I am researching the Allen family of Surry Co., NC and believe that I may be a descendant of the William Allen that is mentioned in the 1786 Taxables, Atkins' District.I have read that this district was located in southern region of present-day Surry Co., along the Yadkin River.This seems to be close to the original Allen home place near East Bend, NC.
This William, as you know, may have been brother to Isaac and John Jr. who were listed with John Sr. in the tax lists. There is also another connection, in later generations, between my Allen family and the Pettits.
I have several male Allen relatives who might be interested in the DNA study. And I would love to compare research notes, so I hope you will get in touch.