I am new to this line.I have just found out that my gg grandmother Missouri Ellen Allen's parents were Benjamin Allen and Francis Collins from Rockingham County, NC.They had 10 children on the 1840 census of that county.In 1850 they had moved to Rhea county, Tennessee.There they had 6 children with them, Martha b. 1826, Joseph b. 1829,Emily b. 1831 - married to Pleasant Mathis/Mathews, William b. 1832, John H. b. 1836, and my gg grandmother Missouri Ellen b. 1839 md McHenry or Mack Henry Hughes.They were married in 1855 in Rhea county. If you can even remotely connect or have any information on any of Benjamin Allen's family or relatives I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.