James Monroe Able Jr

Brief Life History of James Monroe

When James Monroe Able Jr was born on 2 March 1830, in Monroe, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Munro Abel, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Jane Morrison, was 20. He married Susan Elmina Hodges on 3 January 1856, in Calhoun, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 5, Cooke, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 25 June 1914, in Cooke, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Bulcher, Cooke, Texas, United States.

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James Monroe Able Jr
Susan Elmina Hodges
Marriage: 3 January 1856
Thomas Jefferson Abel
William Abel
Frances Jane Abel
Martha Victoria Able
Penelope Canzada Abel

Sources (14)

  • James Abels, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jas M. Abel, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • James Ables, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1832: Benton, Alabama, United States 1858: Calhoun, Alabama, United States* *renamed from Benton

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Abel . In North America, this surname may also absorbed cognates from other languages.

South German: from a pet form of the personal name Albrecht .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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James Monroe Able Jr

JAMES M. ABLE, who came to the northwestern part of Cooke county during the period of its pioneer development and who has witnessed the wonderful changes and progress in the Red River valley, is now a …

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