Interesting similarities here.I have an A.E. ALLEN, female, b. abt. 1812 in VA listed as head of household on the 1860 Lamar Co. TX census.All of the children in the household were born in TN.One of the sons, W.J. ALLEN, m. Mary A. Elizabeth BOWDEN WILLIAMS in 1865 in Lamar County TX.The WILLIAMS family was from Sumner Co. TN.
My ALLEN family came to Lamar Co. TX just prior to the Civil War.