Per your msg 16229: “Hope you can help me! My paternal grandparents were Joseph and Annie Barbee Allen. They were married 1887 in Alamance Co.NC I want to find Joseph's parents and siblings. Daddy died 1946,but Mom used to say Daddy never talked about his family. Mom passed away 1971. Hope you can offer some info and anything you offer is appreciated. Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org”
I hope you got my previous post and references per the Allens. I am thinking that (if I can get the names right) my grandfather Thomas Charlie b. 1918, his father was George Walter, his father and grandfather were Joseph and Jacob, both of Alamance co., NC. I am not sure which were which per George Walter’s father and grandfather but the Allen book I gave reference to in last post will definitely give the correct names and dates. Your Joseph Allen and my Joseph Allen could be the same man. I am curious about this. I do not have the book handy since it is 4000 miles away in NC! However, order one of those from the site I gave lasthttp://www.wisecomp.com/ccl/BooksLofC.htmhttp://www.wisecomp.com/ccl/BooksLofC.htm And tell me if that helps. You may just find them in there, your family. There is quite a lot about the early Allens in PA and NC that begat my Allen line, and I can tell you back as far as I did. Was Joseph related to a Jacob and a Peter Allen, perhaps his father and grandfather? I have a gap in my memory per the years between about the first part of the 1800s, but they are definitely in that book. I wish I had written them down to bring them here but I did not think I would be here so long, 7 years!
Anyway, I hope this helps out. I just found this forum and it is really good for correspondence.