Ernie-- The pension application is for William Chester Abels, nicknamed Whitehead (there were alot of Williams in the family). He was the brother of my g-g-g-g-father, Landon C. Abels. They both married Margaret Carolines--one a Carter and one a McFatter (how's that for making things confusing). I show William Chester dies in Nov. 1896 and is buried in the Old Abels Cemetery in Attala Co. His father was James Abels and his mother was Sarah ?. Margaret Caroline Carter Abels died in April 1894 and is also buried in the Old Abels Cemetery.
Have another generation or 2 back, if it might help someone.