Your message intrigued me, as I have been unsuccessful in tracing the Allens in my family, plus my father and grandfather both fought losing battles with alcoholism.Fortunately nobody else has had the battle with the bottle.
My father was Richard Owen, Jr. born in Detroit, his father was Richard Owen Sr. an only child born???, and his father was Richard Hampshire Allen - possibly born in New England.Anything ring a bell with you? Good luck with your search! Cindy