Hello cuzzin John; I have a copy of Frederick' Will. Frederick Abernathy born 2 Sept 1745 Bristol Parish, Bruns. VA. Chr 10 Nov. 1745, d 1819 Bruns Co VA. Married 1st.Tabitha Harwell. Ch; John A. b ca 1765, d 1815 md Nancy Kelly and 2 others, Silvy b ca 1767 m Reuel Lewis 7 Aug 1787 Bruns. Co, Alice/Alie b ca 1775, Jarrett b ca 1776 d 1843 md Annie Sadler, James B. b 1780 d bef 1838 md Mary Frances Jennings, Elisha b 1784 d 23 Feb 1862 md Nancy Reed, Sandal b 16 July 1789, d 8 Nov 1854 md John Neal ( both buried in Giles Co TN), Sterling b 1793 d 2 April 1789 TX md Mary McCormack. His mother may have died at his birth?
Frederick md 2nd Milly Davenport13 Feb 1795 Bruns Co VA, ch; Matthew b 1794,( my line)md Elizabeth Jackson Dickson and Mason b 1798 md Samuel D. Kelly.
Apparently the parson did not get there in time to bless this marriage before Matthew was born. It must have galled the older children as they only recieved one dollar each with the exception of Sandal who lived with Fred and Milly and accompanied her brother Matthew to Giles Co TN later.
Will dated 5 June 1819 Bruns Co VA. and returned 28 June 1819.It states as you have quoted. I also have copy of inventory of his estate.
I joined The National Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims on our Robert Abernathy last year. I joined D.A.R. on John B. Abernathy, father of Frederick.