I am researching Elizabeth, the wife of David Edenfield, who was born 1758/1759 in what is now Barnwell Co., SC and died in 1856 in Emanuel Co., GA.Her maiden name is mentioned in only one place; in an affadavit by one of her children, it was spelled APSTAN.This has led to a lot of confusion, but I believe that this spelling is really a variation of ABSTON, which makes sense because the ABSTONs were among the early Barnwell Co. inhabitants.
Elizabeth ABSTON (assuming that my theory is right) was born 1769/70, probably either in the old Orangeburgh District or Charleston.Her lineage is probably:
Francis ABSTON (MD=>VA) John ABSTON (VA=>SC) m. Unity ?? Elizabeth ABSTON (SC=>GA)
I am interested in learning as much as I can about John ABSTON and his family in the hopes of confirming Elizabeth's identity.