My husband is a direct descendant of Preston ALLEN through his youngest daughter, Valeria Maria ALLEN who married Harrison Monroe HARMON, 1874 in Putnam CO., WV. I have found their marriage certificate and it was written that Valeria was the daughter of Preston & Nancy ALLEN. So,who is this mother who was named, Nancy?
I also found a marriage record for a William ALLEN who married Rachel KEERAN in Shenandoah Co., VA. I think the date was 1802. I will have to check my file again to make sure.