Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Abernathys in:
 • Westview Cemetery
 • Kirkville
 • Wapello County
 • Iowa
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
James Madison Abernathy
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Jul. 8, 1852
Wapello County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1945
Ottumwa
Wapello County
Iowa, USA

From the 1914 History of Wapello County Iowa, parts of pages 462-468.
J. M. ABERNATHY
---J. M. Abernathy was born in Richland township, July 8, 1852, and is the son of John and Lucy (Shaffer) Abernathy.
---J. M. Abernathy has spent his entire life in Richland township, save for three years passed in Monroe county, Iowa, just previous to his marriage. He has always carried on general agricultural pursuits and is the owner of one hundred and seventy-four acres of rich and productive land, while his wife owns one hundred and twenty acres, Mr. Abernathy operating both farms. He carries on general farming and also makes dairing a special feature of his place. For this purpose he keeps a high grade of cows and his dairy products are clean and sanitary. In fact, every feature of his business is well managed and his farm presents a neat and attractive appearence.
---On the 16th of March, 1877, Mr. Abernathy was married to Miss Sarah A. Comstock, who was born in Richland township, July 27, 1859, and has always resided in Wapello county.
---Unto Mr. and Mrs. Abernathy have been born eleven children: Sarah Anna, living at Bancroft, South Dakota; Francis J., whose home is in Richland township; Chloe Belle, the wife of Carl Fairchild, of Mora, Minnesota; Melvina May, the wife of William Holland, of Bancroft, South Dakota; Augustus Hamilton, of Richland township; Carrie E., the wife of James Guthrie, of Richland township; Houston, Lucy and Ruby, at home; Paul, who died at the age of eight years; and Theodore Roosevelt, at home.
---The name of the youngest child indicates the political alliance of the father, who has always voted with the republican party, and who on several occasions has been called to township offices. He belongs to the Independent Order of Old Rellows and is religious faith is a Presbyterian. His has been a well spent life, honorable and upright in all of its connections and in business affairs his enterprises, close applications and industry have constituted the secret of his growning and substantial success.

James Madison Abernathy married Sarah Anna Comstock on March 16, 1877 and they had eleven children:
1) Sarah Anna (Abernathy) Thompzon
----b. Dec. 30, 1877
----m. Jimmy Thompson
2) Francis Jason "Frank" Abernathy
----b. Mar. 16, 1880
----m. Myrtie Hoover
3) Chloe Belle (Abernathy) Fairchild
----b. Aug. 4, 1882
----m. Carl Fairchild
4) Melvina May (Abernathy) Holland
----b. April 29, 1884
----m. William L. Holland
5) Augustus Hamilton "Gus" Abernathy
----b. May 9, 1887
----m. Rata Jane Scott
6) Carrie Elizabeth "Eva" (Abernathy) Guthrie
----b. Sept. 15, 1889
----m. James H. Guthrie
7) James Houston Abernathy
----b. March 11, 1892
----m. Mary Gertrude Fuhs
8) Lucy Alice (Abernathy) Failyer
----b. March 30, 1894
----m. Austin Lemar Failyer
9) Ruby June (Abernathy) Warren
----b. June 3, 1896
----m.1 Mr. Reed
----m.2 Herbert Exie Warren*
-----(Herbert is my great uncle)
10) Paul McLellan Abernathy
----b. July 14, 1898
11) Theodore Roosevelt Abernathy
----b. Nov. 10, 1900
----m. Faye Tennyson
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John A. Abernathy (1796 - 1871)
  Lucy Ann Shaffer Abernathy (1815 - 1866)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Anna Comstock Abernathy (1859 - 1937)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Anna Abernathy Thompson (1877 - ____)*
  Francis Jason Abernathy (1880 - 1914)*
  Chloe Belle Abernathy Fairchild (1882 - ____)*
  Melvina May Abernathy Holland (1884 - 1956)*
  Augustus Hamilton Abernathy (1887 - 1962)*
  Carrie Eva Abernathy Guthrie (1889 - 1973)*
  James Houston Abernathy (1892 - 1946)*
  Lucy Alice Abernathy Failyer (1894 - 1982)*
  Ruby June Abernathy Warren (1896 - 1978)*
  Paul McLellan Abernathy (1898 - 1907)*
  Theodore Roosevelt Abernathy (1900 - 1977)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Abernathy (1821 - 1911)**
  John Abernathy (1825 - 1905)**
  Mary E. Abernathy Barnes (1828 - 1911)**
  James Madison Abernathy (1852 - 1945)
  Elias Abernathy (1853 - 1942)*
  Sarah Catharine Abernathy Warren (1856 - 1945)*
  Francis Marion Abernathy (1857 - 1946)*
  Randolph Abernathy (1859 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Westview Cemetery
Kirkville
Wapello County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Farm Girl from MO.
Record added: Oct 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42644971
James Madison Abernathy
Added by: Sharon Welch
 
James Madison Abernathy
Cemetery Photo
Added by: cemgems
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

FAMILY
- Farm Girl from MO.
 Added: Jun. 16, 2014

- Old Coot
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014

- LaDana Mashburn Stacy
 Added: Jan. 15, 2013
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service