I would be interested to know if any ALLEN descendents here have taken DNA tests.We are waiting for test results now.They should be available in 6 weeks. It is our belief that we are tied into the Allen's of Lawrence Co IN...which would have been Washington Co then?
Elisha and Sarah AKERS ALLEN came to Indiana from Barren Co KY.They sold their land in 1813 and started a church in early 1816, so they were in Indiana before 1816.Elisha's Will is as follow:
ELISHA ALLENof Washington County, Indiana
Date:July 11, 1819 Probated:December 18, 1819
First Will Record:Pages 300 –301
Sons: Elkanor; Thomas; David; Uriah; William; James and Elijah
Daughters: Elizabeth Lawhorn; Jane Barrett; Nancy Cane; Sarah Allen; Margaret Acres and Polly Allen
Witnesses: James McCoy and Samuel Gray
Provisions: Body to be buried in New Providence Church graveyard (Elim)
If you are descended from the Allen family who went to what is now Lawrence Co., or Monroe Co. and or Washington Co.IN (the first Allen's were in Indiana by 1807 which would probably haev been Knox Co) and have taken the DNA test please let us hear from you!!