My mother's maiden name was Abell. Her father was Thomas Ernest Abell and her mother, Nettie Mae was a Mattingly before she married. My mother and I have done research on both the Mattingly's and Abell's of Marion County.My mother has compiled genealogy books that she gave to her six children and many grandchildren to preserve the knowledge that only she posseses. There has also been a genealogy book published on the Mattingly's of Marion County that she posseses. I believe that it is now out of print. I have many pictures of the Mattingly's and Abell's that are in my line. It may interest you to know that "DON MATTINGLY", the major league baseball player's grand parent's or great great grandparents lived in Marion County. The area was then know as Cherry Run and is now located just outside of Raywick, Ky (about 12 miles from Lebanon). He is listed in the Mattingly Book that I mentioned. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Would like to know where you are located. The research my mother has done may cut down on your headaches.