orginally Näf, also spelled Knafe, Naff, Nave, Neave, and Neff
East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.
He married Mary Williams about 1794 in Carter County, Tennessee. Mary was the daughter of Joshua Thomas Williams and Jane Ward. She was born 1770 in Carter County, Tennessee.
Abraham and Mary's children probably included:
Teter Nave (1794, married Jemima Stover),
Nancy Nave (1796, married Elisha Campbell),
Thomas W. Nave (1800, married Louisa Humphreys),
Mary Nave (1801, married Leonard Bowers),
Eli Nave (1802, married Thursa Stover),
John Nave (1803, married Sally Nidiffer).
Elizabeth Nave (1804, married Joel Dunlap),
Jane Nave (1805, married John Hathaway).
Martha Nave (1807, married William Wilson)
Phoebe Nave (1809, married Isaac Lincoln Carriger son of Christian Carriger),
Leonard Bowers Nave (1812, married Celia Colbaugh).
Rebecca Nave (1815, married John Thomas Allen Carriger),
Abraham Nave, Jr. (1818, married Sarah Wilson),
Joel Dunlap Nave (1822, married Sarah Ann Barbara McQuee),
Isaac W. Nave (1826, married Jemima Bowers), and
Abigail Nave (1830, married John McQueen).
In 1793, Abraham was a private in Captain North's Company, Gilbert Christian's Regiment.
In 1807, Abraham received a Tennessee land grant.
Abraham died on November 29, 1850 in Carter County, Tennessee.