Mary Ann, I have a ancestor that was born in NC in 1821.Wondering if he might be related to the Allen's that you are researching. Charles Pinkney Allen b. Jan 1821 in NC. m. Sarah J ? abt 1843 in NC. b. 1825 in VA.They had at least 4 children in NC and then between 1848-1852 they moved to AR. where they had at least 3 more. Any information that you might have would be greatly appreciated.