Ables Census and other Records
This is the information I have on my husband's branch of the Ables family. If you have information that you would like to share, please feel free to write me at the address at the bottom of the page.
1860 Hill County, Texas, Hillsboro P.O.
Mary A Abel - age 39 - born in Tennessee
William R. - age 19 - born in Texas
Amanda - age 19 - born in Texas
Ezekiel H - age 17 - born in Texas
Salena - age 15 - born in Texas
John M. - age 11 - born in Texas
James H(arrison) - age 9 - born in Texas
Mary A. - age 7 - born in Texas
Emily J(osephine) - born in Texas
Mary Ann Ables, the widow of Harrison Ables, submitted a pension application for the time that Harrison served in the army for the Republic of Texas. According to his children in a 1927 article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Harrison fought under Sam Houston and was a member of the detachment that captured Santa Anna. To see the article as reprinted in the Frontier Times,
1870 Hill County, Texas, Hillsboro P.O.William R. Ables - age 28 - Farmer - born in Texas
Mary - age 23 - born in Mississippi
Mary J. - age 7 - born in Texas
James L. - age 4 - born in Texas
Idella M. - age 1 - born in Texas
Ezkiel - age 11 - born in Texas**
Bell - age 16 - born in Texas**
Benjamin Daily - age 39 - physician - born in Illinois
Mary E. Daily - age 15 - born in Illinois
Persilla - age 7 - born in Illinois
Fanny Goodman - age 14 - born in Texas
**NOTE: I do not know how these two people are connected to William and Mary, but it appears that their last name is Ables.
1880 Hill County, Texas Census William R Ables - age 37 - Farmer
Mary Ann - age 32
Mary J. - age 17
James J. age 13
Edella M. age 10
Amanda B. age 8
Ida age 5
Ada age 5
Emma age 1
This census shows that William was born in Texas but both of his parents were born in Tennessee. It also shows that Mary Ann was born in Mississippi.
William R. Ables
1900 Comanche County, Texas CensusWilliam R. Ables (b. Jan 1843) age 57 married 38 years
Mary A. Ables (b. Feb 1845) age 55 married 38 years 11 children 10 living
William R. Ables (b. May 1883) age 17
Walter W. Ables (b. Apr. 1888) age 12
William R. Ables
Amanda Bell Ables (b. Jan 1871) is married to Richard Marion Coppedge in this same census and it looks like they are right next door to each other. At this point they have 5 children.
1910 Erath County, Texas
William R. Ables - age 67 - born in Texas - marriage # 2 - married for 3 years
Laura - age 47 - born in Alabama - marriage # 2 - married for 3 years - has 3 children that are still living
NOTE: Since none of the children are listed, one can assume that these are grown children from Laura's previous marriage.
NOTE: William's previous wife, Mary, died January 12, 1907 and was buried at the "old Dublin Cemetery" according to the Dublin Progress dated January 18, 1907.
Manda B. Coppedge 1871-1944
Richard M. Coppedge 1865-1942
Old Dublin Memorial Park in Erath County, Texas
Mary Alice Ables - Sept 23, 1865 to Feb. 2, 1963
James T. Ables Jan. 28, 1865 to Jan. 27, 1955
Mary E. Ables Dec. 1, 1846 to Jan. 12, 1907
Mary A. Ables Died Aug. 24, 1905 age 82 years
NOTE: Mary E. Ables is the first wife of William R. Ables. Mary A. Ables is the mother of William R. Ables and wife of Harrison Ables
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