Sam was born in Claiborne County, TN in 1907. His grandson Robert Lindsay sent this picture. This is what he had to say about his nickname. 'My Grandfather Sam (Rabbit) Mabe got the nickname when he was a young man growing up he was always hunting rabbits. Rabbit was his favorite wild game he enjoyed eating. He loved to hunt, when I was young he wanted to take me fishing along Ball Creek. I thought he was going crazy when he grabbed his 22 rifle. He would walk the bank of Ball Creek and when he saw a fish he would shoot it and it was my job to go down the bank and retreive the fish.'