1803 – He was born at Hallowell, Maine on the 14th of November.
1820 – He graduated from Bewdoin College in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine.
1821 – He studied at Andover Theological Seminary in United States.
1825 – He was professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Amherst College in Massachusetts,
USA for four years.
1826 – He was licensed to preach by the Hampshire Association.
1829 – He founded the Mount Vernon School for Young Ladies in Boston and was principal of it.
1834 – He was pastor of Eliot Congregational Church (which he founded), at Roxbury, Massachusetts for one year.
1843 – His brothers, a founder, was a principal of Abbott Institute.
1845 – He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the
general reader, and a few works in popular science.
1879 – He died on the 31st October in Farmington, Maine in the United States.