Karen, We are in the same Allen family, just from different siblings.
My ancestor is Mary Ann "Polly" Allen who married Johnson Ross in 1852 Bossier Parish, LA.
Her parents were Joseph Allen, b ca 1800-1804 TN and Rhody Aldridge, b ca 1804 TN.Rhody's maiden name comes from documents in Bossier Parish records where her children (evidently only some of them if your list is correct) signed documents giving up their claim to their deceased mother's property to their father Joseph Allen for $50 cash each.That is where I found out there was a daughter Patience.Rhody had died before 30 Sept 1858 when 3 of the documents were signed.
Joseph Sr & Rhoda with children William, Mary, & James were listed in 1850 Walker Co, ALA census.Joseph Allen Jr. had already married.
Joseph Sr, James, Joseph, & Mary Ann Ross moved to Sevier Co, AR by 1860 and are listed in the census there.
Joseph Sr. married (2) Mrs. Patie Jones on 2-2-1861 in Sevier Co, AR.
I would like to exchange information about the Allen family.Please respond here or e-mail me at Jeysly@aol.com