Old Macedonia Cemetery
Bardy Larkin and Matilda Bradshaw Abernathy
Bardy Larkin Abernathy, son of Nathan Abernathy and Eve Cline, husband of Matilda Bradshaw
Matilda Francis Bradshaw, wife of Bardy Larkin Abernathy.
Newspaper Article: Cartersville
News (Cartersville, Georgia) March 16, 1905
Rev. Abernathy tells of Things of Long Ago
A Pioneer Citizen
Traveled Three Hundred Miles
"The cold weather has kept me in or I would have been down earlier to settle my subscription," said Rev. Bard Abernathy of Stamp Creek, as he seated himself in a chair of the news office on one of the recent bright days following the Blizzard.
"I was one of the first subscribers to the newspapers in this town" he continued, "I took the old Standard and Express and all of the papers that have come on after it right straight along to now, and I can't begin to do without your paper, that is right up to the times".
"You were among the early settlers," we ventured carefully.
"Yes, my father moved here from Lincoln County, North Carolina in 1836. I was a very young boy at the time and we came in a wagon across the country traveling 300 miles and never crossing a railroad track and forded nearly all the rivers as we found only two or three bridges over streams on the whole trip."
"The Indians had just gone and we could see their bark shanties they had left about in the woods. There were only pig trails over most of the territory around here and human habitations were far apart."
"Living near them, you knew the old Cooper Works on their better days," we queried.
"Perfectly, perfectly," he said. "People from far and near came to buy these wares and iron before the war, and during the war a contract was made with the Confederate government for supplying cannon and cannon balls for the army."
"Why, they were a very ???? looking gun, made each bore and many of them were turned loose on the Yankees to their sorrow, I reckon."
"Here let me pay you, I might tire you and talk
longer," and he drew a wallet well wound with cords from his
pocket and as he went out at the door he turned his face inward to
finally ???? "Send me up some writing material and I will tell
you the ???? and ???? from Macedonia settlement where lots of Abernathys
Newspaper Article: Cartersville News (Cartersville, Georgia) March 31, 1910
Rev. Bard Abernathy Was Among Those Settling in Bartow After Indians Left
The many friends of Rev. Bard Abernathy will be pleased
to learn that he has sufficiently rallied from the effects of the
accident that ten months ago put him in bed as to be able to sit up
again. One day in the month of May last year while going into his
front yard from his house his foot creened and he fell from the step
to the ground and in the fall his hip was dislocated. He took his
bed and his injuries were so great and lasting that he had to lay
in one position, flat of his back, for ten long months. He has also
acquired better use of himself and sits up, and Captain John J. Calhoun,
with his characteristic generosity and thoughtfulness has secured
for Mr. Abernathy a wheel chair in which he can roll himself about.
Tribune-News (Cartersville) - January 12, 1922
In Memory of Mrs. Matilda Abernathy
Last Saturday night the death angel vistied the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Howell and carried away the latter's darling mother. She had long been ready and was only waiting for the Lord to call her away, where she will join her husband, Mr. B.L. Abernathy, who had gone on before.
She was nearly 90 years of age, andhad long been a member of the Baptist church at Macedonia.
She is survived by four sons, Messrs L.D. and H. Abernathy of this place, Mr. J.S. Abernathy, of near Pumpkin Vine creek, and Mr. Felix Abernathy of Paulding county and four daughters, Mrs. R.E. Howell, of this place; Mrs. C. Young, of near Cartersville; Mrs. John Puckett, of Paulding County, and Mrs. E. Elley, of near Adairsville, besides many other relatives and friends.
She was laid to rest in the Macedonia Cemetery last Monday. A large concourse of friends and relatives attended the funeral. Rev. J.T. Abernathy, Rev. W.E. Hembree and Rev. J.P. Cox holding services.
She will be greatly missed by her many friends and relatives for to know her was to love her.
-- Naomi Howell
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Old Macedonia Cemetery, Bartow County, Georgia