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William Frankline Mabe
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1825
Stokes County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1911
Brown County
Indiana, USA

William F. Mabe, a pioneer citizen of Van Buren Township, died at his home near Pikes Pike after a lingering illness. His family moved to Indiana and settled in what was then Bartholomew County one mile west of Pikes Peak and within a half a mile of Stone Head. This was before Brown County was organized. Mr. Mabe often spoke of seeing two bears in Brown County and his father killed the first one in 1844, that it was a yearling and weighed 130 pounds net. They discovered tracks in the snow and followed it a short distance from their home and shot and killed it, A few days later Mabe and his father were hunting deer and discovered another bear. they both shot at it but it ran over a hill where they soon found it, wounded. The men and some dogs came upon it and it arose and ran. It was shot again and was attacked by the dogs but it whipped the dogs and made his escape.

Mr. Mabe well remembered the night the stars fell. He was attending school at New Bellsville and the teacher, Frank Eslick, was boarding at heir house. He said the stars began falling shortly before daylight, fell thick and fast and that it continued until obliterated by the coming of board daylight. This was in 1833,

 
 
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 Parents:
  Hiram Mabe (1794 - 1855)
  Lucinda Barrett Mabe (1790 - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Clark Mabe (1825 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  Lemmon M Mabe (____ - 1881)*
  James H. Mabe (____ - 1853)*
  Mary Mabe Swain (1849 - 1930)*
  Harriet Jane Mabe Hendricks (1852 - 1948)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Mabe Lawles (1818 - 1901)*
  James Madison Mabe (1820 - 1896)*
  Mary E Mabe Williamson (1823 - 1908)*
  William Frankline Mabe (1825 - 1911)
  Ruth Mabe Clark (1828 - 1871)*
  Ruth Mabe Crouch (1828 - 1871)*
  Nancy Mabe Matlock (1833 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Zion Cemetery
Van Buren Township
Brown County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Jon Rice
Record added: Apr 19, 2011
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William Frankline Mabe
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William Frankline Mabe
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