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Label
1768-1845
Inclusive dates
1768-1845
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1768-1845, of the Abernathy family of Brunswick and Mecklenburg Counties, Virginia, and Giles County, Tennessee, consisting mainly of accounts, bonds, correspondence, deeds, and receipts of David Abernathy (1726-ca. 1790), Signal Abernathy (d. 1808), Liles Abernathy (d. 1813), Jesse Abernathy (d. 1807), Betsy Abernathy, Burwell Abernathy (1766-1837), Thomas Abernathy (1794-1870), and William D. Abernathy (1800-1849). Also contains some court papers, including agreements, indentures, injunctions, judgments, and powers of attorney
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Biographical or historical data
The Abernathy family arrived in Virginia from Scotland in 1652 when Robert Abernathy (1626-1685) of Scotland settled in Charles City County. He acquired land in that part of Charles City County south of the James River which later became Prince George County. His great-grandson David Abernathy (1726-ca. 1790) moved to Brunswick County. David, his son Liles (d. 1813), and his grandson Burwell Abernathy (1766-1837) became landholders in both Brunswick and Mecklenburg Counties. Signal Abernathy (d. 1808) married Martha Holmes in 1796. They and their son Thomas (1794-1870) also became prominent in those counties. By 1822, a branch of the family, led by Burwell Abernathy, had settled in Giles County, Tennessee.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.1
Immediate source of acquisition
Adams, Martha R.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000498244
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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