Hello Pat, I've been reading some of your messages on Genforum (the Washington, D. C. board and the Allen board.)There are three of us who diligently search for Blundell/Blundon.You will see in here that a daughter of Charity Allen (Dennis's wife) married a John Blundon. John's father supposedly married a "widow" Allen first and a Mary Francis second.We've never been able to find the widow... But I hope this will help you as far as Mary Roberta Allen is concerned and her line backwards a little. I will add that Dennis had a brother James who supposedly ended up in Chilicothe, OH.Dennis was a dark complected handsome manufacturer of starch in VA, according to one of our researcher's ancestors.
Here is what we know of William H. Allen's parentage and siblings.
Descendants of Dennis Allen
1 Dennis Allen b: Bef. 1801 Alexandria, DC-VA d: 1831 Alexandria, DC-VA
. +Charity Ann Payne b: August 09, 1806 Alexandria, DC now VA d: 1838 m: March 20, 1817 in Washington, DC Father: William Payne, Sr. Mother: Elizabeth Adams
........ 2 William H. Allen b: 1825 d: Bet. 1867 - 1868 DC?
............ +Leanna Sebastian b: August 25, 1830 VA d: August 25, 1895 2021 35th St NW, Washington, DC m: Bet. 1849 - 1850
........ 2 Sarah Ellen Allen b: February 10, 1827 Alexandria, DC, now VA d: February 28, 1903 Somerset Heights, Montgomery Co, MD
............ +John Alexander Blundon b: September 17, 1817 OH d: June 28, 1885 1419 33rd St, NW, Georgetown, Washington, DC m: January 13, 1842 in Christ Episcopal Church, Georgetown, Washington, DC Father: Daniel William Blundell, Sr Mother: Mary Francis
........ 2 John L. Allen b: 1829
........ 2 Rebecca Allen b: Abt. 1830 d: in infancy, supposedly.
1820 DC ALEXANDRIA ALEXANDRIASeries: M33Roll: 5P 220by N. Rounswell Allen, Dennis1M 16-182M 16-261F -101F 16-261F 45+2 AgricultureNo Slaves
1830 DC ALEXANDRIA NO TWP LISTEDSeries: M19Roll: 14P 215 Allen, Dennis1 1 00 1 1 00000001 0 1 00 1 000 1 000 1M und 5 John1M 5-10 William1M 20-30 bro James?1M 30-40 Dennis1F und 5 Sarah Ellen 1F 10-15 Emily stretching her age1F 30-40 Charity1F 70-80 Mother or M-I-Land Rebecca not yet born?
We would love to find out who the father of Dennis and James was.Maybe someday. In genealogy friendship, Tosca
"People will never look forward to posterity who never look back to their ancestors" by Edmund Burke