Thanks so much Teri. The Allen family is really an allied family, but hope to fill in pieces and more names to research and eventually tie in the main line of ancestors. Sort of like going around the barn, but sometimes it works. Another request if you have the time--do you know if and to whom Florence Allen(daughter of Horatio P. Allen ) married? I wish I had something to offer on your Allen or Putnam line, but I can wish you every success in your search.