I have read that Hugh Allen, son of Malcolm Allen (who came from Scotland) & wife Mary (Cunningham Hughes?), married Ann Hunter and had Malcolm Allen who married Margaret Henderson in the Augusta Co./Botetourt Co., VA. area. I believe Hugh Allen's daughter Polly (rather than Malcolm & Margaret's daughter, as the Birdwell history said) was the same Mary Allen who married John Birdwell, parents of Sarah H. Birdwell who married Levi Isbell, my third-great-grandparents.
Was Ann Hunter Allen a daughter to Daniel Hunter who came from Scotland in 1704?As I understand, Daniel Hunter's son William Hunter married a daughter of Malcolm Allen and was your ancestor.So two Allens married two Hunters? The names Hunter and Moses appear to be handed down in the Birdwell family as Malcolm appears in the Hunter family, so it does appear that there was a connection between the two families.Did Daniel Hunter came from Scotland with Malcolm Allen?
Levi Isbell's brother James Isbell married Elizabeth Birdwell, daughter of Mary Allen Birdwell. Levi and James were cousins of your ancestor Jason Isbell. I'm not sure where your Hunter line comes into Jason's line, though.
Col. Moses Allen, son of Mary Allen Birdwell, lived at Mt. Enterprise, Rusk Co., Texas, and a lot of his family was around there.His home is now a museum and headquarters fro the county historical society.A biography of him stated that Mary Allen Birdwell was the daughter of Malcolm Allen and Margaret Henderson.There obviously was a relation between the Hunters and Allens.Perhaps it would help an Allen researcher to know some of the Allen names in your family photo album and approximate time frame and any towns, if shown.Daguerotypes or tintypes?Carte de visite?