Susan, what research have you done to believe John is the father of Abel. I`ve been researching John Dockery b. 1759 [according to the tennessee 1850 cencus] , he died in 1853 in MArshall Co. Tn. Is this the same John Dockery you have came up with? I figure Old John is the father of Abel and possible Sophia. I`ve been trying to piece together the names of his children. I would appreciate any information you have on this family.