Hi Glenda, I am searching for Jack Allen b. February 1851 in either AL or GA..have found both on the census. Jack was a blacksmith & Missionary Baptist preacher in Valliant, IT/OK..but by 1913 had moved to Idabel,OK..He m. Martha D. ? ca 1870 and had 6 children but only 3 children who lived to adulthood; Daisy Allen m. William Lee Hadley..William Wiley Allen m. Mahala Bell Millican/Milligan & Rebecca Allen m? Griffin. The children m. in Red River Co.,TX but were in Indian Territory by the time the 1900 census was taken.
As in most families there is the proverbial story that some one in the family killed someone and they changed their name..Supposedly the last name was West, have you heard of this family.? Thanks, Wanda