There were two Young Allens of NC in the late 18th century. One purchased 200 acres in what was then Johnston Co. NC(later Wake) from Reynolds Allen in 1761. Some believe these men were related. My guess is that they were. The other Young was in fact the son of Reynolds who had a brother also named Reynolds. However, in his will, Reynolds did name a "Peter Eli Bruce" I have no idea who this was.