My name is Maureen M. McCarthy. I have been researching my family tree for some years now and most recently have recieved a burst of information.
I am hoping we may be able to help one another.
My great great grandfather was James Bain of Scotland and my great great grandmother was Nancy Allen of Kentucky. They met and married in 1841 Jasper County, Illinois. They raised what is shaping up to be a rather large family together. I have even found several of his siblings too.
However, I have been stuck on Nancy Allen. With the questions you raise and the mention of "Bain" in your Allen family, I thought there might be a connection between our families. Please, email me at MoMcCart@aol.com
I have also contacted two others with the same request as they have both Allen and Bain mentioned in their messages.