First Families of Edgefield District South Carolina|
The 1790 census lists 9 Abner families, although they had been in the area at least as early as 1772 when William Abney received a land grant in the area that is now Saluda County.
Abney, Dannett - listed as Dennett on the 1790 census.
A little out from Saluda, and a mile or two below "Scotland," and on the old Ninety-Six Road, we find that land was granted to William Abney, February 14, 1772, sixteen years after the Culbreaths came. William Abney settled and lived upon the land thus granted until his death. Some of his descendants at least some of the Abneys, lived upon the place in the old house as long as it was a homestead - not a great many years since. William Abney was the
REF: Chapman - A History of Edgefield County
The 1790 Census of Edgefield County, SC
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