I am trying to determine the parents of William A Allen, born in New Jersey (1821), parents also born in NJ, who married a Sarah Jane (last name unknown), born in Ireland. They raised their children in Downieville, CA, where he worked as a miner. I don't know exactly where he was born, or where he met and married his wife. She died in 1912 and was buried in Downieville, but there is no record of his burial site. Any information on his ancestors would be appreciated.