1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses AND marriage record all list James's birth location as Indiana. Other clues from records lead me to believe he is the same James M. Allen that married Mary Ann Kimes 17 Jan 1873, Kosciusko Co, IN. The 1910 census lists his marriage to Anna Mansfield was his second marriage. And James consistently listed his parents birth locations as OH and IN. I believe his parents were Aaron and Mary Allen who lived in Kosciusko and Marshall Counties (IN) during their early years of marriage.