My records indicate that Thomas M. Abel was born 16 June 1838 in Blount Co., TN and died 10 Nov 1918 in Walker Co., AL.He married Lucinda Ray (b. Jul 1837)as a second marriage.I show one child, Missouri Abel b. 28 Oct 1868, died 25 July 1962.On 18 Nov 1886, Missouri married John T. Gaddy (b. 1 May 1860 d. 16 Aug 1934).They rest at the Gaddy cemetery in Walker Cemetery, Alabama.Their children were William Riley, Nancy, george and Mary.
James H. Gaddy (JGADDY@aol.com) of Black Mountain, is also a descendant of Thomas Abel and Lucinda Ray.Most of the dates regarding Thomas and Lucinda I received fom him.
Thomas Abel's parents were John B. Abel and Roxanna (Rhoda) Johnson.John B. was born 22 Dec 1793 in Abbeville Dist, SC.Shortly after 1808, John's fmily moved to East Tennessee.He married Roxanna Johnson in Knox Co., TN 1 Sept 1818.John and Roxanna moved to Randolph Co., AL before 1840.They had he following known children:Matilda, Mary, Harriet, Joseph, Thomas and John W.John B. Abel took an amnesty oath in Winston Co., AL in 1867 and died before 1870.
Tyere is some speculation concerning the parents of John B. Abel.Some researchers say that their names were Moses and Nancy Abel and that they were married in Ireland before coming to this country.