> Before going further, I want to address something regarding Hardaway T. Abernathy, son of Blackstone and grandson > of David of Lunenburg.
I have sometimes been as guilty as anyone else of assuming that other researchers knew what they were saying to be true. Especially in years past, before I realized how much damage insufficiently documented information can cause. This is clearly one of those cases. I have corrected my database to show just the initial. Shortly after that post, as a matter of fact, upon receipt of an email exchange between myself and Margaret Ogilvie.
> As to the John Blackstone/David Abernathy deed I would like to also see a copy. I do have a deed that refers to David > the elder and David the junior in which the subject is Blackstone’s interest in the property left to David the elder by > right of his wife Sarah’s bequeath of her father, John Blaxton. Is this the same deed?
I would assume so, since I believe it was Margaret who mentioned the deed, but not, I think, in any great detail. Probably when she sent me a copy of the will of David (the senior). I would actually have to check the email folder in which I have placed her messages to me.
As for any possible relationship between any Abernathy family in the 1850's and any other Abernathy family on that same census, regardless of location, research into various Abernathy lines in Giles County TN and elsewhere by 1850 has taught me to approach that question with a great deal of caution. If I ever get to the point of being able to trace every US Abernathy line from point of origin in this country to at least the 1850's, then maybe I can be more positive in what I say about the issue.