|Biography of Joel Abbot|
ABBOT, Joel, physician, was born in Fairfield, Conn., March 17, 1766. After studying at an academy and at a medical school he began to practise medicine in Washington, Ca. [sic], in 1794. There he became prominent in politics and was elected to the legislature in 1809. He held several local offices, and in 1816 was elected to represent Wilkes county in the 15th congress, and was reelected to the 16th, 17th, and 18th congresses, 1817-25. He died in Washington, Ca. [sic], Nov. 19, 1826.
The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Volume X. Rossiter Johnson, ed., Boston: The Biographical Society, 1904.