Carla, I have a copy of an application for a civil war pension. I got it because I thought it might be my great grandfather. It was not. It tells us that he William J Allen, was born in Washington County, Texas, Sept. 5, 1847.The application was made in Tarrant County. It also has an Olley Choate as a witness. I am sure this is your W.J. Allen, If you would like this copy, send me your mailing address and I will gladly mail it to you.