Bob, I believe Henry B. Allen was the s/o Henry Allen b.ca. 1815 Ferrisburg & Ruby. She would have been older thay Henry and that may have been why their marriage did not work ? This Henry Allen married Matilda E. Curler. Have not found a marriage date but their children- Julia Ann was born ca. 1818, Benjamin b. Feb 1840; Betsy b. Nov 1842, Obadiah b. 1845, m. ann sheridan; Electa b. Oct 1849 and posibly a Edmond so there is room for Henry being married before Matilda. Henry s/o Obadiah Allen & Esther Van Curler. Have found Quit claim land records that prove children of Obadian & Esther. They were Joseph who married Miriam Grandy they later moved to NY; Henry n. ca. 1815; Norman b. Apr 1819, m. Malvina Tupper; Obadiah b. 15 Dec 1820, m. Helen E. Ferris; Almon b. 1821, m. Nancy Wentworth; Lydia Ann, Julia ann, & Jacob Allen. Ester married John Gregory after Obadiah died. Obadiah Allen s/o Obadiah L. Allen & Hannah Gage. Children of Obadiah Allen & Hannah were Obadiah, Joseph Allen 1777-1816; Merch m. Eaton hitchcock; Lydia married a Mr White; Hannah m. a Gage; and william Allen m. Lucretia Putnam.
Henry B. Allen death record state father Henry Allen mother Ruby Blake. His marriage record states father Obadiah Allen & Ruby Blake. The death record is a typed card and does not say who the informat was, if it was Henry. I have not been able to find Henry or ruby in 1850 census and the names may be misspelled or transcibed wrong. Iwill go back and look page by page. In 1860 Census Ferrisburg Henry Allen age 23 is listed with his mother Ruby Taggert and her husband william Taggert. for some reason Henry's wife is not listed after Henry and may be mistake by census taker as next dwelling is Peter Piney Gage and wife Polly and children and listed with them is Mariah Allen age 18 and Ella Allen age 1. This Peter Gage line goes back to William Gage and Mercy Huddleson and as you probably know Hannah Gage who married Obadiah L. Allen was a daughter of william Gage and Mercy. In 1870 Henry Allen & Maria are still listed in Ferrisburg. I have to stop for now but wanted to get this posted as I will be busy till later. Eva