My ggg-grandfather was Amasa Allen who was born in CT in 1787.His father was Joseph Allen who was born in Litchfield in 1757 and died in 1846 in Theresa, Jefferson County, NY.
We have been told that we are also somehow connected to an Ethan Allen but we have been uanble to find out anything else about Joseph or his parents or siblings. We don't even know the name of Amasa's mother.We do have the names of some his children.
I am wondering if you think our Joseph might be part of your line.
Amasa and his son Jacob and family came from Theresa NY to Henderson County, Illinois, in 1855 or so.Here is a photo of Jacob's son (my great-grandfather) Orville Briggs Allen - who was born in Theresa NY in 1847 - with his second wife, Eva.