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Rev David Abeel

Rev David Abeel

Birth
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 4 Sep 1846 (aged 42)
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 13936800 · View Source
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The first American Seamen's Chaplain in Canton.

David Abeel was born on June 12, 1804 in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey. His parents were Captain David Abeel (Patriot of the Revolution) and Jane Hassert. He died on September 4, 1846 in Albany, Albany County, New York. See his biography below for further details.

Note: Rev. David Abeel is buried near his sister, Mary Ann Abeel (wife of New York Comptroller, Douw Ditmars Williamson Sr.).

BIBLIOGRAPHY: G. R. Williamson, David Abeel, New York, 1849.

ABEEL, DAVID: Missionary; b. at New Brunswick, N. J., June 12, 1804; d. at Albany, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1846. He was graduated at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1826; in 1829 he went to Canton as chaplain of the Seaman's Friend Society; and in 1831-33 he visited Java, Singapore, and Siam for the American Board. Returning to America by way of Europe in 1833, he aided in founding in England a society for promoting the education of women in the East. He went back to China in 1838 and founded the Amoy mission in 1842. He published a Journal of his first residence in China (New York, 1835), The Missionary Convention at Jerusalem (1838), Claims of the World to the Gospel (1838).


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  • Created by: Richard Anderson
  • Added: 13 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13936800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev David Abeel (12 Jun 1804–4 Sep 1846), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13936800, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Richard Anderson (contributor 46613539) .