Did some more reading and found something else which makes me think I might not be wrong in thinking one of the females in my Turney line could have been an Allen......
This is going to be no help to you cause it is about Shenandoah Co VA, but we did see one Allen born in Maryland, stopped off in Frederick Co VA in 1760s before moving on to North Carolina.
By the way, Shenandoah Co VA where my Turneys lived fell under Northern Neck of VA, then Frederick County, then Augusta till the line was moved, then for a short time Dunmore County till the name was changed to Shenandoah.So depends on the year you are talking about which county the land was in.
The Turneys began 1749 or so near the Woodstock/Edinburg area of VA on the North Branch of Shenandoah River.They were right on the valley road which ran from the PA/MD area, and eventually all the way into eastern TN. As a matter of fact, it really connected to roads all the way to Boston.It was a major road in Colonial times.....later became Lee Highway or Hwy 11. This is how so many from PA/MD, etc. got to eastern TN.....or SW VA area.
Sometime 1750s or 1760s the Turneys moved a few miles south to near Hawkinstown I think it is called - also known as Red Banks....still on the Wagon Road and North Branch of Shenandoah River, but very close to Augusta Co line at the time.Land records show the senior Turney's land was adjacent to Abraham Bird and his Hawkins son-in-law.1780s there were 2 Abraham Birds, this one was known as the one at Red Banks.
In reading about the Bird family I found this......children of Col. Abraham Bird...Capt. George Bird born 1763, married HANNAH ALLEN, daughter of Reuben Allen and Lydia Moore.
That puts an Allen family near the Turneys.....
Elizabeth Turney born sometime 1745-1750, married Henry Turney sometime 1768 (child born 1769), and they in 1769 got land on Stoney Creek (Edinburg VA area).I was looking to see if she might be an Allen.I suspect she was German speaking so it is a stretch for her to be an Allen.
But.....Henry's son Peter born 1795 married Hannah Adams 1812 in Smith Co TN.....they are the ones with son William Allen Turney born 1816.Could Hannah Adams, have had a mother who was an Allen?
Well, I am really grasping now I know, but think it is good to know that an Allen family was very near the Turneys in 1760s-1780 time frame.