Blackburn, Amos an English Congregational minister, was born at Pinebury Hill, near Halifax, July 14, 1800, of poor, pious, and greatly respected parents, and joined the Independent Church in Halifax in 1818. He received his collegiate course at Idle, York. He records that within three months of his entrance he had preached between forty and fifty times, and had walked five hundred and sixty miles. His first and only charge was at Eastwood, where he was killed by a train of cars, Jan. 28, 1864. See (Lond.) Cong. Yearbook, 1865, p. 225.