Allen, Ac, Dd
Allen, A.C., D.D.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Iredale County, N.C., March 18,1818. He was converted in early life, was educated at Emory and Henry College; joined the North Carolina Conference in 1842; was ordained deacon in 1844, and elder in 1846. He filled some of the best appointments in the conference. In 1852 he located and moved to Mississippi, where he accepted the presidency of a female college at Okolona, remaining there until the war. when he entered the Confederate army as chaplain. In 1864 he joined the Memphis Conference, wherein he served one term as presiding elder. In 1870 he was transferred to the North Mississippi Conference, in which he served in a like capacity. He was transferred to the North Texas Conference in 1874, where he served three charges. The year 1877-78 he was president of a college in the city of Dallas. He was a delegate to the general conferences of 1870 and 1874. His death occurred at Fort Worth, January 17, 1880. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1880, page 203.