Mr. McAfee,I noticed your query in the Allen Family Genforum.You mentioned DPC Allen as being born in Lincoln County, TN in 1832.I was doing research in the Mahon Library in Lubbock, Texas and ran across a family geneology book that said they descended from D.P.C. Allen of Lynchburg, TN. These people were from Abernathy, Texas. My great,great grandfather was John W. Allen and he was born in 1821 or 1824.He was also from Lynchburg, TN.I have been trying to make a connection of John W. Allen with any of the Allens that were in Lynchburg,TN at the time.John W. Allen was killed in the Civil War in 1862 and left a wife and family there in Lynchburg.His wife was Sarah Ann Foster.His children were: William B.; Eliza Ann; Sterling Washington (my great grandfather); John W.; and Sarah.
If you have any information on D.P.C. Allen and his parents and siblings, I would be really interested to know of them.In the meantime, I will search my notes and see if I can find the name of the people who wrote the book on the Allens saying they descended from D.P.C. Allen and get back to you with it.Thank you. Joyce Kirk KIRKJJ@aol.com