Jean, My understanding is that the records of the ship Mary and John were partially lost, thus Samuels positive link to England and his exact origin is in doubt. Ther is much confusion about the Samuel of Windsor and the relation to other Allen's. I am a descendant of Samuel, John, Samuel, John, John, Isaac, Chauncey, Isaac, Isaac, Willson, David and then Me and my son (Bill and David. My book is called "The Allen Memorial" Descendants of Samuel Allen of Windsor, Connecticut 1640-1907 (actually 1588-1907), by Orrin Peer Allen. It can be reprinted by the Higginson Book Company of Salem, Massaachusetts. They have a web site. Your Obadiah is listed as you state. Feel free to E-mail me offline and I will be happy to assist you with what I have.