Thanks for the Abernathy information Elizabeth. I had never heard of Merchant's Hope but I looked it up and I am getting kind of a history lesson. I did find an index for the Richard Baker and Patrick Jackson grant from Richard Berkeley. It says the land was on the back side of Merchant's Hope two miles from the river.
I found another good web site that said Baker and Jackson were Quakers who couldn't own land so they used the names Richard Barker and Patrick Johnson to confuse the authorities. Also on this same web site a land record for Robert Abernathy proved that Richard Baker and Richard Barker were the same person. Somehow I lost the web site and can't find it again.
I can't find anything much on the Cubishas. I can't even figure out how the spell the name right.Charlie