Will of Robert Abernethy

In the name of God, Amen: I, Robert Abernethy of the County of Lincoln and State of North Carolina, now being of sound and perfect mind and memory, do this day, the eighth of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the following manner;

First, I give and bequeath unto my four sons, Buckner Abernethy, Samuel Abernethy, Frederick Abernethy and Robert Abernethy the whole of all my lands whereon I now live, to be divided equally between them, with all the buildings and improvements belonging to the aforesaid lands.

I do again give unto Buckner Abernethy, Samuel Abernethy, Frederick Abernethy and Robert Abernethy, my four sons, and Lucy Shelton, Susan Lee and Frances Boid, my three daughters, all or the whole of my Negroes, to be divided equally among them, and I also give unto my four sons and three daughters, their names already mentioned, all my stock of every kind and all my household goods and furniture of every kind and farming utencils of every kind and all other property besides-

Lastly, I do make and constitute my worthy friends or sons, Buckner Abernethy and Samuel Abernethy Executors of this my last Will and Testament, in witness whereof, I, the said Robert Abernethy, have to this, my last Will and Testament, set my hand and seal the day and year first above written, signed, sealed published and declared by the said Robert Abernethy- The Testator, as his last Will and Testament.

Robert Abernethy (Seal)

In the presence of us-
James Loften
Aram (Adam?) Sherrill
Edmund Loften

Probated April, 1846

Robert Abernethy, son of Robert Abernathy born 1749 Brunswick County, Virginia, died Sept 1845 Lincoln County, North Carolina, his will was probated in 1846. Married in Brunswick County, Virginia, Abigail Harwell. He did not come to North Carolina with his father, but lived in Brunswick County, then to Lincoln County, North Carolina early in the 1800�s. While a resident of Brunswick County, Virginia, he enlisted as a Revolutionary soldier and served three months in 1776 as a private in Captain John Macklin�s Company and served three months in Captain Hick�s Company, Col. Elliotts�s Regiment, and was stationed part of the time at Williamsburg. He was again called into service but hired a substitute. Verified by the Veteran�s Administration in Washington in 1938.

Children of Robert Abernethy of above will; Buckner Abernethy married Patsey (Martha?) March 25, 1805, Samuel Abernethy married 1st Sally Sherrill January 26, 1810, 2nd Nancy Harwell December 9, 1838. Frederick Abernethy married Eleanor Long January 16, 1835, Robert Abernethy married Elizabeth Jennings Asbury on November 17, 1817, Susannah married a Lee, Frances married a Boid (Boyd?).

Most of the children of these Roberts came to Giles Co TN.

Submitted by Ginny Keefer