Sent this email to Holly but am also posting it here.
Hi Holly - my ALLEN 'brick wall' is also a W.J. ALLEN; he is on the 1860 Lamar Co. TX census with: A.E. ALLEN, 48 yr.old female, b. in VA R.E. ALLEN, 25 yr. old female, b. in TN J.J. ALLEN, 16 yr. old male, b. in TN W.J. ALLEN, 14 yr. old male b. in TN F.M. ALLEN, 23 yr. old male, b. in TN, schoolteacher
also listed in household is a KENEDY family.
The age is a little older than what you're listing your W.J. ALLEN, but I know census ages can be unreliable so thought I would contact you.If you think it could be your ALLEN, I will, of course, appreciate hearing from you.Thank you. Norma ARMSTRONG YOUNG email@example.com