The Holton Recorder, April 29, 1880 Additional Info: Death of an old citizen. Thomas Abel, the death of whom mention was made in our last issue, was born in Caswell county, North Carolina, November 5th, 1823, and died at his home near Circleville, April 21st, 1880, being at the time of his death, 56 years, 5 months and 16 days old. In his early boyhood, he moved from Tennessee to Kentucky. On the 29th of June, 1843, he was married to Mary Dick, a sister of L. L. and C. G. Dick, of this county. In the fall of 1853, they moved from Kentucky to Platte county, Mo., and in the spring of 1864 to this county, where they have since resided. In 1857, the deceased joined the Baptist church, and has since then lived a consistent Christian life. Mr. Abel was one of our most highly respected citizens, and his death will be realized as a loss to the county. He leaves a wife and six children.