Yeah people get confused on this issue. There were 3 different Abel Flowers at about the same time, 2 in Pike and 1 in Dale county.Abel "Bud" Flowers was a descendant of Goolsbury but not his son.It would be nice if there were ANY cleaned up and presented sources for your branch (or mine) but I haven't found them (There is a mention in two books about mine but nothing exhaustive). I've just had to dig through primary records like: census's, marriage records, etc.
1. Have you been able to research a lead on your Able's wife Eliza that said she may be the daughter of a Bradshaw and Francis A. ????Her family doesn't do me any good but I saw my note and thought I would ask.
2. Have you had any luck verifying who Thomas's parents were? The Thomas that married Eliza and is a grandson of Abel?His son Cephus married into my my Flowers family (Argie B. Flowers).