Sarah, I am researching the Allens in the Grayson VA area that are from the line of William Allen Jr. born 6/20/1756, some accounts say Lunenburg others say Henry VA who married Ann Stewart and had the following children: John Henry Allen , Sr. b: 1784 in Grayson Co., Virginia William Carr Allen b: 17 JAN 1786 in Grayson Co., Virginia Robert Allen b: 17 NOV 1792 in Grayson Co., Virgini William Allen III b: 1795 in Grayson Co., Virginia James Allen b: 1800 in Grayson Co., Virginia Mary Allen b: 6 JUN 1801 in Grayson Co., Virginia Bailey F. Allen b: 1802 in Grayson Co., Virginia Nancy Allen b: 1806 in Virginia Henry Allen b: 2 FEB 1808 in Virginia Isaac Allen b: 28 DEC 1810 in Virginia
They are listed in his will, Will Book 1, page 282, Grayson Co., Virginia July 12, 1823
Anyway, I cannot find any decendancy for James that was born 1800 in Grayson.Nothing, zero, nada.The reason I've zeroed in on this family is from our yDNA match with Mr George Raymond Allen who is at the tail end of this line. He has turned the site over to Amy Edwards and so far nobody has answered any of my inquiries.All of what I can see of his line went west and my Allens came a little more south, NC to SC then over to north GA, so since there's nothing on this James I am hoping I can find someone in this line that scooted down to GA.
So, the question is, could the James in Grayson that you are looking for be the son or grandson of the James in Grayson that I'm looking for?Have you gotten any further with finding yours? Cheryl