Shirley, It is possible we are looking for the same family. Several of my family,aunts and gr. aunts and gr. uncles have married into the Allen family.These Allens were in Polk Co. AR and Sevier Co. AR in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Some of the family are still in AR and some moved to OK and died here.This is the families I know they married into: STORY-WHISENANT-GRIFFIN. I am hoping you know something of these lines. If you want, I will give you more detail. Have you ever looked in the 1860 INDIAN LANDS AR TERR.Federal Census? I was looking for a Allen -Whisenant connection on that census and there were a lot of Allens' there. The address is: http://www.us-census.orghttp://www.us-census.org Then you just follow the links. You must have a dsl connection with swb, so the census should download quickly. I have a dial up and they load really slow.