Edward Randolph Abernathy

Male 1837 - 1879  (42 years)


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  • Name Edward Randolph Abernathy 
    Born 1837  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 01 Dec 1879  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oakwood Cemetery Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1191119380  Abernathy, Robert and Sara Cubisch
    Last Modified 15 May 2012 

    Father Benjamin Featherstone Abernathy,   b. 15 Jan 1815, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1857, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Ann Elizabeth Pritchett,   b. 1820, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1871, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 08 Jun 1836  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F517752462  Group Sheet

    Family Lucy Frances Delbridge,   b. 1837, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894, Totaro, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1865  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Pickett Abernathy,   b. 28 Oct 1866, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1930, Dolphin, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Edward A Abernathy,   b. 28 Apr 1868, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Benjamin Abernathy,   b. 07 Mar 1870, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. Sidney Jones Abernathy,   b. 22 Jun 1871, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1935, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +5. Walton James Abernathy,   b. 08 Jun 1873, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Lucy Ella Abernathy,   b. 23 Jun 1876, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1940, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2006 
    Family ID F517752976  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1837 - Brunswick County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Dec 1865 - Brunswick County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Dec 1879 - Brunswick County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakwood Cemetery Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • A Possibility for Edward:
      The concept of a Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway was presented and adopted at a United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) general convention in 1913. The plan envisioned a highway beginning in Virginia on the banks of the Potomac and passing through the southeast into Kentucky, Davis' birthplace. The highway continued to move west through the gulf region ending in California.

      Members of the Washington Division UDC wished to extend the highway into Washington as a final link of a nationwide network of roads. The UDC supported a bill introduced into the 1939 Washington state legislature to designate the Pacific Coast Highway as the Jefferson Davis Highway.

      Although the bill did not pass, the Department of Highways authorized the UDC to place road markers at the point at which the Pacific Coast Highway from Oregon enters Washington and where the highway met with the Canadian border.

      The United Daughters of the Confederacy dedicated the Vancouver marker ? Jefferson Davis Highway No. 99 - in June of 1939. The marker was moved from its original location and installed at the present site in 2002.

      Jefferson Davis attended West Point, fought in the Black Hawk Indian War and was an American hero in the Mexican War. He served as a U.S. Congressman from Mississippi and was appointed Secretary of War in the cabinet of President Franklin Pierce in 1853. By an act of Congress, February 14, 1853, a military reservation was created in Vancouver on the Columbia River, and was confirmed by Jefferson Davis in an official communication to the commanding General of the Pacific Division of the U.S. Army. While Secretary, he proposed a transcontinental railroad system (through the south) and secured funding for surveys that resulted in the building of roads and railways out west.

      He was elected a U.S. Senator in 1857 and resigned in 1861, when Mississippi seceded from the Union to become General of the Mississippi militia. On February 16, 1861, he was inaugurated as the only president of the Confederate States of America.

      The Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway was intended to honor his achievements.

      Written By Kay and Duane Douglass
      11/19/2011


      Located at this monument are over 125 tiles depicting individual war veterans and Edmund R ABERNATHY's name is on one of the tiles. This monumnet is located in Ridgefield, Clark County, Washington.

      Inscription:
      JOHN E. ABERNATHY
      EDMUND R. ABERNATHY
      Wm. MORMAN ABERNATHY
      CO. E. 56th VA. INF.

    • A Possibility for Edward:

      U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
      about Edward R Abernathy

      Name:Edward R Abernathy
      Occupation:Farmer
      Age at enlistment:19
      Enlistment Date:18 Apr 1863
      Rank at enlistment:Private
      Enlistment Place:Fort Drewry, VA
      State Served:Virginia
      Survived the War?:Yes
      Service Record:Enlisted in the Virginia Neblett's-Coleman's Heavy Artillery Battery on 18 Apr 1863.
      Mustered out on 03 Sep 1863.
      Drafted to Company E, Virginia 56th Infantry Regiment on 15 Sep 1863.
      Description:height: 5 ft. 10 in., light complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair.
      Birth Date:abt 1844
      Sources:The Virginia Regimental Histories Series




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