James Harvey Abernathy

Male 1839 - 1899  (59 years)


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  • Name James Harvey Abernathy 
    Born 02 Dec 1839  Jefferson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jan 1899 
    Buried Oakland Cemetery Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1606  Abernathy, James and Elizabeth Cox
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2012 

    Father Sterling Gibbs Abernathy, Sr,   b. 09 Oct 1809, Lincoln (now Catawba) County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1888, Calhoun County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Carol Ware,   b. 1817, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1864, Calhoun County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1835  Jefferson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
      about Starling Abernathy
      Name: Starling Abernathy
      Spouse: Elizabeth Ware
      Marriage Date: 12 Feb 1835
      County: Jefferson
      State: Alabama
      Performed by Name: Thomas D Armstrong
      Source information: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research

    Family ID F403  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah M. Wood,   b. 22 Aug 1841,   d. 25 Nov 1923, Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1861 
    Children 
     1. Joseph H Abernathy,   b. 13 Oct 1866, Summerville, Calhoun County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Oct 1871, Summerville, Calhoun County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     2. Hettie Abernathy,   b. 31 Oct 1868, Summerville, Calhoun County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1956  (Age 88 years)
     3. William Howard Abernathy,   b. 20 Sep 1870, Summerville, Calhoun County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1944, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Amy Inez Abernathy,   b. 27 Oct 1873, Summerville, Calhoun County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1956, New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. James Derbin Abernathy,   b. 23 Sep 1876, Summerville, Calhoun County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1885  (Age 8 years)
     6. George Carl Abernathy,   b. 24 Nov 1878, Summerville, Calhoun County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1954, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Annie May Abernathy,   b. 14 Jun 1881, Summerville, Calhoun County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F408  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Dec 1839 - Jefferson County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakland Cemetery Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1850 Census Pontotoc, Mississippi as James ABERNATHY


    • Goodspeed's History of Southern Arkansas written about 1890 on page 747
      in Bradley County;
      J. H. Abernathy, farmer, Warren, Ark. No worthy reference to the
      agricultural affairs of this county would be complete without mention of
      Mr. Abernathy, among others, engaged in tilling the soil. Besides
      enjoying to an unlimited extent the confidence and respect of all who
      know him, he comes of a family of children who have done credit to the
      name they bear. Mr. Abernathy was born in Jefferson County, Ala.,
      December 2, 1839, and is one of twelve children, six now living, born to
      the union of Sterling G. and Elizabeth (Ware) Abernathy, and who are
      named as follows: James H., John W., Samuel C., Sterling G., Jr., Sarah
      M. (wife of Richard Ainsworth), and Saletia (wife of A. A.Smith). The
      parents of these children were natives, respectively, of Lincoln County,
      N.C., and Jefferson County, Ala. The Abernathy family is of English
      descent, and five brothers were early settlers of Petersburg, Va. The
      paternal grandparents emigrated to Mississippi in1839, located in
      Pontotoc County, where both passed their last days.The maternal
      grandfather of our subject died in Alabama. Sterling G. Abernathy moved
      to Arkansas in 1861, settled in Calhoun County, and there followed
      agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred February 29, 1887.
      The mother died July 15, 1864. J.H. Abernathy divided his time in youth
      between assisting on the farm and in securing an education in the common
      schools of Mississippi. Perhaps i twas but natural that, when starting
      out in life for himself, he should choose as his calling agricultural
      pursuits, for that had been the principal occupation of his ancestors. In
      1859 he came to Arkansas,located in Calhoun County, and there tilled the
      soil until 1882, when he moved to Bradley County and located south of the
      town. He owns 504 acres of land, with 250 acres under cultivation, has a
      handsome residence, good substantial outbuildings, and deals considerably
      in stock, keeping some thorough bred cattle and merino sheep. In 1861 he
      enlisted in Company C. Eighth Confederate Cavalry, composed of
      Mississippi and Alabama troops, and served until the surrender. He was
      wounded slightly at the battle of Murfreesboro, and his horse was sho
      tand fell on him. He was captured, taken prisoner to St. Louis, but there
      managed to make his escape and joined his regiment at Middleton,Tenn. He
      was married, December 24, 1865, to Miss Sallie Wood, native of
      Mississippi, who born him seven children, five living: Hettie,Howard,
      Inez, George C. and Anna M. The two deceased were named Joseph and James
      D. Mr. Abernathy is a member of the K. of P., K. & L. of H.and also of
      the Agricultural Union. Mrs. Abernathy is a member of the Methodist
      Episcopal Church, South.
    • marriage originally given as in 1841, but that cannot be right.
      see also D:\Abernathy Folders\Notes\AbernathysJames H. Abernathy.txt

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Abernethy Family (Arvord, 1986), Arvord Milner Abernethy, (Arvord Milner Abernethy, 702 Barkley Dr, Hamilton TX (1986)), 18.

    2. [S14] email, (Vicki), p. 192.


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