I have been stuck for many years as to who my John Wesley Allen I, born abt. 1810 in NC, belonged to.I think he may belong to Daniel Allen and Rebecca Buchannon, but not sure.I have reliable information from he and his wife Sarah down through the generations.I know he had the following children: Mary B. (Polly) b March 4, 1834, who married James Sims, Susan Allen b abt. 1836 m Amos M. Neal, Andrew M. Allen b abt. 1837 m Nancy E. Carter, Mary M. Gordon, Martha Ellen Hinchee, Mrs. Sarah A. Meeker, and Mrs. Susan Barnes, Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Allen b abt 1841 m James A. White & Hugh A. Whitaker, John Wesley II b August 10, 1843 m Mary E. Harrison, Rachel Louise b May 12, 1844 m John J. Christian, Joseph G. Orange, Barney B. Bowers and James Reoch, Amanda E. b November 3, 1845 m John Randolph Trail, Josephine E. Allen b December 11, 1847 m Andrew Jackson Hullett, Yance Malone b March 1849 m Amanda Helen Carter, David Richard B abt. 1852 m Mary A. Martin and Gilbert Allen b abt 1853.
We have found this family in the following census: 1850 DeKalb Co., TN, 1860, 1870 & 1880 Butler Co., KY.
We know that he sold 32 acres of land in DeKalb Co., TN on Helton's Creek, District 11 to William E. Foutch on October 25, 1859.
A son John Wesley Allen II was in a lawsuit in Butler Co., KY and named his living siblings in the early 1900's.
A son Yance Malone Allen sued Joseph Taylor Allen in Smith Co., TN in February 1868.
John Wesley Allen I's will was dated January 9, 1873 with witnesses: H. B. Turner, David R. Allen, and Amos M. Neal.They were back in court to attest he had passed away January 1882.
The children that I have found ended up in the following places:Mary (Polly) Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX, Susan DeKalb Co., TN, Andrew M. Butler Co., KY, Sarah possibly Butler Co., KY, John Wesley II, Logan Co., KY, Rachel, Warren Co., KY, Amanda, Ohio Co., KY, Josephine, Butler Co., KY, Yance Malone, Logan Co., KY, David Richard, Warren Co., and I can not find Gilbert...
I would love to hear from any of my great-grandfather's descendants.