I am pleased to report that my Abney book received the Best South Carolina Family History Book of 2008 award from South Carolina Genealogical Society. The over 300 page book is The Legacy of Samuel Abney, Senior, Revolutionary Patriot. Starting with George and Unity Abney, it traces Samuel Abney, Sr. and his family down to his great-grandchildren. The first part is the family story with photographs. The second section is reproduction of proofs, deeds, Bibles, letters and other documents. The third part untangles Samuel Abney, Sr.’s son Samuel from his nephew Long Sam, who was the second Samuel Abney who fought in the Revolution from South Carolina (“Samuel Abney, Jr.” of South Carolina Indent U160). The appendices include among other items, information on the family in England; Dannett Abney, the immigrant ancestor, and some of his children; and information on George and Unity Abney’s other children.