Thank you so very much for including the article! I am most interested in the migration of families - my husband's family came from Scotland to PA and settled in Indiana County, but had to flee the Indians - finally got back there - I am reading a book now about the settling of the Pittsburg, PA area - enlightening - tells how people traveled and how built homes and lived off the land - about trails, roads, etc.
I suspect that some document in Royalton, VT would have the names of Dr Silas Allen's children and maybe wife. Since he had to go to medical school - there must be documents about that also - if one could find out where he went to school.I imagine that perhaps in some obscure library basement there are more records - finding them is the difficult part - so many libraries or counties or whatever, have never documented or catalogued their holdings. Try checking with the State archives of Vermont. I also will check with a man who helped me find out about my McColl ancestors who came to VT in a group from Scotland - I always wondered WHY they would settle in VT - now I know! Since a large group left VT - there may be a record of those that left - perhaps in the legislastive records of VT or some newspaper of 1800 - would be worth trying to find out about - Frontiers had no papers - but folks back home had them! However, with so many people moving about and immigration booming in 1800, it must have been difficult to keep up with it all! Perhaps Church records would show the children's names and baptisms, etc.I did see other "Dolly" names in LDS records - so perhaps she was named after a more distant relative, but one who lived in the area - and then there was "Dolly" Madison!