1776 - 1846 (70 years)
||William Harley Abernathy |
||Lincoln (now Catawba) County, North Carolina 
||Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi 
||Abernathy, James and Elizabeth Cox
||18 Apr 2008 |
||Sarah Melvina Rockett, b. 1790, Lincoln (now Catawba) County, North Carolina , d. 1847, Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi (Age 57 years) |
||26 Mar 1807 [1, 2]
| ||1. Sterling Gibbs Abernathy, Sr, b. 09 Oct 1809, Lincoln (now Catawba) County, North Carolina , d. 27 Feb 1888, Calhoun County, Arkansas (Age 78 years)|
| ||2. Richard Rockett Abernathy, b. 11 Oct 1811, Lincoln (now Catawba) County, North Carolina , d. 20 Feb 1873, Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi (Age 61 years)|
| ||3. Nancy Abernathy, b. 1815, Lincoln (now Catawba) County, North Carolina |
| ||4. Mary Anna Abernathy, b. 1817, Lincoln (now Catawba) County, North Carolina |
| ||5. Thomas James Turner Abernathy, b. 6 Nov 1818, Lincoln (now Catawba) County, North Carolina , d. 29 Jul 1875, Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi (Age 56 years)|
| ||6. Robert Burton Abernathy, b. Abt 1823, Alabama , d. Aft 1841 (Age ~ 19 years)|
| ||7. Martha Abernathy, b. 1825, Jefferson County, Alabama |
| ||8. Elizabeth Abernathy, b. 20 Apr 1828, Calhoun County, Alabama , d. 01 Oct 1887 (Age 59 years)|
| ||9. William Jackson Abernathy, b. Abt 1833, Calhoun County, Alabama , d. Unknown|
| ||10. Amanda Evaline Abernathy, b. 1836, Calhoun County, Alabama |
- William's parents are Robert Abernathy and Ann Nance and can be found in the Robert Abernathy and Sarah Cubish line.
- Could he be the William in Jefferson County AL in 1840? It's not an exact match, but there is no William on the Mississippi Census for 1840.
Ukn Twps, p. 205, Abernathy, William: 0010001-0120001-0-0
William and his family moved into Jefferson Co, Alabama about 1816-1819. He was given a patent of land there, by order of Pres Andrew Jackson. He later moved to Pontotoc Co Mississippi abt 1836-1841. Both Wm and Sarah are bur on a family cemetery plot on the original family farm 6 m. south of Pontotoc. The old home and part of the original farm owned by Ollie Johnson, grandson, in 1973. IGI Submittals, Btc 1760834 has another dau, Margaret, b. 1839.
Sharyn Young's online database adds another son, Julian Rocket Abernathy. But Gatewood does not list that child or Margaret.
- [S2] Birdie Abernathy Jamison.
- [S13] Abernathy Family (Gatewood), Robert L. Gatewood, (Robert L. Gatewood, Conway, Arkansas (1969)), p. 26.