Jim: I am related to Allen's by James Houston Allen b 1876 son of Morris Calvin Allen, who married my grandmother Minnie Lee McAllister. Also your Mildred King married my great uncle Gordon Billings of Blanch, TN and my G/grandfather James Monroe Billings in 1910 was residing with this family when he died in the first auto related fatality in TN that same year.
I was raised on Mr. Allen's farm during the world war II and the family genealogist. Have information to share on this family. Mr. Allen fought in Spanish American War and was married three times and raised three families including my grandmother's 9 orphans when my grandfather Jasper Franklin Billings died at age 38 in 1921.
I am interesting in knowing if the first Giles Co settler in 1809 Daniel Allen father of Col Richard Allen Rev War / war of 1812 is related to this Allen family. Also interested in any Allens who left GCTN for TX in 1878 with Colstons, Browns and Martin/ Ussery family to Grayson Co, TX. Who were these Allens? Dennis Billings