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From Susan Knight Gore, Memphis, TN, Prodigy #TBSR29B. Adds that Edmund Abell was married to Elizabeth Thompson who died about 1819. From Charmaine Welker, Prodigy PRJF38C "...the will of her mother Catherine Cooper Spalding proven 21 Aug 1775 Leonardstown, MD that she mentioned "several children of my beloved daughter Susanna Abell, deceased". Ms. Welker refers to a manuscript stating that it does not follow the line of descent from Susanna Spalding and Edward Abell. ( Check correct spelling of his name.)
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THE SPALDING FAMILY OF MARYLAND, KENTUCKY AND GEORGIA FROM 1658 TO 1965
by Hughes Spalding, 929.273 Sp18sg V.1.2 pg 19:
"Robert Abell, brother to Alethaire Abell Spalding, had led his own and a group of other Catholic families to the Rolling Fork in 1788 (in Nelson County, Kentucky). He had prospered and was the leading man in the community.
"Robert Abell represented Nelson County in the General Assembly when Kentucky was a part of Virginia, and when Kentucky became a state in 1792; and when Washington County was carved out of Nelson County in the same year, he was one of the first Justices for the new County and represented it in 1795 and 1799 in the General Assembly of Kentucky. He represented Washington County in the first Constitutional Convention and was the only Catholic in that body.
"Benedict Spalding, Jr., was fortunate to have such a prominent and respected brother-in-law for his sponsor."
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THE SPALDING FAMILY OF MARYLAND, KENTUCKY AND GEORGIA FROM 1658 TO 1965,
by Hughes Spalding, 929.273 Sp 18sg v1.2, FHL, pg 19:
"Benedict Spalding, Jr., was the oldest son of Benedict and Elizabeth Mattingly Spalding. He was born in Maryland in December, 1746, and died in Kentucky August 1, 1815. He married Alethaire Abell, daughter of Samuel and Eleanor O'Bryan Abell, about 1769. She was born in St. Mary's County, Maryland, about 1749, and died in Kentucky in 1821."
See THOMAS JENKINS OF MARYLAND, 1670 by Edward Felix Jenkins,O.S.A., pg 39-40: "In 1770, Benedict Joseph Spalding m. Alethea (Alethaire) Abell, who was b. ca. 1753. These two dates are from the COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY, Volume V, page 557. Alethea Abell was the daughter of Samuel and Eleanor (Bryant) [O'Bryan] Abell of St. Mary's County. Mrs. Eleanor (Bryant) Abell was a devout Catholic, while her husband was a zealous Protestant, and High Sheriff of St. Mary's County. It is said that he was content that she should rear the girls in her religion but wanted the boys reared in his, and was very much annoyed when, inspired by their mother's
piety, they all became Catholics too. Tradition tells us that he was received into the Catholic Church before he died."
See CATHOLIC FAMILIES OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND by Timothy J. O'Rourke , p 53, for births of Samuel, Robert and Abner recorded at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Leonardtown, Maryland. Extracts were of families who were presumed to be Roman Catholic. The complete parish records were published by the St. Mary's County Historical Society in their bulletin "Chronicles."
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SQ pg 3194: They had six children.
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SQ 3195: Charles Allen Absher, son of James and Fannie (Sparks)
Absher, was born on September 8, 1885. He married Rena Belle Chamber s.
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SQ 3194: They had two children.
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SQ 3194: They had three children.
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SQ 3194: They had three children including Harold Absher, Jr. wh o has
been most helpful in sharing information about the Absher family.
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SQ 3194: They had one child.
Note H32 Index
SQ 3195: James Malthus Absher, son of James and Fannie (Sparks)
Absher, was born March 2, 1887. He married Dora Bell Dixon, a daught er
of John and Callie (Jackson) Dixon. James and Dora had nine children.
(a) Emma Mae Absher was born on Septermber 14, 1909. She marrie d (1st)
James T. Wood and (2nd) Charles P. Logwood.
(b) Ina F. Absher was born on June 9, 1911. She died on May 6, 19 81.
She married Jack J. Preas.
(c) Ulvia Absher was born on July 3, 1913, and she died on Augus t 23,
1981. She married Herman Fielder and they had two children.
(d) Fannie Idell Absher was born on Augut 10, 1916. She married C on Dye
and they had four children.
(e) Marquis Paul Absher was born on February 19, 1919. He died on
February 24, 1966. He married Edith Barker and they had thre e children.
(f) Reva Mary Absher was born on August 14, 1921. She married Ral ph
(g) James M. Absher, Jr., was born on July 16, 1925. He marrrie d (1st)
Madeline Summers and (2nd) Jackie E. Smith.
(h) Donald Blaine Absher was born on December 21, 1927. He marrie d (1st)
Lois Lambert and (2nd) Gladys -----."