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Elder Abel Thornton
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1799
Death: Oct. 14, 1827

Abel was the youngest of five children of Robert and Abigail Thornton, a Johnston farm family. In 1820 he was captivated by the earnest preaching of Clarissa H. Danforth and the Elder Joseph White of the Smithfield "Free-Will" Baptist Church. Abel became increasingly active in this Christian society. He died of consumption October 14, 1827, while wandering around New England as an itinerant preacher, spreading the word of God to all who would listen. His "diary," The Life of Elder Abel Thornton, was printed in
Providence by the Baptists in 1828.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Thornton (1764 - 1840)
  Abigail Joy Thornton (1767 - 1826)
 
 Siblings:
  Ethan Thornton (1786 - 1862)*
  Marcy A. Thornton Steere (1796 - 1875)*
  Abel Thornton (1799 - 1827)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Robert Thornton Lot
Johnston
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: Superkentman
Record added: Jan 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24043860
 

A Freewill Baptist ordained minister in Rhode Island area. Rest in peace.
- winnie yandell
 Added: Feb. 9, 2011

- Jennifer
 Added: Oct. 31, 2008
 
 
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