George W. Allen was born in 1818 in St. Lawrence Co.He married Melissa Adridge in 1830's and lived in Herkimer Co.They had five sons, Hiram 1838, Josephus 1843, Horace 1846 and Lorenzo 1848. Fifth son's name is unknown. Melissa passed away.The family migrated to Olmsted Co. MN by 1856 where G.W. married Penelope Purdy.This union produced an additional six children, Charles, Melissa, Clara, George Jr.,and two others. Josephus and Horace served in the 5th Iowa Cavalry and Brackett's Battalion from MN during the Civil War.Josephus was my gggrandfater.He died in Emmons Co. ND in 1910.Any family information is appreciated.