My several great grandfather was a lawyer in London, when his son Robert decided to migrate to America in the 1600's. In the studies that I've encountered I've run across people that have traced the Abel line back through his wife Frances Cotton. I believe that all the Abel's in England some how were tied into the same family because I think that there were others of that family that didn't come to America. I would love to know since all my research has been on the Cotton and Post families that married into my line. My great grandfather Joseph was a 33rd Mason in New York and died in the early 1900's. He lived I believe in Brooklyn, N.Y. you can reach me directly through firstname.lastname@example.org if you please.