My gggrand parents were Dr.Samuel Mims Allen who m. Mary Wilmouth Hoskins. He was b.in Madison Co.AL.1820 and she according to census was born in TN. abt.1820 Both, Samuel Mims Allen and his wife's brother William A.H.Hoskins were in the Mississippi Rifles 1846-48 under Zachary Taylor and Jefferson Davis, they were living in MS at the time.This is called the War with Mexico. They, including her bro. migrated to Arkansas Co. AR. Hoskins is not a real common name, but i'm not aware of this line in NY?? But anytime i see Allens and Hoskins it's of interest to me.