Judge Benjamin Roberts Abernethy

Judge Benjamin Roberts Abernethy

Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Death 25 Dec 1905 (aged 57)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas, USA
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Gonzales Inquirer Dec. 28, 1905

Judge B. R. Abernethy Dead

Died-At his home in San Antonio, Texas, Monday, December 25, 1905, at 4 a.m. B.
R. Abernethy, aged 57 years, 4 months and 1 day.
Immediately after the arrival of the Southern Pacific train at 2:30 this afternoon, the remains will be taken to the Methodist church, where religious
services will be held, after which the procession will move to the Masonic cemetery, where they will be laid to rest with Masonic honors.

While the condition of Judge Abernethy had long been known as being critical, news of his death came as a shock to his many friends throughout this section.
He was a good man,and his death will be keenly felt.
Born in Tennessee in 1848 at Mont Eagle, where he resided until the outbreak of hostilities between the North and South. In 1864 he entered the Confederate army
as a mere youth, joining Morgan's scouts, where he did valiant service. In the early part of 1869 he removed to Texas, locating at Belmont, clerking in the
merchandise establishment of Mason, Miller & Franks for two years. This was followed by one years service for S. Frank & Co. at Rancho in the same capacity.
In the latter part of 1874 he came to the town of Gonzales, where he was appointed deputy district clerk, which potion he retained until his election to
the office of district clerk in February, 1876, when a new state constitution was adopted. This position he held with credit to himself and to the entire
satisfaction of the people until 1890, when he was elected to the office of county judge. This office he held for two years. In 1893 he formed a law partnership with W. M. Atkinson, Esq., in the general practice of law. This partnership was dissolved after a continuance of ten years by the election of the latter gentleman to the office of district attorney of the Twenty-fifth
judicial district in November, 1902. After that time deceased formed a law partnership with W. D. O. Jones and H. O. Von Struve,which was continued until after his removal from the city. In May, 1905, on account of failing health and acting upon advice of his physicians, he removed with his family to San Antonio. He was one of the most prominent Masons in Texas, being most worshipful past grand master of the craft in this state, and at the time of his death was grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of Texas. He will be buried this afternoon
at 3 o'clock under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of Masons of Texas.
He leaves surviving him a widow and five children-four sons and a daughter. The eldest son, Oapt. R. S. Abernethy, is now stationed with his troops at Presidio, Cal.

Jessu J Abernethy
Mary M Abernethy

marriage: 29 October 1873, Fayette, Texas
spouse: Anna Swepston

Known children:
Robert Swepston Abernethy
William Summer Abernethy
Walter Douglas Abernethy
Infant Daughter Abernathy
Infant Son Abernathy
Herbert Murfree Abernethy
Anne Abernethy
Jesse Jones Abernethy
Anne Abernethy Hiller

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