Could this be the R.T.P. Allen who was married to Julia Ann Dickinson?They were married about 1830.Julia was from Nashville and her mother (Patsy Bond Dickinson)s second husband was an Allen. There is a Robt. Allen listed in the 1860 Fed. Census in Ward 1, Nashville.I have a copy of a letter written to my gr-grandmother, Araminta Dickinson Winans, in 1885, from her relative, Robt. Allen, who was possibly at a Military Academy in Kentucky.Part of the family did live in Randolph Co., Ill. in the 1830's.