James Monroe Able Jr

2 March 1830–25 June 1914 (Age 84)
Monroe, Tennessee, United States

The Life 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, Jane Morrison, was 20. He married Susan Elmina Hodges on 3 January 1856, in Calhoun, Lowndes, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Cooke, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 June 1914, in Cooke, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Bulcher, Cooke, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

3 January 1856
Calhoun, Lowndes, Alabama, United States


    Thomas Jefferson Abel


    William Abel


    Frances Abel


    Martha Victoria Able


    E V Abel


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    William Morrison Abel



    Joseph Abel



    Moses A Ables


+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 5

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 32

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 spelling of Abel . Probably also an Americanized spelling of the same surname in other languages.

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

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Story Highlight

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 …

Sources (3)

  • James Able, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James M Abel, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James M Ables, "United States Census, 1900"

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