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Reuben I "Rube" Abney
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Birth: Dec., 1854
Hopkins County
Texas, USA
Death: May 5, 1904
Lampasas County
Texas, USA

Father: Joseph Duncan Abney
Mother: Keziah Williams
Marriage: 14 OCT 1884 Williamson Co., TX to Mary Elizabeth Hollaman.
Child: Annabelle K. Abney
1860: Living in Beat 1 Hopkins, Texas with parents and siblings.
1870: Living in Garden Valley, Smith, Texas as farm laborer with the William Murphy family.
1880: Living in Precint 1 Wilson, Texas as farm laborer.
1885: Living in Gadsden Co., Florida (FL state census)
1900: Living in Quincy, Gadsden, Florida with spouse and child. Three children died.
Death records indicate no burial place.
The following obituary was copied just as it was published. Contributed by FAG member Sue Lilley. A copy of his obituary as it appears in the Dallas Morning News is attached at right.
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1904

Death of Judge Abney

Granger, Tex., May 5-News was received here this morning of the death of Judge Rube I. Abney at Lampasas. For several months he has been troubled with a liver and heart disease, but had been attending to his daily duties as editor of the Granger Times, which position he has held for the last twelve months. He left on the Tuesday afternoon's train to visit his sister in Coleman, Tex., but did not get further than Lampasas. Judge Abney was 49 years of age and came here fourteen months ago from Quincy, Fla., Since which time he had been connected with the Granger Times. He lived in Taylor, Tex., during the '80s and was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge at that place, but at the time of his death was a member of Granger Lodge K. of P., having moved his membership from Florida about one month ago. His only child, Miss Annie Belle, is attending the Florida State College.
Family links: 
  Joseph Duncan Abney (1802 - 1866)
  Keziah Williams Abney (1833 - 1867)
  Annabelle K Abney Branning (1885 - 1930)*
  Dorothy S. Abney Purvis (1826 - 1910)**
  Susan Abney Jones (1827 - 1876)**
  Paul Collins Abney (1829 - 1894)**
  John Armle Abney (1833 - 1903)**
  Elizabeth Abney Bilbro (1835 - ____)**
  Joseph Duncan Abney (1836 - ____)**
  Nathaniel Asa Abney (1840 - 1863)**
  Isabella Katherine Abney Jones (1852 - 1914)**
  Reuben I Abney (1854 - 1904)
  Catherine Emily Abney Ashmore (1857 - 1948)*
  David Charles Abney (1860 - 1931)*
  Nancy Ellen Abney Reeder (1863 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
Specifically: Not a recent death, but location of the grave is unknown.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Sue Lilley
Record added: Feb 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65707682
Reuben I Rube Abney
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 Added: Oct. 6, 2011

- Sue Lilley
 Added: Feb. 16, 2011

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