The Biographical Dictionary of America/Abeel, David

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ABEEL, David, missionary, was born in New Brunswick, N. J., June 12, 1804. After his graduation from Rutgers college, he studied at the theological seminary of the Reformed Dutch church, and in 1827 was ordained to the ministry. For two years he was pastor of a church at Athens, N.Y., leaving there in 1829 for Canton, China, as a missionary. While in that country and in Java, Singapore and Siam he did much good work in spreading Christianity. In 1845 he returned to America, and on Sept. 4, 1846, died in Albany, N.Y. An account of his life has been written by the Rev. G. R. Williamson. His published works include: "The Claims of the World to the Gospel," "Residence in China," and "The Missionary Convention at Jerusalem."'