Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1796, Lemp­ster, New Hamp­shire.

Died: No­vem­ber 9, 1879, Ber­gen, New York.

Buried: West Swe­den Ce­me­te­ry, West Swe­den, New York .


Asa was the son of Ben­ja­min Abell and Ly­dia Thach­er. He mar­ried twice, to Jane Smith (Ap­ril 12, 1819), and Ju­lia Wil­cox (May 19, 1827).

A Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal pas­tor for 18 years, he was a pre­sid­ing el­der, and was elect­ed as a de­le­gate to the Gen­er­al Con­fer­ence four times.

In 1861, he trans­ferred to the Free Me­thod­ist Church, where he was chair­man of se­ver­al dis­tricts in the Ge­ne­see Con­fer­ence (New York) and a de­le­gate to the Free Me­thod­ist Gen­er­al Con­fer­ence three times.

He re­tired in 1873.



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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Abel (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),