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Abiel Holmes (1763–1837)

Holmes, Abiel. An American Congregational divine and historical writer; father of Oliver Wendell Holmes; born at Woodstock, CT, Dec. 24, 1763; died at Cambridge, MA, June 4, 1837. He was pastor of the First Church, Cambridge, MA. He wrote: ‘Life of Ezra Stiles’ (1798); ‘Annals of America’ (enlarged ed. 1829), a work of enduring value; ‘Memoir of the French Protestants’; etc.