I believe my g grandfather was a nephew to J. Sidna Allen through Sidna's brother William. I am unable to confrim this at this time. My g grandfather was Adolphus Coleman Allen (called Dol and AC)b. 11/26/1868 d. 6/10/1916 married to Lillie Catherine Meeks b. 8/16/1868 d. 2/11/1949. Their children were George, Annie, Irene, Major Brooks, Lewis, Edward (called Posey), Charles (called Charlie), William (called Will), and John Samuel Allen (called Sam). Sam was my grandfather b.1900 d.1987. He told me stories about the Hillsville tragedy many times when I was a child. I did not understand at the time the importance of his stories. He seemed to know all the players of the courthouse event. Grandpa often visited the Keysville area to visit Lillie's brother Wheeler (lived to 105) and Lillie's sister Betty. I have inforamtion about all the children of AC & Lillie, even some photos inlcuding one of Lillie. A C & Lillie are buried at Keysville in the Ash Camp Baptist Church cemetery. Does anyone have any inforamtion that can help me make the connection between Sidna and William as brothers and/or the children of William son of Jeremiah and brother of Sidna? Another little family story is that the name "Coleman" was passed on as a tradition and the name "Marion" was also a tradition as was the name William. I have all this informaiton from first hand sources.