Thomas S. Abernathy, a Methodist minister, was born March 26, 1803 in Brunswick County, VA, and died April 13, 1882, at Dayton, Marengo County, AL. He was one of five preachers to organize the first Methodist Conference of Alabama.
James C. Abernathy was born September 6, 1835 in Old Spring Hill, Marengo County. He joined the CSA and fought in every engagement of the Army of the Tennessee from Murphreesboro to the end of the war. He died in Birmingham Feb 28, 1915. Thomas Y. Abernathy, Methodist minister, was born Oct 13, 1851, at Old Spring Hill, son of William Henry and Rebecca (Grayson) Abernathy. He married April 19, 1876 to Lizzie Johnson of Monroe County