Believe ggg grandparents are SAMUEL ABNEY b. abt. 1824 INDIANA & ELIZABETH (GILSON) ABNEY b. abt. 1827 INDIANA(?) d. 1875. Samuel & Elizabeth m. abt. 1843 RUSH CO. IN. They are found in an 1870 census in MACON CO. ILLINOIS along with their children.
Their son JOHN J. ABNEY b. abt 1856/57 is my gg grandfather. His birthplace was either Indiana or Illinois. He later moved to Missouri & m. my gg grandmother ELIZA FISHER.
I recently visited the gravsite of Elizabeth Abney, wife of Samuel. She is at rest in the NORTH FORK CEMETERY, MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Next to her is her son ANDREW H. ABNEY. Next to Andrew lies FANNIE ABNEY. Maybe she was Andrew's wife, unsure?
Would like to make contact with any descendants of this family. Willing to share what I have & hoping to learn more. I have no info on the Gilson side, but would like to find some. I do have some on the Abney line.
Look forward to any response & Thank you in advance!