I wanted to reply to your message about the family of Phillip Abernathy. Because your GGGrandmother Minervah Abernathy is an older sister to my GGGrandmother Elizabeth Hortense Abernathy.Looking at printouts from Census Records of 1850 Cass County,Georgia.and 1860,1880,and 1900 Montgomery County, Arkansas. I found the children of Phillip Abernathy and Margaret"Peggy"Bates to be:
Canzada Abernathy,Born Mar.1850. Married W.J.Lewis. died 1916.
Columbus C.Abernathy,Born Aug.1853. Married 1)Lizzie Fitzsimmons. 2)Leah E.J.Corley. 3)Cora Lee., Died -
James W.Abernathy, Born 1855 -
Minervah Abernathy, Born 1859 -
Elizabeth Hortensia Abernathy, Born 1862, Married 1) Samuel Enoch Hendrix. 2) James Harrison Edwards., Died 1909.
Phillip R.Abernathy, Born 1865, Married Julia A.Fryar. Died 1940.
Anora Abernathy, Born 1879 -
Spicey C.Abernathy, Born 1880 (Parents are Phillip Abernathy and 2)wife Martha E.Goss).
The children; Elizabeth Hortensia(Artensy), Phillip R.,and Anora are listed in the 1880 Census of Montgomery County, Arkansas,Pg.9, line 62, Mt Ida.
I used a book by Vera L.Blake,on the Bates Family for the dates used above. I have visited the grave of Phillip Abernathy in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Big Fork, Arkansas. Most of the people buried there are related to me, directly or by marriage to the Familiesof (Abernathy, Bates, Goss,Hendrix,and Vandiver). I have some information on Phillip Abernathy and his brother James A. Abernathy who left Georgia in 1852 with the Bates Families in a wagon train to settle in Montgomery County, Arkansas. I know Phillip was a Blacksmith by trade and worked near an Iron furnace on the Etowah River in Georgia, as did his other brothers. They all had come down to Georgia from Lincoln County, North Carolina with their Parents Nathan Abernathy And Eve Cline. I visited Macedonia cemetery in Bartow(formerly Cass)County, Georgia. several of Phillip's brothers are buried there, and I suspect that his parents are buried there also, but over 200 of the graves there are only marked with fieldstone.
I havent looked at the information on the Abernathy web site at; http://parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/babernat/d223.htm#P321http://parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/babernat/d223.htm#P321 , but I will compare my notes with what is there. I am willing to share any research I have, and hope that you will respond to my message here, or to my E-mail at email@example.com ,Daniel Bass