What your Joseph Allen looks like is a relative (unknown) of my Allen family. His birth date and the dates of his children would suggest that. As far as I know we have not been able to determine exactly who my Richard Allen's parents and or siblings were. Having said that, it is posted on ancestry.com that Richard Allen (JR) was the son of Richard Allen Sr. Both show up in the Northhampton (Anson) County census in 1790. Anson County was once all of North Carolina. Something that might help me is the names of the children of Joseph who moved to Mississippi close by William Allen. Do you have a copy of the Hinds county census. There are a lot of William Allen's associated with my Allen family. I have 2 cousins from this Allen family that I will send your family group sheet to and we'll see if they know anything about your family.