1860 Tallahatchie census Birthplace shows Ruben H. Abel age 49TN. Mary M.age 44AL. William age 23AL. James age 22TN John age 20TN Marilda J. age 17TN Henry C.age 15TN George G. Age 10MS Dewitt C. age 6ARkansas Clara C. age 5MS Thomas age 4MS Mary E. age 2MS
I found a Reuben Able in Prince William Virginia on the 1840 census.
Reubin Ables married Mary Richey Sept. 22, 1834 in Bibb Alabama.Could this be the same Ruben?
On the 1910 Shelby County, TN. census John F. Abel shows his father and mother being born in VA.
I know we had relatives in MS, AL, and Texas.They have spelled their last name differently on most documents I have looked at.
I believe that the John in this census may be my great grandfather John F. Abel who joined the Civil war in Tallahatchie County, MS.He was in the 21st Tallahatchie Rifles Company F.At some point he was sent to fight Indians in the West and his wife was able to draw a pension due to this fact. My John F. Abel died in 1911 and we know little about his family.