I have two years for Susan's birthyear.She does not appear in the 1850 census but she is in the 1860 census as a 12 year old.She is age 29 in the 1870 Etowah County census which would make her birthyear 1851.I think its probably somewhere in between.
Susan was dau of James Monroe Abel (b. 1797 Abbeville Co., SC d. 1849 Cherokee County, Alabama (- 1850 Cherokee County Mortality Schedule) and Jane Morrison Abel(1850 Cherokee County census shows her as age 40 but 1860 Calhoun County census shows her as Jane Leathers - age 45).James and Jane were married sometime before 1830 because they were living in Monroe County, Tennessee in that census year.James Abel's parents are unknown but believed to be Scots-Irish.
Jane's parents were Reverend (Primitive Baptist) William Morrison (b. 15 April 1778 in NC & d. 16 Aug 1854 in Randolph Co, AL).William married Elizabeth Snider 16 May 1804 - she died 21 Jan 1879 (War of 1812 pension application).
Susan Ables was one of 15 children born to James and Jane Abel.I have quite a lot of information about her siblings if you are interested.Susan Ables' brother was my grandfather, Francis Marion (Frank) Ables so whe would be my great aunt.
Just as an "oh-by-the-way" - The Abel folks spell their names Abel, Abels, Able, Ables and a few Abell.In my dad's family, he spelled his name Abel, some of his brothers spelled it Ables and one or two Abels.The spellings are pretty much interchangeable.From what I can gather, the original spelling, at least by those who came from South Carolina in ear;ly 1800's was Abel.