> Elizabeth, does any of the Robert Abernathy info I have correspond to your info:
Yes and no.
> George Abernathy de Barrie b.abt.1600,
Forget him, my dear. There is no documentary evidence to link him to the indentured Robert (merely speculation and misplaced ones at that), and very strong evidence prohibiting such a link. Besides, there is simply no record of his birth or that of his two younger brothers. We know George's father was alive in 1609, but not who he married nor when his sons were born.
> Robert Abernathy b.between 1624-1632 Banff, Scotland (1652 indentured),
Location of birth unproven, date of birth same; death date also in question, although the location is probably in VA. It can be demonstrated that he entered the Virginia Colony in the spring of 1652, due to a headright grant to Robert West, who funded his passage and sold his bondservice once he got here. Name on the headright grant, by the way, was Rob't Ebernathell, which was doubtless close to how he pronounced it.
> Robert A b.1656,
Oops: Several problems. First, birth could not have been prior to Jan 1658 by my calculations. Indentured servants not allowed to marry. Therefore ex-bondservant Robert's legitimate son could only have been born a minimum of 9 months after the date we KNOW that he and Sara were married. Which was 3 Apr 1657.
Second problem: I strongly suggest that you drop that middle initial A as there is no contemporary evidence to support it. For this or the following Roberts. It only became a 'tradition' after the 1929 Pulaski Newspaper articles, and was due to tight letter count restrictions. To cram as much info as possible into each article, Elizabeth Denty Abernathy used the initial rather than the full name when refering to individual members of the family, thereby saving 7 spaces and getting more data in. People who simply didn't realize that promulgated a myth, all unknowingly.
> Robert A. b.1695,
Date guesswork; Also, I strongly suggest you drop that middle initial due to no contemporary evidence to support it.
> Robert A. b. 1719-1721,
Again, drop middle initial due to no contemporary evidence to support it. As to birth date, many individuals have his birth on 27 Mar 1719 and his baptism on 13 Jun 1721. The only problem with that is lack of documentation: it's not in the Bristol Parish Register, and the births of all but one of his younger siblings are recorded. Possibly the dates are correct and we've simply lost the Bristol Parish records prior to a certain date: the currently publication of the Bristol Parish Register was "lost" for many years before it re-surfaced in a private library.
> Robert A. b.1742,
Strongly suggest you drop that middle initial due to no contemporary evidence to support it.
> Robert b.1775,
> Samuel Bynum Abernathy, b.1809, Richard Murray Abernaty b.1845 and so on.
From here down, our databases probably pretty much agree.
> I see the confusion in the Robert A. history.
There's plenty of it.
> I am showing info from others (no proof) that Robert A. b.1721 married Sarah Nichols.
A marriage bond for Robert Abernathy and a Sarah Nicols (Nichols) was issued on 23 Jun 1783 in Lincoln County, NC, bondsman John Farrar. [src: Bynum, p. 10] No note as to who married them or when the bond/license was returned to the county officials.
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