I happened to stumble onto this note that you posted which actually is addressed to me but actually replying to someone else.I never received this reply or would have responed sooner.
First let me say that my original reply was dated 04/05/05, which is two years ago.Since that time I have learned that there was a lot of intermarriage even among 1st cousins but that was normally in the 1600 and 1700's not the 1800's.Be that as it may, I am wondering about this letter from a grandson that states that Allen Doyle was his grandfather and somehow proves that Allen Doyle who m. Mary Reavis was the son of James Doyle. Could you please elaborate on this letter as I am apparently unaware of it.
Here are facts as I know them.
I have the Will of John Doyle who d. in Warren Co., KY in 1825 who mentions his son Allen among others.
James Doyle who lived by John Doyle in Rutherford Co., Ky migrated to AL abt. 1819 where his son Allen was living as was evidenced by his will of 1822, as I recall.
Maybe you can explain to me why the Allen Doyle who d. sometime between 1825 and 1828 in Allen Co., Ky is the son of James Doyle in AL and not the son of John Doyle in Warren Co., KY????
Other opinions are fine if they are based on facts, otherwise they perpetuate falsehoods that seem to abound in the genealogy world, not just with the Doyle family, but most other families as well.
I would be more than happy to discuss the Doyle Family with you on any level as long as there are facts to substaniate your arguments.