Adkinson, Abraham, a Universalist minister, was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., Dec. 24, 1811, but removed to Indiana in 1815. He early developed energy and decision of character; organized the temperance movement of Switzerland County in 1833; was the first to boldly advocate negro-emancipation in that section; joined the Free-will Baptists in 1838, and soon after was ordained a preacher in that denomination, which office he filled until 1870, when he became a Methodist. He finally embraced Universalism 'about 1872; was ordained. a preacher of that faith in 1873, and labored as pastor in Stringtown, Ind., until 1876, when consumption obliged him to retire from the regular work. He died Aug. 22,1876. Mr. Adkinson was abundant in labors, and highly esteemed in life. See Universalist Register, 1878, p. 81. .