|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1807, USA|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 1874|
He was the son of Jacob and Betsey (Abbott) Abbott, born Sept. 3, 1807 in Hallowell, Kennebec Co., Maine and died Aug. 3, 1874 in Natick, Middlesex Co., Mass. He married Rebecca Luscomb Leach, Feb. 11, 1834 in Natick, Middlesex Co., Mass.
Gorham graduated from Bowdoin College in 1826 and studied at Andover Theological Seminary in Andover. In 1831 he was ordained a minister of the Congregational Church, moved to New York City and began teaching. Shortly afterwards he moved to New Rochelle, New York where he was ordained, Dec. 25, 1837, as a Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, which he held until 1841. The next two years he spent with the literary department of the American Tract Society and assisted his brother's, Jacob, John and Charles Abbott in establishing the Abbott Institute in New York City, a school for young ladies. It became very successful and was one of the earlier movements for woman's better education. Later, in 1846 when one of the brothers decided to leave, Gorham started what became known as the Spingler Institute which he ran until 1870, when his health started to fail. This Institute also became very successful and students/women came from all over the country to attend. He said that he founded the school "in the hope that such an institution in the metropolis would be imitated in every city of the Union." It's motto in 1861 was "to provide for daughters, privileges of education equal to those of sons in our Universities, Colleges, and Halls."
Rebecca Luscomb Leach Abbott (1807 - 1876)*
Elizabeth Rebecca Abbott (1840 - 1850)*
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
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Rest in Peace Rev. Gorham Dummer Abbott. He was the son of Jacob and Betsey (Abbott) Abbott, born September 3, 1807 in Hallowell, Kennebec Co., Maine, and died August 3, 1874 in Natick, Middlesex Co., Mass. He was a Graduate of Bowdoin College in 1826, a...(Read more)|
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