I don't know if there is any connection or not, but I have a copy of a Tenn. marriage license (Davidson Co.), dated Nov. 15, 1795. The bride and groom were Lucia Merida and Cornelius Glasgow and the bondsman was Orman Allen--(I think that's the first name--it's handwritten and very hard to read).
Lucia and Cornelius were my 4th g-grandparents, and I'm trying to learn something about her family.Merida is an unusual name and so far I've found nothing about them in Davidson Co. I do know that Cornelius was born in Currituke Co., N.C.
I'm wondering if perhaps this Allen was in some way connected to your William Allen. And if perhaps they were in some way related to Lucia.
Cornelius and Lucia lived in both Sumner and Weakly Co. Tn.