I have been trying to find the parents of my ggrandfather, William riley Allen.His death certificate stated that he was born in abt. 1858 in Michigan and that his parents were born inNew York, father, and Vermont or New York, Mother.he died in New Mexico.My father as well as my great aunt both had told me that they were related somehow to the James bros. in Missouri.it is a very secretive side of my family.
William Riley had children with names: Charles Frances, John, Susan, Alma May, Albert or Alfred Andrew, Alice Margaret, Gilford HansenMinnie and Grace Matilda.Alma and Alice were twins born 1900 in kansas, both died in Arizona.
William Riley had a brother named John Franklin Allen and possibly half sisters referred to as : Belle and Pearl.
William Riley may have been married more than once.