This is a copy of will from Lincoln County Courthouse and son, Miles is mentioned:
Will of Robert Abernethy - Probated 1792
In the name of God, Amen, I, Robert Abernethy, Jr., of Lincoln County and State of North Carolina beingweak in body yet of sound and perfect understanding memory thanks be to God for it and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die and being desirous to settle things in order, I do make and constitute and appoint this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following that is to say first and principally I give my soul to God the giver thereof in hopes to receive the same again at the joyful Ressurection at the last day with full and true pardon of all my sins and transgressions through the death and merits of my blessed Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to the earth whence it came to be ordered for a decent and Christian like manner and as to touching my worldly Estate as The Lord in His Mercy hath lent me and my Will and meaning is that the same be employed and disposed of in the following manner and first that all my Just and Lawful debts and funeral charges be first paid, then I give unto my wife, Sarah Abernethy, my whole estate Each and Every part thereof to have and to hold during her life, then after her death I give unto my children as follows, to Robert Abernethy 2nd, my son, I give five shillings, to William Abernethy I give five shillings, to Charles Abernethy I give five shillings, to John Abernethy I give five shillings, to Miles Abernethy I also give five shillings, to my daughter Sarah Abernathy I give five shillings, to my daughter Amy Abernethy I give five shillings, I also give unto my son Smith Abernethy five shillings,I also give unto my daughter Lucy Cox five shillings, then I give unto Nathan Abernethy the remainder of my property Each and Every part thereof which shall be remaining.I do hereby appoint my wife Sarah Abernethy and son Nathan Abernathy executors of these presents. ( Last Will and Testament of Robert Abernethy. No date. Probated 1792) Presents, sealed and delivered in presence of: John Rockett James Abernethy
Robert apparently died prior to or in the first part of 1790 as he was not listed on the 1790 Census, which showed Sarah as head of household, with 5 sons under 16, 1 female and 11 slaves.