I'm not researching the Able name but I thought this was interesting and might help someone out. Getters Island The Island was once known as Able's Island prior to 1833 because it was once owned by Jacob Able et. al. On June 27, 1790 John Penn, Jr. and John Penn of Philadelphia conveyed the Island to Able and four other Eastonians -- Peter Ealer, Esq., Jacob Arndt, Jr., John Herster and George Williams Roup..... Able's descendants held title to island until the late 1800.