I'm hoping that someone can help me on these surnames. My husband's grandparents were Stephen Robert Abston and Maude M. McElroy. I have "Rob" in the 1900 census in Roane county, Tennessee (Civil District 13); he was born in January 1891 - his parents were Charles Alexander Abston and Celia I. Hedgecoth. I THINK I have Maude also in the 1900 census of Roane county, Tennessee; but I'm not certain. In this census I found a Andy (Andrew?) McElroy married to a Becky (Rebecca according to the 1910 census) with the following children: James G., born June 1883; Andrew J., born September 1886; Wylie M., born 1890; Mande M., born September 1893 (this is the one that I think may be Maude); Emma E., born June 1895; Ethel and Athel (twins - a girl and boy) born November 1897 and Birtie, born October 1899. This family also lived in Civil District 13, Roane county Tennessee.
In the 1930 census "Rob's" name is listed as Robert S. Abston with a wife Maude M. In this census are listed four daughters - the youngest being my husband's mother, Thelma Nadine Abston.
Is there anyone who can tell me if I have the right McElroy family? The 1930 census of Roane county, Tennessee claims that there were no McElroy's in the area; so I am assuming that they moved from the area by the time of the 1930 census.