Here is an update on this family. I have found proof of Etheldred's ties to the Choctaw Co, AL Allens. This was found in the case file for an 1854 plee to the Court of Chancery Southern Division by 'Eldred Allen, Sr'. In it he names his children as Gray Allen and Martha Allen wife of John Allen Sr both of Choctaw Co, Eldred Allen Jr of Florida, Joshua Allen dec'd, and John Allen Jr dec'd whose death precipitated this action. Also named were minor grandchildren by his son Joshua, Mary, Lydia, Joseph, and Martha Jane.