Kathy; Thanks for the quick response. I still think there is a tie here some where. Gideon has a daughter, Anna Sarah Allen that marries George W. Farnham and he is the brother to Sarah Farnham who marries William McClure Sr. Now, his son William Jr. marries a Mary Allen. All that is known of her is that she has Ct. ties and was b. 1787. With such a common name as Mary, we have not had any luck attaching her to an Allen family. Please keep your eyes open for her or any other possible Mary Allen's and keep me in mind. Thanks again.