Benjamin Allan married Christina McLaughlin.Together they had nine children. Benjamin was a physician and died in Scotland at the age of fourty-eight. Their third child James Roy Allan was born 15 May 1839 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. At the age of twenty, James, moved to England where he married Mary Ann Leather in 1864. They then came to America and settled in Allison,Butler County, Iowa. Any information on these lines would be appreciated. James had an older sister, Christina,who married a McFarland and settled in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.