I am still trying to find the parents and siblings of Jonathan Allen of Breathitt County in Kentucky. I have solid info on him after he married Rhoda Riley in March of 1847, a second marriage for him. before that the info is less firm but his first wife is listed as Mary Turner whom he married in Perry County, Ky about 1836 according to one source. however he is not listed in the 1840 census for either Perry or Breathitt County.
In reviewing my notes I found some info compiled by Joyce House-Reeves that a John Allen with his wife Mary Turner lived in Yancey County North Carolina according to the 1840 census. Could this John Allen be the same man as my Jonathan? I am intrigued by this possibility because my dad said that family legend has it that one of his ggrandmothers was a Cherokee Indian and Yancey Co, is in Cherokee territory.
If anyohe has any info either confirming or disproving my suspicion please help. If you wish to email me please do so at email@example.com. Thanks for any help I can get.