Abram, Robert

Abram, Robert an English Congregational minister, was born at Little London, a village near Southport, Lancashire, June 2, 1805. His early as well as his religious associations were among the Wesleyan Methodists, by whom he was, at the age of twenty, made a local preacher. In 1832 he joined the Independent Church at Southport under the pastorate of Rev. George Greatbotch. He was now engaged as an itinerant preacher and Scripture- reader, and became an agent of the County Union in 1834. He removed to Martin Top in the latter part of the summer of 1837, and shortly afterwards was ordained. Here and in the surrounding district he labored with great success, preaching at nine out-stations besides his own chapel. He accepted a call to be pastor of the Church at Marsden, near Burnley, in 1843. Here he labored with great earnestness, preaching on Sabbath and week-day at home and outside places, many of which now sustain independent churches through his labors. About 1849 he resigned his charge at Marsden. and removed to Tockholes, where he labored with his characteristic earnestness, and with comparative success. In the early part of the summer of 1852 he began to feel ill, and so continued till he died, peacefully and happily, July 30, 1852. He was a good and modest man, and a plain but faithful preacher. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1853, p. 204.

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