Abel, Asa. (Cheshire County, New Hampshire, November 19, 1796--November 9, 1879, New York State). Free Methodist. Pastor in the Methodist Episcopal Church for eighteen years, serving as a presiding elder and being elected as a delegate to the General Conference four times. In 1861 he transferred to the Free Methodist Church, serving as district chairman of several districts in the Genesee Conference and as a delegate to the Free Methodist General Conference three times. He retired in 1873. His hymn "I love the holy Son of God" was published in the Free Methodist Hymnal, 1915.
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