My Abney line comes down from DANNETT and MARY LEE ABNEY, ABNER,ELISHA,HEZEKIAH, BENJAMIN HEZEKIAH,BENJAMIN D.ABNEY,and D.,D Abneys son was my father, JAMES HOLLIWAY ABNEY. Benjamin D. come to Marshall County, Alabama from Georgia in the late 1850's. He was listed on the Marshall County ,Alabama census in 1860 and died Feburary 27,1907 in Marshall County, Alabama.He is buried at Martling Community Cemetery.One or two of Ben,s brothers lived in Marshall County in 1870-1880 and was listed on the census and in some court house records. Benjamin D.and Sarah had 5 children,George Washington Abney b.04 Aug 1856 in Ga.,d.15 Sept 1937 Gilmer Upshir Co., Texas, Mary Ann C.Abney b.15 Feb.1857 Marshall Co., Alabama,d.29 Aug. 1935 Alabama, James Albert Abney b.16 May 1858 Marshall Co., Alabama,d.28 Oct.,1919 Texline,Dallum,Texas,William Henry Abney b.10 Jun.1860,Marshall Co., Alabama d.07 Dec.,1942 Marshall Co., Alabama. David Abney b.1861 Marshall Co., Alabama,died before 1900. Sarah died about 1861 I thank when David was borned.
Benjamin D. married Mary Preskitt(Prescott)16 Sept 1862 at Bens house.They raised 5 children. John Abney b.1866 d.abt 1872, Mollie Abney b.1867 d.13 Dec.,1922, Parthena b.Sept. 1869 d.?, Evaline L. b.Oct.1871 d. 20 Apr. 1911, D. Abney b. 20 Apr,1874 d. 14 Apr, 1908, Albert (Luke)Abney b.1880 d.1901 All borned in Marshall Co., Alabama. Benjamin D. Abney lived and raised his family near Martling Alabama,which is about 8 miles from Albertville, Alabama on Sand Mountain. My Grandfather was D. Abney who married Annie Critcher,daughter of Col.James Critcher from Granville,N.C.,Annie was borned in Alabama.They had one son, James Holliway Abney who was my father. I had two brothers James Edward Abney b.21 Oct.1924,Marshall Co., Alabama Edward died March 13,2010 at home in Albertville, Alabama, Byron Clay Abney b.20 Jan 1927 Marahell Co., Alabama,d.13 Sept.2003, Birmingham, Alabama. Johnny Ray Abney b.23 April,1931 Marshall Co., Alabama.