In 1830, he had a boy and two girls who were under 5 years old, two 5-9 years old girls, and two 10-14 year old girls.
In 1840, he had a girl who was under five years old, two boys who were 5-9 years old, a boy and a girl who were 10-14 years old, three girls who were 15-19 years old, and two girls who were 20-29 years old.
The family moved to Rhea County, Tennessee shortly before the 1850 census was taken. Benjamin was said to be 55, born in North Carolina, and a farmer. Frances was said to be 53, and born in North Carolina. Six children still lived with them -- Martha, Joseph, Emily, William, John, and Missouri. Their daughter, Eleanor, and her husband, James H. Pass, lived next door.
By 1860, Benjamin and Frances lived in Meigs County, Tennessee and were empty-nesters.
William Allen and Darius Waterhouse were appointed administrators of Benjamin's estate on August 16, 1866. The bond was set at $1000.
I believe Benjamin's father was the elder Benjamin Allenwho lived concurrently in Rockingham. I believe the elder Benjamin's father was John Allen who died in Guilford Couunty in 1780 or 1781. I believe John Allen's father was Jacob Allen who died in Orange County in 1770.
I'm seeking information on the parents of Frances Collins.