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