Another Allen in the area was Samuel Allen. Any data on his family?
I have read that Allen is the 8th most common surname in the country.
I have noted so many Goochland men I have touched on died in the 1750-1752 era. Was there some kind of epidemic ?
I have no proof John Spurlock married an Allen but the name "Allen" popped up in the family ca 1745-50 and was carried down for generations and there was some reason Allens were helping old John's children in Georgia.
I had my own main lines years ago but this insidious "hobby" leads one on an on. I'll bet you know the feeling.