Thanks, John. I wish I could help you out with your Abernathy's, but there are none in my Tapley records at all. Lucy Pryor's husband Hosea died 21 Mar 1770 in Orange County, North Carolina and she married her brother-in-law, John Womack in 1771. The family moved to Georgia and Womack records (along with the land in North Carolina owned by Tapley and Womack) are well documented online.
I am a direct descendant of Joseph David Tapley. The Rogers/McFarland/Cleaver records can be found in northeastern Missouri along with Tapley descendants. The information about the Indian massacre is oral history passed down in the family. I have never examined it.
There are also land records in Granville, North Carolina (about the 1750s) of Hosea Tapley's land. I am unaware of specific records in Brunswick, Virginia. We have only the early records about Surry County And Gloucester, mostly from the Pryor family.
I do have this note from an online source yesterday: "Hosea TAPLEY is from the same TAPLEY family that intermaried with William POOLE of Brunswick, and left a will in Mecklenburg County, VA, 1777" -- I would like very much to see the will. I don't know the Poole family. Are they yours?
It was important to keep the name alive and there are many generations of Hosea's, John's, Green's and combinations of the three names.