My Allen family also came from east TN. I have traced them back to John Allen who married Martha Elizabeth Thomason about 1858. In 1860 they lived in Cocke Co, TN. John died during the Civil War in 1862. His widow later came to Texas and remarried. Many Allen live the Tarrant Co, TX area. John Allen was suspossedly born in TN in 1835, but I have hit a brick wall. I cannot go any further back. I would appreciate any help. Thanks!