According to information sent to me by an Allen descendant, Benjamin Allen was born in Brunswick Co VA.His parents were James & Martha Brown Allen. At the time I posted the query I was searching for parents and/or any info about Mary Wilburn, wife of Benjamin Franklin Allen.(I posted Benjamin Hix in error) As you know, the location of family Bible, letters, etc. might never be found without such inquiries. I have done no further research on the Allen family.