I know this is probably a long shot to post this to try to find my Allen lineage since Allen is such a common name and I have relatively little info. Here is what I know: James Boyd Allen (lived in Cozad, NE later in life, I think) married Elizabeth Preston and they had Adolphus Marion Allen in Illinois. Adolphus had 3 brothers - William, Irving, James Boyd - and two sisters - Orpha and ? He married Mary Alice Pierce (b. 18 Sep 1864 in Waterloo, Iowa) and my grandfather Edgar Marion Allen was born to them in Minneapolis 15 Apr 1889. I would truly appreciate any information or clues. Please e-mail if you post. Thanks so much.