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From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.
Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.
"Died in Perry, Lake Co., Ohio on Friday, the 23rd of Dec. 1836, Mr. John Abel, a Revolutionary Soldier, in the 80th year of his age. He rose in the morning in good health, ate a hearty breakfast, and went out and cut a stick of wood at the door; went in and sat down, and while caressing a little grandchild who was playing around him, swooned away and died instantly."
He enlisted in the Revolutionary War from Sharon, Conn., in June 1777, for three months, under Capt. Jonathan Penoyer; Oct. 1st for one month, with Capt. Ephraim Meriner; Dec. 1778, three months with Capt. Amos Chapel; and again in July 1779, for three months, under Col. Lawrence. His rank was that of Corporal, and as such he received a pension under the act of 1832. He lies in Perry Cemetery.
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