There were several Abney's that came the same time. I am going on memory right now because I just moved and everything is boxed up so I will try and get it all correct, but don't document it until I can get you supporting documents.
John and Martha Pattman Puckett Abney was one of the first sets to come. His father was the very first one. His name was John Abney though he went by John Abner. He came to use treasury grant for land but it was caveated because the land he chose was already under a land warrant from someone else. Apparently he right after this because his name disappears from records and his children were then being raised by their grandfather Paul.
The firsts sets to settle were John and Martha Pattman Puckett Abney. William Abney and Amelia Graves or Judith Graves, I am not sure which wife it was that came along here with him with out my records.
John Abney the hatter was also a family that came at this time. His mother remarried and she also came as she is listed on land grants with her son here.
Those were the first to come and others came along shortly after, but I would have to look at my records to give you further information.