Allen, Robert Welch, Dd
Allen, Robert Welch, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Shelby County, Kentucky, March 25, 1817. He graduated from Wabash College, Indiana, in 1839. From thence he entered Princeton Seminary, where he remained two years, when failing health compelled him to leave. He was ordained by the Crawfordsville Presbytery, and served three years as stated supply of several churches, when he was installed pastor of Jefferson and Frankford churches, and remained in that charge for nine years. He next became pastor of the Pisgah Church, near Lexington, Kentucky, which he served with great acceptance until 1857, when he accepted a call to the Church of Jacksonville, Illinois. This pastorate he held for over eleven years, afterwards he served as missionary, and supplied the Church of St. Charles, Missouri. At the end of two years he returned to Jacksonville, and: supplied the churches of Union and Murrayville until a new church was organized called Unity, over which he was installed pastor, and which relation he continued during life. He died at Jacksonville, Illinois, July 29, 1882. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1883, page 39. (W.P.S.)