WILLIAM ALLEN HALLOCK (1794–1880) was born in Plainfield, Massachusetts. His father, Moses Hallock, was a minister and an educator. William attended Williams College, Andover Theological Seminary and then received a doctorate at Rutgers College. He was the founder of the American Tract Society, and was corresponding secretary for many years and examined every manuscript for publication. He was editor of The American Messenger and The Child’s Paper.
Father—Moses Hallock, pastor in Plainfield, MA.
Brother—Homan, Missionary printer in Malta and Smyrna.
Uncle (paternal)—Rev. Jeremiah Hallock of Canton, CT.
Wife (First)—Fanny Leffingwell Lathrop died in 1867.
Wife (Second)—Mary A. Lathrop.
Son—William A., died young.
Daughter—Frances, married John E. Johnson.
Martha’s Vineyard has many relatives on the mothers side in the Mayhews.
Dr. Justin Edwards—secretary of the New England Tract Society.
Memoir of Harlan Page: The Power of Prayer and Personal Effort for the Souls of Individuals.
Light and Love: A Sketch of the Life and Labors of the Reverend Justin Edwards, D. D., the Evangelical Pastor; The Advocate of Temperance, the Sabbath, and the Bible.
The Venerable Mayhews and the Aboriginal Indians of Martha's Vineyard; condensed from Rev. Experience Mayhew’s history printed in London in 1727, and brought down to the present century. (editor)
Brief Sketch of the Hallock Ancestry in the United States, 1866.
ATS # 254 The Mountain Miller
ATS # 354 The Mother’s Last Prayer or George Vining.
ATS # 530 The Only Son