My great great grandfather, James Arza Abbott was also a Baptist Preacher. My grandfather, Harry E Abbott, also studied breifly to become a minister. I my self am a Baptist preacher and three of my children are studying for "full-time" Christian work at a Baptist university. I think the bent toward Christian service is due mainly to The way we are brought up. It's the old thing "like father like son" No matter how much we try to change our children by saying, "Do as I say, not as I do!" Our children copy what they see in their parents, good or bad. On the other hand the name Abbott is the title of clergy in England. But I known of Abbott's who were reprobates as well.