My Gt. grandmother, Drusilla (Allen), was born out of wedlock on May 10, 1836 to Mary Curley, then 17 yrs of age. All research indicates that Mary Curley, in the mid 1830's, was living with her parents in Johnston Twp., in Trumbull Cty, Ohio. Marriage records show that in 1854, when Drusilla married in Trumbull County, she had the surname ALLEN. If she carried that surname from birth, it is not known.(Her mother Mary did not marry until 1842, when she married Peter Truax.) When Drusilla died in 1905 in Minnesota, the death certificate listed her father's name as DANIEL ALLEN; the source of the information being her only living offspring. I have searched extensively for a Daniel Allen who would have lived in or near Johnston Twp. in the mid 1830's - I have not identified any. The mother could, of course, have been living and working elsewhere in 1835 when she became pregnant.
I have noted information about Daniel Allen born in 1789, who lived in Kinsman Twp., Trumbull Cty, who married Ruth Meacham in 1824. Though it seems remote that he could be Drusilla's father, I would be interested in hearing from any descendant of this Daniel Allen. I have pictures of Drusilla when at the ages of about 40 yrs and 65 yrs.