Captain Zachariah Smith Brooks Company
Revolutionary War Muster Roll
of Pope and Joel, and
the Rev. Mark Abney, who was so well known at Edgefield some years
ago. He was the father also of two daughters, Charlotte, who never
married, and Elmina, who first married a Dr. Belden. When I first
remember seeing her she was a widow. She afterwards married a Methodist
minister named Rush. She became a widow again and died in 1889 or
1890, at an advanced age. She was helpless and bedridden for several
years before her death. Azariah Abney was a brother of Joel and lived
near him. They married sisters - Joel, Elizabeth Pope, and Azariah,
Mary - who were sisters of George and Sampson Pope. Wade Carson was
of that same family of Carsons; some of whom are living now not far
south of Saluda River; and one, Rev. James Carson, is a Baptist preacher.
There were three John Abneys; one was the father of Dr. M. W. Abney,
whose home was at Edgefield, and who died there about the year 1886.
some of the descendants of the others are still living in that section.
of the descendants of Hardy Matthews I know nothing, and cannot write
with certainty, though the name Matthews is still known in Edgefield,
and a citizen of Newberry, E. P. Matthews, went from Edgefield and
having found great attractions in that county,