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James Ables

Also Known As: "Abels"
Birthplace: Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States
Death: 1875 (79-80)
Attala, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William C Ables
Husband of Fannie Ables; Jemima Ables and Sarah Ables
Father of Landon C. Ables; William Chester "Whitehead" Ables; William Allen Ables; Isham Ables; Abner Ables and 5 others

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About James Ables

James Abels, Captain of David Love’s I Kings State Troops, MS Confederate States Army, enlisted for service in the Confederate States Army on Aug. 16, 1862 by Col. A.M. Davis in Attala County, MS. The State Troops were made up of old men and young boys and organized for a period of only six months; also known as 1st Inf. Regt., Minute Men and mustered out late 1862. James served until they were discharged May 6, 1862 by S.A. Shortridge.

James C. Abels was born in TN, May 26, 1795 to William C. and Jamina?, and married Sarah Stacy March 26, 1815 in Roane County, TN. They had nine children, seven of whom served in the Confederate States Army.

The children were:

  1. William Chester, b Oct. 10, 1819 in TN, m. Martha Caroline Carter in 1840 in Madison County, MS;
  2. William Allen, b. Dec. 25, 1820 in TN, m. Elizabeth?;
  3. Isham, b. 1823 in TN;
  4. Abner, b. 1826 in AL, m. Jane first and second Martha E. Allen on Jan. 20, 1859 in Copiah County, MS;
  5. Aderine, b. 1828 in TN, m. Joseph Porter;
  6. James. b. 1829 in TN m. Elizabeth?;
  7. Joseph. b. 1834 in MS;
  8. Sarah Jane, b. 1836 in MS, m. Rufus Henderson Donald, the son of Liege and Malinda Deal Donald, on Feb. 5, 1855 in Attala County, MS; and
  9. Randal Cain, b. Jan. 8, 1837 in MS. James died in 1875 in Attala County, MS.

-Submitted by Blanche Abels Burrell (GGGD) and Wylodean Burrell Edwards (GGGGD)

IN: United Daughters of the Confederacy By United Daughters of the Confederacy

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James Ables's Timeline

May 26, 1795
Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States
Lincoln, Tennessee
October 10, 1819
Lincoln, TN, United States
December 25, 1820
Lincoln, Tennessee
Lincoln, TN
Madison County, MS