Abel, David an English Congregational minister, was born at Llanybri, near Carmarthen, March 1, 1789. At the age of eighteen he was admitted into the college at Carmarthen as a student for the ministry. On leaving college, Mr. Abel preached at Gower for six months, and he responded to Bardon's Park Chapel Leicestershire, where he was ordained, and continued be pastor for fifty-eight years. In March, 1870 he removed to Rugby and there died, Aug. 18, 1871. See (Lond. ) Cong. Year-book 1872, p. 304.