Charlotte, I really haven't done much on Ephraim's side of the Abell's. I do suspect that Ephraim was a brother to the elder Richard from where my descent is. Richard was the father of Caleb, who was the father of Caleb S., who was the father of Theoliphus etc. I believe that Ephraim had a son named Dick also. The records for the county of Ephraim's residence should be in good shape and fairly easy to work with.