At his death, Abel Truesdell was noted for his long life and for having voted in every presidential election since the election of James Monroe in 1817. (He voted for Monroe.) He served Vienna Township in several capacities. His uncle, James Jonathan Truesdell (1774-1851), had settled in Vienna in 1805 and served as the Township's justice of the peace for eighteen years.
Truesdell married twice. He and Lydia Tuttle (1794-1838) wed in November, 1811, in Connecticut. The marriage produced four children. On November 26, 1838, he married Mary (Polly) Price (1807-1894), in Trumbull County, with whom he had two children. Two of his grandsons fought in the Civil War (1861-1865).