Mathew E. Abernathy, son of William T. Abernathy and Eliza Ann Stubbs, was born Aug. 15, 1854 and died June 16, 1927 in Lenox, Taylor Co., Iowa. He married Hannah Elizabeth Grigsby Mar. 6, 1879 in Henderson Co., Illinois. She was born Dec. 11, 1859 in Muskingum Co., Ohio, daughter of Joel Grigsby and Sarah Steelman, and died June 20, 1941 in Taylor Co., Iowa. Three of their children, Ruth, Orville and Harry, are buried in the family plot and share the headstone. Ruth Eva Abernathy was born July 16, 1899 in Lenox, Taylor Co., Iowa and died May 16, 1984 in Lenox, Taylor Co., Iowa. Orville died in infancy. Harry V. Abernathy was born June 22, 1891 in Lenox, Taylor Co., Iowa and died Mar. 28, 1938 in Cherokee, Cherokee Co., Iowa. Submitted by volunteer Julia Johnson Photographed Oct. 2014
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