Abel, Roswell P.

Born: 1815-06-30 Washington County, New York

Died: 1887-05-XX Wichita, Kansas

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

In 1836, Roswell P. Abel came to Sangamon County, Illinios, with his parents, Betsy and Roswell Abel, and his siblings. In 1846, he married Margaret J. Loose (Luce) in Pennsylvania, and they settled west of Springfield, where Abel was involved in real estate and farming. In 1860, he owned $23,000 worth of real estate and $16,500 worth of personal property.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 75-76; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 119; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 130; Illinois Statewide Death Index, Sangamon County, cert. 6692, May 1887, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield), 3 November 1887, 3:2.