I believe that Daugherty (Dougherty) ALLEN/ALLAN b. abt. 1738 New Castle, DE; d. 1810 was father of my ancestor James ALLEN b. 1775 Orange Co., NC; d. Dec. 15, 1855 Washington Co., VA.James' wife couldn't have children so they took in a "maid" to have children.I believe the children took the maid's last name, and not ALLEN.The maid's name was Mariah GILL, b. abt. 1792.James ALLEN & Mariah GILL had the following children:1) Polly GILL b. abt. 1812; 2) Rebecca GILL b. abt. 1816; 3) Thomas GILL b. June 20, 1819; 4) David Carter GILL b. abt. 1820; 5) Eleanor "Ellen" GILL b. abt. 1822; 6) Sarah "Sally" GILL b. abt. 1830; and 7) Anna GILL b. abt. 1832.I have a marriage date for James ALLEN & Mariah GILL (May 5, 1810 Washington Co., VA) so I'm not sure if James' first wife died?Would like to exchange info on this ALLEN line.