My name is Hope O. Creasman.I am working on my Allen line and came across the site recommended here in which was stated that several children of Josiah Allen are adopted. My line is through Nancy Allen who married Lewis Mathews.If she is adopted, I need to know this.In our family there was a Spencer/Allen Chest that was passed down for many generations. Elizabeth DeLoach married after Josiah's death to Aaron Etheridge.I wondered if this is being confused? Edgefield, South Carolina Records, pg. 5 "ALLEN, JOSIAH - - Former husband of ________? who-m- 2nd Aaron Etheredge I also recall where some of the girls marriage were made with the fact that Aaron Etheridge was the stepfather. Did you ever get a copy of the will? Etheredge Will 1811.Ch. of Josiah Allen:Nancy Mathis, Milbury Clark, Drury Allen. Edgefield." Thank you for any help on this. Please send reply to firstname.lastname@example.org .My carrier will not forward or return the reply if you hit Reply.