Source: Native Clergymen (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: THOMAS ABISHAGANATHAN was a Tanjore man, brought up under the pastoral care of the Rev. J. C. Kohlhoff. He was employed as a Catechist in the Tanjore District before he was ordained deacon in 1840 by Bishop Spencer. He died in 1844. He was the second native clergyman connected with the S.P.G.