AbnerGupton's actual name was William Abner Gupton. I was taught for a long time That I was a dirrect decendant of his by my grandfather and found out later that I was not. My liniage goes to either a brother or a cousin from the best I could find. I live in Henrietta, TN and my home is about 1/4th of a mile frome his grave site. The cemetary of near 50 graves has only one legibly marked grave and that is his. There are two other Gupton cemetery's in the area and they both have my ancestors in them.
Archives on William Abner Gupton and other Gupton's that settled this area can be found in Clarksville, Montgomery Co. TN. Cheatham Co. Historical and Genioglical scocity has some information on him as well. A lot of archives were lost when the court house burned. I think at two different times.
Backing up, I am of the understanding that William Abner Gupton as well as several other Guptons were in fact Revolutionary war vetrans. I can't find where they came from before settling in America. I also understand that William Abner Gupton was the first established Gupton to migrate to TN after the American Revolution. He settled a large parcle of land in what is now Cheatham and Montgomery Counties. So much in fact, I have been told he had to sign for the state induction process to be complete. Time of settlement was 1806 from N.Carolina.