Looking at the Allen Family in early Breathitt Co. Kentucky.
There seems to be too many children attached to the William Allen and Caty Gearheart union with some children predating their marriage bond in June 1808 when she would have been about 16 years old.
Information has some of the Cockrell boys saying their great grandfather on their mother's side was William Allen.
Their grandmother was Anna Allen born ca. 1817 but she's missing on some sites. Another site says she was married to a Hays too.
Dickey's diary says he stayed with Anna Allen's sister, Mrs. Nick Hays. If Mrs. Hays was was Mary Allen, that's two more children (Anna and Mary). Dickey confirms the Anna Allen marriege to James Cockrell.
Tough too is the whole Nicholas Hays/Allen family. I cannot find them in 1850 or 1860 but there is a Nickolas Angel those years who is the right age with a wife named Mary. Sites say a Mary Allen, daughter of William and Caty,married a Nickolas Angel but that doesn't jive with Breathitt History/Dickey/Hays Researchers. Is it Hays, Angel or both?
Anybody have any info they can share? I'm mostly concerned with the Anna AllenCockrell connection since that is my wife's line.