Alex, I find interest in your posting on this Allen information and also the Kendricks that you mention. First let me start with the Allen's. I have been doing some research on this Allen Family off and on that came to Independence County Arkansas. I have been wondering if any of the relationship of the Samuel Allen that seems to be progenitor of the Independence County Allen's or at least some of them to the Annanias Allen that was also listed in the Orange County North Carolina taxlist of 1755 with Samuel. here lately I've wondered if there was a relationship of a George Allen Sr. that was married to a Sarah and born in South Carolina in about 1780 to the Samuel that also was in Independence County.
Mt Allen line as said before came from Orange County through Annanias Allen son Gershom Allen. Gershom left Orange County and was in Surry County taxlist and then listed in Wilkes County records. He later moved with his family to Pendleton District South Carolina and had land on the Tugaloo River. My Squire Allen the son of Gershom came to Arkansas and seems to have had two sons named Westley and Aaron that settled in Independence County. I descend through another son of Squire named Eli Allen. Westley and Aaron are both last seen in Independece County in 1850 census. I haven't located Aaron or his neighbors the Whitney's after that but Westley Allen went to Oregon and he had a son named Aaron.
Now for the Kendricks. I descend from a George Keeton of Maury and Lawrence County Tennessee and an unknown wife. In his will he mentions the names of sons especially Austin and Obadiah which are also Kendrick names and was wondering if you knew of a relationship of the Kendrick you mentioned and George Keeton. It seems that George was born in Virginia and he had a daughter Martha born in North Carolina about 1802. This is my ancestor and she married Ezekial Cochran/Cohorn/ Cothran. The son of William Cockran/Cohorn. Have you ran across the name Keeton when researching the Kendrick and Allen Family. I believe that some of George Keetons sons went to Mississippi but need to double check on the name of the County.
Thanks for any information that you might be able to share Darren Altom