Abernathy, Joseph T
Abernathy, Joseph T.
a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Macon County, Ala., July 4, 1823. He spent his early life in wayward thoughtlessness, but experienced religion when about twenty; and in 1855 was admitted into the Alabama Conference, and continued to labor with fidelity and much success until his death, Sept. 18, 1859. Mr. Abernathy began his ministry uncultured, but by diligent study became an acceptable and useful preacher. His piety was deep, and his life zealous. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church, South, 1859, p. 161.