If you don't believe me, go to the W. V. Archives or Putnam Co., WV Court House and find for yourself this information that I havefor Valeria Maria ALLEN, who married Harrison Monroe HARMON.
They were my husband's great-grandparents. Ontheir marriage certificatethat I found on file for Putnam Co., WV Marriage Records, it lists her parents, Preston and Nancy ALLEN. She was born about 1855, as stated, in Lincoln Co., (W) VA. It isn't a different Preston ALLEN, but may be a different mother for Valeria and her sibs born before Preston married Winifred PAULEY. It does appear logical for him to be married before he married secondly to Winifred PAULEY, because of his age and other children born before their marriage date in Kanawha Co., (W)VA. Valeria Maria ALLEN is listed in the house of Preston and Winifred ALLEN in 1860 Kanawha Co., (W)VA Census. I was fascinated too to find the marriage certificate and find that Valeria's mother's name was listed as Nancy.
And I assure you that even though this person is an expert on this "Preston ALLEN" family. I am very sure of my finding and what I have found, being married for over 20 years, and knowing what I know by hearing other reliable family stories. Unless I find proof that Preston and Nancy ALLEN is not Valeria's parents. I am not wrong. Of course, there will be doubts of other people's gen search. Thats why you have to find your own burden of proof.