My g-g-g-grandfather was Robert Samuel Allen.His family came from TN, settled in Claiborne Parrish LA for about 20 years and then went to Polk Co, AR.Some of them then went to Hot Springs, Garland Co, AR.
Robert's brother, who I have only as "S.T. Allen" was married to a woman from TX.In the 1870 Census, their youngest son is listed as "C.A. Allen, 7 years old, born in LA".This family had some weird thing about using their initials.8 out of 9 family members have only their initials in both census records I have found.
I have also come across Ransom Carr as being related to either the Robert Allen family or the Randolph or Hudgins family.Josie Randolph married RS Allen's son (also Robert).Josie's mother was a Hudgins, and lots of both families moved from GA to AR, which is where they connected to Ransom Carr, I think. I can't find where I put him in my notes.There were several Allen, Randolph, and Hudgins families that moved to Garland Co.
I have only scratched the surface of the Garland Co group.I knew I had some family there.My g-g-grandmother went to Hot Springs to give bith to my g-grandmother, even though she lived in Polk Co.I just found out the Hudgins family connection that led me to the relatives in Garland Co.
I will let you know if I find my notes on Ransom Carr.