M, b. 24 December 1699, d. 30 September 1786
5th great-granduncle of John Kennedy BROWN Jr.
     Paul ABNEY was baptised on 24 December 1699 in Abington Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, son of Dannett ABNEY Sr. and Mary LEE.1
     Paul ABNEY was named an heir in the will of Dannett ABNEY Sr. dated on 5 February 1732 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He and his brother, Abney, were to receive the plantation upon their mother's death.2
     Paul married Mrs. Isabella ABNEY. He bought land from Anthony Pounay on 2 March 1742 in Goochland County, Virginia. It was a parcel of 100 acres. This part of Goochland Count became Albemarle County in 1744.3 After 1744 when Albemarle County was created, in part from Goochland County, Paul's land became part of the new county.2
     Paul ABNEY sold a tract of land to John Graves on 2 March 1750 in Albemarle County, Virginia. It read: "Paul Abney of Albemarle, Planter, to John Graves, Planter for £300, 100 acres bounded beginning at a white oak in Chas. Lynches line running thence on same W. to pointers, thence SW to pointers on the Cr. side, thence down sd Cr. to a white Oak, thence E. to a white Oak in the bank line, thence on the same N. to the beg. /s/ Paul Abney /w/ Davis Stockton, Adam Goudylock, Robt. Benton, Wm. Whiteside."2,4
     Paul was still living on 10 October 1751 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He is mentioned in a deed of John Graves: "John Graves & wife Lucy to Willam Gouge of Hanover Co. for L40, 350 acres of land in 2 parcels... in Albemarle... at a Steep Rock by side of the N. Br. of James R., thence E. on the Rock Ridge to Jn. Morris Corner White Oak, thence NE to a white Oak Corner to Paul Abney's, thence West on Abney's line to a White Oak in Wm. Randolphs line on Mt. Falls Cr.... lease of 100 a. of the tract adj. Chas. Lynch, Wm. Randolph. /w/ Jno. Morris, Francis Graves, Mary Morris, Wm. Gooch, Jr."5 On 13 November 1760 William Gouge sold the land he purchased of John Graves to Benjamin Sneed. The land was still adjacent to Paul Abney's land in Albemarle County: "Wm. Gouge to Benj. Sneed for L25, 350 a. adj. Jno. Morris, Paul Abney, Wm. Randolph, Mt. Falls Creek. 100 a. adj. Chas. Lynn, Wm. Randolph. /s/ Wm. (his X mark) Gouge; /w/ Jno. Lobban, Wm. Carroll, Sam'l Henderson."6
     In 1761 Amherst County was created from Albemarle. Paul's land, which had originally been in Goochland, then Albemarle, was now in Amherst County. Amherst Parish was established in 1781. In 1807 this area became Nelson County.6 He had a land survey for 76 acres of land on 24 April 1767 in Amherst County, Virginia.7 He was buried in Saint Lukes Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pedlar Mills, Amherst County, Virginia.8
     Paul ABNEY died on 30 September 1786 in Amherst County, Virginia, at age 86.8
Last Edited=6 Aug 2017

Children of Paul ABNEY and Mrs. Isabella ABNEY

Child of Paul ABNEY


  1. [S19] Robert W. Robins, The Register of Abington Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia 1677-1780.
  2. [S345] Robert R. Abney, "Abney Family Researcher", Pg. 2.
  3. [S345] Robert R. Abney, "Abney Family Researcher", pg. 2 "The Lost Son."
  4. [S959] "Virginia Land Patents", Albemarle County Will & Deeds Book 1 1748-1752, pg. 348-350.
  5. [S345] Robert R. Abney, "Abney Family Researcher", pg. 2-3.
  6. [S345] Robert R. Abney, "Abney Family Researcher", Pg. 3.
  7. [S345] Robert R. Abney, "Abney Family Researcher", Pg. 4.
  8. [S696] Find A Grave (website), online, Paul Abney, Find a Grave memorial 137515575.

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