Born: January 14, 1748, Newport, Rhode Island.
Died: February 2, 1784, North Hampton, New Hampshire.
Buried: Center Cemetery, North Hampton, New Hampshire.
Alline was for a while a minister at Falmouth, Nova Scotia. He is said to have founded a sect of
Allenites (his name is sometimes spelled
Allen), who maintained that Adam and Eve before the fall had no corporeal bodies, and denied the resurrection of the body.
These peculiar views may have had a place in his prose works, but are not found in his 487 Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in five books. The third edition was published in Dover and Boston, Massachusetts, in 1797, and another at Stoningtonport, Connecticut, in 1802.
If you know where to get a good picture of Alline (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),