I am a descendant of Allen MARTIN from NE Georgia, who married Mary Ann Tumlin about 1825ish.Having a hard time tracing Allen's ancestors.
Allen Martin is shown by some researchers to have son named John W. L. Martin b. abt 1846 in GA.Recently came across marriage record of John W. L. Martin to Tamsey Walden in Warren Co., GA, in 1829.This John would be too old to be Allen's son but could be his brother.
I was not able to find an 1830 census for Warren Co. to check this family, but did find Tampsey Martin as head of household in 1840 with 2 children, and 28 slaves. Ages seem consistent with her marryin in 1829 as wife of John W. L. Martin. There were a few Martins, Allens, Waldens, and Wilchers living in Ryland District where she was, and one other district.
Further research on Tamsey/Tampsey has brought me here to find that her parents are Richard Walden and Mary Wilcher.
Fuzzy memories in our family are that Allen Martin's mother might have been an ALLEN (possibly Mary) so was excited to see that several of the Waldens appeared to marry several of the Martins and Allens in GA around this time and hoping to find more clues.
Other fuzzy memories and old letters say that the Martins and especially the Allens may have come from Tennessee, and that Kitchens and Lyon/Lyons are also in our ancestry and I see many of those in Warren Co, too.
Any information that anyone might have on the Allens and Martins that married the Waldens and Wilchers would be much appreciated - Where they came from, where they went, families, databases on the web for these families, etc.
Our Martins were in Gwinnett Co., GA in 1830, then Cass/Bartow Co. in Cartersville in 1850.They appeared to be well-to-do. We don't know where they were before 1830.After 1850 descendants of Allen Martin moved to OK, AR, and mostly Texas.