Coon (or Mccoon), Abram

Coon (or McCoon), Abram a Seventh-day Baptist minister, was born at Hopkinton, R.I., in 1763. In 1786 he professed faith in Christ, and was ordained as a minister August 26, 1798. He died in Hopkinton, September 28, 1813. He was an eloquent speaker, sound in doctrine, wise in council, kind and faithful, and as such won and held a high place in public esteem.

His brother ASA, and his nephew WILLIAM, were also ministers among the Seventh-day Baptists.

Also, his son DANIEL was a Sabbatarian minister, born in Hopkinton, January 9, 1792. He was licensed to preach March 22, 1818, ordained April 4, 1819, became pastor in Brookfield, N.Y., and performed some missionary work. In 1836 he returned to Hopkinton, and took charge of the Church of which his father had been pastor. He died May 21, 1858. He was a man of fine presence, and of a genial, sympathetic nature. He spoke with ease, fluency, and vehemence, and was fervent and impassioned in prayer. See R.I. Biographical Cyclop. page 164, 240. (J.C.S.)

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