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  • ID: I139006
  • Name: William Franklin Abernathy
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 JAN 1838 in DeKALB COUNTY, GEORGIA
  • Death: 20 JUL 1929 in BUFFALO, CHAMBERS, ALABAMA
  • Burial: LEBANON PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY, CHAMBERS, ALABAMA
  • Note:
    Census Place:Chappell Hill, Chambers, Alabama
    Source:FHL Film 1254005 National Archives Film T9-0005 Page 50C
    RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
    W. F. ABERNATHYSelfMMW40GA
    Occ:FarmerFa: GAMo: GA
    Laura A. ABERNATHYWifeFMW37AL
    Occ:Keeping HouseFa: SCMo: SC
    Laura A. P. ABERNATHYDauFSW12AL
    Fa: ---Mo: ---
    Minnie L. M. ABERNATHYDauFSW10AL
    Fa: ---Mo: ---
    John R. B. ABERNATHYSonMSW4AL
    Fa: ---Mo: ---
    Vanamma B. V. ABERNATHYDauFSW1AL
    Fa: ---M


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    THIS ARTICLE WAS PROBABLY WRITTEN ABOUT 1924


    WILLIAM F. ABERNATHY
    The following article is from an undated issue of "The LaFayette {ALABAMA}
    Sun":

    THE THIN GRAY LINE PASSES IN REVIEW

    That we may not forget the heroes who fought our battles of yore,
    and who crowned themselves with everlasting honor, The Sun will
    furnish this column for a short sketch of the lives of these great
    and good men.

    Born in DeKalb County, Georgia, January 9th, 1839; moved to the
    Rock Springs community, Chambers County, Alabama, when about four
    years of age.
    At the age of 23, he was married to Miss LAURA AWILDA MILFORD,
    November 28, 1861, at the residence of PHILLIP MILFORD, Chambers
    County, Alabama.
    Enlisted in the Confederate army in spring of 1862, Company "I"
    47th AL Reg; served under both General JACKSON and General LEE; was
    at Appomattox Court House at time of surrender of General ROBERT E.
    LEE.
    No deaths have been recorded in this family to date; Mr. ABERNATHY,
    his wife, and six children born to them, are all living:
    LAURA A. F. ABERNATHY, Buffalo, Chambers County, AL; MINNIE L. M.
    (Mrs. J. M. MALEY) Columbus, GA; J. R. B. ABERNATHY, LaFayette,
    Chambers County, AL; VANAMA B. V. ABERNATHY, Buffalo, Chambers
    County, AL; SAMUEL F. D. ABERNATHY, Roanoke, Randolph County, AL;
    MARTHA O. V. (Mrs. W. H. HOUSE) Buffalo, Chambers County, AL.
    Mr. ABERNATHY has been a member of the Missionary Baptist church
    for almost sixty years, and has ben a citizen of Chambers County,
    AL, for eighty-one years. Mr. ABERNATHY is at the present time
    enjoying good health.

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    ABERNATHY, William F. 47th Ala. Inf., Co. I 01/19/1838 07/20/1929 Lebanon Presb. Ch. Cem., Chambers Co., Alabama
  • Change Date: 27 JAN 2017



    Father: John Davis Abernathy b: 17 DEC 1820 in SOUTH CAROLINA
    Mother: Margaret F. Baker b: 1820 in SOUTH CAROLINA

    Marriage 1 Laura Awilda Milford b: 26 APR 1843 in BUFFALO, CHAMBERS, ALABAMA
    • Married: 28 NOV 1861 in CHAMBERS COUNTY, ALABAMA
    • Event: SURETY in Daniels Collins
    • Note:
      Spouse 1: William F. Abernathy
      Spouse 2: Laura A Milford
      Marriage Date: 28 Nov 1861
      Marriage Place: Chambers
      Performed By: JP
      Surety/Perf. Name: Daniel Coggins
    Children
    1. Has No Children Laura Alabama Floretta Abernathy b: 6 AUG 1867 in CHAMBERS COUNTY, ALABAMA
    2. Has Children Minnie Margaret Louvella Abernathy b: 1870 in CHAMBERS COUNTY, ALABAMA
    3. Has No Children John Rufus Abernathy b: 1876
    4. Has No Children Vanamma Buena Vista Abernathy b: 16 OCT 1878 in CHAMBERS COUNTY, ALABAMA
    5. Has Children Samuel Franklin Davis Abernathy b: 13 JAN 1882 in CHAMBERS COUNTY, ALABAMA
    6. Has No Children Martha Ola Vodella Abernathy b: 23 MAR 1884 in CHAMBERS COUNTY, ALABAMA
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