I've also heard the story about the Ichabod Woodward family being related to Heman Allen but can find no proof. The Ethan Allen homestead has published a genealogy of this family which shows only one daughter for Heman - and she is not named Ruth.Also, the IGI records say that Ruth Allen who m. Nathan Scott was b. ca. 1748, which makes it very unlikely that Heman was her father. She m. Nathan ca. 1770. Their daughter Hepzibah Scott was b. 1778. I've got lots of information on the Ichabod Woodward family if anyone is interested.