From: "Legacy," (Early Families of Giles Co., TN),by Margaret Butler; obtained through the Giles Co. Historical Society, Pulaski, TN:(p. 17) "Joseph and David, sons of David Abernathy Sr., came to Tennessee on a scouting trip prior to 1800.Joseph, a surveyor and conveyancer in North Carolina, was connected with Judge Haywood and the Sheppards in surveying large bodies of land on Richland Creek between 1800 and 1810. Both he and David returned to Giles and purchased land.Joseph was in Giles in 1816, for on that date he was a witness for the executors of James Johnson's will. In 1826 Joseph sold his land to Robert Tennen (sic) who had married his daughter Elizabeth or Betsy and in 1830, he, his daughter Betsy, and son-in-law, Robert Tennen, were in Lauderdale County, Alabama. Betsy and Robert returned to Giles and are buried on a high hill near "African Hollow" off highway 312 north." More later.