|Birth: ||May 8, 1757|
St. Mary's County
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 1802|
St. Mary's County
Revolutionary war veteran, St. Mary's County, Maryland militia. Came to Rolling Fork Settlement about 1788. Died while on a trip to Maryland. Represented Nelson/Washington Counties in the state legislature. Served as Nelson County magistrate in 1788.
In 1788, Robert Abell migrated with his family to Kentucky and settled in the Catholic settlement of Rolling fork in Nelson County. His father, Samuel Abell, was a Protestant and had been High Sheriff of St. Mary's County, Maryland. His mother, Ellen O'Brien, was a Catholic. Robert Abell was elected a representative from Washington County, Kentucky to the constitutional convention in 1799. He had also represented Nelson County in the State legislature of 1792. His wife, whom he married in St. Mary's County, Maryland on November 3, 1777, was Margaret Mills, or Miles. Their ten children were Samuel, Jesse, James, Robert A., Ignatius, Benjamin, John, Mary, Ellen, and Janet. Robert Abell returned to Maryland in 1802 for a visit, was taken ill and died. (Ref: MM-1:1; Kc:102)
MM-1 is Barnes, Robert W. Maryland Marriages, 1634-1777. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976).
KC is Webb, Benjamin J. The Centenary of Catholicity in Kentucky. (Louisville: Charles A. Rogers Co., 1884).
Henry C. Peden, Jr. Marylanders to Kentucky 1775-1825, page 1
Margaret Mills Abell (1760 - 1818)
Jessa Abell (1778 - 1846)*
Janet Ann Abell Thomas (1780 - 1843)*
Samuel Abell (1782 - 1861)*
James Samuel Abell (1784 - 1876)*
Elizabeth Abell Buckman (1788 - 1831)*
Eleanor Abell Abell (1790 - 1841)*
Robert Abner Abell (1792 - 1873)*
Mary Abell (1794 - 1805)*
Bennett Abell (1796 - 1876)*
Margaret Abell (1801 - 1806)*
Created by: Susan Knight Gore
Record added: Jul 27, 2009
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