Re: Joseph Ables - Mary Eden
Joseph Abel was my gguncle.He was one of five brothers who came from South Carolina to East Tennessee prior to 1810 .The Abel brothers moved fom East Tennessee to Randolph County, Alabama mid 1830's.
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Joseph and family appears in the `1850 U.S. census fro Randolph County, Alabama as folows:
Donita (sp ??)7
Joseph's wife is not listed and there is a one year old child.The wife may have died in childbirth.
I have been told that Joseph enlisted in the Confederate Army, even though he was 60 years old and signed an oath of allegiance after the war in Walker County, Alabama.