Founders of the Massachusetts Bible Society - 1809

The Massachusetts Bible Society began on July 6, 1809 and is an ecumenical, Christian organization dedicated to promoting Biblical literacy, understanding, and dialogue. This blog lists brief biographies of our founders who gathered in the Massachusetts State House Senate Chamber on that historic day to sign the Charter founding MBS. Please visit our website:

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mr. Abel Fox

One of several founders who began their lives in the wilds outside of Boston, Abel Fox was born in Fitchburg on December 25, 1782. He received his degree from Harvard in 1801, going on to embark on studies in medicine, getting his medical degree from Harvard in 1811, the first year degrees in medicine were granted there.

A member of the Calvinistic Congregational Church in Fitchburg, he practiced in Charlestown and also in Savannah, Georgia. Abel Fox died July 30, 1849 in an insane asylum in Worcester, Mass.

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