The following information, albeit sketchy, is what I know of my father's Allen family.The family settled in the bootheel area of MO after migrating via Illinois, Indiana, probably TN or KY, and most likely NC, SC, and Virginia.
Charles Hickman Allen and Artennison Children: 1. Charles E. (b. abt 1871)* 2. Melinda 3. Thomas 4. Annie 5. Mary A. 6. Susan C. 7. Victoria
Charles E. Allen married Martha Joiner--parents William Joiner of Illinois and Elizabeth Bilbrey (whose father was born in SC). Children of William and Elizabeth Joiner: 1. Joshua A. 2. Louisa 3. Angeline 4. Thomas 5. Martha E.* 6. John H.
Charles E. Allen (Silva, Wayne Co., MO) and Martha Joiner. Children: 1. Willie Edward Hickman Allen* b. 1889, d. 03/04/1969 2. Freddie Lee b. 04/08/1894, d. 12/10/1972, m. Gracie Osborn 3. James Monroe 4. Grace 5. Gladys
Willie Edward Hickman Allen m. Lillie Kean Children: 1. Bertha 2. Albert Franklin (Bud) 3. Willie Edward (Bill) 4. Alfred (died at age 13) 5. Clarence* b. 1929 6. Leo 7. George (died at 2 weeks)