I was looking at the 1850 census of Summit County, OH day before yesterday to try to find some clue to my Elizabeth (Allen) Viers. In Northhampton Twp. There was a George Allen, age 50-Ireland and some of his children were born in Ireland and Massachusetts. Northfield Twp. there was a Robert Allen, age 22, born in Mass. and Andrew Allen, age 30, born in Ireland. Norton Twp. there is an Abel Allen, Age 29, born in Ohio.
“Fifty Years and Over of Akron and Summit County by Ex-Sheriff Samuel A. Lane, Akron, Ohio: Beacon Job Department-1892” on page707, Jonah Allen is profiled as being born 14 October 1798 in Tompkins County, NY and he came to Coventry Twp., Summit County, OH with his parents in 1811.
Page 708-Levi Allen is profiled as being born 10 February 1799 in Tompkins County, NY and he came to Middlebury, Summit County, OH at age 12 by ox team.
That's about all I can offer. I have been seeking out my third great grandmother's background for fifteen years. The census says she was born in Virginia. I suspiscion her brother was Seth Allen, who was the husband of Octavia Charlotte (Fairbanks/Allen)Viers (she became my 3rd great grandfather's 2nd wife after my 3rd great grandmother died). Octavia's first husband, Seth Allen died in the California gold fields. W.C. Allen applied for the probate of Octavia (Fairbanks/Allen) Viers after her death, and we think he was a brother-in-law and brother to Elizabeth (Allen) Viers. No proof.