The only thing i know about Benton C.Allen is that is was born in North Carolina and died in Tennessee. He was born in 1807 and died in 1870. I know nothing about his wife Elizabeth except according to the 1870's Census for Jefferson Cty Tenn she was born in Virginia in 1828. The had the folliwing children Cynthia in 1851 Joseph E. 1857 and John B. Allen in 1849. But they did live in the same household as Abraham Hays who was born in 1838 and possibly Cynthia's husband Alexander Hayes older brother.