, I have not found any evidence that he ever purchased land in Tyron or Lincoln County, NC before 1796.
At one time I had suspected that your Turner Abernathy may have been the father of Rebecca Abernathy that married Moses Farrar in St. Clair Co., Illinois. I am now almost certain that she was the daughter of Robert Abernathy that died in St. Clair Co. The 1810 Christian Co. Kentucky census data supports there being an additional previously unaccounted for daughter of Robert Abernathy. Robert Battee Farrar, an older brother of Moses Farrar, had earlier married Robert's daughter, Susannah Abernathy, and was enumerated adjacent to Robert Abernathy. Susannah's older sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, had earlier married Henry Hutton and Job Vanwinkle, respectively, in Jefferson Co., KY., and older sister Sarah Ann had married John Broom in Christian Co. KY a year before Susannah married Robert Farrar. All married sisters are accounted for in the 1810 ceneus, and all are living in St. Clair Co., Ill. during the 1820 census. The 1810 census enumerated 3 females besides Robert's wife. I am inclined to believe the 3 younger females were Rebecca, Nancy, and Eliza. Evidently Rebecca died shortly after her marriage to Moses, and Moses moved to Missouri. He is the same Moses that married Frances McFarland (1829) and Ann Arpy Duvall Abernathy (1838). Moses Farrar died in Dunklin Co., Missouri before 22 Feb 1866 (probably an effect from enlisting in the 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry [also called 10th Regiment], Company A for the CSA at over 65 years of age).