I am so happy to see your reply. I have discovered quite a bit since I wrote this post but always wanting to know more. I have John J. Abney's parents & etc. I'm not sure I had his dates though. Do you know the cemetery he is buried in?
Anyway, I'm sure you know my mother is Melvina Jane Abney Pankey & you are right, we are second cousins! I'm sending you my e-mail address so we can correspond on our Abney families, if you don't mind? It is firstname.lastname@example.org