Allen, Morrill

Allen, Morrill a Unitarian minister, was born at Dover, Mass., April 3, 1776, and was a graduate of Brown University in the class of 1798. Having studied theology, he was ordained as pastor of the First Congregational Church and Society at Pembroke, Mas., and there remained from Dec. 9, 1801, to Dec. 9, 1841. After resigning his office, he continued to preach for his parish and perform ministerial functions as his services might be needed. He was fond of agricultural pursuits, and acquired a wide reputation as an agriculturist. For several years he was president of the Plymouth Agricultural Society, which he had been largely instrumental in establishing. Although never seeking office, he was twice elected to the Senate of Massachusetts from Plymouth County, and was a member of that: body in 1844 and 1845. He lived to the very great age of ninety-four years, four months, and fourteen days. See Necrology of Brown University, 1871. (J. C. S.)

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