In researching my family, I found a book called Winn Paris,LA 1852-1985. It said that my ancestor, Francis Abel was a british soldier in the revolutionary war. He marriedan Irish girl named Phoebe O'Connor.It doesn't say where they married. He was the father of William Abel who died in 1839. His son,Joseph was born in 1801 in TN. He died in Itawamba County, MS. in 1882. His mother was Mary Patton Abel.Joseph"s son Was William Franklin Abel, my ggrandfather. They were in Winn Parish census in 1860 and 1870. They then moved to Rapides Parish, La. where he died in 1881. Since the names of both yours and mine ancestors are so similar, I wonder if you have run across any of mine.Thank you.