Thanks for the info.This is also my Nance family which I have traced back to John Nance, born 1340 in Maneccan Parish, Menengue (Menenge), England.I'd gladly share this info if anyone is interested.
I still can't connect William F. Allen directly to my Nance & Austin family.Since they were all in Mecklenburg Co., VA during the late 1700s & early 1800s, I feel they are related somehow.
What I really need (have been searching for years) is the parents of Charles Blanton (Blanchard?) Anderson, born September 25, 1795 in Mecklenburg Co., VA who married Savannah Sarah Nance on December 26, 1818 in Henrico Co., VA.
Savannah's father died when she was age 8 & her mother died when she was age 11.Where did she & her sisters (both younger than Savannah) go to live when they became orphans?Apparently William F. Allen became Savannah's guardian.Why?What connection did he have to this family?
I realize this is a long shot, but I am running out of ideas.Any input is greatly appreciated.Thanks!