On the Choctaw County Al GenWeb Project page there is a reference to a John G. Allen, (husband of Martha b 1815) b 1805 in NC d 7/20/1862 Choctaw County Al. Also there is a John Gray Allen (husband of Margaret Cochran) b may 1845 CC Al d Mar 28 1922 CC Al.AsI recall the 1860 Census for CC indicates this was father/ son. There is also a Tombstone listed in the Allen Cemetery at Rudder Hill of a John G Allen, Co E 8 Ala Cav CSA. You had mentioned before that your John Gray moved to Marengo County which is across the Tombigbee River from CC. After coming from NC, what's 15 more miles.