E. Abner Hearn was my gg grandfather. He was born September 18, 1831, in Wake County, NC. He married Mary Scott Littleton, the widow of William Littleton, May 19, 1870 and they had five children. Abner was an engineer on a steamship that traveled the coastline of North and South Carolina and Georgia before the War. During the Civil War he served in the Troup County Artillery. He applied for and received a pension in January 1903 and died March 14 of the same year. What I would like to know is information on his early life.....parents, siblings, etc. Early census records indicate his parents were born in Ireland, but I can't prove that. I am hoping someone connects and can help.