John Rutledge ABNEY

M, b. 11 January 1850, d. 28 June 1927
4th cousin 2 times removed of John Kennedy BROWN Jr.
     John Rutledge ABNEY was born on 11 January 1850 in Edgefield County, South Carolina, son of James Madison ABNEY and Martha Livingston.
     John Rutledge ABNEY appeared on a census, enumerated 19 December 1850, in the household of his parents James Madison ABNEY and Martha Livingston in Edgefield District, South Carollina. He was emerated as John R. Abney, one year old. He graduated in 1870 from Wofford College in South Carolina and in 1873 finished his education at Bonn University in Germany.
     John Rutledge ABNEY appeared on a census, enumerated 11 August 1870, in the household of his parents James Madison ABNEY and Martha Livingston in Saluda, Edgefield County, South Carolina. He was emnumerated as John Abney, age 20.
     John Rutledge ABNEY was an attorney. He practiced first in Edgefield county before moving to Columbia, South Carolina along with his younger brother, Benjamin. He was elected Virginia's state solicitor on the ticket with Gov. Wade Hampton and served 1876-1880. John Abney moved to New York in 1883 while Benjamin continued to practice law in Columbia.1
     John married Mary Lloyd Pendleton on 21 November 1896 in Washington, D.C.. She was the eldest daughter of Hon. George Hunt Pendleton, U. S. Senator from Ohio, and later U. S. Minister to Germany, by his wife, Alice Key Pendleton, the youngest daughter of Francis Scott Key, composer of the Star Spangled Banner.
     John Rutledge ABNEY died on 28 June 1927 in New York Ciity, New York, at age 77.2,3 He was buried in Edgefield Village Cemetery "Willowbrook".
Last Edited=22 Feb 2020


  1. [S889] Arthur Meredyth Burke, Prominent Families, pg. 378-379.
  2. [S950] Carlee T. Anderson, Edgefield Death Notices And Cemetery Records, pg. 212.
  3. [S696] Find A Grave (website), online

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