Dear Karen, Since you have information on Allen's from NY to Mich., I am hoping you can help me.Like you, I have met several cousins online, so I have learned a lot about the descendents of my great great grandparents, but can't find anything about the previous generation.This is what I know about my Allen line.Ashabel Allen married Catherine Baldridge in their native state of Vermont.Catherine was born in 1800, but we don't know when Ashabel was born.Shortly after their marriage, they moved to St. Lawrence Co., NY.They didn't stay in St. Lawrence County for long, because one of their children was born in Oneida Co., NY, in 1834.Their 4 children were: Matilda S. Allen, b. 1831; Ethan P. Allen, b. in Oneida County in 1834; William Wallace Allen (my great grandfather), b. in Oneida County in 1837; and Henry Nelson Allen, b. in 1839.The family moved from NY to Chardon, Geauga Co., OH, in 1839, where Henry was born, and Ashabel died.In about 1850, Catherine moved her family to Lorain Co., OH.In 1861, William Allen married Mary Burns and had 3 children: Bertran Ethan Allen, b. 1863; Charles, b. 1867; and Mabel Maude, b. 1872.In 1875, William moved his family to Midland, Mich., where my family is from.My cousins and I have checked the Census of 1830 and 1840 of Vermont, Oneida Co., NY, and Geauga Co., OH,We can't find an Ashabel Allen in any of those places with children of the right ages.However, we did find an Asher Allen in Oneida Co., NY, in the 1830 Census.Perhaps Asher was a nickname for Ashabel.Any information you could provide would be appreciated.