William Daly and Lucy Abernathy were married in Mecklenburg County, Virginia by Charles Ogburn on March 10, 1807 with bond by Tignal Abernathy, Jr and consent by Burwell Abernathy, father of the bride. In 1819 Burwell Abernathy purchased 300 acres in Giles County Tennessee from William Ragsdale. By 1820 both families are in Giles County. The area where William and Burwell lived was called Dalytown. By 1836 William owns 438 acres. He built his home near corner of Pettusville road and Hannah Ward road .The couple would have seven known children.....,Lucy; William; George Richard; Thomas B.; Josiah; Caroline Elizabeth; and Samuel Lafayette
Emarine "Lucy" Abernathy - Daly, died in 1834 and is buried in Daly Cemetery on a section of land that had belonged to William. William died in 1854, his will probated in Giles County Tennessee; reads... To my sons Thomas B., William and Josiah Daly and sons-in-law William J. Kyle (husband of Lucy, she died in 1850) and James W. Bridgeforth (husband of Caroline, she died in 1853) all property they have received of me. To son Samuel L. Daly three slaves, John, Kining and a girl Elen. To grandson William R. Kyle twelve hundred dollars. To grandson Thomas George Richard Daly two slaves Sist and Harriett and twelve hundred dollars. To six grand children, John, David, William, Emerine, Lucy, and Anna Bridgeforth each one thousand dollars as they become of age. My land with balance of slaves to be equally divided between four sons .Sons Thomas and William were executors and divided 984 acres located south of Elk River in Giles County, Tennessee.