Jane, thanks for sharing. Yes the line we are working on is Joseph S. ABLE(S) b.ca.1804 TN. m.ca.(1)1828 to Margaret MEDFORD and they had 12 children, of which our line descends down through Isham, James C. and then Willie May ABLES. Joseph and his family went to TX in Jan 1836. He later m.(2)Judith B. COOK and they divorced a few years later as he had fathered 2 children from his slave Henrietta SPARKS. He then m.(3)Emma Chenoweth REED.