Elmer, the book I was refering to was " Winn Parish Louisiana 1852-1985" published by the Winn Parish HistoricalSociety. The author of the article was Mildred A. Martin , a descendent of Joseph Abel who lived in Winn Parish in 1870. He was from Itawamba County in Mississippi.Mrs. Martin's father, P.K.Abel, did the research on the family. Winn Parish, La. has a web page.I hope this will be of some help.