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THE ABERNATHY"S OF MY FAMILY


Generation No. 1

1. UNKNOWN1 ABERNATHY. Children of UNKNOWN ABERNATHY are:
i.     MILTON2 ABERNATHY.

ii.     WILLIAM ABERNATHY, b. September 24, 1807; d. October 13, 1858.

iii.   ELIZABETH R. ABERNATHY, b. Abt. 1809; m. WILLIAM R. STRAIT.

2.     iv.     JAMES HARVEY ABERNATHY, b. August 27, 1812, York District, SC; d. August 1, 1896, York County, SC.


Generation No. 2

2. JAMES HARVEY2 ABERNATHY (UNKNOWN1) was born August 27, 1812 in York District, SC, and died August 1, 1896 in York County, SC.
He married (1) ADALINE HENRY Bef. 1842, daughter of JACKSON NEELY HENRY. He married (2) HELEN ALICE ?DANIEL Aft. 1842.
Notes for HELEN ALICE DANIEL:
This may refer to Hellen Alice Abernathy: Notice in the "Due West Telescope", February 1, 1861. "Died of pneumonia in Neely's Creek Congregation, York District, S. C. on the 15th December, Mrs. Ellen Abernathy, in the 34th year of her age [early a member] of Presbyterian church....after her marriage some year ago she transferred her connection to the ARPresbyterian Church at Neely's Creek


[left] Husband and children. Source: A R P Death & Marriage Notices 1843-186?, p 137.


Children of JAMES ABERNATHY and HELEN DANIEL are:
                i.     MARGARET ANN3 ABERNATHY, m. JOHN ROBINSON STRAIT. (Note: She may have been child of 1st marriage)
3.     ii.     MARTHA A. ABERNATHY, b. September 26, 1846; d. November 17, 1915.
4.     iii.   WILLIAM CALHOUN ABERNATHY, b. December 14, 1849, York County, SC; d. January 28, 1889, Catawba Junction, York County, SC.
5.     iv.     ALICE ABERNATHY, b. September 15, 1852; d. June 21, 1929.
6.     v.     HARRIETT ABERNATHY, b. September 11, 1857; d. October 18, 1917.


Generation No. 3
3. MARTHA A.3 ABERNATHY (JAMES HARVEY2, UNKNOWN1) was born September 26, 1846, and died November 17, 1915. She married JOHN THOMAS SPENCER Bef. 1877.


Children of MARTHA ABERNATHY and JOHN SPENCER are:
                i.     ROBERT LATHAN4 SPENCER, b. October 11, 1877; d. April 28, 1923.
                ii.     THOMAS BIGHAM SPENCER, b. February 23, 1882; d. March 15, 1949; m.                       EUGENIA P..
7.     iii.   WILLIAM HALL SPENCER, b. February 5, 1884; d. November 23, 1962.
8.     iv.     PRESTON WYLIE SPENCER, b. May 11, 1886; d. September 13, 1965.
                v.     REID SPENCER.
4. WILLIAM CALHOUN3 ABERNATHY (JAMES HARVEY2, UNKNOWN1) was born December 14, 1849 in York County, SC, and died January 28, 1889 in Catawba Junction, York County, SC. He married MARY EMMA DANIEL, daughter of WILLIAM DANIEL and ELIZABETH WYLIE.


(My line) Elizabeth Wylie had been married previously to Henry F. White and had a number of children. He died and she married William B. Daniel.


Notes for WILLIAM CALHOUN ABERNATHY: William Calhoun Abernathy was the owner of a store in Catawba Junction and a successful businessman at the time of his death. In the prime of his life, he was murdered by two black men at his store. The men were later hung for their crime. His son, William Leslie Abernathy, was in his teens when he witnessed the hangings.


Children of WILLIAM ABERNATHY and MARY DANIEL are:
                i.     INFANT4, b. July 11,1875.
9.     ii.     WILLIAM LESLIE ABERNATHY, b. October 16, 1876, Catawba Junction, York County, SC; d. October 17, 1955, Lancaster, Lancaster County, SC.


(My line)
10.     iii.   HELEN ELIZABETH ABERNATHY, b. February 5, 1879; d. December 1, 1947.
                iv.     MITTIE ARTEMISIA ABERNATHY, b. June 27, 1881; d. October 18, 1974.
                v.     CHARLES BETTS ABERNATHY, b. July 18, 1883; d. November 25, 1903.
11.     vi.     MARTHA WHITE ABERNATHY, b. December 30, 1885; d. July 13, 1970.
5. ALICE3 ABERNATHY (JAMES HARVEY2, UNKNOWN1) was born September 15, 1852, and died June 21, 1929. She married JOSEPH WYLIE RODDEY.


Children of ALICE ABERNATHY and JOSEPH RODDEY are:
                i.     MARY HELEN4RODDEY, b. 1879; d. October 3, 1880.
        ii.     WILLIAM CLARKSON RODDEY, b. Abt. December 1882; d. April 22, 1884.
                iii.   EDWIN LYLE RODDEY, b. 1884; d. July 20, 1886.
        iv.     LOUIS WYLIE RODDEY, b. 1886; d. September 24, 1888.
                v.     CAMMIE LOUISE RODDEY, b. February 17, 1891; d. May 23, 1973.
12.     vi.     MARTHA RODDEY, b. June 29, 1896; d. December 19, 1976.
6. HARRIETT3 ABERNATHY (JAMES HARVEY2, UNKNOWN1) was born September 11, 1857, and died October 18, 1917. She married DAVID PRESTON LESSLIE.

Children of HARRIETT ABERNATHY and DAVID LESSLIE are:
                i.     JAMES DIXON4 LESSLIE, b. December 13, 1881; d. February 2, 1937; m. NINA GETTYS.
               ii.     HELEN JANE LESSLIE, b. March 7, 1884; d. July 8, 1903.
        iii.   WILLIAM CALHOUN LESSLIE, b. March 7, 1889; d. November 1, 1984; m. KATHERINE FLEMING.
               iv.     DAVID JOHNSON LESSLIE, b. December 16, 1894; d. June 30, 1978; m. ELIZABETH YARBOROUGH.
                v.     MARY ELIZABETH LESSLIE, b. January 28, 1897; d. August 19, 1972.
        vi.     MATTIE LESSLIE, b.Unknown.


Generation No. 4
7. WILLIAM HALL4 SPENCER (MARTHA A.3 ABERNATHY, JAMES HARVEY2, UNKNOWN1) was born February 5, 1884, and died November 23, 1962.
He married CARRIE WILLIAMS, daughter of NASA WILLIAMS and NANCY LESSLIE. Child of WILLIAM SPENCER and CARRIE WILLIAMS is:


                i.     WILLIAM5 SPENCER.
8. PRESTON WYLIE4 SPENCER (MARTHA A.3 ABERNATHY, JAMES HARVEY2, UNKNOWN1) was born May 11, 1886, and died September 13, 1965. He married MATTIE LOU BARNETTE.
Child of PRESTON SPENCER and MATTIE BARNETTE is:
                i.     PRESTON WYLIE5 SPENCER, JR., b. January 20, 1927; d. December1, 1937.


(Others?)


9. WILLIAM LESLIE4 ABERNATHY (WILLIAM CALHOUN3, JAMES HARVEY2, UNKNOWN1) was born October 16, 1876 in Catawba Junction, York County, SC, and died October 17, 1955 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, SC. He married MARTHA MARY WILLIAMS February 13, 1900, daughter of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and MARY ANDERSON.

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