I have a GIDEON ALLEN born 1780 in Wilkes Co., N.C., died November 1813 in Wilkes Co., N.C. Married SARAH MILLENDER in 1800. His father: ANANIAS ALLEN, b. June 15, 1756 in Orange Co., N.C., d. Sept. 23, 1840 in Jackson Co., AL. His mother: ELIZABETH LAXTON, b. Sept. 17, 1757, d. Sept. 22, 1840 (interesting that they died 1-day apart). He had 10 brothers and sisters. If you think this is your Gideon, I'll provide you with the rest of the information I have on this family. Ananias and Elizabeth (Laxton) Allen are my 5th great-grandparents, my line is through Gideon's brother Wilson Laxton Allen.