Goodson, Lockhart and Allied Families



named also recorded as: F Aminda Amanda Goodson

David Harwell ABERNATHY

David Abernathy Sr. / Martha Ann Turner
May 29, 1726 - 1814 / 1730 - aft 1814 m 1748 in Brunswick Co., Va, David Abernathy, Sr. Born in Bristol Parish, Brunswick Co., (prev. Prince George, County) Va. Moved with his family to North Carolina. Abernathys in the Lincoln County Census, 1790. His will was dated 1808 and mentions his children and wife. Died in Lincoln County, NC

Martha Ann Turner
Born in Aberdeen, Scotland
David, Turner, Robert, Joseph, Patty, Moses, John D., Willliam "Big Billy," Betsy, Nancy, Miles D
10. David4 Abernethy (Robert3, Robert A.2, Robert A.1) was born 29 May 1726 in Virginia, and died 1814 in Lincoln Co., NC. He married Martha Ann Turner in Virginia. She was born in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Notes for David Abernethy: Baptized June 16, 1726.
Came to live in North Carolina in the 1760's. [William Perry Johnson, Wills of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, 1769-1824,copy in Gaston County, NC Library - 929.3/W/N.C.C., manuscript. Mr. Johnson's abstract of an unrecorded will]: ABERNATHY, David, Sr. - of Lincoln County - Will dated 24 Aug 1808. Wife Ann. "Having heretofore given unto my Children Joseph Abernathy, Robert Abernathy, Patty Abernathy, David Abernathy, John Abernathy, Turner Abernathy, William Abernathy, Moses Abernathy, Nancy Forney & Betsey Perkins all the property I intended to give them and which I judged consistent with my Circumstances and considering my son Miles Abernathy having charge of myself and his mother in old age after my own and my wifes decease I do hereby give and bequeath unto my son Miles Abernathy his Heirs and Assigns forever the Plantation on which I live supposed to contain two hundred and twenty Acres or thereabouts joining lines with Turner Abernathy, William Abernathy, Richard Rosdale and Peter Forneys Lands. "Negroes are also bequeathed. Executors, son Moses Abernathy and son-in-law Peter Forney. Signed by name. Witnesses: Jno. D. Graham, Saml. Saunders. Probated July 1814.

Will Probated: Jul 1814, Lincoln Co., NC
Will Written: 24 Aug 1808

Martha Ann TURNER


Information on Martha Turner found in Rozella Abernethy, "Genealogy of the Abernethy Family of Lincoln and Gaston Counties, North Carolina,"Mount Holly, Gaston Co., NC, 1934.

Information on Martha Turner found in Rozella Abernethy, "Genealogy of the Abernethy Family of Lincoln and Gaston Counties, North Carolina,"Mount Holly, Gaston Co., NC, 1934.


paternity not verified - may have died young



Looked like a Native American. The town Pocahontas, was named in his honor.


Father: Robert IV ABERNATHY b: 27 MAR 1719 in Prince George Co, VA
Mother: Sarah Ann ABERNATHY b: ABT. 1720 in Scotland

Other sets of parents have been recorded, however, because he is recorded as Robert the Fifth, his father would have to be Robert the Fourth.

Dicie ABERNATHY b: 1768
Robert "Esquire Bob" ABERNATHY b: ABT. 1775 in NC
Shadrack ABERNATHY b: ABT. 1780
William ABERNATHY b: ABT. 1780 in NC
Joseph ABERNATHY b: ABT. 1784 in NC
Miles ABERNATHY b: 1785
Turner T. ABERNATHY b: ABT. 1802 in NC


Re: ABERNETHY, Berryman (Lincoln County, NC)
Posted by: Bob Bowen Date: June 30, 2000 at 13:15:39
In Reply to: Re: ABERNETHY, Berryman (Lincoln County, NC) by Barbara Stevens 954 of 1346

The original estate papers are in the N. C. Archives in Raleigh. It is not a will. It is a legal document whereby Robert's wife, Sarah, relinquishes her right to administer to the estate and appoints Alexander Lowarance. Sons, Berryman and Turner also relinquish their right and agree with Sarah's appointment of Lowrance. There are some papers describing the sale of goods, but it is hard to read.
On Abernathy genforum
Re: Robt. Abernathy b. ca 1751
Posted by: Lynn Loughney Date: July 09, 1998
In Reply to: Re: Robt. Abernathy b. ca 1751 by Bob Erwin 100 of 1399

Thank you so much for all the info re: Robert Abernathy. I do appreciate it! I have of copy of S8006 and thought that it ruled out that Robert Abernathy as the Robert Abernathy who died in St. Clair Co., IL.

I do believe that my Robert Abernathy is part of the Abernathys of VA & NC. In his will, dated 29 Dec, 1826, he lists as his children, Miles, Battee, & Eliza Vanwincle. Also, listed in his will, but not specifically as his children, Robert Abournathy (sic), Elizabeth Vanwincle, Sary Ann----(illegible), Susan, & Nancy Moore. He also refers to his wife, Sary Abournathy. The will was probated 26 Jul 1832 St. Clair Co., IL.

The above mentioned Eliza (Abernathy) Vanwincle m. Michael Vanwincle in 1824 in St. Clair Co. Michael was the nephew of Job Vanwincle who married an Elizabeth Abernathy in 1804 in KY. I don't how this Elizabeth is related.

One more little item that always makes me pause is that Robert & Nancy (Abernathy?) Moore had a daughter, Delilah Moore, who married a Wm. Nichols.

I have a copy of Robert Abernathy's (d. 1832 St. Clair Co., IL) if anybody wants it. Just email me directly instead of posting the request. Lynn


could be Ann Vance?


Charlie PAYNE
Gussie PAYNE
Sallie PAYNE

Francis Caleb PAYNE

A refernece to Thomas Payne is listed under Nancy Ann Hawkins:

Caswell County,NorthCarolina, Deed Books, 1777-1817, Abstracts by Kendall.

Deed Book Q, page44-5.4 June 1809. Allotment to Nancy Rudd widow & relict of Aldridge Rudd decd from his 218 A - her one-third part with mansion house was 72 2/3 A adj groves Howard, Joseph Bush, Phiip Walton, Jacob Ahart. Alexander Murphey guardian to orphans of Aldridge Rudd, 4 June 1809. Commrs: Groves Howard, Wiliam Graves, JordanWhitlow, Zenus Bush, Tho Graves, Thos Payne, Azariah Graves,Thos Slade, DanielGwyn, Josiah Morton, Zachariah Groom, Stephen Chandler.


married a Smith also


from: Adkins, Entries: 8529    Updated: Fri Nov 2 04:33:44 2001 Contact: Sharyn Young

Robert & Sara ABERNATHIE to Jamestown,VA ca.1648
Posted by: Charles Whitlock Rockett Date: February 05, 1998 at 19:44:50 15 of 1304

In his book,ROCKETT AND ALLIED FAMILIES,John Franklin Rockette devoted about 30 pages to ABERNATHY families of VA and NC. Starting with Robert ABERNATHIE,b. ca 1624 in England or Scotland,m. Sara ca. 1655,d. Jan 1685 in VA. It should be MUST reading for any researching this surname in the south.
Chuck EMail
The Aberna (e) thy Family History

The legendary beginning of the Abernathy or Abernethy name is from the 5th century AD in Scotland. The name is first mentioned as a church, in the famous Pictish Chronicles, which lists the founder of the church at Abernethy as King Nectan (Nathan) about the year 470 AD. He may have been the Nectan who was converted to Christianity at Restinoth, the monastery in the parish of Forfar, by Boniface, an Israelite and a descendant of the apostles Peter and Andrew. According to the Chronicles, Nectan had been banished to Ireland by his brother, but St. Brigid had prophesied that he would return to possess the kingdom in peace. When he did return as prophesied, he built the church at Abernethy to honor "stbrigid.gif", who is said to have died there in 518 AD. Later, a second larger church was built there by King Gartnaith. In the 8th Century AD, the holy man, St. Donald lived with his nine virgin daughters at Ogilvy in Forfarshire. After he died, his daughters moved to Abernethy and established a monastery near Banff in Scotland, though legend says that they lived in a hollowed out tree. The monastery at Abernethy, with its famous, still existing "abernethytwer.gif", built about 850 AD, is one of the three most renowned in Britain. The location of this church, near Perth, is at the confluence of the mouths of the Earn and Tay Rivers. The "nethybridge.jpg" flows into the Tay very close to Abernethy Church, which in Gaelic means- by the ford (Aber) of the River Nethy. Another possible meaning of the name is Ab (By ) Earn Ne Tay, meaning by the ford of the rivers Earn and Tay.

A charter concerning the parish of Abernethy was written near the end of the 11th century AD by Ethelred, son of King Malcolm Canmore (Malcolm III of Scotland). Ethelred was the last Lay Abbot and first secular peer of Abernethy. Ethelred, whose name in Gaelic is Aehd, may have married the granddaughter of Luloch, a King of Scotland who was slain by Malcolm III, and his sons may have continued as secular heads of the Abernethy parish. The charter written by Ethelred was the first use of the name Abernethy by anyone. Scottish history records that Malcolm Ceann Mor (Canmore), son of the slain Duncan I, was the man who defeated and slew MacBeth about 1057 AD (See Shakespeare) and that he married St. Margaret about 1070. After facing a battle with William Rufus (William II of England), Malcolm III decided to pledge an oath of allegiance at Abernethy to William I (The Conqueror) in 1072. However, he did not keep his word and continued to launch attacks across the Northern English border. Malcolm was ambushed and slain at Alnwick in England in November, 1093, and his wife Margaret died a few days later, but several of their children became Kings of Scotland, and a Queen of England. "stmargaret.htm" was canonized as a Saint of the Catholic Church on June 19, 1250.

The Abernethy family seat was located at Caprow, where remains of a Roman Villa and baths have been unearthed. By the year 1100 AD, the church at Abernethy had expanded to become a large parish, which was first administered by Lay Abbots. For several hundred years the secular power of the parish was inherited by the eldest son of the nobility. The Abernethy family was one of only three families which had the religious privilege of giving Sanctuary (a form of religious protection from punishment by Civil law authorities.)

The first famous Secular peer of the Culdee monastery at Abernethy was Hugh De Abernethy, possibly the grandson of Ethelred. The Culdees were primitive Christian priests of Pictish or Scottish origin, discovered in Britain in the 6th Century AD by St. Augustine. Hugh's son was named Ormly or Orm, and he received royal grants of land from King William the Lion. Orm's son was Lawrence, the first to use Abernethy as a surname. He was born about 1167 AD. Lawrence's son was named Hugh, born about 1197. Hugh was involved in a minor insurrection against King Alexander III, when he abducted the young King briefly, but was later pardoned by the King. However, later Sir Hugh was involved with his sons Patrick and William, and Sir William Percy in the assassination of the regent, the Earl of Fife. When the plotters were arrested, Percy was executed, Sir Hugh and son William died in prison, but the actual assassin, Patrick, escaped to France and lived there until his death. Hugh's remaining son was Alexander, whose mother was known as Mary, Queen of Man. Alexander became involved in Scotland's struggle to preserve its independence, originally siding with Sir. William Wallace. But later, he changed sides and supported Edward I of England. In 1303, Edward appointed him as Warden of the area between the Firth of Forth and the Highlands. In 1312 he was sent by Edward II on an unsuccessful mission to Rome to intercede with the Pope against the Scots. After the defeat of Edward II at Culleden, the new Scottish King Robert the Bruce declared all of Alexander's holdings forfeit because of disloyalty. Because there was no other male heir in the Abernethy line, King Robert consented that all of the Abernethy estates could go to the daughters of Alexander. Margaret was married to the Earl of Angus, Helen was married to the Earl of Crawford, and Mary married Sir Andrew, 6th Baron of Leslie, who signed the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath. When their marriage lasted more than six months, by English feudal law, all the Abernethy lands and titles reverted to Baron Leslie, and the Abernethys became a sept of the Leslie Clan. The third son of Baron Leslie, John, was the progenitor of the Earls of Rothes, who continued to quarter the Abernethy arms with those of Leslie. Sir Andrew died about 1324 and Lady Mary Abernethy married Sir David Lindsay in 1325. Their third son, Sir William of Lindsay of the Byres, married Catherine Muir and their descendants acquired the Leslie castle at Pitcaple. The Abernethy baronial title was later revived for William, a descendant of Patrick Abernethy. It continued with Sir Lawrence Abernethy, who in 1445 became the first Lord Saltoun. There is a tenuous connection with the house of Bruce to the Abernethy line, in that William de Abernethy (1365-1420) married Maria, daughter of the Duke of Albany, the third son of King Robert II, the grandson of Robert the Bruce. The death of the 9th Lord Saltoun in 1668, without children, ended the ancient line of the Abernethy nobility. However, many other commoner descendants maintained the Abernethy name throughout Scotland, and in England and Ireland. In Italy, it is is called Abernetti and in Sweden it is Ebbernet.

During the reformation, begun by Martin Luther in Germany, the fiery Scotch preacher, John "knox.jpg" ("knoxstatue.gif"), led the Scots to convert their Christian religion from Roman Catholicism to Scotch Presbyterianism. After 1603, the son of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was King James VII of Scotland, became "james1.jpg" of Great Britain, succeeding the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth of England, and was the first King of Great Britain. His son, "charles1.jpg" later refused to relinquish some of his power to Parliament, and in January, 1649, he was beheaded at the direction of Parliament, under the leadership of the Puritan, "cromwell.jpg", who became the Lord High Protector of England. However, Scotland , which had supported Cromwell in his early wars against King Charles, now recognized the late King's son and crowned him as King "charles2.jpg". Cromwell then moved his army of Roundheads against the Scots and their new King, and on Sept 3, 1650, at the battle of Dunbar, in Scotland, he soundly defeated the less disciplined Highlanders and took thousands of prisoners. The Scots, under Lord David Leslie, a distant relative of the Abernethys, regrouped and challenged Cromwell's army exactly one year later at Worcester in West Central England, but as in the first battle, the Scottish Presbyterian Clergy took over for the top officers, and the end result was the same- a disaster for the Scots, with many more thousands of dead and prisoners. The English Roundhead soldiers of Cromwell were so angry with the Scots after these two battles that they disinterred the bones of many buried Abernethys in Church graveyards, scattered the bones and destroyed the headstones.

Among those 10,000 prisoners of war from the battle of Dunbar, most likely, was 27 year old Robert Abernethy, a minor Scottish officer under Lord Leslie , and possibly his brother William, both from Banff, Perthshire, Scotland. William Abernathy emigrated to America about 1650, and settled down in Connecticut and married Sarah Doolittle, the daughter of a New England pioneer. Back in England, the able-bodied prisoners of war from the battle of Dunbar were marched to Durham and Newcastle-on-Tyne. The Cathedral at Durham was converted into a prison, and there the unfortunate Highlanders spent some time as captives of war, and many died from disease, malnutrition and some from fighting amongst themselves. The English Council of War in London discussed what to do with them, and decided to continue the policy of sending prisoners to the Colonies. The Top Scottish officers were either executed or imprisoned, as was Lord Leslie, but the minor officers were given the choice of prison in England or servitude in the Colonies. Robert Abernethy chose the latter, and was shipped with a group of 1610 men to Charles City in Virginia in early 1652, by an order of the Council to Sir Arthur Haselrigge, in charge of prisoners, to deliver them to Samuel Clarke, for transportation to Virginia. This order included 900 Scotsmen for Virginia, and 150 more to be sent to New England. Robert suffered many hardships and privations along with the other prisoners of war on the journey. The English Council of War had intended the penalty as unpaid servitude (slavery) but the Virginia Colony authorities decided to pay him for his five years service (where he learned the art of tobacco growing and trading), so when he was freed, he sent for his sweetheart in Great Britain, and when she arrived, they were married, and he bought a place on the James River and settled down (according to family tradition). Existing records show that on April 3, 1657, he signed, with his mark, an agreement to give a cow named Goodluck to his wife's daughter, Sara Cubishe or Cabbage. Her true name is probably Coppage or Coppedge, which was a well known British family at the time. On March 7, 1665, Robert bought 100 acres on the South side of the James River near Charles City. He served on juries of inquiry about a drowning, in March, 1662, and later about an accidental smothering death of a child in May, 1665. It appears that he lived on his property by the James River until he died about the year 1685.

The son of the first Scottish Abernethy in Virginia was also named Robert. Since it was the Scottish custom to name the first male child after the grandfather, this implies that Robert I's father was also named Robert. Robert II also named his first son Robert (III), and the latter married Christine Tillman. Her ancestors include some of the royalty of England (including several kings) and Europe (including Charlemagne). Therefore, their children, which included Robert IV and John, are also descended from this royalty. Robert III moved to Lincoln Co., North Carolina with most of his family, except that John went back to Virginia. There is a family tradition that a dispute among the family members in North Carolina led to this separation, and that afterwards the Virginia family spelled their name Abernathy. John may have served in the Revolutionary war. John's son, grandson and great grandson were also named John Abernathy, and this fourth John had several children by a Mary Lucy while in Virginia, and after 1800 he moved his family of the Northwest territory of Ohio, living in Ross County, Ohio for many years. He worked as a tanner in 1850. He moved to Darlington, Montgomery County, Indiana before he died in 1855. His oldest son was named John A. Abernathy.

John A. moved with his family to Ohio, but while there, some of them were captured and tortured by Indians, and bore the scars all their lives. The family lived in Ross County for many years, until moving to Wapello Co., Iowa, where John owned a tavern with his wife Elizabeth, in 1850. One of his sons was named George P. Abernathy. George moved with his brother William to Logan Co., Illinois, and later to Parke Co. Indiana, where he was married to Sarah Evans. Sarah's ancestors also included many royal persons from England and Europe. George's wife Sarah gave birth to a son John, but Sarah and her second son Milton both died before 1850. George then returned to Parke Co., Indiana, then later moved to Wapello Co., Iowa where his parents lived, in the spring of 1850. From there, George went to Agency City, Iowa, then to LaHarpe, Hancock Co., Illinois, then back to Wapello Co., Iowa. Later he moved to Sullivan Co., Missouri, but in the late 1850's he went with his three brothers to the Oregon Territory and engaged in mining in Oregon and Idaho. He and his three brothers worked together, but two stayed in Idaho, one in Utah, while George returned to Iowa in 1863. He married his second wife, Elizabeth Griggs, and started a large second family.

George's first son John, by his late wife Sarah, lived in Clark Co. Iowa on his own farm, and had four children by his wife, Margaret Gearhart, three girls and one boy. The oldest child was Mary Daisey, born in 1877. The second child was Peter Lemuel, born in September, 1879. It was the local custom to send the boys out to be a farm laborer at the neighboring farms at a young age, and by 1890, Pete was working on a farm, and he did not receive much of an education. He was still working as a farm laborer by the age of 21, in 1900 in Marion County, Iowa. About 1907 he met and married a school teacher from Albia, Iowa, named Anna Castle, a graduate of Darmouth College. Her family was from South Carolina and Pennsylvania. The married couple moved to Bushnell, Nebraska, following other members of the Abernathy and Allen families, and there, in December of 1909. their first son, Glenn Byron Abernathy was born. Later, Roy and Newton were born in Bushnell. Then the family moved to Mountain Grove, in the Ozarks of Missouri where Mary Edith was born. When Byron started picking up the local accent, Anna decided it was time to move, so they went to Ottowa, Kansas and bought an 80 acre farm. Some years later they moved to Baldwin City, Kansas and then to near Sterling, Kansas. When the Depression set in, the Lemuel Abernathy family sold their land at a loss and moved out to Albany, Oregon, at the recommendation of Emmet Castle, a cousin of Anna. Later, "byronabernathy.htm" married "verahuffman.htm" at her parents homestead in Benton County, and they had four boys, "gda1999.jpg", Robert Alan, Keith George, and Gary Alan, all good Scottish Abernathy names.

Among the most famous Abernathys and Abernethys in history is "geoaber.gif", originally from Ohio, though born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1807 . He became the first Governor of the Oregon Territory in 1845. In Northwest Oregon, there are many landmarks and structures named after him. In Ireland, John Abernethy (1680-1720) was famous as a Presbyterian minister and theologian who took an early stand against the Test Act of 1673 which barred Roman Catholics from office and was not repealed until 1828. Another John Abernethy (1764-1831) may have been the most popular medical lecturer in the history of British medicine. He was a surgeon and author of pioneering works on the treatment of disease, a celebrity in his practice and an honored lecturer in London. Lewis Grover Abernathy, born in 1888, was a well-known Professor of physics and mathematics noted for his work on wave-length of satellites of Green Mercury Line 5461. In Texas around the turn of the 20th century, lived John "Catch Em Alive Jack" Abernathy, a famous lawman and trapper of live wolves, catching them with his bare hands. His legendary life is recounted in "Who's Who of Western America" and "The Ride of The Abernathy Boys". Another well known Abernathy in the 20th century was Jack H. Abernathy who died in l996. He had been named as one of "The Most Influential Oilmen of the Century", a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and "An Oil Pioneer" (by the University if Oklahoma) with many other honors.
Robert Abernathy III / Mary Harwell
1692 - Jan. 31, 1772 /
m. 1718 in Va.

Robert Abernathy, III

Born in Charles City, Va
Lived in Bristol Parish 1720-1768
They lived in Prince George Co. In 1720 part of Prince George became Brunswick County. In 1752 part of Prince George became Dinwiddie County.
By 1739, he had an estate of over 1200 acres.
Children's names are all listed in the Bristol Parish Register.
Moved to Granville County. NC
In March, 1756, he bought from his son Robert a 444 acre tract in Granville County, NC, that the son Robert had bought from Renals Allen on Dec. 5, 1752.
On April 6, 1767, he and his wife deeded the 444 acre tract to Martin Dye before moving to Tryon Co., NC
Will probated in 1772
Question? Is a daughter Elizabeth mentioned in his will?
Died in Lincoln County, (Tryon Co. then) NC
Mary Miles or Harwell

Many insist Mary was a Miles as so many descendants have the name Miles. Miles Harwell was a near neighbor and had a daughter named Mary.
I have her as the daughter of Samuel Harwell and Mary Coleman but have also seen her as the daughter of a different Samuel Harwell.

Children: David, Elizabeth, John, Robert, Mary, Miles, Ann/Amy

Controversy: Daughter Elizabeth married either Henry Dixon or Charles Williams or both
Will of Robert Abernathy III
In the wills and adm. preceding 25 Nov 1772 for Tryon County, (Lincoln) NC

In the name of God, Amen. I, Robert Abernethy Sr. of Tyron Co. and province of North Carolina, being weak in body, and yet sound and perfect understanding and memory, thanks be to God and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life, and knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die, and being desirous to settle things in order to be my last will and testament in matter and form following; that is to say first and principally I give my soul to God, the giver thereof, in hopes of receiving the same again at the joyful resurrection at the last day with a full and free pardon of all my sins and transgressions through the death and merits of my Blessed Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. And my body to the earth from which it was taken, to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner and as to touching my worldly estate as the Lord in his mercy hath lent me, my will and meaning is that the same be employed and disposed of in the following manner, and first of all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

Item I leave, give and bequeath to my loving wife the labor of two negroes during her life to wit, Will and Sue, and after her death, I give these negroes with increase to my son, Robert.

I leave, give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Turner, five shillings, likewise to my daughter Mary Smith, five shillings.

Item I leave, give and bequeath to my son, John, five shillings, likewise to my son, David, five shillings.

{I give likewise to my Daughter Elizabeth Williams five shillings} (I have seen the will quoted both with and without this line)

Item I leave, give and bequeath to my wife aforesaid, her choice of my beds and furniture, also the use of what part of my stock as will be sufficient for her well support.

Item I leave, give bequeath to my son, Miles, seven negro slaves, to-wit, Sue, aforesaid after my wife's decease, likewise Anthony, Jess, Joe, "Tom," Bet and Millie together with all my other estate, real and personal with my outstanding debts.

And lastly I do hereby appoint my son Miles aforesaid sole executor to this my last will and testament revoking and disannulling all other will or wills by me made allowing this and no other to be my last. In witness I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 31th day of January, 1772.

Robert x Abernathy Senr.
Signed, sealed, published and declared in the presence of us
James Abernethy
David x Critz
David x Abernathy
Probate July Term 1772

Father: Robert II ABERNATHY b: 1656 in Charles City Co, VA
Mother: Christine TILLMAN

Marriage 1 Mary HARWELL b: 1700 in Prince George Co, VA
Married: ABT. 1718 in Prince George Co, VA
Robert IV ABERNATHY b: 27 MAR 1719 in Prince George Co, VA
Mary ABERNATHY b: 16 APR 1721 in Prince George Co, VA
John B. Sr. ABERNATHY b: 26 MAR 1723 in Bristol Parish, Brunswick, VA
David Harwell ABERNATHY b: 29 MAY 1725 in Brunswick Co, VA or Bristol Parish, Prince George Co, VA
Miles ABERNATHY b: 1728 in Prince George Co, VA
Elizabeth Ann ABERNATHY b: 20 MAY 1730 in Prince George Co, VA
Amy ABERNATHY b: 26 MAR 1733

His will was written 31 Jan 1772 and probated Jul 1772 Tryon County, NC. Wife (not named), children: Robert Abernathy, Ann Turner, __ Soning (a daughter ?), John Abernathy, D(avid?) Abernathy, Elizabeth Williams, Miles Abernathy. Executor: son, Miles Abernathy. Signed by his mark. Witnessed by: James Abernathy, David (his x mark) Crites, David (his x mark) Abernathy.

Robert ABERNATHY b: 1719 in Prince George County, VA
Mary ABERNATHY b: 16 APR 1721
John ABERNATHY b: 21 OCT 1723 in Bristol, Bristol County, VA
David ABERNATHY b: 29 MAY 1726 in VA
Miles ABERNATHY b: 1728 in Prince George County, VA
Elizabeth ABERNATHY b: 20 MAY 1730 in VA
Ann\Amy ABERNATHY b: 30 JAN 1731/32

Mary Miles HARWELL

Tyron Co. later became Lincoln Co., NC

Robert ABERNATHY b: 1719 in Prince George County, VA
Mary ABERNATHY b: 16 APR 1721
John ABERNATHY b: 21 OCT 1723 in Bristol, Bristol County, VA
David ABERNATHY b: 29 MAY 1726 in VA
Miles ABERNATHY b: 1728 in Prince George County, VA
Elizabeth ABERNATHY b: 20 MAY 1730 in VA
Ann\Amy ABERNATHY b: 30 JAN 1731/32


Tryon-Lincoln Co. NC Deeds
     1-61: 3 Apr. 1769, Peter Duncan of Tryon Co., to Thomas Jones of same, for 80, 300 acres on second Broad River including his improvement; wit. Wm. Slack, George Ball, John Walker. (from pg.5, "Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Cos. NC 1769-1786; Tryon Co. Wills & Estates" by Brent Holcomb; FHL book 975.6 R2ho and from Evelyn Sigler)
           MAD: This may be the 300 acres in Tryon Co. granted Peter Duncan on 25 Jan. 1773 (date of grant), Book 23, #4338, pg.211, from "Colony of NC, Abstracts of Land Patents 1765-1775" Vol.II, by Margaret Hofmann (from Brenda Furches 3/1986 and Gladys Johnson 2/1987)
           MAD: Peter Duncan is also mentioned in a grant in 1779 to John Drawn Tremsin or Skremsin's grant #669 for 150 acres in Lincoln Co. on waters of Leapers Creek, from pg.57, "Abstracts of Land Entrys, Tryon and Lincoln Co. NC, 1778-1780" by Albert B. Pruitt (FHL book 975.6782 R28p v.1). See also Mecklenburg Co. NC. The early grants, entries, surveys, plats, and deeds should be consulted, particularly since they have been published by various authors.
     1-94: 1 April 1769, Peter Kuykendall of Tryon Co. to John Duncan of same, for 45, 400 acres on N.side Fishing Creek adj. Humphrey's land, Beall's corner, Peter Kuykendall; witnesses James Young, John Price. (from pg.8, "Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Cos. NC 1769-1786; Tryon Co. Wills & Estates" by Brent Holcomb; FHL book 975.6 R2ho and from Evelyn Sigler)
     2-481: 30 Aug. 1778, John Stroud & wife Martha of Tryon Co., to Peter Dunkin of same, for 20, 109 acres on waters of Leepers Creek, adj. Morrison, Stroud, part of a grant to said Stroud 25 Jan. 1773; wit. Miles Abernathy, Battee Abernathy. (from pg.5, "Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Cos. NC 1769-1786; Tryon Co. Wills & Estates" by Brent Holcomb; FHL book 975.6 R2ho and from Evelyn Sigler)

Sarah Ann JONES



Posted by: DYancey Date: September 06, 1999 at 20:59:03
I have some info on Sarah Anne and Miles. Sarah's line Peter Jones (b. Wales) m. Margaret Wood (dau of Abraham Wood b. 1610) Abraham Jones (1662-1720) m. Sarah Batte. Sarah Anne Jones m. abt 1750 To Miles Abernathy (1730- 1789) (I can do Miles back if you want it) My source is from a book put out by the Farrar line.
subj:     Sarah Ann Jones Goode
Date:     5/23/01 5:35:24 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From:     NoraLeeW
To:  Jeysly
Sarah Ann Jones first married Unknown Goode. Her birth date is in dispute, but she died about 1820.  She married Miles Abernathy, son of Robert Abernathy III 1692-1772, Tyron Co., N.C. and Mary Harwell 1690-. Most sources say she was the daughter of Richard Jones IV 1718-1778 and Elizabeth Batte 1729-,   but this is a problem because they were married about 1744 in Va. which would make Sarah born later and she and Miles were married in 1754.  Some say she was the daughter of Abraham Jones 1662-1727 and Martha Batte but this would make Abraham a bit old to be her father.  In any case Sarah Ann
and Miles son Batte Abernathy came to Cape Girardeau about 1820.  We can not find any parents for Matilda Etheridge.


Notes: Neither wife is mentioned in John's will.  It is possible both women died before John.
Some dates seem off.

PLAC shows him to be a Patriot.

In the name of God Amen- I John Abernathy serv. (?) of the county of Brunswick now in tolerable health and perfect memory do this 17th day of February, in the year of our lord eighteen hundred and twelve do make and publish this my last will and testament in the following manner (Viz.) I give my son John Abernathy twenty five pounds per year during my residence with him for my board and clothing. If there is not money sufficient at my death to pay John Abernathy above mentioned then my desire is that he shall sell my land pay himself in full the balance that may be due him for my board and clothing and my desire is that my executor divide the residue of my estate between my children (except Charles Abernathy, the heirs of Ann Harwell, and the heirs of Jenny Davis, which I shall here after mention).I then give and bequeath one proportion to my son Frederick Abernathy, to him and heirs forever. Also to John Abernathy, to him and his heirs forever. To Robert Abernathy, to him and his heirs forever. To Buckner Abernathy, to him and his heirs forever. To Joshua Abernathy, to him and his heirs forever. To Smith Abernathy, to him and heirs forever. I also give to children first mentioned meaning Charles Abernathy, the heirs of Ann Harwell and the heirs of Jenny Davis fifteen shillings to be equally divided between them and their heirs forever. I constitute and appoint John Abernathy executor to this my last will and testament whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year before mentioned.
John Abernathy
Acknowledged in presence of Jesse Peterson, Richard Stith, Rawleigh H. Abernathy
Proved on ________________.
Will Book 8, page 79, Brunswick County, Virginia
Contributed on February 23, 1997 by S. Lepow[AbHarV66t0013.ftw]
Children with Lucy Harwell
Frederick ABERNATHY b: 2 SEP 1745 in Dinwiddie County, VA
John ABERNATHY b: 1747
Charles ABERNATHY b: ABT 1750
Robert ABERNATHY b: 1752 in Brunswick County, VA
Joshua ABERNATHY b: ABT 1755
Harbert ABERNATHY b: 1756
Buckner ABERNATHY b: ABT 1759
Smith ABERNATHY b: ABT 1760
Ann ABERNATHY b: 1760
Jenny ABERNATHY b: 1762

Lucy Mildred HARWELL

Deborah Fuquay 2001-11-20 19:06:30
Lucy's maiden name is Harwell. She was not maiden an Abernathy

Lucy's middle and surname found at By Virginia L. Keefer.
Also shown at


Frederick ABERNATHY b: 2 SEP 1745 in Dinwiddie County, VA
John ABERNATHY b: 1747
Charles ABERNATHY b: ABT 1750
Robert ABERNATHY b: 1752 in Brunswick County, VA
Joshua ABERNATHY b: ABT 1755
Harbert ABERNATHY b: 1756
Buckner ABERNATHY b: ABT 1759
Smith ABERNATHY b: ABT 1760
Ann ABERNATHY b: 1760
Jenny ABERNATHY b: 1762

Christine TILLMAN

Father: Roger TILLMAN b: ABT 1650 in Accomac Co., Accomac, VA
Mother: Susannah PARKHAM OR PARHAM b: 1648 in Prince Geo. Co., Virginia

Father: Roger TILGHMAN b: ABT 1641 in Accomack Co., Virginia
Mother: Susannah PARHAM b: ABT 1647 in Virginia

AF also shows marriage to:
Name: Nicholas ABERNATHY
Given Name: Nicholas
Sex: M
Ancestral File #: 1P09-CNQ
Change Date: 1 Dec 2001 at 00:00:00

Marriage 1 Christine TILLMAN b: 1667 in
Married: ABT 1690 in , Prince George, Virginia
Sealing Spouse: 4 Mar 1999 in SLAKE