Hi. If you will go to www.state.tn/sos/statelib/tslahome.htm. There you find a listing of counties in Tennessee. Click on Cocke Co. You should find the information you are looking for. I live in Sevier Co, next to Cocke Co, and my family are Allens we are related distantly. I always have heard that Sheriff John Allen was a brick layer also by trade and also knowing as John"short thumb" Allen.