Alton, Abel a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Waterford, Vt., June 16, 1803. He began his Christian life at the age of ten; joined the New England Conference in 1828, and was immediately transferred to the Maine Conference. His latter years were spent laboring in the Provnidence Conference. He died in Marion, Mass., March 11, 1867. As a preacher, Mr. Alton was clear, methodical, instructive, earnest; as a pastor, devoted, zealous. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1867, p. 102.