I do have a bit of additional information now on this particular Ira Allen.This is the son of Jonathan Allen and Margaret Hufcut (Hoffcutt, Hoofgood).This Ira Allen was born in 1783 in Manchester, Bennington, VT.He came to St. Lawrence,NY with his parents around 1797 or so.He married Laura Palmer and these are their children whom I am aware of: Friend b. 1826,Nancy b. 1828,Charles b. 1830 Mary b. 1832 and Amanda b. 1834.I think they had other older children which I do not know about.Ira and Laura were apparently married around 1809.