Allen, Harrison

Allen, Harrison a Congregational minister, was born at Chilmark, on Martha's Vineyard, April 26,1792. In 1815 he entered upon the preparatory studies for college, and completed them at the academy in Bloomfield. In the fall of 1820 he became a member of Bowdoin College. He taught a portion of his time while in college, graduated in September, 1824, and soon commenced a course in theology. For a time he took charge of the academy during his connection with Bowdoin College. He attended the Andover Theological Seminary, completing his course in 1828, and during the subsequent year was employed as agent for the American Board in parts of Maine and Massachusetts, where he was instrumental in forming several associations auxiliary to the Board. On Sept. 24, 1829, he was ordained in Boston, from which place he embarked Dec. 1 of the same year, and arrived at Elliot, the scene of his mission work, Jan. 26,1830. He describes the Choctaws as kind and friendly to strangers, and he speaks of the interest they manifested. He died Aug 19, 1831. See Memoirs of Amer. Missionaries.

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