I believe we've had contact before. According to Granville Allen, Robert Barnes Allen died somewhere in Texas after drinking "tainted" water. I didn't know anyone in the family knew where he was buried.When you mentioned Melinda is buried in the Allen Cemetery in Lawrence Co Alabama, did you by chance mean Lauderdale Co. AL instead?I found their marriage 27 July 1833 in Rutherford Co. TN.It's the connection to Rhoda (McGuire) Vawter that I'm looking for and think maybe I've now found. A lady is willing to have notarized a statement of veracity and copy a page from her family bible that lists Melinda as a Vawter child. Hope that will be enough.Thanks anyhow.