I must appologize to all those who read my first message as I apparently was having a serious "senior moment" when ompiling it. The information regarding Abel Gleason's birth in 1792 in MA is incorrect. If you substitute his brother-in-law Thomas Howes' name it will be correct. The information pertains to Thomas Howes and not Abel Gleason. I believe Able Gleason was born about 1795 in New York.