I'm from Pickens Co. AL, but I live in nearby Tuscaloosa now. My grandmother is a Pickens Co. Allen. Her father was Searcy Allen. His wife was Mary Elizabeth Burkhalter. Searcy' parents were Elijah James Allen and Liza Jane Allen. Elijah's father was Jack Allen and his wife is unknown, except that she was half Indian. The family has been in Pickens Co. for some time. Several still live there.The family worked for the Pioneer Lumber Company. And lived at the "Pioneer Camp" settlement along the Sipsey River in Pickens. Get back in touch. Maybe I can help.