Jackie, thanks for the reply. I really don't know where my ancestors originated from. I think my granddad was born in Indiana, but I'm not sure. I know my great granddad (William) married a Susan Nelson from Ohio, but that is the only known info I have. There's so many William Allens that it is hard to trace a certain one. You'd think the unusual names would be easier to trace. Like the Tilden and Tobias in your family but I have a Tunis and an Elliot (a girl) and can find nothing on them either. Maybe our people didn't want anyone tracing their past. Anyway, good luck on your searching and I'll keep an eye peeled for your names. Take care--------Dave.