My great, great, great Grandfather was George Washington Mapel born in 1822. Perhaps he's connected to your family. We believe he was born in Jefferson Co. KY. We do know that he married Susan J. Mize and they had three children Sidney Madison Mapel (3-23-1850 - 12-16-1932), Nannie Mize (Mapel) Kash (9-30-1854 - 9-8-1917) & William Isaac Mapel (2-25-18?? - 11-16-1888).
He must have died shortly after William died (my grandfathers dad) because his wife remarried again to Philip Claiborne Eubank on 11-20-1858. We have no other information regarding George W. except that he owned 200 acres in Rosses Creek KY. Son William was a lawyer, Hazel Green & surrounding area. I have a lot of info from William to present if you would be of interest just email me
Susan Mapel Reedyreedy@erinet.com