Sorry for the delay, but I have been working on my mother's estate. I have not searched the Hietts much, but probably ought to as there are a number of them that married into my Burkett and Park families collaterally. I will try to find more on your James Allen and post if I can. There are a number of Allen descendants who post to the WV-Hampshire and WV-Mineral lists via rootsweb. There was a discussion of Thomas not long ago. Perhaps this is available throught their archives.