In searching civil war records, I found Ables in Alabama.There is a wall of names of confererate soldiers there. There are some records in Georgia, as well, however, I do not have them with me and they may be under state archive records. State historical archives often have land records, as well. States often changed names in 1800s so useing a map for the year you are searching in is helpful. There are also records in NARA, including Dawes rolls, and other rolls, as well. The Ables that I found there was Jenny or Jeanie Ables. I also found an enrollment card for Icy Simmons Ables (Married to Andrew Ables) that was denied due to the fact that she was already a listed member of Mississippi Choctaw. That may have been in Texas Panhandle records, however I am not certain. Hope this helps.