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Clergyman , historian

Abiel Holmes, American clergyman, historian. member of faculty Yale, 1786-1787; member Massachusetts History Society, 1798-1837, correspondent secretary, 1813-1833.

Background

Holmes, Abiel was born on December 24, 1763 in Woodstock, Connecticut, United States. Son of David and Temperance (Bishop) Holmes.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1783.

Career

Ordained to ministry Congregational Church, 1785. Member of faculty Yale, 1786-1787. Minister First Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1792-1829.

Member Massachusetts History Society, 1798-1837, correspondent secretary, 1813-1833. Pastor Shepard Congressional Society of Cambridge, 1829-1831. Author: The Life of Ezra Stiles, Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Laws, 1798.

The Annals of America, from the Discovery by Columbus in the Year 1492 to the Year 1826, published 1829.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Life of Ezra Stiles, Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Laws, 1798. The Annals of America, from the Discovery by Columbus in the Year 1492 to the Year 1826, published 1829.

Membership

Member of faculty Yale, 1786-1787. Member Massachusetts History Society, 1798-1837, correspondent secretary, 1813-1833.

Connections

Married Mary Stiles, 1790. Married second, Sarah Wendell, March 26, 1801.

father:
David Holmes

mother:
Temperance (Bishop) Holmes

spouses:
Mary Stiles

Sarah Wendell