Dr. James Smith Abernathy born 10/25/1802 in Franklin NC. Married Elizabeth Ramsey 03/19/1829. They lived in Limestone (Athens) Alabama. He was a Methodist/Episcapalian Minister and Physician. She died in 1867. He died 1876. They had 10 children,,6 boys. One was named Mial Smith Aber. We dont know anything about Dr. J.S. Abernathys parents. Not the same Smith Abernathy, but both had a wife named Elizabeth.