I am researching the Ethan Allen family to prove or disprove a link to one of Ethan's sisters.Most of the info I have comes through ANCESTRY.com and DAR.The following is from Colonial Families of the United States of America; vol.4 Ethan's parents were Mary Baker and Joseph Allen. Their children included : ethan Allen, b. 10/jan/1737,Litchfield,CT,[ m twice: 1st wife Mary Brownson(Bronson). Found two lines claiming to be descended from 2nd wife: Second wife: Fanny Brushor Frances Buchanan.] Heman Allen, b.? Lydia allen,b.6/apr/1742 cornwall, CT Heber Allen,b./m. sarah Owen Levi Allen Lucy Allen Zimri allen Ira Allen (Ethan had a cousin, Remember allen who fought in the Rev.) Maybe these names will pop up for you in your research.since the Lydia Allen you are researching was b. in 1826, she would most likely be a gt-grandchild of Ethan's OR one of his brothers. Definitely from the paternal side. BUT-I've found dozens of Lydia's in my search and not one link to Ethan. "LOTS OF LUCK"My own research: I'm searching for the spouses of Ethan's sisters.If one of them married a Kinnison,and had a son named William Allen Kinnison, then our link is probable.If none of them married a Kinnison, then it is disproved.if you see anything, please let me know your source.