Judge John Armie Abney


Judge John Armie Abney

Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Death 6 Feb 1903 (aged 69)
Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico, USA
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News was received here Saturday evening that Judge J. A. Abney, who lived here during the 70's and up to nearly 1900, had died at his new home in Roswell, New Mexico. We have no facts as to his age, but the writer knew Judge Abney intimately from 1884 to 1889, and formed a very high opinion of his character. He was a wonderfully versatile man, one who had studied theology, law, political and domestic economy, and had made a success in life, despite all untoward circumstances.

His rugged honesty and stability of character made him a universal favorite of all with whom he came in contact, and he was plain of speech, firm in his ways and one of nature's noblemen. He moved from here to Grand View, in Johnson county, some years ago, and has occaionally visited here since his removal. At the time of his death he was residing at Roswell, New Mexico, where he had recently moved. His many friends here will regret to learn of his death.
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Husband: John Armle Abney

Birth: 18 OCT 1833 Hinds County, Mississippi
Census: 17 JUL 1860 Fairmount, Sabine county, Texas
Census: JUN 1870 Austin, Travis county, Texas
Census: 4 JUN 1880 Lampasas, Lampasas county, Texas
Census: 1 JUN 1900 Grandview, Johnson County, Texas
Death: 6 FEB 1903 Chaves county, New Mexico
Burial: South Park Cemetery, Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico
Marriage: abt 1855
Father: Joseph Duncan (JD) Abney (1802-1865)
Mother: Sarah Searcy (1801-1850)

Wife: Rebecca Smith

Birth: 14 MAR 1834 Alabama
Death: 18 SEP 1908 of cancer of the face; Chaves county, New Mexico
Burial: South Park Cemetery, Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico


1 M David Abney
Birth: DEC 1856 Texas
Census: 5 JUN 1900 Snohomish county, Washington
Census: 19 APR 1910 Twin Falls county, Idaho
Census: 16 APR 1930 Roosevelt county, New Mexico
Death: 2 JAN 1935 Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico
Obituary: 4 JAN 1935 the HobbsDaily News; Hobbs, New Mexico

2 F Nancy S. Abney
Birth: 18 FEB 1857 Texas
Census: 8 JUN 1880 Lampasas County, Texas
Death: 01 SEP 1891 Lampasas County, Texas
Burial: Center Cemetery, Lometa, Lampassas County, Texas
Spouse: Andrew J. Harrington (1848-1936)
Marriage: 13 DEC 1876 Lampasas County, Texas

3 F Maranda V. Abney
Birth: MAR 1860 Sabine County, Texas
Death: bef 1870 Travis County, Texas

4 M Millard F. Abney
Birth: MAR 1860 Sabine County, Texas
Death: bef 1870 Travis County, Texas

5 F Rosetta Abney
Birth: JAN 1870 Travis County, Texas
Census: 02 JUN 1900 Johnson County, Texas
Census: 23 APR 1910 Roswell, Chavez County, New Mexico
Death: 1946
Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant county, Texas
Spouse: Charles M. Yater (1857-1942)
Marriage: 4 JAN 1894 Ellis county, Texas

6 M John Duncan Abney
Birth: 21 FEB 1876 Texas
Letter: 12 FEB 1898 "Dear Sister & Brother"; Grandview, Johnson County, Tex
Letter: 5 JAN 1901 "Dear Searcy"; Grandview, Johnson County, Texas
Occupation: 1901 postmaster; Grandview, Johnson County, Texas
Census: 5 APR 1910 Grandview, Johnson County, Texas
Census: 9 JAN 1920 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Census: 14 APR 1930 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Death: 9 FEB 1947 University Park, Dallas County, Texas
Burial: 10 FEB 1947 Grove Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas Count
Spouse: Beatrice Balfour (1883-1923)
Marriage: 1919
Spouse: Edith Iva (Caith) Merrick (1880- )
Marriage: 1914 Texas

Biographical Sketch of J. A. Abney
Text from Scott, Laurence W. (editor), Texas Pulpit by Christian Preachers. St. Louis: Christian Publishing Company, 1888. Pages 398-399. This online edition © 1996, James L. McMillan.

Born: Baker's Creek, Hinds County, Mississippi, October 18, 1833.
Died: Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico, Feb. 6, 1903

J. A. ABNEY, of Lampasas, Texas, was born on Baker's Creek, in Hinds county, Mississippi, October 18th, 1833, but came to Texas at an early date. He has been engaged some in the practice of law, served one term as judge, and at one time "entangled himself with the affairs of this life" sufficiently to go to the legislature. Judge Abney was married to an estimable lady named Miss Rebecca Smith, December 7th, 1854.

They have an amiable daughter and a promising son. Bro. Abney united with the Church of Christ in the year 1864, and began preaching the year following, in Sabine county. He has preached considerably for his home congregation at Lampasas, and has been the stationed preacher at Taylor, Dallas, etc., besides doing the work of an evangelist. He has a big brain, and manifests great force and vigor in his pulpit efforts, and in everything he undertakes. He possesses all the elements of a great mind, except continuity.




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