Are you thinking that these two Thomas Allens could be the same person?Check the Rockingham original deed (you can probably call the courthouse) and see if the deed specifically says "Thomas Allen from Rockingham County."If it does, then these two guys are probably separate people, but if it doesn't they may be the same man, getting rid of all his "eastern" land in 1786 before going to Kentucky. [I have also sent you an email with some other brainstorming in it....jeb]
[Rockingham NC DB?]C: 210. 22 August 1786. Thomas Allen sold 300 acres to David Peebles on Jacob's Creek adjacent to David Peebles. Witnesses Nathaniel Lanier, Nathanial Peebles, and Hubbard Peebles. Rockingham County, North Carolina. (Webster, p. 42) (continue on)
1786, January 11 - Thomas Allen "of Granville County, N.C." appoints his son-in-law Thomas Owen attorney to collect that which is due him. Wits: Groves Howard and Armeli [sic-Amelia?] Gill. Nov. 26, 1786 - Thomas Grant of Wilkes County, Ga. appointes Thomas Owen, Sr. of Granville county, NC to sell all his lands in that county. Wits: John Young, and John Owen, Jr. [Thomas Allen had inherited land from his daddy's will on Spewmarrow Creek at the line of Thomas Grant.] (continue on)
["Granville County Kinfolks," page 75... I am so sorry to not have the name of the author. I will try to find that..jeb] In 1788 Frances Allen and Grant Allen sold the land they inherited from William Allen, to Thomas Mutter, Jr. "land whereon William Allen, deceased, lived and died." Also Thomas Allen "of Mercer County, Kentucky" deeded to Thomas Mutter of Granville County NC, land adj. that sold by Grant Allen to Thomas Mutter. Oct. 21, 1788.