Karen, I would dearly love to have a copy of the letter you are referring to, these people are my line.
Hiram Allen and Wilson Allen were brothers (sons of Ananias Allen and Elizabeth Laxton). They, also, had a brother named Ananias that married Susanna Elrod.
Wilson Laxton Allen and Sarah Campbell were the parents of Ananias that married Nancy Ann Matthews andDern (?) is William Dean Allen that married Sarah Matthews.William Dean Allen was killed in Ark. during the Civil War and then his widow and children moved back to Alabama. He was my gr.gr.gr.grandfather.