Hey Michelle; Yes..., this sounds like my husband's line of Allen's! But..., we have some discrepancies.
"Jeff" Allen was Thomas Jefferson Allen. We have, from census, that he was born in South Carolina and died in possibly Tennessee. He is buried at the Tumbling Creek Cemetery in Polk county, Tennessee, he was the first person buried in that cemetery. We have a photo of his headstone, if you're interested. "Jeff" was married twice. 1st to Mary Crawford, and 2nd to Susan Head. I also have that "Jeff's" father was possibly Charles Allen. Maybe it was Charles who was born in England and came to America with his wife who was with child? For "Jeff", I have 9 children listed for him, thus far. One daughter; Catherine, we're not sure if she actually is his daughter, or..., if she may have been adopted into the family, or..., if she was a granddaughter.
My husband also states that William "Bill or Billy" Allen; Jesse's son, was not crippled, (unless you are speaking of Jesse having a brother by the name of William being crippled). William "Billy" Jefferson Allen is my husband's line. William married Luthilda "Thildie" Payne.
We have that Jesse Crawford Allen was married 4 times. 1st to Anna "Annie" Tanner, 2nd to Jane A. Hedden, 3rd to Nancy Heady, and 4th to Arline Higdon. I also have listed 22 children by Jesse, from 3 of his 4 wives.
Yes... I do have that Jesse Crawford Allen was born in South Carolina!
If anyone out there has any additonal information, or family stories about this line of Allen's, I'd love to receive it.