Abbott, Joseph Ddd

Abbott, Joseph Dd.D, a Congregational minister, was born in Philadelphia, Aug. 16, 1808. At the age of sixteen he entered the sophomore class in the University of Pennsylvania, and left that institution at the close of his junior year, completing his course at Union College, N. Y. During the greater part of the two years following he studied medicine, and soon after became a member of the First Presbyterian Church. His attention having been directed to the ministry, he entered the Andover Theological Seminary, where, after graduating, he devoted a year to the exclusive study of the Hebrew language. During the autumn and winter of 1830-31 he supplied the pulpit of the First Presbyterian Church in Newburyport Mass. The next two years were passed in leisurely study; and then he was ordained pastor of the Dane Street Church, Beverly Mass., Oct. 23, 1834, and continued in this pastorate more than thirty years. He resigned in March, 1865, and thereafter, continued to resided in Beverly until his death, which occurred April 9, 1867. He acquired an excellent reputation as a scholar, and was an impressive preacher and an admirable pastor. — See Cong. Quar. 1870, p. 333.

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