I have recently been researching once again for my Allen connection and instead of North Carolina, I tried South Carolina as the Carolina's could have been one and the same at the time, and I found a Francis Allen in the 1790 census in Granville County, North Carolina. Then in 1810 I find Francis Allen in Edgefield County, South Carolina, in 1820 in Kershaw County, South Carolina, in 1830 in Kershaw Co., South Carolina, in 1840 in Randolph Co., Alabama, and in 1866 in Talladega County, Alabama. Could these all be our Francis we are looking for? It would be nice if we could correspond via e-mail. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.I have information on some of their children.