Just a quick note. I have been studying the Allen family of Buchanan County for years. I have never found ANY indication Emeline was in any way Indian. I'd loved to have someone share a source for that one!
Also ... so far as I can ascertain there is no "S" in John's name. If someone has a source for that initial, please let me know. I believe I may have inadertently started that rumor nearly 15 years ago with a typo in a paper I published. If you have an "S" in John's name, please resource it for me.