My brother-in-law has a maternal great-grandfather named Gideon Allen who was born in New York City on 6/5/1831 and died on 6/5/1922. He had a wife named Ane and he was in the Fifth New York volunteer regiment ( I company) during the Civil War. This was a part of the group known as Duryea's Zoauves. His father's name was William and his mother was Elizabeth Manzer. His son's name was Edward Allen who was married to Anna Geisman. If anyone knows anything about any family history (previous to Gideon) or any info on the Zoauves, please let us know. Thanks.