Henry Abel, born in Nelson County, Ky., Feb. 17, 1828, is a son of John Able, deceased, a native of Hardin County, Ky. His ancestors were from England and first settled in Maryland, and afterward came to Kentucky. Mr. Able was reared on a farm and has always followed that occupation, having now 150 acres of well-improved land. He received his education in the early subscription schools of this vicinity. He came to Daviess County in 1849, and settled in Knottsville Precinct. Jan. 14, 1853, he was married to Margaret Carrico, a native of Washington County, Ky., but a life-long resident of this county, having been brought here by her parents when less than a year old. They have had fifteen children, twelve now living – Artemesia, Martha, John O., Marion, William, Clarence, Annie, Ella, Everett, James L., Clara M. and an infant son. Mr. and Mrs. Able are members of the Catholic church.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.