> The problem with the early census data is that, due to lack of detail, it's hard to tell which Miles was which.
>This fits with information prevalent among some of the older generations in Hanging Dog that Michael came to Cherokee Co. with his brother.
> The only other Abernathy in Cherokee Co. (according to census data) was a Jacob Abernathy.
I believe that other Abernathy in Cherokee County to whom you are refering is Jacob Forney Abernathy 1795-1858, Tomatla community, right? My notes/database have him as a son of John D. Abernathy and Susannah Marie Forney.
> Needless to say, rather than clarifying anything, this just muddies the water further.
I know that feeling!
> But I'd sure like to hear from anyone knowing anything futher about this.
Likewise. I cannot find any Miles Abernathy-Amy Somebody marriages in my files...