Eleanor, I found this post very interesting.I recently broke through my Allen brick wall.I'm descended from Talcott B. Allen b. abt. 1790 in CT, d. 1824 in Elba, Genesee Co., NY, m. 1812 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY to Lucy Rice b. 1792 in Granby, Hartford Co., CT, dau. of William Rice and Lucy Warner. Talcott was son of Benjamin Allen and Ruhamah Bulkley, even though he was b. before their marriage in 1792. Benjamin was son of Ebenezer Allen, Jr., and Sarah Allen, dau. of John Allen b. 1714 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, d. 30 Dec., 1791 in Westport, Fairfield Co., CT, m. March 23, 1738/39 in Westport to Sarah Bennett b. Apr. 8, 1716 Fairfield (dau.of Deliverance and Mary), d. Apr., 1761 at Westport.Their dau., Sarah Allen b. July 6, 1744 in Weston, Fairfield Co., CT, d. May 12, 1782, place unknown, m. Feb. 16, 1764, place unknown to Ebenezer Allen, Jr., b. July 21, 1739 in Westport, d. May 12, 1793 in Ridgebury, CT, son of Ebenezer Allen, Sr., and Deborah Bennett. On the LDS site, I found this Gideon the son of Gideon Allen and Sarah Prudden.This Gideon being descended from Ralph of Sandwich.I also saw Gideon being listed as the son of Daniel, also desc. from Ralph of Sandwich.I've very glad to find someone interested in pursuing this family line. Any help appreciated.