Thank you so much for your answer.I wonder if he might have been in either the Rev War or War of 1812?
I have been going thru the reference books I have here at home and find 2 or 3 Allen families in Shenandoah County Va at same time my Turneys were there.My Henry Turney married Elizabeth ? sometime just before 1769 and I wondered if she might be an Allen.But the ones I find in Shenandoah Co VA at that time were not German speaking and the Turneys were.They lived in an area with a lot of other German speaking families.So I think this group of Allens would not be what I want.Shenandoah County VA was Frederick in early years.Dr. Wayland's history of Shenandoah Co VA states there were 3 Allen families - Benjamin from Maryland, Joseph T. from Vermont and related to Ethan Allen, and Robert from Scotland. Benjamin Allen in 1734 along with Riley Moore and William White moved from the Monocacy Valley of Maryland and took up some of the land near Mt Jackson in what became Shen. Co VA......
You mention North Carolina.....I will give you what I found in a book by Katherine Keogh White entitled THE KING'S MOUNTAIN MEN The Story of the Battle with Sketches of the American Soldiers who Took Part.
King's Mountain by the way was fought Oct 1780....Peter Turney Jr might have been there, he is listed as for sure at Boyd's Creek.The Turneys had moved into Eastern TN by 1780, my Henry had moved that summer over to Ft Nashborough NC (Nashville Tn) on the Cumberland.Peter Jr was his brother and one of the first surveyors in what became TN.
Anyway - here is the entry for Allen in the book mentioned.
ALLEN.Moses was in several battles with the Indians and tories before going to King's Mountain under Colonel Shelby.He received a pension in Washington county, Virginia. Richard was born in Baltimore, Maryland, moved to Wilkes county, North Carolina, about 1770, served in many battles both before and after King's Mountain, and led a company for the relief of Charleston in 1780.He chased Bryan's tories out of North Carolina, and was in Greene's army in 1781.He became a colonel of militia, was the first sheriff of Wilkes county, and a member of the legislature in 1793.he died in Wilkes county, October 10, 1833, being then in his ninety-first year.The extract in Chapter XI is taken from his pension declaration, dated September 4, 1832. Vincent Allen was from Lincoln county, where he afterward received a pension.
COL. RICHARD ALLEN, SR. (Extract from the declaration for pension (dated Sept 4, 1832, of Col. Richard Allen, a resident of Wilkes County, North Carolina) That he was born on the 26th day of November, 1741, in Baltimore County, the State of Maryland, the record of which is made in his old family Bible; that he continued to reside in the said County until he was twenty-one years of age when he removed to Frederick County, in the State of Virginia, where he lived about seven years, and then removed to Rowan County (now Wilkes), in N. Carolina which was in the month of September, 1770.In the month of October or November, 1775, he entered the service of the United States as a volunteer for six months in Capt. Jesse Walton's Company of minute men (it being the first company ever raised in the county of Wilkes), of which company he was appointed first Sergeant.Immediately after the company was raised and organized they marched to Salisbury, where they remained about sixteen days engaged in training and exercising the men, after which they were discharged and returned home, where they arrived a few days before Christmas. On the 13th day of February, following they set out upon their march for Cross Creek or Fayetteville, having understood that the Scotch Tories were committing depredations in the country around about that place.On their way they were joined by Col. Martin Armstrong with the Surry militia at a place called Old Richmond.After joining Col. Armstrong they continued their march until they reached Randolph County, where they were joined by Col. Alexr. Martin of the Continental line with a small body of troops under his command....... (it goes on for 4 more pages)
Anyway, I am going to look some more at the various Allen families on the off chance that there is a connection thru one of the females in the family.
Thank you again for your help and do please keep me in mind if you find out more.