The Courant American Newspaper

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
November 18, 1897 Page 1:
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The Abernathy Family.

An Interesting Old Couple Who Have Many Descendants.

Up in the Stamp Creek district of this county, about eight miles from Cartersville, there lAugust 29, 2006eneration, and who are yet enjoying good health and look after their home affairs and little farm just as they did long years ago.

The subject of this sketch is Mr. Seth Abernathy and his ever faithful helpmate and wife. Mr. Abernathy was born July 6, 1811, and his wife who was Miss Elizabeth Bradshaw, is his junior by five years, having been born Oct. 3, 1818. They were married on August 7, 1834 and eight children were born to them, six of whom are living and two have precede their parents to the great beyond, to wait for their coming on the other shore.

Of the living there are three boys and three girls, the eldest of whom is about sixty years old. These six are all married and have together thirty-two children. Of the next generation, there are thirty-six, and of the next there are two children who are the great-great grand-children of Seth Abernathy and his wife.

Altogether there are seventy-six descendants of this grand old couple, all of whom love and honor them, and look up to them for advice and counsel.

Mr. Abernathy works in his fields every pleasant day, and only a few days ago picked twenty-five pounds of cotton from a little patch near his house, and his wife looks after her daily household affairs.

This is, indeed, a remarkable old couple, and at the age of eighty-six and eighty-one respectively, both are in vigorous health.


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