Lee, in the 1850 Stanly Co. NC census, you will find Jane E. Allen age 14 (b. 1836) in the home of Joseph (age 46) and Martha (20 prob. a daughter) Allen, household # 61/62.She has two brothers and a sister.Nancy, George and Asberry. Eli Shankle Swaringen age 11 (b. 1839) is in the household of William (64)and Susanna (54) Swaringen with 2 brothers and a sister, Samuel J, Sarah S., and Elicta A. Swaringen.There is a Robert S. Allen age 55 living next door to Joseph who may be a brother to Joseph.Also living nearby is Eli Shankle age 61 whose relationship mustfit into the family somewhere. There is an excellent heritage room at the Stanly County Public Library where you may be able to find an Allen, Shankleand Swaringen family file.I checked the Heritage Books of Montgomery Co. NC but they weren't there.I hope somebody else can add to this tidbit of information.Betty K. Price.