Luce, Abraham

Luce, Abraham a Presbyterian minister, was born at Northville, Long Island, N.Y., March 13,1791; studied at Clinton Academy, Easthampton, and afterwards theology with the Reverend Jonathan Hunting, of Southold, and Reverend Dr. Aaron Woolworth of Bridgehampton, Long Island, and also with Prof. Porter, of Andover, Massachusetts. In 1812 he was licensed by the Long Island Presbytery, and in 1813 was ordained pastor of the church atWesthampton. He was chosen for three consecutive years to represent the Presbytery in the General Assembly, and was a great many times elected moderator. He died October 23,1865. Mr. Luce was a man of fine abilities, and superior as an executive officer. He held a high place in the esteem and confidence of his ministerial brethren, and was always placed first on responsible commissions and committees. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Alm. 1867, page 311.

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