Hi Marti I might know who the father is. His name was Zachariah and he left a will. It was made out in Orange Co. Nc 1790. It name Zachariah and a Joseph as heirs, but not a Thomas. I also there was possibly two Thomas Allen's This was confirmed on the Bryn family history. I am checking tomorrow to see if there was Thomas Allen who could have got married to a Marjorie Bryant. The newspaper clipping said they got married in Tn. There is also ERamus Withers Allen who had a son Thomas Allen b 9-23-1756.