Mary - I tried your send a response to your email, but I got a "undeliverable" response.
I have names of Abneys from South Carolina.They are:William Preston Abney had he had children by Bessie Waters.I don't know where they are from in South Carolina as of yet.Some of the relatives of this branch are James, Ellen, Bennie Lee, Wilbert (father), Annie Mae, Eveline,George and John.There is an Albert Abney in DC. There was a Johnnie that died at 14 years old.Bessie and William's children are David,Bobby, William, Claire, Etterline, Ernestine, James and Mamie.
Another branch from either Saluda or Columbus was John Henry Abney and Winnie.Helen Delorise Abney-Riley's grandmother was Alice Abney (her father's mother) who lived to be 103 years old.I recently spoke to a Classie (81 years old) and a Pauline.
I am trying to see if the Abneys in the first paragraph are related to the others.