Margi, my husband’s GGGrandfather, Alexander ALLAN (1813-1859) immigrated to the U.S. sometime before 1845 (possibly as early as 1826). His son, John Parker ALLEN, wrote that his father was “born in Paisley, Scotland, but came to this country from Edinburgh.”The family may have lived in southern IN before settling in southern IL by 1845.I have found an IGI record matching Alexander’s birthdate with the birthplace Cumbernauld, Dumbarton, Scotland (about 25 miles from Paisley) and parents Robert ALLAN (b. 1771-2) and Mary YULE.
I’d love to share information with you to see if we find a connection.Please click on my name above to get my email address.Thanks. Carrye