Hi Mary: I'm a descendant of the Macon, GA line of Abels. Father, Timothy born Macon, GA 1946; his father Sidney Wiley Jr. born Macon, GA circa 1921 d. 21 April 1999 (buried in Arlington National Cemetery w/ honors from serving w/ distinction in WWII & Korea); his father was born in Macon, GA 4 June 1891 to John Henry Abel (possibly incorrect name). His parents were German immigrants from (f) Bavaria & (m) Baden.
My grandfather, Sidney Wiley Abel Jr. has one surviving sibling by the name of Annie Shannon (Abel), widow of Virgil, currently residing in Rome, GA. This is the best info on the Macon, GA Abel family from which I'm descended.Hope this helps! -Chad A. Abel