Old Macedonia Cemetery

John Starling and Mary Gravitt Abernathy

John Starling Abernathy and Mary Gravitt


John Starling Abernathy, son of Bardy Larkin Abernathy and Matilda Francis Bradshaw, husband of Mary Susan Gravitt.

Mary Susan Gravitt, daughter of Presley Gravitt and Francis Tyler, wife of John Starling Abernathy.

John Starling Abernathy

The Tribune (Cartersville, Georgia) September 07, 1939

Mr. J.S. Abernathy Buried Sunday

Funeral services for Mr. John S. Abernathy, 87, who died at his home on Route 2, Cartersville, early Friday evening, were conducted Sunday morning at eleven o’clock from the Macedonia church, Rev Dempsey officiating.

Interment was in the church cemetery, Owen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

A native of Bartow County, Mr. Abernathy was born on May 16, 1852, a son of the late Mr. Bardy and Mrs. Tilda Bradshaw Abernathy, pioneer settlers who came from North Carolina many years ago to make their home.

Widely known throughout this section, Mr. Abernathy had made Bartow his home all his life. He was married 58 years ago to Miss Mary Gravitt, member of another prominent pioneer Bartow County family.

The deceased had served for several years as a Baptist minister and during this time won the love and esteem of a large throng of admirers. His staunch upright character was recognized far and wide by all who knew him and his loss is keenly felt.

Besides his wife, Mr. Abernathy is survived by four sons, Messrs. Cleveland, Elihu, Pressley and Linford; two daughters, Mrs. Tilla Guyton and Mrs. Minnie Elsey.

Friends extend tenderest sympathy to members of the bereaved family in their great loss.

Mary Susan Gravett Abernathy

Bartow Herald (Cartersville, Georgia) February 1945

Mrs. Abernathy Died Monday After Lingering Illness
Mrs. Mary Susan Abernathy, 83, died at her home in Cartersville Monday afternoon after a lingering illness.
Born in Cherokee County 83 years ago, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Presley Gravett.
During her early life she married J.S. Abernathy who died six years ago. She has lived in Cartersville a number of years.
Survivors include four sons, Grove C., E.R., L.A. and W.P., two daughters, Mrs. Tilda Guyton, and Mrs. Minnie Elgia.
Funeral services were held from the Macedonia Church on Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Will Abernathy conducting the service. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Owen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Husband is John Starling Abernathy
Sons are Grover Cleveland Abernathy, Elihue Richard Abernathy, Linford A. Abernathy and William Presley Abernathy.
Daughters are Tilda and Minnie Abernathy


Information provided for research purposes only.

Do not copy and paste on other websites.

Photos are the property of the site owner or contributors to the site.

Old Macedonia Cemetery, Bartow County, Georgia