I am descended from a James Hinson Allen (b. about 1785/1790 in Moore County, NC). He later moved to Bladen County but maintained a dry goods store in Carthage in Moore Co.
I've not been able to find James' father on any records. I did however see there was a Joseph Allen on early census records in Moore County. I've assumed this is his father.I see you h ave a James listed although it is much later. Please contact me as there must be a connection here somewhere.