You probably already have this info, but John Abernethy, his wife and several children are buried at Lander's Chapel Methodist Church. The surname is spelled Abernathy, but I have ran across that quite often. I am not sure if it is Lincoln or Gaston Co., NC, but the church is close to Long Shoals.
If you know of any stories handed down in the Abernethy family, please let me know. I think the stories help bring your ancestors to life and you see them as a person instead of a name on a sheet of paper.