Allen, Phoebe

Allen, Phoebe a minister of the Society of Friends, was born Dec. 4, 1769, at Hitchin, England. She had a careful religious education. Possessing a lively disposition and superior tastes, she was both loved and admired. The power of true religion soon shed its influence upon her, and she dedicated her powers to the Master. In 1794 she made a journey into Yorkshire in the interest of the Society. She did not appear regularly in the ministry until 1797. From 1798 until 1801 she attended various meetings of the Society, and held some important positions. She lived a retired life until 1839, in which year she and her husband started on a journey through their own country and adjoining provinces. She died Oct. 2, 1856. See Annual Monitor, 1858, p. 5.

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