You are absolutely right about the generation gap with the Johns.I realized that after I had already sent the reply.This book is "The Heritage of Habersham County Georgia 1817-2000".I have a few more sources to dig into, but they all seem to be coming together. One entry in this book lists "Hearthstones of Home" which is a book on family heritages in Towns Co. edited by Jerry Taylor.
I am 99% sure that Thompson is the son of Robert & he went to live with one of his Uncles when Robert died.In the article of Lemuel Allen, it has Thomas (not Thompson) with wife Amy and two children, Warren Sylvester (who is my great grandfather) and Felix A. as the oldest child of George, George being the son of Lemuel (Samuel) and Lemuel being the son of John Allen & Mary.Now, here are the questions...is this John the same one who applied for Guardianship?Is this the John that is the brother of the now deceased Jarrett Eleslie?
From the dates that I have of this Lemuel, John and Mary would have to be Robert Sr.'s (the one with wife Lydia) uncle at best.Contact me @ Loanshark10@hotmail.com for direct e-mail.(I'm in the finance business.....) cheryl