I have in my records a Sophia Pauline "Polly" Abernathy b. 8/5/1841 d. 10/9/1926 m. 7/20/1862 William Rufus Cobb. They are buried at Wesley's Chapel Methodist Church in Catawba County, N.C. They are listed on the Catawba County, N.C. census under Rufus Cobb and Sophia Cobb.I have Rev. Miles Anderson Abernathy has her brother who was born 9/26/1844 d. 7/17/1926 m. (1st) Martha Milligan (2nd) Mattie Shell.He is buried (I believe) in Mt. Holly, N.C. (This would be close to Mountain Island.)
To add some humor to your statement about finding places on google satellite, we are "rednecks" here and pack a pistol (more like a cabinet of high-powered guns).My husband isn't afraid to use them that is for sure.