I have an update on this line, but am making very slow progress.Father of MARY ALDEN ALLEN, LEAH MARGARET ALLEN, MATILDA ALLEN, WILBUR ALLEN and HENRY ALLEN was JOSEPH ALLEN, b. cir 1806 in Maryland.Leah and Matilda were also born in MD.Mary was born in Dublin, Wayne Co., IN. Joseph Allen is listed in the 1840 Federal census, Dublin Twp., Wayne Co., IN, as being between 20 and 30; wife between 20 and 30; one son below 5; two daughters, one below 5, one between 5 and 10. In 1850 Joseph, 44 years [born MD] is in Berrien Co., MI, with wife Sarah A., 31 years.With them is Matilda [b. MD], 16 years, and Frances, 2 years.Nearby is the household of SEWELL HULL and JANE VAN VLIET HULL, 44 years [b. NJ].Within that household are Leah M. Allen, 15 years [b. MD], and Mary, 9 years [b. IN]. Jane Van Vliet Hull is the sister to the first Mrs. Joseph Allen [mother of Mary, Leah,Matilda, Henry and Wilbur].Van Vliet could have been the maiden name, or it could be her name from a first marriage.Her marriage to Sewell Hull was his second.He had 6 children by his first wife. Still looking for the mother of the Allen children, and for more information on Joseph.