This could be the John Allen I'm looking for - I submitted a Genforum posting on 1/7/98.My ggg-grandmother Dorothy McDonald Allen Goodman had a son named John Allen from her first marriage to a Captain Allen, said to be of Georgetown SC, who was "lost at sea".Then in 1810 she married my ggg-grandfather William Goodman somewhere in NC. They had six or seven children, some born in NC and some in Greene Co. TN, where the family (including John Allen) had moved before 1820). Dorothy died in Greene Co. in 1825, probably in childbirth. After Dorothy died, William Goodman and the rest of the family moved to Augusta GA. John Allen may have accompanied them, but at some point migrated to Columbus GA where he was said to have married and "been successful".This is all I know, but would like to explore the possibility of his being the same as the John Allen you have information on. The birth date is plausible, but Barnwell Co. is on the other side of the state from Georgetown (it is near Augusta GA, though, for what that's worth).