Hello:My name is Bill.I am researching my wife's family. Her Grandfather was John H.(Hunter)Allen.He was born in 1839 in Mechlenburg(sic) county N.C.He died in 1915 in poinsett, Arkansas. I have a copy of an interview he made around 1901.I suspect it is mostly lies. He stated in the interview "that his father was a Colonel William Allen.His mother was Sarah Hunter.He stated that his grandfather on his mother's side was in the battle of King's Mountain. He said he was in the civil war(confederate) and was seriously wounded in the battle of MalvernHill. He stated also that he had attended Davidson College." I have not been able to verify any of this. I traced him by census back to Mississippi then to South Carolina.He had a son J.W. Allen born in 1862, and a daughter Emma born in 1864.Emman later married a Houston in Poinsett county Ar. I apologize for this being such a long post, I didn't know where to stop. If you have any info, that you can share on this John H.I would be most grateful. I have some more info if it would help.