I'm at a genealogical stalemate with my great-great-great grandfather, Christopher Young Allen, often referred to in public records as C.Y. Allen.
He was born in Alabama on 29 Dec 1824. He lived in Lafayette, Mississippi during the 1850 census and married Elizabeth Childress (born in Mississippi circa 1834) in 1854.
He and Elizabeth appear in Leona, Leon County, Texas on the 1860 census, which is where he raised his children and died. Many of his sons and other family stayed in Leon County, Texas.He died there 25 Nov 1873.
He fought in the Civil War with the Second Texas Calvary (Second Arizona Brigade). He may have had a brother named Benjamin D. Allen. His father was born in North Carolina and his mother in Georgia.