James Burwell Abernathy

Male 1780 - 1838  (58 years)


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  • Name James Burwell Abernathy 
    Nickname Jimmy Dry 
    Born 1780  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1838  Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Abernathy (James B) - Brown (James) Cemetery Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I543656192  Abernathy, Robert and Sara Cubisch
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2014 

    Father Frederick F Abernathy,   b. 2 Sep 1745, Bristol, Bristol County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Tabitha Harwell,   b. Abt 1748, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Sep 1792, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married Abt. 1764  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:

    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Frederick Abernathy
      Name: Frederick Abernathy
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: 1745
      Spouse Name: Tabitha Harwell
      Spouse Birth Year: 1748
      Marriage State: of VA
      Number Pages: 10
    Family ID F517751671  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Frances Gennings or Jennings,   b. 1780, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1802  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Turner Abernathy,   b. 20 Dec 1802, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Aug 1880, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Martha J Adeline Abernathy,   b. 25 Aug 1804, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1857, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Hardaway Abernathy,   b. 1806, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1852, Bunker Hill, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     4. Ethelbert Abernathy,   b. Abt 1807, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 06 Mar 1837, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     5. Coalson Abernathy,   b. 10 Jan 1808, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1899, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     6. Sterling Abernathy,   b. 20 Nov 1811, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1879, Pisgah, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Hartwell Passon Abernathy,   b. Abt 1816, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1903, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     8. Charles Clayton Abernathy,   b. Abt 1819, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. John Jennings Abernathy,   b. 30 Jul 1820, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1866, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     10. Levi Abernathy,   b. Abt 1825, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Crockett County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Rebecca Patsy Abernathy,   b. Abt 1825, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Sarnel Abernathy,   b. Abt 1827, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 May 2008 
    Family ID F517751932  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1780 - Brunswick County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Mar 1802 - Brunswick County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Mar 1838 - Giles County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Abernathy (James B) - Brown (James) Cemetery Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • DOB and DOD are from Find A Grave. I have no proof of these dates.


    • 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 Famil y (Pulaski, Tenn., 1929), p. 5, for another purpose, I happened upon the follow ing information: "Sterling's name occurs but once in the Virginia records. In 1 807, Burwell Abernathy, their guardian, settled with Sterling and Elisha Aberna thy. My father [James Edwards Abernathy] listed James, Sterling aand 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, Te xas. She wrote me: 'Awhile before my father died here in my home, about 30 year s 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 s ent me I learned that Sterling married Mary McCormack of Frankfort, Ky. Their c hildren 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 V irginia 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/@/lorett otel.net.
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      Limestone County Ceme tery Surveys
      Abernathy-Cogdell Cemetery

      This cemetery is located on the G eorge 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 Ma sterson 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 repo rted 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 10/2 6/1890 10/26/1890 Inf of J.L.& M.F.
      Cogdell Junius La Fayette 3/28/1854 4/22/1 924
      Cogdell Mary Florence 2/28/1854 12/1/1900 wf of J.L.
      Jackson Orpha Aberna thy 11/13/1856 1/15/1885 wf of F. S.
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      Re: Masterson Abernathy (early 1800's)
      Posted by: Tonya Ol eksyn Date: March 09, 2000 at 12:45:47
      In Reply to: Masterson Abernathy (earl y 1800's) by Terry Martin

      In my Abernathy research I came across this bit o f info on Masterson Abernathy. It is in a cemetery list for the Abernathy-Cogde ll cemetery in Limestone Co. TX There is a Masterson Coleman McCormick Abernath y b 5/25/1820 d11/9/1880 and his wife Mary Abernathy b8/12/1826 d11/24/1902 I a m not sure if they are any kin to my Abernathy's but they sound like what you a re looking for. The website address is http://www.glade.net/~hcox/cemeteries/ab ernathy_cogdell.htm Let me know if this helps.
      Tonya Oleksyn
      Re: Masterson Ab ernathy (early 1800's)
      Posted by: Brian Bivona Date: July 15, 1999 at 03:53:0 1
      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 Cou nty family as well. I don't know much about Master


    • Page one - Chancery Court Records Brunswick County, Case #1819-007 Jarrett Abernathy, etc. v. Executor of Frederick Abernathy, etc. Box 26 stack location 4/F/68/2/6 copy option #2

      Page two - Abernathy & others Vs Abernathys Exor & Guardian 24 Nov 1819 filed and heard and decreed as (unclear) Decree filed (cp)
      Page three - To the worshipful Court of Brunswick County setting in chancery hereby complaining and show to your worships your orators Jarratt James [John crossed out] Elisha Sterling Abernathy and ["Sylvia Lewis and" crossed out] Reul Lewis who was her husband [ written above - "to Sylvia Abernathy in right of her children"] late Abernathy Catharine Lucy late Abernathy John [written over Nancy] Scoggins and Nancy his wife late Abernathy Sandal Abernathy your orators first mentioned and your oratrixes children of Tabithy Abernathy deceased that Samuel Harwell grand father to your orators and oratrixes some time about the year 1792 made a deed of gift, a copy whereof is hereto annexed of sundry slaves and among others a certain negro male slave called Jack to the said Tabithy Abernathy husband Frederick Abernathy for her life with remainder to his[sic]children at his [sic] death [ written above - "also in the (unclear) slave"] that the event his death has happened some time ago and the other slaves given by their your orators grand father on the mothers death have been divided and that they are desirous of obtaining that proportion of the value of the said slave to which they your orators and oratrixes together M Ann William Abernathy daughter of John Abernathy deceased who was one of the children of Tabitha Abernathy deceased are entitled. That the slave is in the custody of Mathew Abernathy who is Executor of the decedent Frederick on whose death your orators and oratrixes interest vested that although justly entitled they are advised that they cannot obtain their proportion but by the equitable intervention by your worships to which and your orators and oratrixes pray your worships make the said Mathew Exor of the said Frederick Abernathy a defendant and compel him to answer the facts herein charged and that your worships will appoint some suitable person guardian ad litem to M Ann William Abernathy daughter of your orators and oratrixes brother John Abernathy to protect her interest in (this?) [page torn] cause and his answer that your worships (unclear) [page torn] sale of the said slave Jack Page four - since a division in kind cannot be made between the donees of the said slave that the (unclear) (unclear) and your worships will decree and order that suitable persons commissioners appointed by your worships do sell at public sale on 12 months credit the said slave and make a division of the proceeds between your parties entitled the commonwealth's writ of subpoena (unclear) commanding (unclear) and such other and further relief as equity dictates and as in duty they will ever pray etc. John Scoggins his mark for himself and the other complain[ants]. [Samuel Harwell Deed attached but not transcribed herein - previously done by others] The answer of Mathew Abernathy Executor of Frederick Abernathy deceased to the bill filed in Brunswick Court (against?) Jarratt Abernathy and others against him and others in the said Court this Respondant saving all benefit of just exception to the Complainants bill for answer thereto says he cannot gainsay the facts in the said bill charged that he has no objection to a decree according to the prayer of the said bill and having fully answered he prays (herein?) to be dismissed with his costs and as in duty he will ever etc. John Scoggins his mark for Mathew Abernathy Page five - The separate answer of Jesse Reid appointed by the Court of Brunswick County grdn ad litem to M Ann William Abernathy daughter of John Abernathy deceased [written above - "and infant of tender years"] to (defend?) her in a suit in chancery in the name of Jarratt Abernathy and others against the said infant and others in the said Court this respondent saving all just benefit of exception to the Complainants bill for (unclear) hereto admits the facts and Notice therein (stated?) that he has no objection to the decree prayed for and having now fully answered prays (?) with his costs to be dismissed and as in duty he will ever pray etc. Jesse Ried by (A ---) his atro Abernathy and others Vs Abernathy exor and Abernathy gdrn
      In Chancery


      This day this cause came on to be heard by consent on the bill answer and exhibits (?) and on agreement of Counsel on mature consideration whereof the court doth adjudge order and decree that Gardiner Scoggin Richardson Brown Wiliam Rainey Jonathan (Dickson?)and Frederick Lucy or either three do sell the slave Jack in the bill (mentioned?) at public sale have reasonable thereof to [preceeding phrase and next two words are uncertain] credit of twelve months taking nine bonds of equal amounts for the purchase money with good security and that they [give is crossed out and replacement word is unclear] each of the complainants and the guardian of the infant defendant one of the said bonds or the one ninth part of the price of the said slave and further that they make report to this court in order to a final decree.


      Page six -

      Abernathy
      Vs
      Abernathys
      Commissioners Report

      Page seven -

      Account of the sale of the slave belonging to the Estate of
      Frederick Abernathy deceased made the 16th day of December 1819 by the Commissioners appointed by the County Court of Brunswick for that purpose. Jack to Mildred Abernathy highest bidder $237 amount of the sale of Jack from which deduct Commissioners compensation(say?) 5 (unclear) 11.85 - 225.15 Nett Amount of sale of slave to be divided between 9 Legatees agreeable to decree of Court leaves
      to each legatee part 25/3 [cut off]. The undersigned Commissioners for that purpose Respectfully Reports to the worshipful Court of Brunswick County that in pursuance of the (decreed?) order of the Court they have after duly advertising the day and place of sale sold to the highest bidder on twelve months credit the slave belonging to the Estate of Frederick Abernathy Deceased That after deducting a reasonable compensation for their time trouble (unclear) the nett proceeds of the sale amounts to the sum of two
      hundred and twenty five dollars and fifteen cents which give to each of the legatees twenty five dollars and one cent 2/3 for their respective proportions and which your Commissioners have paid over to part of the legatees and now hold ready to pay over to said legatees in Bonds or money when collected soon as they respectively may apply for the same give under our hands This 20th day of May 1820. William Raney Richardson Brown Frederick Lucy John Dixon

      Page eight -

      Abernathy vs
      Abernathy's
      Copy decree

      Page nine -

      Brunswick County Court 24 November 1819 Jarratt, James, Elisha, and Sterling Abernathy, and Ruel Lewis in right of his children, Catharine Lucy late Abernathy, John Scoggins and Nancy his wife late Abernathy, and Sanal Abernathy Cmplls against Mathew Abernathy exor of Frederick Abernathy, and M A W Abernathy by Jesse Reid her gdn specially appointed Defts This day this cause was docketed and came on to be heard by consent of parties on the bill and answer and the arguments of Counsel, and the exhibits filed, an consideration whereof the Court doth adjudge order and decree that Gardner Scoggins, Richardson Brown, William Rainey, John Dixon, and Frederick Lucy or any three of them, sell to the highest bidder, after having given reasonable notice of such sale, the negro slave Jack in the Bill mentioned, on a credit of twelve months, taking nine bonds of equal amounts for the purchase money with good Security, and that they transfer to each of the Complainants, and the guardian of the Infant defendant one of the said bonds, or the one ninth part of the sale of the said slave and make report thereof to the Court (in?) order to a final decree. (A Copy?) (N?) Turnbull CC

      Submitted by Joe Max Williams


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