If my names and dates are correct, 20-year-old Laura Olene Taylor became the wife of Samuel Franklin Davis Abernathy (1882-1951) at her parents' home in Randolph Co. AL on July 11, 1909. Her father was Malachi Reeves "Mal" Taylor * (1846-1923) who married Mary Beatrice Chewning (1859-1938). Mary was a daughter of William Yancy Chewning (1829-1862) who married Martha Mickle.
Olene and Samuel had a son Frank Abernathy born in 1910. On January 19, 1914 they had another son (John Robert Abernathy), born in Randolph Co. AL, who died when he was two years old. In 1920 they lived at LaGrange in Troup Co. GA (and he is listed in the census as "S. J. Abernathy" and she as “Olan“).
In 1921, Samuel helped his wife Olene celebrate her 32nd birthday on March 3 when she was in her last trimester of pregnancy with their daughter Mary Wever Abernathy who was born on April 13, 1921. Three weeks later, Laura died on May 5, 1921 in Troup Co. GA. What was the cause of her untimely death?
I don't have the date of Sam's marriage to Annie Wolf, but when the census taker came to Roanoke in 1930, Annie was his wife (and little Mary was 8 years old):
I have a third wife listed for Samuel Franklin Davis Abernathy (1882-1951): Clara Lester Jackson. Was she a late-in-life wife? Was her maiden surname Lester or Jackson? Who were her parents? Who were the parents of Annie Wolf (father b NC, mother b SC)?
Samuel Franklin Davis Abernathy (1882-1951) was a son of William Franklin Abernathy (1838-1929) who married Laura Awilda Milford (1843-1928) in 1861 at the home of the bride's father in Chambers Co. AL. (Another researcher has his name as Samuel Frankford Abernathy.) William Franklin Abernathy (1838-1929), a Civil War veteran, was a son of John Davis Abernathy, Sr. (1820-1854) and Margaret Priscilla Baker (1814-1853). William's grandfather was Samuel Abernathy who married Jane (Jennet) Boyd in 1820 in Newberry Co. SC. Jane was a daughter of Robert Boyd who died in Meriwether Co. GA in 1846. Samuel's mother was Rhoda Davis who married John Abernathy in 1775 in Newberry Co. SC.
Samuel Franklin Davis Abernathy died October 27, 1951. Where was he buried? His daughter Mary Wever Abernathy Powers died June 29, 1975 at Dacatur (Morgan Co.), AL and was buried at Cedarwood Cemetery (Section B) in Randolph Co. AL (according to Dorothy's data). What ever became of Frank Abernathy (b 1910)? Whom did he marry?
* According to the 1900 census (Roanoke), Olene was Olive, and her father was Matt R. Taylor: Can someone confirm or deny that Olene's father was Malachi Reeves "Mal" Taylor? Was Olene's husband called Sam? Please let me know what mistakes I need to correct.