We have a very close connection to your branch, and the same rumor of "going back to the Mayflower", which so far is unproved.I haven't been working much on this branch so would love to hear more about a possible connection from Samuel Allen to Benjamin Allen to Peter Allen:
Our descent is through the family of John Allen and Tirzah Morgan of Norwich, New London, CT.Their children were:
Benjamin, born 1784, married to Lydia Meacheam, went to Ohio
Peter Allen , M.D., (our ancestor), an eminent physician and surgeon in Kinsman, Ohio, born 1 July 1787 in Norwich, New London, CT, married to Charity Dudley.
Francis T. Allen, M.D.
Eunice (your ancestor)
Betsy, Lois and Lucretia.
I have John Allen's parents as probably Benjamin Allen, died 1783 in Norwich, CT, and Rebecca (Arnold?)
I have Tirzah's parents as probably Peter Morgan and Elizabeth Whitmore.