I checked my copy of "A History of the Gabriel Family of Southern Pennsylvania and Their Descendants by H. Harold Shamel. On pg. 82, it clearly proves that your suspicions are correct!!!
Frank Rowell Gabriel and Zephry Robinson ... "had four children: Mathew Boyd McFadden, Martha Helen, Sarah Catherine and Lilith Madeline."
They all also can be found on the 1920 census for Keokuk, Lee Co., Iowa. Frank Rowell Gabriel was the son of William Rowell Gabriel and his second wife, Sarah Collins. William and Sarah had 6 children: Effie Gabriel Dunlavy, Jessie Viola Gabriel White, Charles Elias Gabriel, George G. Gabriel, Edward J. Gabriel and Frank Rowell Gabriel. William Rowell Gabriel had 8 children with his first wife, Mary Sydney Greenough.
William Rowell Gabriel was the son of Elias Gabriel and Susannah Bane. She was also known as Susannah Bean and Susannah Beam. Elias and Susannah had 8 children including William Rowell Gabriel.
Elias Gabriel was the son of my ancestors, William Gabriel and Nancy Thompson. William served in the Rev. War and is recognized as a patriot ancestor by the Daughters of the American Revolution. They had 8 children including your Elias Gabriel and my Reason Gabriel. Susannah Bane is the daughter of Mose Bane and Polly Corey.
William Gabriel's parents are unknown. He has been attributed with parents named Abraham Gabriel & Nancy J. Bartlett, but it is more likely that this Abraham was a brother or other relative, not his father because their ages are too close together. Another possibility is that he had both a brother and a father named Abraham and that the dates have been confused.
Hope this helps!
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