Hi Greg, I tried to email you some time ago but got no response. I'll try this on the chance that you might see it. Direct Descendants of Joseph Abney
1Joseph Abney 1807 - 1851 +Jane (Jincy) Walker 1806 - 1863 2James Madison Abney 1839 - 1917 +Mary Elizabeth Jones 1829 - 1885 3George Robertson ABNEY 1867 - 1935 +Laura Belle ABERNATHY 1869 - 1951 4Clarence Lee Abney 1890 -
Joseph Abney was born 1807, in Spartanburg, SC. James Madison Abney was born 24 April 1839, in Herny Co., TN. George Robertson Abney born 07 Jan. 1867 , Weakley Co., TN.
James Madison and many other Abney's, including James Madison, James Marion, George Robertson, their wives and a number of children are buried in the cemetery of Meridian Church a short distance outside Greenfield, Weakley Co., TN.
I have recent pictures (taken by me) of all the Abney grave markers if you have any interest is seeing them. I also have two old photographs (copies) you might be interested in. One is of James Madison, his (then) wife , Mary Stewart Abney, his four sons from a previous marriage to Mary Jones. The second picture is of George Robertson Abney, his wife, Laura Bell Abernathy Abney, two of their sons, Clarence Lee and Algie Hulon Abney. These photos came to me by way of Algie Hulon's daughter.
James Madison Abney had eleven brothers and sisters, one of whom, George Washington Abney, was my great grandfather. So, we are, though distant, cousins.