Gillette, Abram Dunn, Dd
Gillette, Abram Dunn, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Cambridge, Washington County, N.Y., September 8, 1807. He studied in the preparatory department of Hamilton Institution, graduated from Union College, was ordained in Schenectady, and in May 1831, became pastor of the Baptist Church in that place, where he remained four years, then removed to Philadelphia, and became pastor of the Sansom Street Church. In 1839, the Eleventh Street Church (Philadelphia) having been formed under his leadership, he became its pastor, holding that office until 1852, when he accepted a call to Calvary Church, as it is now called, in New York city. In 1864 he removed to Washington, D.C., and was pastor of the First Church in that city five years. He then went to England, where he delivered a series of lectures to the students of Mr. Spurgeon's college, and, for a time, was the stated supply of a Church near London. For two years after his return (1872-74), he was corresponding secretary of the American and Foreign Bible Society. From 1874 to 1879 he was pastor at Sing Sing, N.Y, which was his last regular pastorate. He died at his summer home, Bluff Head, on the shore of lake George, August 24, 1882. Dr. Gillette was the author of several memorial volumes, and frequently contributed to various journals. See The Watchman, August 31, 1882. (J.C.S.)