Thanks, Claire, for the info, and especially about Abraham's daughter Margaret (Peggy) ALLEN being the one who married Samuel GATTIS.I had assumed she was the Peggy mentioned in John's will.
My original posting with a summary of John's Orange Co. NC will had severalerrors due to my misreading of the microfilmed Will Book, and the wrong page reference as well.Here is a much better summary from Ruth H. Shields, "Abstracts of Wills Recorded in Orange County, NC 1752 - 1850", 1997, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, vol 2, pg 52:
Will Book D pp. 359-362Will dated 29 January 1812, proved --- JOHN ALLEN:wife Jennett; daus: Peggy, Sally, Jane ("Jenny"), all unmarried sons: Abraham, George, Samuel daus: Elizabeth, Nancy grandson: John Allen Executors: son Samuel and Alexander Russell. Witnesses: Ezekiel B. Currie, Alexander Russell, John C. Russell.
That 1949 book you mentioned is what prompted my initial posting.It incorrectly states that John ALLEN of the 1812 Orange Co. NC will was the father of George ALLEN (m. Cynthia PATTON) of Floyd Co. KY.The true facts about that George ALLEN's parents are to be found in Robert E. Allen's June 2, 1999 posting to this forum.George's parents were Samuel ALLEN and Sarah PRATER, married 1783 in Henry Co. VA.