Ron Hall, Thank you for your response to my question(s). However, I am unsure that I made my question clear judging from your response. I am presetnly trying to discern "my" Allen roots. At this time I have not published any of my work on line or other wise. I am trying to make sure of my discoveries before reporting information.
In my search I went to Google and searched the Hillsville Courthouse Tragedy. I do have a copy of your work. The search results gave me several options to review. One is a notice that the Allen family linage reported by Rufus Gardner from his book titled The Couthouse Tragedy, Hillsville, Va. 1962 is incorrect. The author of the document is a George Allen that calls Rufus' work "erroneous."
The work I have completed is more in line with the work of Rufus Gardner's findings than with the work of George Allen. My findings were independnet of any knowledge of Rufus' work until I recently looked it over after reading George's comments.
The following are the general links of my work to date. Remember my goal is accuracy. I am the 9th generation grandson of 1. Robert Allen Jr b 1703 m. Elizabeth Stokes 2. William Allen b. 1724 m. Mary Lewis (ist of three wives), Here is where my line goes to Meredith b. 1770 the son of William and Mary and brother to William b.1756the spouse of Ann Stuart 3. Carr Allen b.1786 m. Temperance Daniels 4. Jeremiah Allen b.1817 m. Nancy Coombs 5. J. Sidna Allen and Siblings.
The work of George Allen as I understand it, eliminates Robert Allen Jr. as the parent of William Allen spouse of Mary Lewis and replaces him with Joseph Allen b. 1700. ??????
Maybe I am missing something ...? My work to date takes me to Richard Allin of England spouse of Joan arriving in the Colonies about 1635 on the good ship "Safety".
If you can help I would be grateful. Thank you for your work of excellence with the Allen family.