Sorry for the delay. My Abneys came from VA to Estill Co KY in early 1800. I have checked and do not have any in the 1900's as an Abney daughter married into my Riddle line.. I would suggest that you visit the Abney Archives at www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/2300 and see if you find any info about your Abneys. Also, try posting on this same forum with the Subject as Joseph Abney b. 1848 in ?? (wherever he was born, or at least where his son was born, if you know the state and/or county). I think it won't take long for someone to pick up on your Joseph.Let me know if I can help further.