Hi. My blood grandmother was Avey Allen (Patterson). My real grandmother (my dad was adopted) was her sister, Carrie Lee Allen (Boyd). Avey died during the birth of my father. Her sister, Carrie (Boyd) & husband, Joseph Henry Boyd adopter my father, Joseph Patterson Boyd.
Now, with that out of the way, I will speak of the ancestral location. My grandmother was born in Oak Bowery, AL and her family moved just up the road to Sturkie, AL. I believe the land in Sturkie was owned by the Allen family for years before the move. Her father, Henry Allen (who had 12 children) owned the home place. Her brother Claude Allen inherited the home and surrounding acreage, which he later sold to Nolan Davidson.
Does this sound like the Allen family location of which you speak?