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ALLEN, Joseph, clergyman, born in Medfield, Massachusetts, 15 August 1790; died in Northborough, Massachusetts, 23 February 1873. He was graduated at Harvard in 1811, and was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church at Northborough in 1816, which relation he sustained until his death. He was a delegate to the peace congress of Paris in 1849. His published works include "Historical Account of North-borough " (1826) ; "History of the Worcester Association" (1868) ; and "Allen Genealogy "(1869), besides sermons, textbooks, and Sunday-school books. ~His son, Joseph Henry, author, born in Northborough, Massachusetts, in 1820. He is the author of "Ten Discourses on Orthodoxy" (Boston, 1849), setting forth Unitarian doctrines in theology, "Hebrew Men and Times" (Boston, 1861), and "Christian ttistory in Three Great Periods" (3 vols., 1880-'82); also of a number of classical textbooks, of the "Memoirs of the Rev. Hiram Withington," and a "Manual of Devotion" (Boston, 1852).*His son, William Francis, educator, born in North-borough, Massachusetts, 5 September 1830. He was graduated at Harvard in 1851, and became in 1867 professor of ancient languages, and afterward of the Latin lang.uage and literature, in the University of Wisconsm. He has published a number of textbooks and a collection of "Slave Songs" (1867).
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