Orrin Sweet Allen (son of William) of Rensslear County New York moved to Harmony, Chautauqua County New York around 1855. He worked for his future father in-law's last name of Wade. There are several letters from that period that talks of Allen family members (cousins) living in or near Mayville, Jamestown etc. Allen's also married into the Lewis family (see Charles Carrol Lewis, 112th New York Vol. Inf. O. S. Allen was also a member of the 112th and wrote over 250 letters about his day to day life and several battles in the 112th from 1861-1865. The letters also mention that Allen's married into the Vander Hakes or just plain Hakes of Rensslear County.