Lisa, You responded to a message that I posted in April regarding Sanford Allen because of the number of locations in common with your Moses Allen. I found out that Sanford's mother and father were Sally Whiting and Ira Allen. Ira was one of about twelve children born to Elizabeth Shepardson and Josiah Allen in Attleboro. Josiah's second son was Benjamin the 3rd. Josiah was born in 1755, in Mass., but I don't know where. I figured that his father and granfather or an uncle were probably named Benjamin, since his son was the 3rd and that's not his name. I was running the combination of names and approximate dates through the computer at the FHC and came across a Moses Allen born on July 9, 1741 in Glouchester, Mass. He was the sixth child of Benjamin Allen and Mary Riggs. He also had a brother named Benjamin born Sept 24, 1732 in Glouchester, which would have been about right for Josiah's father. Josiah was born in Berkley, Bristol County, Mass. This Moses seems to be too old to be the father of your James Allen, but maybe he's the grandfather, and Glouchester is closer to Maine. I'm still trying to find out if this Benjamin moved from Glouchester to Bristol County. Hope this turns up some leads for you. Susan.