James L. Allen married Rachel Vaughn, the daughter of Samuel Vaughn and Anna Raub. The Vaughns were originally from Knowlton Township, Warren County, New Jersey. Samuel's father, the Rev. Daniel Vaughn, was the pastor of Knowlton Baptist Church in the late 18th century. His mother was Hannah Read, Daniel's second wife. Samuel and Anna migrated to Burdett, New York with several of his siblings and his widowed mother. Their daughter Rachel was born in 1828, not known if in New Jersey or New York. She died in 1899 in Burdett. Rachel and James L. Allen had at least one son, Samuel V. Allen, who was living in Burdett in 1915. Would like more information about the Allen family.