Dear Carol, Even though we are not kin, I must tell you my mother is a Carolyn, I have a cousin named Carolyn and another named Carol Ann, so I already feel a bond with you. I don't know anything about Gloster Allen beyond what I mentioned and that he had a connection with Paul's Valley. The story I heard was that he lived in a house down at the bottom of a hill while Emily Kemp lived above. When he saw anybody visiting, he would ride up the hill to confront them. The time frame is right; he could very well have been born in Louisiana in 1872. Please drop me another line. Great hearing from you.