I am looking for information to establish William Abel, (m. Lois Merry 15 April 1786, New Canaan, NY) as the son of David Abel and Alice Roberts.
William Abel was born in Lebanon, CT, but the birth date is ambiguous. According to Revolutionary War Pension Records, William believed his birth date to be 14 Jan 1749. The only William Abel I can locate in vital records was William Roberts Abel, born in Lebanon on 7 Jan 1755.His sister, Ruth Randall Abel, married James Paddock, and there is an affidavit from a sister Ruth Paddock in my ancestor's pension file. There are also references to brothers John and David, which appear in the vital records as well. William Abel's memory was "impaired" at the time of his pension application, so it possible that he did not have his birth date correct.
Any information regarding a marriage record from New Canaan, NY (married by Samuel Camp), military records indicating a middle name (he enlisted at Sharon, CT), or any leads at all would be appreciated!