I was having similar problems locating my husband's Allen ancestors, who moved from Tennessee to Kansas in the late 1800s.I've since discovered two additional generations (in Blount Co, TN!) via the Quaker encyclopedia. So if anyone can add to or connect with the following, I'll be happy to provide a copy of my information:
James C. Allen (b. 9/24/1804 Newberry, Blount Co., TN; d. 7/23/1864) m. Matilda Morgan b. 5/12/1817; d. 4/20/1855 Children: Katherine Allen b. 1835; d. 1857 Sarah Allen; b 1837; d. 1865 Ruth Allen b. 1839; d. 1889 Mary Allen b. 1842; d. 1864 Elizabeth Allen b. 1844; d. 1860 Rebecca Allen b. 1846; d. 1871 Lucinda Allen b. 1848; d. 1854 Delphina Allen b. 1850 David Campbell Allen b. 1/3/1853 Matilda Allen, b. 1855; d. 1855
David Campbell Allen m. Belle Conaway 9/24/1874 in Toledo, KS.They had 6 children, including my husband's grandfather, Earl Henry Allen.
Will be happy to share with anyone who can connect other Allens to this line.