I'm sitting here looking at David Abernathy , on the 1820 Maury County, TN census,(copied at the State Library, from an image on a microfilm reader). Just as I missed the David on 1820 Davidson, perhaps likewise, this can be said for you(?) After all, we are all only human; perfection being an attribute possessed only by the Great Spirit. I am also fairly certain that the Joseph on the 1800 Lincoln Co., NC census is the same one as is on 1790 Lincoln:The children,Head of HH, and wife all project correctly, and they are gone by the 1810 census.Joseph Abernathy, on the 1810 Lincoln, is much younger. Also, I have pages from "The Early History of Giles County" (TN), one of which says that David and Joseph Abernathy came with the Tinnons, on the trail from Campbellsville, about 1811. (I will re-post, with an actual quote, so there can be no confusion).NOTE: David and Christine were supposedly still in Maury at that time. Lastly; the 1850 Macon Co. AL census, Disrict 21, (which includes David, Jane, and Coleman - also Jos. T. and family) probably has some of the ages of a lot of people transcribed incorrectly. (on Ancestry). I say this because the census taker's 6's do look like his 0's. If you look carefully, you'll see that the 6 has a closed loop, which crosses the upward sweeping line, (on both pages that I sent to you). Otherwise, it's a tough call. I'll post the other info tomorrow.