John Abell was born about 1819. His parents were Enoch Booth Abell, Mary Ann Henrietta (or Ann Harriet) Norris. He was the register of wills in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
He married Married Susan Rebecca Clarke 19 JUNE 1848
Children of John Abell and Susan Clarke: i. Eliza Estelle Abell (1849 - 1904) married Davis Quinn (1832 - 1908) ii. George Clarke Abell (1850 - 1914) iii. Robert A. Abell (1852 - 1915) married Serena Elizabeth Hayden (1848 - 1898) iv. Leila Katherine Abell (1855 - 1926)
Second, he married Violet Alice Milburn on 04 OCT 1859
Children of John Abell and Violet Milburn: i. Flora Abell (1860 - 1923) ii. Violet Lee Abell (1867 - 1956) iii. Lucy Abell (1871 - 1892)