David and Sarah Alice (Carter) Abernathy move, along with the Carter family from Alabama to Luling, Texas in the early 1880's. Later David and Sarah Alice moved to the Dodge community in McCulloch County, Texas. Two years later, David died, leaving Sarah with three boys and a girl and a baby on the way.
    Jess Carter, Sarah's brother came to live with her and help make a living.  The baby born after her husband's death died at birth.  Later when all the other children were grown, she moved to Brady.
    David and Sarah's oldest son, Seth Abernathy, ran a dairy in the East Sweden Community, along with his wife, Ethel, who was a teacher.  Seth later became an Osteopath.
    The second oldest son, Lonnie, married Molly Bowers and ranched in the Nine community. He also searved as postmaster for several years.
    The third son was Miles Edward, who became a realtor and later a teacher. He married Millard Woody, a teacher from McMullen County and they lived in the Pear Valley area where they taught school. They also taught at Nine and at Hext.
    The daughter, Dora, married Sam Gholson, a teacher, who became McCulloch County Tax Assessor in 1906. After San's death, Dora married R. B. McCarty, a merchant and fruit grower in the Mercury and Milburn area.
    They moved to Brownwood in 1922 but in 1926, Millard returned to teach two years in Brady High School.

Information from a family sketch that appeared in
McCulloch County History, Vol. II, 1980
Compiled by Wayne Spiller
Submitted by Louann Hall