Sears. Allen, a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in New York State in 1806, received on trial in the Kentucky Conference in 1838, appointed to Taylorsville Circuit as junior preacher, and continued to travel within the bounds of that conference for seven years successively. In 1845 he was transferred to the Indiana Conference, and appointed to Vincennes Station; in 1846, to Spencer Circuit. He died Dec. 4,1846. He was a man of very strong faith, deep piety, a truly evangelical preacher, and a good pastor. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 4:185.