Steele, Allen, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born at Salisbury, N.Y., May 24, 1808. He was converted at the age of thirteen years, and studied for a while at Wilbraham, Mass., and then began to teach school in Western New York. In 1831 he was admitted into the Genesee Conference. He received appointments, among others, in Buffalo, Rochester, Troy, Albany, and New York. After nearly forty years of ministerial labor, he retired as a superannuate to West Barre, N.Y., where he died, Jan. 14,1873. At the time of his death he was a member of the Western New York Conference. He was a critical scholar, a sound theologian, and an eloquent and powerful preacher. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1873, p. 110.