Do you happen to know when your Joseph Allen was born? where? or who his parents were?
I have a Hiram Allen born bet. 1788 and 1795, who had at least 4 sons, from his first marriage, who I don't have names for.Hiram was born in SC, not positive where he was between his birth and when he moved to Jackson Co. GA by 1840 and then to Floyd Co. Ga by 1860 and after that was in Talladega Co. AL until his death aft 1880.
One son, Isom B. Allen was born in SC about 1820. There was a son born between 1810-1820, a son born between 1820-1825, a son born between 1825-1830, and a son born between 1830-1835.
I haven't found that many "Hiram Allen" in the south, so it makes me wonder if your Joseph Allen could possibly be my Hiram's son?