Stiles, Abel, a Congregational minister uncle of the following, was born at Windsor, Conn., March 5, 1708, graduated at Yale College in 1733, was tutor for a year, and ordained at Woodstock in 1737, where he was pastor until his death, July 25, 1783. In 1760 a breach took place in the Church, Stiles and his adherents setting up worship in the northern part of the town. This bitter contention was healed in 1766 by mutual reconciliation. See Cong. Quar. 1861, p. 350.