Judith, my gg grandfather, Joseph Abel(Ables) was a brother to Permelia and Mahalia. His parents were William and Elizabeth or Fanny (I've heard both names)Abel. Pamela Parish has posted a family tree on RootsWeb.com that lists quite a few family members.The spelling of the last name varies in the family. I would like to know the origin of the indian haritage. Does anyone have any proof of it?