My great-grandfather was named Columbus (Lum) Allen.He was born in Anniston, Calhoun Co. Al. abt. 1850-55.He married Rachel Eveylyn Lloyd on Dec. 19, 1875.My grandmother Lou Allen was born Sept. 27, 1877 in Calhoun Co., Al.She married Caleb Milton Ford also born in Calhoun Co., Al.I don't know if my Lum & your Lum are the same or not, if not, they would have to been close kin with the same name.I have lots of info. on the Fords, but that is all I have on the Allens.My father's middle name was Allen, as was my oldest brother, & my oldest son.My middle name Lou is for my grandma. So I am anxious to find out about our namesake.