Abbott, Jacob Jackson, Dd

Abbott, Jacob Jackson, D.D., a Congregational minister, was born at Groton, Vt., July 17, 1813. He was prepared for college at Peacham Academy, and in 1835 entered Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 1839. In 1841 he returned to Dartmouth College as a tutor, remaining there two years, until 1843, at which time he entered the Union Theological Seminary, and, after spending two years in study, graduated in 1845. His first pastorate was at Bennington, Vt., where he was ordained Aug. 27, 1845, and remained two years, when he was dismissed. (Aug. 17, 1847). He then went South, and became agent for the Tract Society,. which position he retained one year. April 3, 1850, he was installed at Uxbridge, Mass., and in 1861 offered his resignation, but continued to supply the pulpit until Oct. 30, 1862, when he was dismissed. He was installed at Yarmouth, Me., Oct. 19, 1865, and was dismissed Oct. 14, 1875. He also served on the Christian Commission during 1864-65. From Yarmouth he went to Danville, N. Y., where he acted as a supply until 1877. From thence he went to New Haven, Con., in September, 1877, where he remained until his death, which occurred Dec. 3, 1878. He published articles in the Biblioth. Sac. See Cong. Year-book, 1879, p. 36. (W. P. S.)

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