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Wiley, Allen, d.d.

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a Methodist Episcopal divine, was born in Frederick County, Va., Jan. 15,1789. He removed to Indiana with his parents in 1804; was brought into the Church under the ministry of Rev. Moses Crume in 1810; licensed to exhort Sept. 10. 1811, and to preach July-10, 1813, and was admitted on trial in the Ohio Conference in 1817. "The commencement of his itinerancy was the beginning of a career of great and permanent usefulness." Eleven years he spent in traveling extensive circuits; for fourteen years he acted as presiding elder, and for five years he was stationed in the principal large towns. He was chosen delegate to each General Conference from 1832 to 1844. He died at Vevay, Ind., July 23, 1848. Dr. Wiley was a man of God, mighty in the Scriptures, able and successful as a minister. For a number of years he read the Scriptures in the Hebrew, Latin, and Greek languages. "He was one of the active founders and patrons of the Indiana Asbury University, and held for many years the position of trustee. He wrote for the Western Christian Advocate a number of articles on Ministerial Character and Duties, which were subsequently collected and published in a separate work, and are now contained in the account of his Life and Times, written by Dr. F. C. Holliday." See Minutes. of Annual Conferences, 4:295; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.; Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 7:569. (J. L. S.)

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Wiley, Allen, d.d.'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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