I am interested in finding information about Joseph and Anna Allen.They were both (supposedly) born in the state of New York.
They adopted my greatgrandfather Orville B. Allen (born about 1845, in NY) and other children,and moved to Henderson County, Illinois, where they farmed.
We are wondering if Joseph may be have been an uncle to Orville - or if information about Joseph and his wife Anna may lead to Orville's biological parents.
Orville's first marriage to Mary Celeste Ward Allen ended in divorce.She moved to Bonifly, Florida.She and their daughter Lulu Allen both disappeared in Florida (I'm guessing around 1910) and were never heard from again.
Orville B. Allen moved to Madera County, California in the early or mid 1880s.The remarried to Eva N. Allen, who was born in 1881, around the turn of the century.She died in 1911. He died in 1925 and was buried in Turlock, CA.
Any information about this line would be very much appreciated.