I am very interested in knowing more about the Abney family who settled in Butler Co., Kentucky. Though I don't have an Abney line (yet) my ancestor James Ewing named his eldest son Abney (b.1808) in Logan Co., Ky. James Ewing's wife was Mary Howard and I suspect that the name Abney may have been through her family. I believe the Howards may have Maryland origins. But I believe that if there is an Abney connection it would be in or around Buckingham Co., Virginia. Anyone offer any help?