I was so hoping and so excited, that I might have found mine, but alas, my Columbus was born June 1, 1848. When I saw a Wafford/Wofford, I thought for sure that maybe there was a connection, as I also descend from Woffords.
I have found another Columbus Allen born in 1848 in Walker Co. Ga, his father was a James Allen born about 1804, also a blacksmith, and a mother named Polly, probably Mary as Polly was nearly always a nickname for Mary.Had brothers named John, Harrison, Taylor, and a sister named Polly on the 1850 census.So far, haven't had any luck connecting with any descendants from this family.Hoping someone out there has some answers.
Were all the "Allens" back then secretive?Just about everyone, I have been in contact with over the years about Allens have the same problem that I have tracing back."No one in their family knows or knew anything about the "Allen side of the Family".