I am very interested in the ALLEN family whom you cite in your response to my query. I am interested in the ALLEN family because of their close association with the LINDSEY and WOODRUFF families, from whom I directly descend.
I am said to be a descendant of a William LINDSEY (dates unknown) who had a son Dennis LINDSEY (d. 1795, Spartanburg, SC) who married Mary CALVERT, who was mentioned in my query. Dennis and Mary had a son, also named Dennis (b. 1793, Spartanburg, SC; d. 1860, Franklin Co., AL). After Dennis LINDSEY Sr.'s death, Mary married William Lindsey ALLEN (b. 1774, Surry Co., NC), who is the son of your ancestor John Peter ALLEN (b. 1743; d. 1822, Spartanburg Co., SC). You mention your ancestor James ALLEN, brother of William Lindsey ALLEN. You say he married Mary (Polly) WOODRUFF. Is this the same Mary WOODRUFF (b. 1777, Surry Co., NC; d. 1841) who was the daughter of Joseph WOODRUFF (b. 1751, Westfield, NJ; d. 1817, Spartanburg Co., SC) and Anna LINDSEY (b. 1756; d. 1826, Spartanburg Co., SC)? If so, then we are both descendants from the same WOODRUFF family. My ancestor, Dennis LINDSEY, Jr., mentioned above, married Anna WOODRUFF (b. 1798, Spartanburg Co., SC; d. abt. 1850, Franklin Co., AL) sister of your ancestor Mary WOODRUFF.
In any regard, I am interested in the ALLEN family descendants which you mentioned in your reply to me. I would be very interested in the siblings of James ALLEN, as well as his children with Mary WOODRUFF. I would be happy to share whatever I have on these families.