We have recently learned that we descend from Benjamin Allen's line.
His son Joseph was born 1756 in Litchfield CT and died in 1846 in Theresa, New York. Joseph was the father of Amasa Allen, born 1787 CT, died 1887 in Terre Haute, Illinois.Amasa was the father of Jacob Allen and his brother Joseph Allen.Jacob died in 1853 or 1855 leaving a small son Orville Benjamin Allen (my great-grandfather) who was adopted by Jacob's brother Joseph Allen who was born in 1821.
Orville B. Allen was born in November of 1847 in Theresa, New York and then moved with his family to Terre Haute, Henderson County, Illinois.He died in 12-31-01 in Turlock, California.
I am hoping to connect with others from this Allen line.