I always forget to add something that I think may be significant....so here I go.. Also of importance I believe to this Elijah, Jr. situation is that his brother Isaac Allen whose wife I know not, had a son named Amos Allen (again I have no wife named for him either), but Amos Allen had a son named Dwinal Powers Allen; b. 1867 who married my grt. grandmother's sister Edwina COFFIN in 1900 Freeport, ME. I think this may be significant because of the link within the same family to the Coffin's of Freeport. Edwina's grt. grt. grandparents were Thomas Coffin and Mary "Polly" FOGG of Freeport which is the connective line here for Benjamin Coffin who married Merriam Allen in 1822.
Hope someone can help sort this out for me. thanks again.