This is a real, real long shot.I have a L. C. Allen, born in Tennessee. Married a Canady and had four children that I know of. Two boys and two girls. One son is my ggrandfather Robert Emit Canady. I believe her husband died before 1869 as he is not mentioned in any of her letters after that date. She died in Tennessee abt. 1895. Do you know any more about her? Let me know if you think there might be a connection.