Libby-Thanks for the Allen information. I am descended from Hugh's brother Thomas B. Allen who married Catherine Borland. Their siblings were Nancy, Isabella, John Nickle, Elizabeth, and Mary. They were born on a farm near Newville, Cumberland Co., PA. The 3 boys inherited farms from their uncle, John Nickle, located near Dayton at Milton (Phoenix), where Hugh and Thomas lived for the rest of their lives. John N.moved to Middletown, Des Moines Co., IA. Their parents were John Allen and Isabella Nickle. The parents of John Allen were Hugh Allen and Jennet ???. Their children were John, Alexander,Elizabeth,Jenny, David, Jean, Mary, and Rachel.