My dad's family has been unbelievably hard to trace. I have found nothing on my great grandfather who was Hester's dad James Jones. I do know that there were other children with the man named Brown. My dad said his mom wanted to be like her other siblings and sometimes went by Brown. I wish I had started this before my grandmother died. I do know Lola divorced the Jones shortly before or after my grandmother was born in 1909. I was told that the Smith she married either was from or had family in or around Griffin GA.
I thank you for the information on the Allens. It is a great help.