Seeking family antecedents and connections of the John Allen family of Mecklenbury County, NC. His will dated 1778 - wife Agnes (maiden name?) and one son was named William Sample Allen. A neighborh was named William Sample. Both this Sample and John Allen had Hezekiah Alexander as witness jurat on their wills. He was Sample's son-in law. Perhpas Agnes Allen was an Alexander? John Allen's daughter Catherine married John Stewart, son of Alexander Stewart of Mecklenburg. Would like any and all info possible. The Allen's Mecklenburg plantation was "next to the school" and adjacent to Hezekiah Alexander's 18th century manse which is that Charlotte museusm's house... all info appreciated.