Celeste, Maybe there's a connection. I believe my Allen line may be from Greene Co., TN to Madison Co., AL to Henderson and Wayne Co., TN to Desoto and Panola Co., MS. This is based in part on the connection between this Allen line and the family of Samuel Seaton and his son, Elihu David Seaton of the same counties. Please keep me posted about any new information you may find or any additional information you have on your line. James raised 4 sons, Joseph, James, Henry, and William. And 5 daughters, Sidney, Belle Zora, Lizzie, Eleta, and Julia Also, James raised the children of a brother, name unknown, from sometime c1796 in Lonoke Co., AR. The children were Effie, John L. and Julius M. Allen. Hopefully these names will provide further clues to the parentage of my James H. Allen.