hello..not sure but we may be looking for the same sam abner.. my great grandfather is named sam abner and i have had the worse time finding info on him.. i know he was from ky and some of his ppl came from berea. i know that he was married to a woman named mary at some point then married another lady by the name of ollie issacs. if you could possibly get in touch with me i would really appreciate it alot. I do know that the sam abner i am looking for had a son named John curtis abner also called johnnie and lived in knoxville ,tn this is the town he passed away in and is buried here as well. i hope to talk to you soon!