Susan, The father of Zedekiah (Zed) Ables born March 12, 1832(according to a family ledger written by Judge F. Attaway) in South Carolina who was married to Martha Attawaywas Ezekiel Able (also according to this family ledger). This Ezekielwas born July 10, 1780 according to Ables family bible owned by L. Harley Able.Ezekiel was the son of Jeremiah Able Sr. and his first wife.He married his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Roberts on February 28, 1786 (according to Bible) when Ezekiel was 6 years old.Jeremiah Abell/Ables came from Virginia to the Pendleton Dist. in South Carolina as a horse trader and saddler.He later moved to Edgefield District.He died December 26, 1811 in Edgefield Co. South Carolina returning home from visiting a sick friend, he suffered a seizure, fell from his horse into a creek and drowned. His son, Ezekiel, was on the 1800 Pendleton Co. South Carolina Census - Ezekiel Able - 2 males 16-26(20).He is on the 1810 Pendleton Co. S. C. Census - 1 male 26-45 (30) He appears on the 1820 Lexington Co. S.C. Census, 2 males 26-45 (40).He is on the 1830 Lexington Co. S.C. census 1 male age 40-50 (50).This is the important census that links him to Zed in Hopkins Co. in 1870.Living in the household of Ezekiel Abels in 1830 are 2 females over 14 and under 26 that are DEAF AND DUMB).Also living next door is John Rish - The Rish family married into the Jeremiah Ables family in South Carolina. The family bible states that Ezekiel Able went West. 1840 - Coweta Co. GA census Ezekiel Abel 1 male 50-60 (60).Also on that census is 1 female over 14 and under 25 DEAF AND DUMB. 1850 - Tallapoosa Co Alabama census 83-83 Ezekel Ables - age 70 - Farmer - born South Carolina.living with him is Claraminda Ables age 30 female born S.C. - DEAF AND DUMB also lving with him is Anzory 28; BURNETT 18; ZEDEKIAH AGE 17, S. C. and Alfred Rish age 2. 1860 - I cannot find Ezekiel or Burnett but Zedekiah has already migrated into Hopkins Co.He is on the census with wife, Martha & 2 children.Zedekiah Ables was in 22nd Texas Infantry Co. H in the Confederacy. 1870 - Ezekiel appears in the household of his son Zed Ables in Hopkins County.Ezekiel is written as Zed on census but should read Zeke.He is 91 years of age and born Virginia.This tallies with his father, Jeremiah migrating into South Carolina from Virginia after the Revolution.But the clincher is that Clarrasisa or Clarraminda age 53 born in S.C. is also on that census right after Ezekiel and it states she is DEAF AND DUMB.Next door is Zed D.'s brother, Burnett Ables - born S.C. In 1880 Z.D. Ables states he was born in South Carolina and his father was born in Virginia.Z.D. Abel married Martha Attaway on May 07, 1857 in Hopkins Co. Texas so he migrated in before his father, Ezekiel and his brother Burnett. I have more information on who I think Jeremiah's grandfather is but would like to still do more work on that. I believe this proves that Zed's father was Ezekiel from South Carolina, son of Jeremiah. This is NOT the Ezekiel, father of Joseph S. that came to Texas from Mississippi in 1836.