There was a George Washington Allen in my family tree: b. abt. 1843, Brown Cty, Ohio; moved to Lawrence Cty, Ill, about 1860-61; Parents John C. Allen and Elizabeth Fite Allen; G.W. married Addaline Shick, 1878, she died 1890, bured Mt. Zion Cemetery, Lawrence Cty; don't know where he went from there. Does any of this information match what you have?