Abbot, John Emery

Abbot, John Emery a Unitarian minister, was born at Exeter, N.H. in 1793. He graduated at Bowdoin College, Me., in 1810. Shortly after leaving college he began his theological studies, and prosecuted them partly at the university in Cambridge, and partly under the direction of the Rev. Dr. Channing in Boston. In 1815 he was employed as a candidate, received and accepted a call, and was ordained and installed pastor of the Ninth Church in Salem. About this time he began to discover symptoms of pulmonary disease, and took a short journey South, from which he received injury rather than relief. Later he sailed for Havana; for some reason he was worse on his arrival than when he started. He grew rapidly worse while there, and soon found it necessary to return to Exeter. He died Oct. 6, 1819. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8, 466.

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