Allen, Peter a minister of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born in Columbia County, N.Y., in 1808. He graduated at the New Brunswick Seminary in 1837, and was licensed by the Classis of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in the same year. He served as pastor at West New Hempstead and Ramapo from 1837 to 1853 — the former in Rockland County, N. Y.; the latter in Bergen County, N.J. After 1853 he again served the former place until his death, which occurred in 1862. He was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America (3d ed.), p. 164.