Dionysia Abernathy b ca 1783/4 d Aug 3 1853 m David Yates Roper parents of Kizzie Roper b c 1806. Dionysia was dau of Rev. David Abernathy (Jr) b Jul 22 1759 Dinwiddie Co VA d 8 23 1838 Giles Co TN & Christine Forney b 1762 Lincoln Co NC d 12 7 1842 Giles Co TN. David & Christine m. 5 27 1782 in Lincoln Co NC. David was Revolutionary War veteran. (See DAR Register of Patriots) He came before 1800 to TN, brought family later.