Clopton, Abner Wentworth
Clopton, Abner Wentworth, a Baptist minister, was born in Virginia, March 24, 1784. After a partial course in a neighboring academy, he continued his studies in a private classical school, and finally graduated at the University of North Carolina, where he afterwards was a teacher till six years. He was licensed to preach in 1816, and in 1819 had calls to various places, but accepted one from Milton, N.C. In 1823 he joined the Appomattox Association, for which he furnished a circular letter on Church, Discipline, and another on -Ministerial Ordination, both highly creditable. He died March 4, 1833. Diligence, moral courage, and fervent devotion were distinguishing traits in his character. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 6:657.