|Posted By:||Dan Smith|
|Subject:||Re: Audrain County History|
|Post Date:||February 09, 2004 at 17:27:03|
|Forum:||Audrain County, MO Genealogy Forum|
The bios that you have for Joseph and Thomas Able are indeed on pages 586-587 of the History of Audrain County Missouri (1884). Jospeh Able is on page 586 and Thomas Able is on pages 586 and 587. Betty's previous query response is most likely the correct one for citing as a reference.
Keep in mind that the biographical information in this document should be treated as oral history. It may be accurate and it may not. Also, these books have been know to contain a good amount of typos.
Hope this helps. Good luck on your research.
Regards, Dan Smith
a thriving farmer and progressive citizen of Audrain county, was born in Florida township, Monroe county, this State, on the 3d day of June 1839, and was a son of William and Mahala (Percell) Able, who settled in that county from Kentucky, as early as 1821. The father became a leading farmer of Monroe county, and died there in 1881 at a venerable and honored old age. The mother preceded her husband to the grave by a number of years. Their family of children consisted of five sons and two daughters; Joseph, the first son, like his brothers, was reared a practical farmer, and he followed farming in that county after he grew up until 1875 and with abundant success. Selling out in Monroe county, he than came to Audrain and settled in Prairie township, where he still resides. Here Mr. Able has a fine farm of 320 acres, well improved -- one of the choice places in the township. A public-spirited citizen and fully up to the times as an agriculturist, he occupies an enviable position in the community where he lives. Mr. Able has been married for nearly twenty years, and has a worthy family of children. His wife's maiden name was Annie Doyle, and she is a lady of marked intelligence and refinement. Mr. and Mrs. A. have a family of seven children: Hattie, Johnny, Fannie, Oscar, Joseph, Cora and Maggie. Audrain county has been singularly fortunate in securing to its agricultural class a citizen of the high character, enterprise and public worth which Mr. Able is well known to possess. He is a valued addition to the citizenship of the community in which he lives.
farmer and stockman. Mr. Able, one of the leading agriculturists of Prairie township among the younger class of men, comes of the old Blue Grass State of Kentucky, where he was born on the 8th of September, 1843. His parents came to Missouri prior to the war, settling in Monroe county. Thomas Able grew up in Monroe county and was married there in 1865. His father, a successful Kentucky farmer, subsequently became a prominent farmer of Monroe county. Mr. Able, the son, was reared to an agricultural life, and has been engaged in farming and handling stock on his own account from early manhood. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in the Southern army under Gen. Price and served in the State Guard. On the 25th of May, 1865, he married to Miss Martha Harrod, a daughter of William and Mary Harrod, formerly of Ohio. Mr. Able came to this county in 1871, and has since been a resident of Prairie township. He has a large farm here well improved and is an extensive feeder and shipper of cattle, a business which he has followed for a number of years with marked success. He is one of a thorough-going, enterprising men of the township, and occupies a prominent position in the agricultural affairs of this part of the county. He and his wife have a family of five interesting children: William, Robert, Annie, Laura and Thomas. Mrs. Able was born in the State of Ohio, December 23, 1841, and was educated in her native county. She is a lady of marked intelligence and many amiable qualities.
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