Martha Abney was the daughter of John Abney and Alsey McGee. John was the son of Nathaniel and Sarah Canada/Canady Abney. John died in Stewart County TN circa 1849. His wife was listed as a MALE head of family on the 1850 census of Stewart County that lists the children of her and John. Alsey married Noah Smith after the death of John Abney. Nathaniel/Nathan Abney, brother to Martha was my g-grandfather.