Abbott, Thomas J
Abbott, Thomas J.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Hartley, Canada, July 5, 1831. He experienced religion early in life; studied for the ministry in the Concord Theological School; received license to preach in 1853; and in 1858 was admitted into the New England Conference. In 1873 he was transferred to the South Carolina Conference, and for three years served the Centenary Church, Charleston. He then returned to the New England Conference, and labored zealously until his death, March 7, 1878. Mr. Abbott was a conscientious, outspoken man, an intense hater of caste, and heroic in all things relating to human freedom. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1878, p. 47.