Goodson, Lockhart and Allied Families

Notes


John A. ABERNATHY

other birth dates: 1765


Sterling Harwell ABERNATHY

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

Re: Masterson Abernathy (early 1800's)
Posted by: John Abernathy Smith Date: April 23, 1999 at 05:04:55
In Reply to: Masterson Abernathy (early 1800's) by Terry Martin

While reading Elizabeth Denty Abernathy's The Abernathy Family (Pulaski, Tenn., 1929), p. 5, for another purpose, I happened upon the following information: "Sterling's name occurs but once in the Virginia records. In 1807, Burwell Abernathy, their guardian, settled with Sterling and Elisha Abernathy. My father [James Edwards Abernathy] listed James, Sterling and Elisha as three brothers from Virginia who came to Giles [County, Tennessee]]. In 1924, I received letters from Sterling's grand-daughter, Mrs. Shine of Hill County, Texas. She wrote me: 'Awhile before my father died here in my home, about 30 years ago, I asked him to write out for me a short history of his life. I will copy for you the principal facts recorded by him at that time.' From the data she sent me I learned that Sterling married Mary McCormack of Frankfort, Ky. Their children were Masterson, Coleman, McCormack, Sterling Harwell, Mary Louise, and Sarah Ann. Frederick's son Sterling died in West Tennessee near Middleburg, in 1843. Of Sterling's sons, Masterson and Coleman, we have no records. McCormack settled in Mexia, Tex." The preceding information involves the migration from Virginia to Tennessee of Frederick Abernathy and Frances Jennings Abernathy--she walked behind the truck cart and knitted socks on the way--and following is a paragraph from Sterling Harwell Abernathy's memoirs.
I am not certain whether you are conflating names or what, viz. "Masterson Coleman McCormack Abernathy," but I am fairly certain this family has something to do with your problem.

If you need a copy of the information, respond in the forum or to jabers@lorettotel.net.
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Limestone County Cemetery Surveys
Abernathy-Cogdell Cemetery

This cemetery is located on the George Heussner Ranch in the community of Forest Glade, south of Mexia. It is on land that was owned by M.C.M. Abernathy. Mr. Abernathy's initials stood for Masterson Coleman McCormick.

Mr. J.L. Cogdell's name was Junius LaFayette.

This plot is fenced and contains only the seven graves listed below. It is reported that there are some other graves outside the fence, but they are unmarked and are not members of either the Abernathy or Cogdell families.

Abernathy Mary 8/12/1826 11/24/1902 wf of M.C.M.
Abernathy Masterson Coleman McCormick 5/25/1820 11/9/1880
Abernathy Zullette 10/2/1864 1/12/1880
Cogdell Infant 10/26/1890 10/26/1890 Inf of J.L.& M.F.
Cogdell Junius La Fayette 3/28/1854 4/22/1924
Cogdell Mary Florence 2/28/1854 12/1/1900 wf of J.L.
Jackson Orpha Abernathy 11/13/1856 1/15/1885 wf of F. S.
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Re: Masterson Abernathy (early 1800's)
Posted by: Tonya Oleksyn Date: March 09, 2000 at 12:45:47
In Reply to: Masterson Abernathy (early 1800's) by Terry Martin

In my Abernathy research I came across this bit of info on Masterson Abernathy. It is in a cemetery list for the Abernathy-Cogdell cemetery in Limestone Co. TX There is a Masterson Coleman McCormick Abernathy b 5/25/1820 d11/9/1880 and his wife Mary Abernathy b8/12/1826 d11/24/1902 I am not sure if they are any kin to my Abernathy's but they sound like what you are looking for. The website address is http://www.glade.net/~hcox/cemeteries/abernathy_cogdell.htm Let me know if this helps.
Tonya Oleksyn
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Re: Masterson Abernathy (early 1800's)
Posted by: Brian Bivona Date: July 15, 1999 at 03:53:01
In Reply to: Masterson Abernathy (early 1800's) by Terry Martin

You don't indicate a location for Masterson Coleman McCormack Abernathy, but I suspect he's from the Giles County, TN area. In 1820 Masterson C. McCormack was listed as a resident of the county, and the Abernathy was a prominent early Giles County family as well. I don't know much about Masterson, but there's bound to be a connection with name that distinctive.
Masterson C. McCormack was a son of John McCormack and Leannah Masterson, and he was likely born in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Leannah's mother was Mary Coleman, so that would be where the Coleman part of his name came from. The family lived there from about 1783 until some time between 1812 and 1819. Masterson's father John bought land in Giles County about 1808, although didn't become a resident. John's daughter Sarah married in Giles County in 1816, and his widow Leannah moved there after John's death in 1819. Masterson apparently moved there before 1820.

My guess is that your Masterson Coleman McCormack Abernathy is possibly a son of a daughter of Masterson C. McCormack who was living in Giles County in 1820, although I'm not 100% sure Masterson was old enough to be a grandfather then. The other good possibility would be that Abernathy is a son of one of Masterson McCormack's sisters.
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Father: Frederick F. ABERNATHY b: 2 NOV 1745 in Bristol Parish, Brunswick Co, VA
Mother: Tabitha HARWELL b: 1748 in Brunswick Co, VA

Marriage 1 Mary MCCORMACK b: ABT. 1784 in Lincoln, KY
Married: ABT. 1814 in KY
Children
Sarah Ann ABERNATHY
Sterling Harwell ABERNATHY
Coleman ABERNATHY b: 1816
McCormack ABERNATHY b: 1818
Masterson ABERNATHY b: 25 MAY 1820
Mary Lousie ABERNATHY b: 1825 in Giles Co, TN


Mary MCCORMICK

Father: John MCCORMACK
Mother: Leannah MASTERSON
Leannah Masterson's mother was Mary Coleman - same Mary Coleman as
Samuel Harwell's wife? relation?


Marriage 1 Benjamin JOHNSTON
Married: 9 FEB 1801 in Lincoln, KY

Marriage 2 Sterling ABERNATHY b: ABT. 1784 in Brunswick Co, VA
Married: ABT. 1814 in KY
Children
Sarah Ann ABERNATHY
Sterling Harwell ABERNATHY
Coleman ABERNATHY b: 1816
McCormack ABERNATHY b: 1818
Masterson ABERNATHY b: 25 MAY 1820
Mary Lousie ABERNATHY b: 1825 in Giles Co, TN


Elisha ABERNATHY

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

Johnson/Briggs of Giles Co., TN
Posted by: John Norwood Date: March 19, 2000 at 18:11:43

The following establishes a connection between an Isaac Johnson and a Briggs family of Giles Co., TN. I am looking for the parents of a George W. Briggs of Giles Co. who may be related.

From an abstract: Giles Co., TN Chancery Court Woodruff Files A-G 1830-1900
Vol. 1. File Box B - 24 Case 69
Elizabeth Briggs vs. Elisha Abernathy & Nancy his wife, Vines Brown & Frances his wife, David Andrews & William Rainey & Sally his wife. Lamark W. Ezell Adm of Vines Brown, dec'd. William Read, father of Elizabeth Briggs, lived in Brunswick County, Virginia, and died there in 1794. William Read left nine children: Nancy wife of Eliza Abernathy, Frances wife of Vines Brown who died intestate in 1855. Susannah who married Isaac Johnson, Clement Read, John Read, James Read, and Mary who married Hill Elder, Elizabeth who married William Briggs and Sally who married Williamson C. Rainey. William Read was twice married. He had children by both wives: Susan by his 2nd wife. Elizabeth, Susannah. Mary, Clement & John children by his 1st wife.

William and Elizabeth Briggs lived in Giles Co., TN. I don't know about the rest.
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Father: Frederick F. ABERNATHY b: 2 NOV 1745 in Bristol Parish, Brunswick Co, VA
Mother: Tabitha HARWELL b: 1748 in Brunswick Co, VA

Marriage 1 Nancy REED b: 1785
Married: 7 APR 1809 in Brunswick Co, VA
Children
Ellen Caroline Harriet ABERNATHY b: 10 SEP 1810 in Brunswick Co, VA
Nancy J. ABERNATHY b: 1812
Mary J. ABERNATHY b: 1815
Annie Elizabeth ABERNATHY b: 13 JAN 1817 in Giles Co, TN
Sarah Susan ABERNATHY b: ABT. 1818 in Giles Co, TN
Parthenia ABERNATHY b: 1819
J. Harriet ABERNATHY b: ABT. 1820 in Giles Co, TN
James ABERNATHY b: 1821
Martha ABERNATHY b: ABT. 1832 in Giles Co, TN
William ABERNATHY b: ABT. 1839 in Giles Co, TN


Nancy REED

Children
Ellen Caroline "Harriet" ABERNATHY
Nancy J. ABERNATHY
Mary J. ABERNATHY
Annie Elizabeth ABERNATHY
Sarah Susan ABERNATHY
Parthenia ABERNATHY
J. Harriet ABERNATHY
James ABERNATHY
Martha ABERNATHY
William ABERNATHY


Silvy ABERNATHY

maybe nickname for male child 'Sterling."  Spouse "Bewel" may be female "Jewel"


Alice ABERNATHY

additional set of parents recorded:
Father: William ABERNATHY b: 4 APR 1742 in Brunswick Co, VA
Mother: Elizabeth CLAYTON b: 1748 in Brunswick Co, VA


Alexander RANKIN

Note: Private in War of 1812 in 1st Regiment. Son of Samuel Rankin & Ellen Alexander. The marriage of Alexander Rankin & Elizabeth Moore was not a bond but an account of property received by Alexander Rankin from Alexander & Elizabeth Moore, parents of his wife Elizabeth. Alexander Rankin is the son of William Rankin.

Marriage 1 Elizabeth MOORE b: 12 JAN 1782
Married: 16 AUG 1804 in Lincoln County, NC 2
Children
Sidney Alexander RANKIN b: 24 NOV 1825
Elizabeth "Betty" M RANKIN b: 9 OCT 1830

Sources:
Author: A. Gregg Moore & Forney A. Rankin
Title: The Family Rankin
Abbrev: The Family Rankin
Abbrev: Bynum's Marriage Bonds of Tryon & Lincoln Counties, NC
Note:
Bynum's Marriage Bonds of Tryon & Lincoln Counties, NC