Dannett Abney, Sr., the progenitor of our Robert Releford Abney, was born in England and migrated to Colonial Virginia about 1692. In America, our Robert Releford(Rutherford), 4-10e, is a fourth generation Abney through the line of 1-01e, Dr. Abraham Abney and Cassandra Meredith, 2-04d, Dr. Nathaniel Abney and Lucy Collins, 3-05a, Paul Collins Abney and Dorothy Releford(Rutherford). The latter three generations were South Carolinians from Edgefield and Barnwell. Paul Collins was married, ca. 1800, in Spartanburg.