This excerpt presents me with yet another potential problem for my already 'way overfull "Abernathy Problems" file.
If I attach this Alexander Abernethy to the Smith Abernethy I find on 1790, 1800, 1810, & 1820 NC census records, then I have an instance where there is only 5 months between the birth of a cited daughter (from a reputable researcher's on-line tree) on 24 Nov 1789 and the birth of son Alexander on 13 Mar 1790. NOT enough time for a 9 month pregnancy!
Unless... unless... maybe ... hummmm.
Maybe Alexander's birth was when the old calendar was in force and the write up you cited was well after the change to the new one and everybody had fully adjusted to the new one without remembering about the old one? Should this be a case where his birth date was on 13 Mar 1790 (old calendar and not on 13 Mar 1790 (new calendar)?Maybe his birthdate should more exactly be cited as 13 Mar 1790/1 ???
When _did_ the United States move the beginning of a New Year back to 1 Jan instead of 1 April? Does anyone know for sure?
This might resolve quite a number of the conflicts where there are too few months between the birth of one child and that of the next!