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256. Robert A. (IV) Abernethy 176610,31 was born on 27 Mar 1719 in Prince George Co., VA. He was born estimated 1761. He was born in 1766 in Virginia. He died in 1792 in Lincoln Co., NC.21,82 He died in 1794. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Will Probated]21 This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/sfoster/12/data/71901This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/kathysum/2/data/17705This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/joannhelton/3/data/4959 [Abernethy.FTW]

1752 - Robert and Sarah Abernethy moved from Virginia to Granville County, NC. A deed is dated 01 August 1752 from Renals Allen to Robert Abernethy for 400 acres. A second deed from Renals Allen to Robert Abernethy for 444 acres is dated 05 December 1752.
In March 1756 Robert sold the 444 tract of land to his father.
From 1754 to 1767 he was a lieutenant and then a captain in the Militia under Lieut. Col. Paine.
On 20 August 1769 Robert and Sarah Abernethy received a deed from William Henry and wife for 300 acres of land on the West side of the Catawba River near Beatties Ford in what was then Tryon County, North Carolina. In 1782 they sold that land and moved a few miles west toward Catawba Springs, by then in Lincoln County. [Rev. Edward B. Smith, Jr., James Abernethy 1790-1859 His Forefathers and His Descendants, June 1965]

Abstract of will: Robert Abernethy, Sr...of Lincoln County...wife Sarah...children Robert Jr., William, Charles, John, Miles, Sarah, Amey and Smith Abernethy, Lucy Cox and Nathan Abernethy. Executor and Executrix: son Nathan Abernethy and wife Sarah Abernethy. Signed by name. Witnesses: John Rockett, James Abernethy. Date of probate 1794. [brianabernathy.FTW]

Was an officer in the colonial Militia (NC Col. and State Records. Vol 22, PP 309, 368, 369, 370, 372) and in the Armies of the Rev; member from Tryon county in the Provincial Congress of 1776 which adopted the Declaration of Rights and Constitution for North Carolina as a State Independent of Great Britian; and member from Lincoln County in North
Carolina House of Commons, 1779. 13 N. Car. col. and State Records, pp 811 to 1000.
(Old Apple Creek Church and Its Early Membership by John A. Hope)

Will not dated, but after 1779. Wife, Sarah. Children: Robert Jr., William, Charles, John, Miles, Sarah, Amey and Smith Abernathy, Lucy Cox and Nathan Abernathy. Exector and Executrix: Son Nathan Abernathy and wife Sarah Abernathy. Signed by name. Witnesses: John Rockett, James Abernathy. No date of probate. Born Va. died Lincoln Co. Nc..
Moved to Granville Co. Nc. in 1752 and lived near Catawba Springs. Served in Militia.
[brianabernathy.FTW]

Was an officer in the colonial Militia (NC Col. and State Records. Vol 22, PP 309, 368, 369, 370, 372) and in the Armies of the Rev; member from Tryon county in the Provincial Congress of 1776 which adopted the Declaration of Rights and Constitution for North Carolina as a State Independent of Great Britian; and member from Lincoln County in North
Carolina House of Commons, 1779. 13 N. Car. col. and State Records, pp 811 to 1000.
(Old Apple Creek Church and Its Early Membership by John A. Hope)

Will not dated, but after 1779. Wife, Sarah. Children: Robert Jr., William, Charles, John, Miles, Sarah, Amey and Smith Abernathy, Lucy Cox and Nathan Abernathy. Exector and Executrix: Son Nathan Abernathy and wife Sarah Abernathy. Signed by name. Witnesses: John Rockett, James Abernathy. No date of probate. Born Va. died Lincoln Co. Nc..
Moved to Granville Co. Nc. in 1752 and lived near Catawba Springs. Served in Militia.
[brianabernathy.FTW]

Was an officer in the colonial Militia (NC Col. and State Records. Vol 22, PP 309, 368, 369, 370, 372) and in the Armies of the Rev; member from Tryon county in the Provincial Congress of 1776 which adopted the Declaration of Rights and Constitution for North Carolina as a State Independent of Great Britian; and member from Lincoln County in North
Carolina House of Commons, 1779. 13 N. Car. col. and State Records, pp 811 to 1000.
(Old Apple Creek Church and Its Early Membership by John A. Hope)

Will not dated, but after 1779. Wife, Sarah. Children: Robert Jr., William, Charles, John, Miles, Sarah, Amey and Smith Abernathy, Lucy Cox and Nathan Abernathy. Exector and Executrix: Son Nathan Abernathy and wife Sarah Abernathy. Signed by name. Witnesses: John Rockett, James Abernathy. No date of probate. Born Va. died Lincoln Co. Nc..
Moved to Granville Co. Nc. in 1752 and lived near Catawba Springs. Served in Militia.
[Abernethy.FTW]

1752 - Robert and Sarah Abernethy moved from Virginia to Granville County, NC. A deed is dated 01 August 1752 from Renals Allen to Robert Abernethy for 400 acres. A second deed from Renals Allen to Robert Abernethy for 444 acres is dated 05 December 1752.
In March 1756 Robert sold the 444 tract of land to his father.
From 1754 to 1767 he was a lieutenant and then a captain in the Militia under Lieut. Col. Paine.
On 20 August 1769 Robert and Sarah Abernethy received a deed from William Henry and wife for 300 acres of land on the West side of the Catawba River near Beatties Ford in what was then Tryon County, North Carolina. In 1782 they sold that land and moved a few miles west toward Catawba Springs, by then in Lincoln County. [Rev. Edward B. Smith, Jr., James Abernethy 1790-1859 His Forefathers and His Descendants, June 1965]

Abstract of will: Robert Abernethy, Sr...of Lincoln County...wife Sarah...children Robert Jr., William, Charles, John, Miles, Sarah, Amey and Smith Abernethy, Lucy Cox and Nathan Abernethy. Executor and Executrix: son Nathan Abernethy and wife Sarah Abernethy. Signed by name. Witnesses: John Rockett, James Abernethy. Date of probate 1794. [Abernethy.FTW]

1752 - Robert and Sarah Abernethy moved from Virginia to Granville County, NC. A deed is dated 01 August 1752 from Renals Allen to Robert Abernethy for 400 acres. A second deed from Renals Allen to Robert Abernethy for 444 acres is dated 05 December 1752.
In March 1756 Robert sold the 444 tract of land to his father.
From 1754 to 1767 he was a lieutenant and then a captain in the Militia under Lieut. Col. Paine.
On 20 August 1769 Robert and Sarah Abernethy received a deed from William Henry and wife for 300 acres of land on the West side of the Catawba River near Beatties Ford in what was then Tryon County, North Carolina. In 1782 they sold that land and moved a few miles west toward Catawba Springs, by then in Lincoln County. [Rev. Edward B. Smith, Jr., James Abernethy 1790-1859 His Forefathers and His Descendants, June 1965]

Abstract of will: Robert Abernethy, Sr...of Lincoln County...wife Sarah...children Robert Jr., William, Charles, John, Miles, Sarah, Amey and Smith Abernethy, Lucy Cox and Nathan Abernethy. Executor and Executrix: son Nathan Abernethy and wife Sarah Abernethy. Signed by name. Witnesses: John Rockett, James Abernethy. Date of probate 1794.This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/kathysum/2/data/17705This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/justicestore/27/data/99

[brianabernathy.FTW]

Was an officer in the colonial Militia (NC Col. and State Records. Vol 22, PP 309, 368, 369, 370, 372) and in the Armies of the Rev; member from Tryon county in the Provincial Congress of 1776 which adopted the Declaration of Rights and Constitution for North Carolina as a State Independent of Great Britian; and member from Lincoln County in North
Carolina House of Commons, 1779. 13 N. Car. col. and State Records, pp 811 to 1000.
(Old Apple Creek Church and Its Early Membership by John A. Hope)

Will not dated, but after 1779. Wife, Sarah. Children: Robert Jr., William, Charles, John, Miles, Sarah, Amey and Smith Abernathy, Lucy Cox and Nathan Abernathy. Exector and Executrix: Son Nathan Abernathy and wife Sarah Abernathy. Signed by name. Witnesses: John Rockett, James Abernathy. No date of probate. Born Va. died Lincoln Co. Nc..
Moved to Granville Co. Nc. in 1752 and lived near Catawba Springs. Served in Militia.
This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/joannhelton/3/data/14664This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/joannhelton/3/data/14664 Robert A. (IV) Abernethy 1766 and Sarah NICOLS were married on 23 Jun 1783 in , , Virginia.

257. Sarah NICOLS10 was born about 1719 in , , , England. She died in , Lincoln, North Carolina. She was buried in , Lincoln, North Carolina. She has Ancestral File Number PFM7-RH. Children were:

i.

Miles (1750) Abernethy II (junior)10,35 was born about 1750 in VA. He was born in 1750 in Bristol Parish, Virginia. He was born about 1754.32 Re: Abernethy family Gaston/Lincoln Co., NC
Posted by: Elizabeth Ferguson (ID *****6954) Date: August 24, 2004 at 06:35:02
In Reply to: Re: Abernethy family Gaston/Lincoln Co., NC by LINDA OLLIS of 277

> My friend remembers these silbings: Marion, Ellen, "Pick", and Daniel.

Well then, it does seem like that strong contender is truly a match.

Also, for what it's worth, that particular Miles Abernathy appears on the 1850 and 1860 census in the household of Philip and Mary/Polly (Arndt) Abernathy, who were married on 26 May 1836 in Lincoln County NC, bondsman Miles C. Abernathy, Elisha Saunders, JP. The Catawba County Cemeteries book (Vol II, p. 68) lists the tombstone inscription of Philip's father, Seth, who died 4 May 1822 and is buried in Mt Ruhama Baptist Ch, Catawba Co, NC along with most, if not all, of his children.

That tombstone inscription cites wife Polly Cline and children: Miles, Nathan, Philip, Philecta, Polly, Gertrude, Usley. Most on-line databases show Seth as a child of Miles Abernathy and Ursula Bradshaw, but the date of Seth's birth (Nov 1779) pre-dates the marriage (6 Oct 1781, Lincoln Co, NC) between Seth Abernathy and Polly Cline. Seth's marriage bondman was Henry Finger (Ger: Heinrich Finger), and Seth signed with an X, indicating that he wasn't then able to write his own name.

To date, I don't know of anyone who offers an alternate set of parents for Seth from the typically cited Miles and Ursula (Bradshaw) Abernathy. I personally believe there is still more work needed to sort out some of these very very early (and very numerous) Abernathys in the Tryon-Lincoln County area.

One has to keep in mind that when one is dealing with individuals in that early of a time frame in our nation's history, especially if there is evidence they couldn't read/write, that the possibility for errors increases. These people were, for the most part, simply too busy just taming the wilderness, rearing children, and keeping alive against hostile Native Americans to be all that concerned with leaving records for future genealogists.

-- Elizabeth Ferguson

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01/15/2005 He died before 1777. He died in 1812 in Lincoln Co, NC.32 He died in 1820 in Tryon County (now Lincoln County), North Carolina. He has Ancestral File Number 1G29-KDT. He was also known as Miles(1750) ABERNATHY +Bradshaw. This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/joannhelton/3/data/14669

This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/tnolen/3/data/3334 [brianabernathy.FTW]

NC.) relocated to Lincoln NC.
and there married Usley Bracher
6 Oct 1781.

S6P19 [brianabernathy.FTW]

NC.) relocated to Lincoln NC.
and there married Usley Bracher
6 Oct 1781.

S6P19 [brianabernathy.FTW]

NC.) relocated to Lincoln NC.
and there married Usley Bracher
6 Oct 1781.

S6P19

ii.

John ABERNATHY 174810,35 was born about 1748 in , , Virginia. He has Ancestral File Number 1M4S-298. He is reference number Linked from two sources. This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/tnolen/3/data/3328

iii.

William Abernathy 174410 was born in 1744.32 He died in 1744.32 He was born about 1744 in , , Virginia. He has Ancestral File Number 1M4S-27T.

iv.

Charles (m 1782) Abernathy10,83 was born about 1746 in , , Virginia. He was born about 1748 in Prince George Co. Virginia. He was born in 1748 in Bristol Parish, Brunswick Co., VA. He was born in 1748 in Prince George Co, VA. He was born in 1748 in Virginia. He was born in 1748 in Prince George County, VA. He died in 1824 in Lincoln Co, NC.32 He died in 1824 in NC. He died in 1824 in Lincoln, North Carolina. He was born Abt. 1745 (1748) in VA (or NC).32 He has Ancestral File Number 1M4S-282. Military Service: ABT. 1776 Revolutionary War

This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/sfoster/12/data/71878This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/kathysum/2/data/17712This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/justicestore/27/data/1491

[brianabernathy.FTW]

1824 NC) died Lincoln Co. NC.
Married Barbara Cobb in 1782
and they had five sons and
three daughters.
S20 & S6P19This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/sfoster/12/data/71878 [brianabernathy.FTW]

1824 NC) died Lincoln Co. NC.
Married Barbara Cobb in 1782
and they had five sons and
three daughters.
S20 & S6P19 [brianabernathy.FTW]

1824 NC) died Lincoln Co. NC.
Married Barbara Cobb in 1782
and they had five sons and
three daughters.
S20 & S6P19

v.

Sarah ABERNATHY a 175210 was born about 1752 in Virginia. She has Ancestral File Number 1M4S-2BG.

vi.

Amy ("Amey") Abernathy 1762 +A. Spencer10 was born in 1762.32 She was born in 1762 in Bristol Parish, Virginia.

vii.

Lucy ABERNATHY10 was born about 1756 in , , Virginia. She has Ancestral File Number 1M4S-2DV.

viii.

Smith ABERNATHY10 was born about 1758 in , , Virginia. He has Ancestral File Number 1M4S-2F3.

ix.

Nathan ABERNATHY 176010 was born about 1760 in , , Virginia. He has Ancestral File Number 1M4S-2G9.

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x.

Robert V. (Abernathy) Abernethy 1740/41va.

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