ABRAHAM G. KABLE. The original of this sketch is the owner of and resident on the fine farm located on section 15, North Otter Township. He is a son of James and Susan (Garver) Kable, whose history will be found in the sketch of James Kable in another part of this Record. Our subject was the second son and fourth child born to his parents, his natal day being December 16, 1844. Ohio was his native State. He grew to manhood in the State where he was born and just as the country was beginning to think that it could rest after the turmoil of four years of the most terrible warfare the world has ever known, our subject came to Macoupin County with his parents, settling here in March, 1864. He belonged to the State Militia 147, Ohio Volunteers, and got a discharge when he left the State.
Mr. Kable continued to live at home until his marriage, at which time he went back to Troy, Ohio, February 8, 1866, the lady's maiden name being Mattie C. Stafford, a daughter of George P. and Elizabeth (Pumphrey) Stafford. They were among the early settlers in Miami County, Ohio, going there from West Virginia. The Kables came from Pennsylvania. The mother's death took place at her home, August 14, 1846, when only twenty-six years of age; the father still survives and had three children by his first marriage, Mrs. Kable being the youngest of the family. She was born in Miami County, Ohio, October 18, 1845.
On the marriage of our subject he lived on a farm given him by his father fourteen years. Then he purchased the farm where he now resides, and he is the owner of four farms. Mr. Kable has always been engaged in farming, especially favoring the raising of stock. His farm comprises between four and five hundred acres of land and his residence is a commodious and elegant dwelling. There are also other buildings upon the farm in which he has invested a large sum of money.
Mr. and Mrs. Kable are the parents of four children. They are George J., Mary E., Carrie M., and Eva M. The eldest daughter is the wife of William Wallace, and resides in North Otter, Carrie M. was united in marriage to William E. Alderson, and resides in North Otter. George J. was united in marriage to Minnie A. Ransom, of Pueblo, Colo., and resides at North Otter.
Mr. Kable has held some of the minor offices in the township, but although he is public spirited and generous, he thinks that his own business should receive attention before that of any other.