I hope we can help he each other, I am very close to tying the this mystery together. We have always be told we were related to Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. Sylvanus was a very common name in the New England Allens. I have just recently found that General Ethan Allens sons Captain Ethan Alphonso Allen . D. 1855, Hannibal Montressor Allen & potentially Ethan Voltare Allen, Fanny Allen his sister died in Norfolk, VA (Lebenon,Russell, & Ft. Nelson listed). Ethan Alphoso Allen married the Daughters of John Johson b. abt. 1775 m. Mary Baymood Moody, Martha Washington Moody Johnson b. 1802 & Mary Susanna Moody Johnson b. 1797 in Norfolk Virginia. John Johnson may well a decent of Robert Johnson b. abt. 1643 m. Katherine Allen dau of the famious Arthur Allen 1608.
My line is contect to both lines of the Striblings. Tialferro stribling and William Derrick Stribling.
I believe a Silvanus mirgrated from an earlier Generation from Jeremiah and Eunine Allen that could have migrated in the time your referring to, or Nemehiah & Sarah Woodford, Samuel or Joseph & Mary Baker decendents. There are a number of them unaccounted for.
He shows in the 1810 census.
SilvanusAllen d 1818 m. Molly d. 1843
Jeremiah Allen m. 1831 Mary Stribling dau. of Erasmus and Matilda Stibling
William Allen m. Ann ? I believe d Fredericksburg 1866 I think.
Fanny may never have married and died about 90 yrs old in Fredericksburg, VA
Mary ? Allen m. ? Gouldman mother of the Gouldman Kids
Molly bought land in 1840 from Burwell Leavell and it was resold to him in her will in 1843.
Molly names 4 Elizebth, Margaret, Julia Ann, & Murial Gouldman. I believe Margaret m. John Beck & Julia Ann m. John Gatewood.