Robert Abernathy 1 on "Find a Grave" born 1624. There is no grave yard listed for him? Why? These are long time Abernathy researchers and I think maybe they just wanted "our" Robert Abernathy to have some kind of record that he had existed. Anyone can just add a grave to "Find a Grave". You might want to click on the urls on that web page. I think "Find A Grave" allows you to add a grave if you know of a grave with no headstone which is how it's supposed to work. One of my great grandmothers does not have a headstone at this time but she is on the cemetery's records and she has an obituary in the newspaper. I would be willing to go in on a tombstone for her.
I read in a book about Scotland ( long long ago Scotland ) where the women of Scotland could not do much for their children but what they could do they did. Which was educate them. I did not keep a copy of that but wish that I had. Maybe I can find that book again. I have a copy of the original record where Martha Pattie Abernathy paid to have her children tutored in the 1814/1815 school year. This is widow Pattie Abernathy who was the daughter-in-law of James and Elizabeth Cox Abernathy. I know this James Abernathy could read and write and I know James Abernathy's wife Elizabeth Cox could sign her own name. I also have a photo copy of that record. I believe all of the Robert Abernathys could read and write.
In my opinion the Robert Abirnethie who was born 7 May 1628 at Inveresk, with Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and his father was Richard Abirnethie has a great chance of being the Robert Abernathy who landed in VA in 1652 and could have left a wife behind in Scotland.
Anyone interested can do a Google street view for Inveresk, Scotland which is now a gated community in Musselburgh. Looks like a pretty nice place.