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Cartersville, Georgia 
 March 31, 1910

Rev. Bardy Larkin Abemathy Was Among Those Settling in Bartow after the Indians Left.

The many friends of Rev. Bard Abernathy will be pleased to learn that he has sufficiently rallied from the effects of the accident that ten months ago put him in bed as to be able to sit up again. One day in the month of May last year while going into his front yard from his house his foot gene and he fell from the step to the ground and in the fall his hip was dislocated. He took his bed and his injuries were so great and lasting that he had to lay in one position, flat of his back, for ten long months. He has also acquired better use of himself and sits up, and Captain John J, Calhoun, with his characteristic generosity and thoughtfulness has secured for Mr. Abernathy a wheel chair in which he can roll himself about.

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No picture of pious resignation we have ever seen has equaled that which Mr. Abernathy displayed as he lay on his bed recently and talked so calmly and cheerfully to those around, never murmuring because of the confinement and suffering he had to endure, merely saying that those possessing good health should appreciate such a blessing.
Mr. Abemathy is one of the most interesting figures in Bartow County's history, He was among the pioneer settlers of the county, coming here from Lincoln County, North Carolina, at the age of seventeen, which was in 1842. He bought forty acres of land where he now lives on his coming to the county and has lived there continuously for sixty-eight years.

When he came here the Western & Atlantic railroad was just being constructed. The grade had been about finished but the ties had not been put on. The road was put in operation about the year 1847, He helped lay the tracks of the road, The first bridge across the Etowah River was 600 yards long and Mr. Abernathy states that he walked the bridge many times.

The Abernathy family is quite a large one, and he is the oldest member now living. He has been a primitive Baptist preacher nearly all of his life, and has several brothers, all of whom are Primitive Baptists.

Birth: Oct. 4, 1827
Death: Jun. 18, 1914  86 years, 8 months old

Frances Matilda Bradshaw Abernathy 1832 - 1921
John Starling Abernathy 1858 - 1939
Sara Jane Abernathy Puckett 1860 - 1940
Victoria Abernathy Ely 1864 - 1943
Larkin David Abernathy 1867 - 195)
Liddie Abernathy Howell 1870 - 1947

Macedonia Cemetery
Allatoona, Bartow County, Georgia
Find A Grave Memorial# 7837982
Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Sep 05, 2003

During the Civil War, Bardey served in the Confederate Infantry as a 
Private in Stock's Company, 17th Battalion, Georgia Infantry - State Guards

Nathan Abernathy 1790 - 1871
Eve Cline Abernathy 1794 - 1853

Sarah Elizabeth Abernathy Goodson 1812 - 1892
Daniel Abernathy  1818 - 1904
James Alexander Abernathy 1821 - 1905
Charles Burke Abernathy 1822 - 1879
Darius Abernathy 1824 - 1904
Bardy Larkin Abernathy 1827 - 1914
Phillip A. Abernathy 1828 - 1902
Mary Little Abernathy Abrams 1829 - 1922
Zepheniah M. Abernathy 1831 - 1916

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