After checking some of the internet TREE sites, there appears to be much confusion on this John Allen.Multiple marriages have been tied to this same John Allen. It would be easy to do.....John Allen is much like John Smith and without tracking the kids in the household from each census, it would be hard to connect with the right John Allen.
If I have the same John Allen you are looking for; he and his wife are still alive for the 1900 census and they have been married 59yrs.
1900 OH, Pickaway Co, Circleville Ward 5 Allen, John82bn July 1818 in VA, md 59yrs ,Savilla 78 bn Nov 1821 in OH, md 59yrs, 12kids/10 alive ,Savilla 31 bn Apr 1869 in OH, sgl, dau, school teacher
This daughter Savilla bn 1869 is the big clue that we have the same family group that is found on the 1850Benton, Hocking Co, OH census..John & Sarilla 1860Benton, Hocking Co, OH census....John & Servilla 1870 Benton, Hocking Co, OH census..John & Savilla 1880Benton, Hocking Co, OH census......but for some reason John's wife is listed as Lilly. Lilly has the right age/place of birth as Savilla..and the children are the same. Census records can be tricky....census takers often wrote the info down on paper & transferred to the census form later.Maybe he wrote Villa and later thought he must have meant Lilly??? Hard to tell. On this 1880 census it shows them all living together with Benj Allen and his family.On the 1870 the same Benj & John are next door neighbors.
1910 Ohio,Franklin Co,Columbus Ward 12 The Savilla Allen by 1869 is living with her widowed sister, Julia Hinton, & Julia's 3 children.She is still living with her sister at the same location for the 1920 census. Husband, wife & daughter are buried at the same cemetery: Burial: Savilla Allen Birth: Nov. 20, 1821 Death: Jul. 30, 1906 Forest Cemetery Circleville Pickaway County Ohio, USA Plot: