I am interested in this Allen family, because we have a Joseph Allen, b. cir. 1806, Maryland, m. Jemima Van Vleet 1830 Fayette Co., IN, who had daughters Leah Margaret [b. cir. 1835, IN], Matilda J. [b. cir. 1834, IN], and Mary Alden [b. 28 Feb 1841, Dublin, Wayne Co., IN].Mary [my gg grandmother] married Peter DeGarmo Sutton, and named her second son Fred Ellsworth Sutton.As far as we know there are no other Freds or Fredericks in the family prior to that time.Any possible connection with your Allens?