I posted a reference to John Fox Allen as author of Trail of the Lonsome Pine, and it should have been John Fox, Jr., Kentucky and Virginia author. The posted info about the Allen family and Combs connections is valid. Go to: www.combs-families.org for some Allen family lines tied to central North Carolina and elsewhere. posted- V. Martin Ogrosky, Charlotte, NC - However, I do think - although I need to research it - that John Fox Allen is a valid historical figure. Research is far from perfect.