Well, I have looked at this family for myself through a William Allen, but I haven't figured it out either. Have you considered taking the yDNA test?I got a male cousin to donate and we only got 2 matches. Scarce bunch here in Georgia.....Anyway, my William Allen was supposedly married to Nancy Keith, and the Allens that are in this line have married Keiths or they live close by.Look at this posting on Rootsweb:
Pickens County, South Carolina, Court House, Probate Court. Estate of William Allen Box 5 #52. Estate Administrator, 21 July 1834, by John Allen, Cornelius Keith, William L. Keith, bound to J. H. Dendy, Judge of Ordinary, for $1000.00. Citation published 5 July 1834, at Oolenoy Church Meeting House. Inventory made 31 July 1834, by Peter Robinson, Samuel Eaden, John Keith, Joseph B. Reid, John Allen, a son. FM. Reid received a share. Abraham and Sally Powell received a share. ANDREW CORBIN and wife Nancy Castle, received a share. Simeon Youngblood and wife received a share. Abagail Allen, the widow received a share. Clayton N. Reid received a share. On 7 December 1839, Simeon Youngblood of Benton Alabama, states "You will please send by Barton Griffin, my wives part of estate of William Allen. My wife is a daughter of John Castle Wyley, Ann.... we were married by Joseph Reid, Esq." Simon Youngblood, William H. and Jane T. Allen were the two minor children of Thomas Allen. His widow was Elizabeth C. Allen.
South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 14, 15, & 16 Volume XVI Fall 1988 Number 4 , p. 191 South Carolina, Pickens District. Personally appear'd before me Abner Chastain who on his oath saith that the Land belonging to the Estate of William Allen Deceased is not worth one Thousand dollars. August 31, 1835. Jas. H. Dendy, O. P. D.
Volume XVI Fall 1988 Number 4 , p. 191 Legal Heirs & Representatives of William Allen Deceas'd who died Intestate. You are hereby required to appear at the Court of Ordinary to be holden at Pickens Court House for Pickens District on the third Monday of September next to shew cause if any you can why the Real Estate of William Allen deceas'd situate in s'd District on the waters of Olenay Creek and containing two hundred and fifty Acres more or less should not be divided or sold alloting to Abigail Allen one third thereof and the remain'g two in equal proportions to the remaining Heirs. Given under my hand this 31st August Anno Domini 1835. J. H. Dendy, O. P. D.
Volume XVI Fall 1988 Number 4 , p. 191 The forgoing summons in Partition having been serv'd & Consented to by the Heirs present in this state and the Legal 7 weeks notice by advertz. in the Pendleton Messenger having been given and On due Examination, It is hereby Ordered and Decreed That the Tract of 250. Acres of Land as described in the original summons in Partition of which William Allen died seized and possessed be sold by the sheriff of Pickens District on the first Monday of February next or on such other sale day as shall be most for the advantage of the parties in Interest On a Credit of twelve months the Purchaser giving Bond and good security and a mortgage of the premises if deemed necessary to the Ordinary for the payment of the purchase money. January 4th Anno Domini 1836. Jas. H. Dendy, O. P. D.
Would you like to join the myfamily.com Allen site? Cheryl