Patricia - Thanks for your response.My information doesn't go back any further than Isaac and Polly.
ISAAC ALLEN-b. 28 Sep 1817, TN, d. 16 Aug 1864 Ft. Scott,Bourbon County, Kansas, buried in West Plains Cemetery.(Thomas Allen's obit says Isaac was shot be a neighbor following a "difference" between them.)
married:MARY (POLLY) W. b. 12 Dec 1820 TN, d. 10 Jan 1899 Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co., KS, bur. in West Plains Cemetery. Polly married A.P.Simms some time after March 1867
Her obit reads as follows:From Ft. Scott "Monitor" December 1899
MRS. P.W. SYMNS DEAD- Mother of Chief of Police Allen Joins the Great Majority - Leaves Daughter in Klondike Mrs. Polly W. Symns, the aged mother of Chief of police T.J. Allen, who ahs been a constant sufferer for seven years, peacefully passed away Tuesday at 7 o'clock pm at the residence, corner of Sixth and Lowman streets.The cause of death is attributed to bone e.y.ipel.s and general debility.Although hardly able to be out of the hourse for years her last severe illness was of but six weeks duration.Since that time she has been at the point of death and her demise ha been hourly expected, although everything possible was done to prolong her life.She was 78 years old last December. Being a confirmed Baptist nearly all of her life, the deceased's past has been free from blemish and during her long residence in Bourbon county she was loved and revered by all who know her. She leaves two sons, T.J. Allen of this city, and one in Hesperus, Colorado, two daughters, Mrs. Shoemaker of Kanss City and the other in the Klondike regions, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.The family have the profound sympathy of the community.
I can send you some information on the children, if you need it!