was born in Brunswick on September 18, 1805. He was a brother of Jacob Abbott. Having graduated Bowdoin College in 1825, with Longfellow and Hawthorne.
He later attended Andover Theological Seminary, serving as a minister between 1830 and 1844 when he retired.
John Abbot was a historian and author of fifty-four books, including a partisan biography in praise of Napoleon.
He wrote many books on Christian ethics, and of histories, not scholarly works, but valuable in promoting a popular interest in history.
Abbott died on June 17, 1877 in Fair Haven, Connecticut.
Abbott Memorial Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.
American Pioneers And Patriots (1872)
The Child At Home, Or, The Principles Of Filial Duty (1833)
Christopher Carson, Familiarly Known As Kit Carson (1873)
Daniel Boone, The Pioneer Of Kentucky (1872)
David Crockett: His Life And Adventures (1874)
The Empire Of Austria: Its Rise And Present Power (1859)
The Empire Of Russia; From The Remotest Periods To The Present Time (1860)
Ferdinand De Soto. The Discoverer Of The Mississippi (1873)
The French Revolution Of 1789, As Viewed In The Light Of Republican Institutions (1859)
History Of Hernando Cortez (1884)
The History Of Hortense, Daughter Of Josephine, Queen Of Holland, Mother Of Napoleon III (1870)
The History Of Maine, From The Earliest Discovery Of The Region By The Northmen Until The Present (1875)
The History Of Napoleon Bonaparte (1855-56)
The History Of Napoleon III, Emperor Of The French (1870)
Kings And Queens; Or, Life In The Palace (1848)
Lives Of The Presidents Of The United States Of America From Washington To The Present Time (1867)
Louis Philippe (1899)
Louis XIV (1871)
Madame Roland (1850)
New England, And Her Institutions (1847)
Peter Stuyvesant, The Last Dutch Governor Of New Amsterdam (1875)
Prussia And The Franco-Prussian War. Containing A Brief Narrative Of The Origin Of The Kingdom (1871)