Jeremiah, There is an article in The Heritage of Habersham County Georgia 1817 - 2000 that was submitted by Bertha Lou Allen Irvin at 1705 Robertson Loop Road, Clarkesville GA 30523 and researched by Audrey Dills 1743 Robertson Loop Clarkesville GA 30523.Sources include a Family Bible, Census , Deeds and marriage records from Habersham, Union and Towns Counties GA and Rutherford County NC.
According to a will probated in the Rutherford County Courthouse Deed Book D, page 84 dated October 15, 1827, John and Mary had 3 daughters and 6 sons.Their children are 1) Mary "Polly" married Ledbetter Bradley 8/8/1799, 2) Lemuel married Barbary Edwards, daughter of Enoch and Esther Ramsey Edwards on Nov 29, 1804, 3) William married Nancy Baldridge, daughter of Alexander and Jane Baldridge on Nov. 10, 1804, 4) John married Rebecca Baldridge, sister of Nancy on Jan 14, 1807, 5) James married a Braden (no first name found) on April 12, 1810, 6) Nancy married Elijah Morris on March 16, 1811, 7) Carter married Jenny (or Jincy) Groves, daughter of William and Nancy Groves of Rutherford, on March 5, 1820, 8) Willis married Nellie Brent on Oct 22, 1823, 9) Sally married a Mayfield but no records found on the marriage.
Deed books in Habersham County GA recorded a piece of land lot 147, 3rd Land District sold to a William Allen of Rutherford County NC.It was said that this William Allen was the son of John Allen.This land is located in the Amys Creek area.William Allen also sold a parcel of land on both sides of the Chattahoochee River Lot 147 in the 3rd land district to Enoch Edwards (same spot).Enoch was the father of Barbary wife of Lemuel.His will was probated in 1827 in Habersham County GA.
I have personally found some inconsistencies in this article and in others researched by Audrey.It puts my gg grandfather as Lemuel & Barbary's grandson which is incorrect so keep an open mind when you read this stuff.
It is my belief that John (husband of Mary) is the son of William and Nancy Allen, brother to Robert, William Jr., and Riley but I have no proof.If this is true, it would make the William you are speaking of the Nephew of my William.Lemuel's family and my Allen clan always lived close together, but didn't intermarry so this is why I'm drawing these conclusions.
There is another Allen researcher from Ellijay that has more info on this clan.Her name is Jeanette Royston.You might want to look at some of her postings.Her line comes in from William Jr. and she has a very detailed line from him on down.It has Allens/Chastains/Dentons etc.Let me know if this helps - I sure would like to make a connection. Loanshark10@hotmail.com cheryl williams