I, too, am researching the Allen, Kaize, COBB line for a friend and I have problems in proving William Allen b. 1813 as father of John because the census dates never add up. I recently sent to Salt Lake for a film on Vitals Statistics of Wood County, West Virginia, where John Allen was born. A William ALLEN posted a birth for John ALLEN in 1853. I can tell you that William was married to Sarah JUSTICE. I have tried tracking the MAJORS and concluded that John W. ALLEN b 1828 in Wood County who stays in Wood County was married first to Mariam LANE and second to Mary E. SEWELL. The other child of John W ALLEN and Elizabeth WELSH was Major Reed ALLEN b 1830 married Amanda J. CROSS and to Amanda BARHAM. By his first wife Major had a son John W b 1859. I don't think that is our John. John W ALLEN b 1795 in Pennsylvania must surely have been related toWilliam ALLEN.In one census William says his name is John. John W Allen b Pennsylvania in an almost unreadable record said his father was Tephenick ALLEN and his mother was Mary. This is all I found out and I haven't connected William b 1813 to John b 1795 nor have I connected for sure John ALLEN b 1857 to William Allen and Sarah JUSTICE. I'm doing research for Jason ALLEN whose grandfather is William Stanley ALLEN who is probably a brother of Holly ALLEN.