My records show a John David Abel b. 1834 son of John M. Abel b. 1801 Wythe Co., VA and Molly Pritchett Abel.John M. Abel was son of John David Abel b. 27 Dec 1780 Wythe Co., VA and Ann Harner Abel.John David Abel was son of Ludwig Heinrich Abel b. 9 Sept 1752 in Germany and Elizabeth Wampler Abel.John David Abel & wife, Mary Harner Abel moved to Tennessee in early 1800's.
Also you might check Ables Family Genealogy Forum - "William (Bill) Ables - Arkansas posted by Jeanne Stark Jan 8, 2000.She mentions a Mary Vandergriff as mother of William (Bill) Ables.