Thanks very much for responding to my message. Yes, I think you are right. George Allen was born in 1811, apparently in Maryland, and died on 24 February, 1863. He is listed in the 1840, 1850 and 1860 census, in Fairfield County, Ohio. It is not clear if he was married twice but for some unknown reason he left Shelbyville, IL suddenly, and his wife and children, and went to Ohio where he died. He left immediately after moving to Illinois, in 1863, after 30 years in Ohio, so the cause may have been divorce. He is referred to in the Shelby County biography of Edgar Allen. Beyond that it is difficult to learn more, and I have no idea who his parents were. Hope this helps.