I read with interest your references to Jephtha Allen of KY, hoping they might shed some light on some of the Allens I'm looking for.
In particular I am trying to find the parents and origin of James Allen.He was born about 13 Jun 1810 in KY and died 4 Jun 1871 in Fayette Co., IL (and buried in the Littleton Cemetery in Larkinsburg Twp., Clay Co., IL).He married (1st) Sarah ____, who was born about May 1810 in KY and died 10 Apr 1867 in Fayette Co., IL (buried next to husband).I have given the known children of James and Sarah below.
The reason that the name Jephtha Allen struck a bell is that a man of that name purchased land in Clay Co., IL, about the same time as my James Allen.There was also a Jephtha Allen who was living in Clay Co. in 1850, probably the same guy (let me know if you want more complete info on him).
The children of James and Sarah Allen were as follows:
1. Hester Allen: b. c1831 in IN; d. bef 1855 in IL; m. 5 Mar 1848 in Clay Co., IL, Carter Robertson (who m. 2nd Lavinia/Lovina Meek). 2. Mary Jane Allen: b. c1832 in IN; m. 13 Sep 1852 in Clay Co., IL, Joshua Nixon. 3. Reuel C. Allen: b. c Oct 1834; d. 10 Mar 1855 (bur. in Littleton Cemetery). 4. Agnes Allen: b. c1836 in IN; m. 2 Apr 1858 in Clay Co., IL, Andrew Long. 5. Matilda A. Allen: b. c 17 Mar 1841 in IN; d. 27 Apr 1863 in Clay Co., IL (bur. in Littleton Cemetery). 6. Elisha W. Allen: b. c1843 in IN. 7. Laura T. Allen: b. c1844 in IN. 8. Archibald S. Allen: b. c1847 in IL. 9. William H. Allen: b. c Mar 1850 in IL; m. Adaline ____.