I am just thankful that several individuals have been willing to try and sort it all out. The "sorting" that all of you have done is what has enabled me to come up with the possibility of the tie-in as you have described.
I live in Texas and have not attended any Country Cousin meetings or done any rersearch into Hargis family members in South or North Carolina, other than by internet. Even so, my internet searches have found that some of the North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky Hargis descendents of Abraham, Sr. eventually ended up in Texas in the 1800s.
No one from my Texas branch has been able to confirm who Abraham Hargis's (resided,died and buried in Neshoba County, Mississippi)father or brothers were. There have been unconfirmed family rumors that he had at least 2 brothers - one of whom was named William. We have confirmed that he was married in Old pendleton District, South Carolina in 1810. Your research provides a possible tie-in and, as of now, I am in agreement that this very well could be the Abraham III you mention. Hopefully more confirmation will surface.
Note: William K. (my ancestor and only son of Abraham Hargis and Elizabeth Kilpatrick) came to Texas from Mississippi around 1835 and fought for Texas' independence from Mexico. He had to have been about 18 years old at the time. He was born in the Old Pendleton, SC district in about 1818. Abraham moved his family from South Carolina to Alabama before 1820 and on to Mississippi after 1828, evidently as more Indian territory opened up for settlement. The family is listed on a couple of U.S. census reports in Neshoba County, MS prior to 1860. My Texas Hargis ancestral family resided in Gonzales, Texas until 1900 before moving to other areas for work.
Thank you for the information and follow-up.
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