Good to hear from you.Just a little bit of refresher:William Morrison Abel and his brothers: James, John, Joseph, Francis, Andrew, Moses and Thomas were sons of James Munro Abel and Jane Morrison Abel.James died in 1849 in that part of Cherokee County east of Gadsden which is now in Etowah County.
William M. Abel also had seven sisters: Jane (Reeves), Nancy (Burson), Mary (Helms), Sarah (Williamson), Caroline (Tinsley), Melvina (Cristopher), and Susan (Brannon).
James Munro Abel and his brothers, John, Joseph, Thomas and Moses were all born in Abbeville County, South Carolina - James was born in 1797.They went to Tennessee sometime between 1808 & 1818.They came to Alabama in mid 1830's.James was in Randolph County in 1840 census.According to an unsubstantiated family legend, the father of these 5 Abel brothes was a Moses Abel who married a girl in Ireland before coming to America.There I have hit a stone wall and have not been able to find any hard data on this Moses Abel.
I have pictures of two of William M. Abel's brothers:Francis M. Abel, (my grandfather) and Andrew Jackson Abel. I would live to get a picture of all of my grandfathers brothers.Do you know where I can find a picture of William?
When we communicated before you told me that you are Carolyn Water's cousin.Are you also related to Jimmy Waters?I knew him from The East Gadsden Methodist Church.