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Capt William Abney
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Birth: May 5, 1736
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1832
Edgefield County
South Carolina, USA

He was the son of George and Unity (Meredith) Abney. He was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He married (1st) Mary Clark. They were the parents of John, William and Walter "Watt" Abney.
He married (2nd) Elizabeth Burnham.
Capt. William ABNEY was born on 5 May 1736 in Halifax County, Virginia, son of George ABNEY and Unity Meredith. He was a surveyor.
William married Mary CLARK circa 1756.
William began military service in 1756 in Amelia County, Virginia, serving as a foot soldier under Captains Henry Anderson and John Winne in defense of the colony of Virginia during the French and Indian War.
William married second Elizabeth Burnham after 1756.
Capt. William ABNEY was named an heir in the will of his father, George ABNEY, dated in 1765 in Halifax County, Virginia.
Capt. William ABNEY bought land from an unknown person on 14 February 1772 in Edgefield District, South Carolina. William received a land grant 14 February 1772 on old Ninety-Six Road near Saluda River.
Capt. William ABNEY began military service between 1776 and 1782 in Edgefield District, South Carolina. During the Revolution he served as a lieutenant and captain in the South Carolina Militia under Gen. Andrew Pickens. He also served as a lieutenant in the 3rd Continental Regiment during 1777. He served seven years during the war, including service under his brother, Captain Nathaniel Abney.
Capt. William ABNEY died on 4 January 1832 in Edgefield County, South Carolina, at age 95. He was buried in Abney Family Cemetery. 
Nathaniel Abney Cemetery
Saluda County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Rick Miller
Record added: Jun 27, 2011
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