I ran across an Abney couple in a church cemetary that has lots of my family, and thought you might be interested.
ROW 3 N D Abney b. 13 May 1861 d. 16 Oct 1928 Mrs. N D Abney b. 22 Apr 1875 d. 28 Dec 1961
ROW 9 James H Abney b 1858 d 1936 Lula E Abney b 1855 d 1937
They are in the 3rd row (of about 20), so would have been long term members of Chrisite's Chapel Methodist Church.Christie's Chapel is located about 8 miles south of Magnolia, AR in Culumbia County. A photo of the grave marker is attached.
The Robert Christie family once lived in Edgefield, with properties on Daley's Creek off of the Little Saluda River.There are Christies of this line buried at Berea Baptist Church in Edgefield.
One of Robert's grandsons, Josiah Albert Christie, moved to this area in Arkansas in 1854.