Ernie: My g ggrandfather was Joseph Abel from Itawamba County, MS. He lived for a while in Winn Parish, La. He is listed in the1870 census.My ggrandfather was William Franklin Abel who died in Rapides Parish DEC.26, 1881.Joseph returned to Itwamba and died there.Joseph's fatherwas William and I have the list you gave for the children.I cannot resolve William's parents. In a book on Winn Parish, La. it is stated that his father was Francis Abel(aRevolutionary soldier from England, who married Phoebe O'Connor. If you have information on this, please E-mail me.Thanks, Faye.