James (and brother Thomas) ALLEN were traders, gunsmiths and silversmiths on the KY frontier. Clara HASKINSHOSKINS was said to be of Cherokee descent. One daughter Annab 1847 KY moved to Lebanon, Marion Co, KY before 1870. She married Braham REED also a silversmith who was murdered. Her children were educated at the Catholic School in Lebanon and she moved to Indianpolis before 1884.