Jerry, Thank you for your resposne to my inquiry. I have visited your Web. Site and thank you for your excellent work on your family tree. I especially enjoyed the photos of time past. Please, understand that I am a novice genealogist. I have been doing research on my "Allen" family for a couple years. I am uncertian about a couple turns in my research that I am trying to carefully varify. What I know without any reservation comes largely from my Grandfather's first hand knowledge. His memory and discovery takes me to Mereidth Allen son of William Allen b. 5/7/1724and Mary Lewis b. 1732. Research independent of my Grandfather's information concurs with this much. From this point back I am in the process of discernment. Prestenly I am leaning toward the following. William Allen b. 1724 son of Robert Allen Jr. b. 1703 & Eliazabeth Stokes b 1702, Son of Robert Allen Sr. b. 1675 & Elizabeth Walker b. 1675 Son of Richard Allin Jr. (Allen)b. 1654 & Unsure spouse maybe Walker?, Son of Richard Allin Sr. b. 1613 in England Married to Joan ?. Departed England on the good ship Safety 1635. This is a quick glance.
I have several resources and believe that William brother of Mereidth is a direct ancestor of Jeremiah Allen father of Floyd, J. Sidna, Jack, and Alverta Allen of the Hillsville Courthouse Tragedy.
The question I have is how others are getting the aforementined folk as direct decendents of Joseph Allen b. 1700??
I hope this is helpful. I will prepare documentation to send to you if you will proivde me with an e mail address.I am not ready to publish my work on line or otherwise.