So far I have chased my family back to Doss and Dovie(Barnes) Allen. Working on Doss' parents have proven to be difficult, but hopefully not impossible. I hooked up on here with a distant cousin of mine. She found the Allen reasearch difficult also so she worked on her husbands genealogy for two years. But she did fill in a couple of gaps., Kinda.
I am looking for a Dorsey and Jane or Janie Allen. Should have lived in Germantown, Tennesse some where around 1880-1890 era. Now I am guessing on this. As Paula (my distant cousin) Said that Florence E. Allen (her great-grandma and my grandfathers Sister) was born in Germantown, Tn. August 8, 1882. My grandfather was born May 7, 1881.(dont know where) Florence E. Allen Carter Lived with Paula's family till the day she died in Oct. 1976. But would never talk about her growing yrs except for what she did on the farm. Florence lived with a family named Layton in Germantown. Paula said she could never get her to say if they were family or not. It looks like Florence's Foster Father was either JL Lawton, or JC Layton. She left Germantown and walked , Hitched and any other way to travel, to Earle, Crittenden County, Arkansas. Where she was reunited with her Brother Doss Allen and his wife Dovie. I have Doss and Dovie on the 1910 census but I cant find Florence. She married Robert Lee Carter in 1903. they made their residence in Earle, Arkansas.
Florence was always told her parents were dead.But never how or why. When Paula asked her great grandma if the Laytons were kin and how did she end up getting seperated from her brother. Florence told Paula she didnt know how she came to live with the Layton's or how she got seperated from Her brother Doss. But, apparently they or some one else told her where he was because when she left home she went straight to him in Earle, Arkansas. Paula was questioning her great grandma when she was 80 yrs old. She passed away at 94 in 1976.
This is all I have, if something sounds familiar please give me a shout. I would hate to get stuck only on my great grandparents on this side. I would appreciate any thing.