Here's from Ireland to Theophilus Allen I:
Descendants of Robert Allin/ Allen
Generation No. 1
1. ROBERT ALLIN/ ALLEN was born between 1664and 1674 in Ulster Province, County Antrim/Glen Antrim, Ireland, and died about 1774 in Charles Co., MD. He married Unknown about 1699 in Charles Co., MD.
Child of ROBERT ALLIN/ALLEN and Unknown Wife:
2.i.THOMAS ALLIN/ ALLEN, b. a. 1702; Charles Co., MD; d. 1772, Stafford Co. Virginia; m. a. 1732;
Charles Co., MD.
Notes about Robert Allin/Allen: Cabinmaker. Scots-Irish. As an indentured cabinetmaker, he arrived in Port Tobacco, MD aboard the "Charles" in 1690.
Generation No. 2
2. Thomas2 ALLEN (Robert1 ALLIN/ALLEN/ALLAN) was born 1702, and died in 1772 in Stafford Co., Virginia. He married about 1732; Charles Co., MD to Unknown.
Notes for Thomas ALLEN: Woodworker; Cabinetmaker; Builder.
Children of Thomas ALLEN and Unknown Wife:
+3i.John Rhodam/Rhody3 ALLEN, born1742 in Charles or Dorchester Co., Maryland; died
24 August1820 in Jefferson Co., IL.
Notes for Reubin ALLEN:May have lived in the Shenandoah Valley, VA.
iv. ? Hardy Allen. Probably died young. Some sources do not list him, but the name has been
passed down through the generations.
Generation No. 3
3. (John) Rhody ALLEN I (Thomas2, Robert1 ALLIN/ALLEN/ALLAN) was born in 1742 in Charles or Dorchester Co., the Colony of Maryland, and died 24 August 1820 in Jefferson Co., IL. Buried at Old Union Church, Jefferson Co., IL.He married (1) Mary Emily RANSOM 1765/1769 in Md or Stafford Co., VA. She was born 1744 in Stafford Co., VA or Maryland (Census lists both), and died in 1807 in Sumner Co., TN. He married (2) Lucinda OVERBY in 1810 in Sumner Co., TN. She was born about 1770 in Sumner Co., TN.
Notes on Lucinda Overby:After Rhody's death, she married (2) James Douglass, a school teacher from Sumner Co., TN, in Old Shiloh, Jefferson Co., IL; he was 25 years her senior. He died within four years. She married (3) George Roper in 1826. There were no issue. George died a few years later. Lucinda died in 1849 and her son, John Wesley Allen, was the administrator of her estate.
Notes on John Rhody Allen: He was a Methodist minister circuit rider, as were many of his sons. He was a master cabinetmaker, which he passed on to his sons. Organized a wagon train of 41 families, along with William Maxey, husband of daughter Mary Emily Allen, and Rev. (John) Rhodam Allen II and went to Shiloh Twp., Jefferson Co., IL in 1819 with Lucinda and their three minor children. Bought 160 acres of land- 25 Mar 1820 in Shiloh Twp., Jefferson Co., IL. (Sarah Jane Owens Allen, wife of John Wesley Allen, described Rhody as "a powerful man who thought nothing of shouldering good-sized logs and stacking them in a pile or loading them on a wagon". He died of a heart attack shouldering logs in the timber.) He was an abolitionist and a constable for Jefferson Co., IL.
Children of Rhody ALLEN and Mary Emily RANSOM are:
+6 i.Theophilus4 ALLEN, born Abt. 1770 in Charles or Dorchester Co., Maryland; died < 1 Nov 1832 in
Caney Creek, Ohio Co., KY. He married Elizabeth Unknown about 1790 in NC or TN.
+7 ii.Nathaniel Nelson Graves ALLEN, born February 07, 1775. He married (1) Celia Bloodworth;
(2) Margaret Quin.
8 iii.Sarah "Sally" ALLEN, born April 14, 1777 in Edgecombe Co., NC; died November 01, 1832.
She married Walter Maxey.
9 iv.Elizabeth ALLEN, born 1780 in Edgecombe Co., NC; died in Unknown. She married (1) William
Thomas.She married(2) John WILKERSON 1807 in Lebanon, TN.
+10 v.Henry Davis Allen, Capt., born March 26, 1782 in Edgecombe Co., NC; died May 25, 1873 in
Lauderdale Co., AL. He married (1) Mary Polly Barnes, and (2) Marcy Mayfield Robinson.
11 vi.John Rhodam ALLEN Jr., Rev., born April 10, 1785 in Edgecombe Co., NC; died 1 Nov. 1851 in
Jefferson Co., IL. He married Sarah Owens.
vii.George Wesley Allen, b. 1787 in Edgecombe Co., NC.
Children of Rhody ALLEN and Lucinda OVERBY are:
12 i.William S.4 ALLEN. He married MaryI. Muffin.
13 ii.Margaret N. ALLEN, born 1811. She married Edward OWENS.
+14 iii.John Wesley ALLEN, born 1813. He married Sarah Owens.
Notes: William S., John Wesley, and Margaret Allen sold their undivided inheritance of land from Rhody's
estate on 2 Jun 1837.