List of Abbot(t)s In The Ministry
John Abbot (1648-1721) First Deacon of the Old South Church, Andover, Massachusetts "chosen in 1711." First born child of George and Hannah. (11)
John Abbot (1674-1754) Deacon of the Old South Church, Andover, Massachusetts for "34 years." Grandson of George and Hannah. (11)
Isaac Abbot (1699-1784) Deacon of the Old South Church, Andover, Massachusetts for 44 years. Son of George (6th born child) and grandson of George and Hannah.
James Abbot (1717- ) Deacon and one of the first settlers in Newbury, Vermont. Son of Isaac, grandson of George and great-grandson of George and Hannah.
John Stevens Cabot Abbot (1805-1877) "Born in Brunswick, Maine. Reverend in Worcester, Massachusetts. Son of State Representative Jacob Abbot." (11)
Gorham Dummer Abbot (1807- ) Reverend in New Rochelle, New York. Son of State Representative Jacob Abbot. (11)
Samuel Phillips Abbot (1814-1849) "Ordained to the Congregational ministry at Houlton, Maine." Son of State Representative Jacob Abbot.
John Emery Abbot ( ) Pastor of the North Church in Salem, Massachusetts. Son of Benjamin and Hannah Tracy Emery and grandson of Captain John Abbot.
John Abbot Douglass ( ) Reverend in Waterford, Maine. Son of William Douglass and Abigail Abbot and grandson of Captain John Abbot.
Abiel Abbot (1770-1828) "Was a prominent clergyman. He went on to study at Harvard. He married Eunice Wales in 1796. He started working as a preacher in Haverhill, MA, in 1793, and remained there through 1803, having been promoted to pastor in 1795. He then moved to Beverly, MA and became the pastor there. He remained in that position through the end of his life. In 1828, he traveled to Cuba to recover his health, but died of yellow fever on his way back. He had one book published posthumously "Letters from Cuba," in 1829. Grandson of Captain John & Abigail Abbot." (12)
William E. Abbot ( ) Reverend in Billerica, Massachusetts. Son of Abiel and great-grandson of Captain John Abbot.
John Lovejoy Abbot (1783-1814) Minister of First Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Son of Captain John Lovejoy Abbot and Phebe Abbot.
Nathan Abbot (1753-1801) Deacon in Andover, Massachusetts
Moses Abbot ( ) Deacon of the parish church in Freeport, Maine. Grandson of Dr. Benjamin Abbot.
Abiel Abbot (1765-1859) Unitarian Minister "He was graduated at Harvard in 1787, taught in Phillips Andover Academy until 1789, travels throughout northern New England and Maine as a youthful missionary to the Indians and the remote settlements in 1789-1794, he was ordained a minister of the church in Coventry, Connecticut, in 1795, from which he was dismissed in 1811, on account of his theological opinions. He taught at the Dummer Academy until 1819, and then cultivated a farm in North Andover until 1827, when he was installed as pastor of the church at Peterborough, New Hampshire, where he remained until his retirement from the ministry in 1848."
Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1836-1903) Minister of a Unitarian parish in Dover, New Hampshire. He was displaced from this pulpit after four years because of objections to his "radical" views. "He became for a time minister of a Free Religious Society in Dover (April-October 1868) and during the following year of a similar society in Toledo, Ohio (September 1869-1873)." "Retiring from the pulpit, he naturally resorted to teaching for an employment, belonging to a family long distinguished in that vocation in New England." "He died October 23, 1903, in the cemetery at Beverly, Massachusetts, on the grave of his wife, where he first placed a bouquet of flowers and then took his own life." "It was the tenth anniversary of her death." He was a descendant of George and Hannah Abbot. (Interesting Side-Note: "While teaching in Concord, Massachusetts, he boarded in the home of Henry David Thoreau's mother [1856-1857] and often shared the table with him at meals.")
Mary James Abbott (1810-1857) She was a schoolteacher and Protestant missionary to French Canada. She was a descendant of George & Hannah in the sixth generation. Moved to Wilton, New Hampshire with her sister Phebe, both never married. "She was sent to Canada under the direct auspices of the South Church, as a special mission." "Both before and after her mission, she taught in the Sabbath School and ran the Juvenile Bible Society."
Lyman Abbott (1835- ) Originally an attorney, he became convinced that "he was better qualified for the pulpit than for the bar." "His first pastoral charge was the Congregationalist church in Terre Haute, Indiana, where he remained until 1865." He next took a job "in New York City as the chosen secretary of the American Union Commission." "He resigned in 1869 to devote himself to literature and journalism."
Jacob Abbott (1803-1879) "He graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine in 1820 and studied divinity at Andover, Massachusetts, receiving ordination as a Congregational minister. From 1825-1829 he was professor of math at Amherst College, and afterward he established the Mount Vernon school for girls in Boston. In 1834 he organized a new Congregational church in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and became the pastor." "He removed to Farmington, Maine in 1839, and subsequently devoted himself to literary labor. A complete catalog of his works would considerably exceed 200 titles (which are chiefly for the young)."
Gordon Dummer Abbott (1807-1874) "Son of Jacob Abbott, was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1826. After receiving ordination as a Congregational minister in 1831, he became a teacher in New York City. He assisted his brothers in establishing a female seminary, the Abbott Institute in NYC. He founded in 1847 a young ladies seminary known as the Springler Institute, where he remained for 13 years. He was a successful teacher, and possessed great executive ability. He received his doctorate degree from Ingham University in 1860."
Edward Abbott (1841- ) "He was the fourth son of Jacob Abbott, was graduated from University of the City of New York." "Studied at the Andover Theological Seminary. On July 28, 1863 he was ordained to the ministry of the Congregational church, and until 1865 he was chaplain of the city institutions, Boston. He became pastor of Stearn's Chapel (now Pilgrim Church) in 1865, and remained there until 1869. He then transferred his ecclesiastical relation to the Protestant Episcopal Church, and took charge of St. James parish, Cambridge. In the same year he undertook the editorship of the Literary World. He contributed largely to periodic literature."
Benjamin Abbott (1732-1796) Clergyman "The story of Mr. Abbott's life for a hundred years been a typical one for the great denomination of which he was an early apostle. With his wife and children he soon united with the Methodists, and became the most popular and successful preacher in the area."