Thanks for your informative reply, Jean.Some of this I had, but I didn't have Susan Barber and Ethan Allen's son Ethan. I'm not sure about that Barber Allen born in Virginia, though......it wouldn't be a usual thing for people to go that far and then back again, as once they headed west, they kept going as a rule.
I have seen the death of Ethan Allen in Vermont listed, and wonder if it was in that border area which seemed to have been switched between Vermont and New York in the early years. With son Ethan marrying a girl from Rutland, VT, that would seem logical. Susan supposedly died in New York. Susan Barber Allen married John Francis Webster who was born in Tyringham, Berkshire, MA, after his family moved up there from Rhode Island, but how they got together is another little mystery, since her parents died in CT. They moved to western New York after their first son was born.
The hunt goes on...and on!This may be one of my stone walls, like with a Bennett ancestor born in NY in 1815....not a record to be found that has been helpful!