I just started on my Allen family line and it is proving to be my biggest challenge so far. In TN the family lived on State Line Road with some of the farms in Montgomergy County TN and others in Christian County, KY and all of it is now part of Fort Campbell. I have found birth and death records and a few marriage records. The census records are sketchy. Some records I found in TN others KY and sometimes the family can't be found anywhere.
This is what I know...
From my Allen line I have:
Overton Allen (1854-1925) married Mattie Emma Bell Rives (1858-1944) in 1881, Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN
Overton's parents were George P. Allen (b. 15 Feb 1810, TN) and Mary R. Overton (b. 1817, VA)
George'sparents were Valentine Sublett Allen (abt. 1774) and Agnes Whitlock Hoggatt (b. 1776, NC d. 1858, TN)
Valentine's parents were Valentine Allen (1730-1798) and Nancy Ann Arnold. They married 26 Feb 1753 in VA.
and from my Martin line I have:
Elizabeth S. Martin(1809-1885) married William Valentine Allen (1807-1884) probably in NC
Sarah Bradley Martin (1853-1914) married Valentine Sublet Allen (1849 -1918) on 18 January 1871 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN
Does anyone know HOW or IF the Valentine's on the Martin side are connected to the Allen side?
I could also use help filling in the Allen family line if you see a connection.