Allen, Timothy

Allen, Timothy a Congregational minister, was born at Norwich, Conn., Sept. 1, 1715, and graduated at Yale College in 1736. He was ordained pastor at West Haven in 1783, but four years after was dismissed by the Consociation for some little imprudences of speech. This was at the time of the great awakening, and Mr. Allen was one of the most stirring preachers. He was for a while teacher of a kind of theological school in New London called "The Shepherd's Tent." He was settled in Ashford in 1757, remaining there seven years. His next charge was Chesterfield, Mass., from which he was not dismissed until he was eighty-one years of age. He died there, Jan. 12,1806. Mr. Allen was somewhat eccentric in his manners, but was a man of genius and talents, of strict morals, and a powerful preacher. He published several Sermons, and two pamphlets, entitled, respectively, Salvation of All Men Put Out of All Dispute, and An Essay on Outward Christian Baptism. See Cong. Quar. 1859, p. 267.

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