Lynda, I too am looking for Abernethys from North Carolina, and found an excellent, but lengthy, document at http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/j/o/h/Donna-J-Johnson/BOOK-0001/0003-0001.htmlhttp://www.familytreemaker.com/users/j/o/h/Donna-J-Johnson/BOOK-0001/0003-0001.html.I hope this helps.It gives a lot of information on the Abernethys from their immigration from Scotland to current times.I have also been looking for information on my gr-great grandfather, M.A. Abernethy from Catawba County, b. 26 September 1844.In 1863, he enlisted in Company F, 32nd North Carolina Regiment. I believe I found his name on a Catawba County muster roll, listing his first name as Miles.Following the war, he became a teacher in Catawba and Iredell Counties. If you've found anything in your research about M.A. Abernethy, please let me know.I'd really apreciate it.