I don't know if is the same Mabes, but, it doesn't seem to be a real common name. It was my mothers name. Here is the information I have.
My Great-Grandparents were Phillip Newton Mabes and Eliza Jane Hubbard.
Phillip was born in Polk County, Missouri. His parents died when he was young, so he went to live with a family named Dunaway in Alabama. He married while there and they had 1 son. He joined the Confederate Army. During the Civil war, if a person was captured and was held as a POW, they were given the opportunity to take the oath of allegiance to the North and be released. Phillip was too poor to have any slaves and didn’t have strong feelings either way, so he joined the Union Army rather than freeze or starve to death. He never went back to Alabama. He was discharged from the Union Army and married Eliza Jane Hubbard of Wilson County, Tennessee.
Eliza Jane Hubbard was born November 14th 1838 and died February 25th 1910 in the New Johnsonville Cemetery just South of Byars. She had lost her husband in the Civil War. Eliza had two children by her first marriage. Philip had other brothers and sisters but never knew what happened to them. After marrying Eliza they moved to a farming community near Pauls Valley, Oklahoma after their children were grown and then to Johnsonville, Oklahoma.They remained there until their deaths. These dates are not known. They had 1 son Thomas Newton Alexander Mabes.
My Grandfather was Thomas Newton Alexander Mabes.
Thomas was born July 4th 1876 in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Thomas was born on a farm and as he grew older he enjoyed drinking moonshine and raising cane. When he was young he delivered telegrams for the Telegraph Company. His adventurous soul took him all over the S.E. part of Oklahoma. Thomas also worked as a hired farm helper. While living at Signal Hill, he met and later married my Grandmother California Youngblood July 21st 1903. With only a third grade education he was able to successfully own, and maintain the accounting for the only grocery store in Johnsonville and Byars for fifty years. He learned to speak the Choctaw language, which enabled him to conduct business with the Native Americans.