JAMES KABLE, a well known resident of section 4, North Otter Township, was born in Berks County, Pa., January 3, 1805, and is a son of Daniel Kable and Mary Rice, both natives of that State. They removed from the Keystone State to the Old Dominion in 1815 and there lived the remainder of their lives. Our subject was but ten years old when his parents removed to Jefferson County, Va., where he took the remainder of his education and grew up to a sturdy and self respecting manhood. In 1829 he decided to move West and made his home in Greene County, Ohio.
In this new home our subject was united in marriage on May 14, 1837, with Miss Susan Garver, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Garver, natives of Pennsylvania and Maryland respectively. This lady was born in Maryland and when quite young removed with her parents to Virginia, and when she was about fifteen years old they removed to Clarke County, Ohio, which continued the family home until after her marriage.
The young married couple established themselves in Greene County, Ohio, and afterward removed to Miami County where they lived until 1864, when they came to Macoupin County and settled upon a farm in North Otter Township, where they have since resided. They are the parents of seven living children, namely: Hannah, Benjamin F., Eliza, Abraham G., Henry C., Laura and Charles W. and they have twice had the grief which parents know when they have to lay in the grave their beloved children. The names of the two who have passed over the dark river are John and Isaac.
Mr. Kable has throughout life engaged in agricultural pursuits and with his good wife he is now living at an advanced age, both being members of the German Baptist Church. This venerable couple are spending their last days in quiet retirement surrounded by their children, and all the citizens of the township unite in wishing for them a calm and peaceful period as a closing epoch of their worthy lives.