In my data, I have John B Abernathy (known as "The Fiddler")(c 1747 Bristol Parish VA - July 1816 Lincoln Co NC)& Susannah Harwell (c 1754 VA - Sept 7 1838 Perry Co, MO) as parents of Larkin Abernathy. I'm sure that ancestry is in Brian A's web site. If you don't find it, let me know.
DAR Patriot Register - Centennial Edition, Washington, DC: 1990 - ? 1994 Vol I: Abernathy, John b. 1753 VA d. 6- -1816 NC m. x--- SOL NC
See also an earlier GenForum discussion "Did John Abernathy m. Susannah CLAYTON??" Posted by: Regina Roper Dec 07, 2000
In 1820 John's widow and all children but Burwell moved to Missouri.
In Will of John B Abernathy: Wife, Susana. Children: Patsy Thompson (first daughter), Jeremiah Abernathy (first son), William Harley Abernathy (2nd son), Bary Abernathy (3rd son), Lot Abernathy (4th son), Claton Abernathy (5th son), Larkin Abernathy (6th son), Amy Oliver (2nd daughter), Faney Little (3rd duaghter), Polly Abernathy (4th and youngest daughter). Executors: son Harley Abernathy and Bary Abernathy, signed by name. Witnesses: William Heker, William Nance, John Nantz. Dated April 16, 1816. Probated July 1816 in Lincoln Co (formerly Tyron Co), NC