Could your Horace Allen be connected to my Horace Allen??
Horace Allen was born about 1806 in CT. and married Elizabeth Milner, b. ca. 1820 TN.
This family lived in Obion Co., Union City, TN. They are listed in the 1850 Obion Co., Tn. Census:
1850 Obion Co. Tn. Horace Allen, 44 CT. Blacksmith Eliza Allen 30 TN. Abner Allen 13 TN. (b. 1837) married Nancy Yates Jan. 1864 Obion Co. Tn. John Allen 10 TN. Martha Allen 8, TN. Marion Allen 5 male TN. Emma Allen, 4mos female TN.