Mcewen, Abel, Dd

McEwen, Abel, D.D.

a distinguished Congregational minister, was born at Winchester, Connecticut, February 13, 1780. He graduated at Yale College with honors in 1804, and was settled pastor in New London in 1806, which was his only pastorate, as he retired from the active duties in 1854, but preached occasionally afterwards, and died September 7, 1860. Dr. McEwen originated the New London County Home Missionary Society, was a strong advocate of temperance, Sunday-schools, and education. Over four hundred solid and exhaustive essays delivered by him in the New London County Preacher's Meeting are preserved. He published, Half-century Sermon: Biographical Sketches of Litchfield County Ministers: Cotngregatiotnalists in their Relation to Other Religious Sects. See Cong. Quarterly, 1863, page 263.

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