All of the following information regarding William R. Abston comes from Linda Nicholson.She states his name as William R. King Abston (born Sept. 26, 1829, Selma Coorey, Dallas Co., AL), son of Mary B. Arnett and William Allen Abston.W.R. Abston married Mary Angeline Sanders (b. ca. 1828, North Carolina) on July 3, 1849 in Bibb Co., AL.I only have two children listed for them, sons William (b. ca. 1856) and Josiah (b. ca. 1857).Linda claims descent from Francis Abston and Susannah Evans in Maryland, early 1700's.Linda thinks that Francis and Susannah's son John was the father of Elijah Abston, grandfather of William R. Abston.
Since you are a descendent of William R. Abston, would you send me your line and any additional information that I don't have?Also, if you have access to a scanner, would you send me a copy of your gggrandparents' portrait?If I can help out in any other way, please let me know - I'll do what I can.