Well, there was not just one Abraham Taylor in the Craven/Dobbs/Jones area, but several -- and all related!
My Robert was the son of the patriarch Abraham Taylor, who also named one of his sons Abraham. In fact, every son for several generations named one of his sons Abraham. (The daughters did too, but at least those Abrahams had different surnames.)
By 1800 or so, there are so many Abrahams in the area it's hard to tell who's who.