Allen/Allan/Allin/Allyn

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Dennis Allen Dennis Allen
March 20 @ 11:28am
A little about me. I have been working on genealogy for about 35 years now. I have tested with Autosomal, Mitochondrial and Y. My autosomal was many years ago and it has helped me and others in search. My Y-DNA and mt-DNA are my newest additions. Autosomal is my strong suit and I am looking forward to learning the Y and mt. I can trace my line back to mainly Benton County, Tennessee. John Gurney Allen, born about 1811 in North Carolina settled in Big Sandy, Benton, Tennessee. His oldest son, was Hosea David Allen, and that leads down to my line. I enjoy using all the tools that are out there and available to help learn of their DNA heritage. My 111 test is completed and I match mostly Isbell.
Otha Allen
May 31 @ 10:39pm
Dennis, I'm on ancestry, let's rule out our dna being related, my Allens are from Wayne, McNairy, and Hardin Counties and also White countie connections
Alvin Allen Alvin Allen
February 29 @ 10:34pm
A picture of my grandfather James Andrew Allen./ From Alvin Allen
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Alvin Allen
April 17 @ 11:14pm
I am not sure where James Allen Sr was born, supposedly Virginia. Best Regards, Alvin
Chris Allen
April 18 @ 10:35pm
You're welcome, Alvin. I just wish I could take your line further back on connect it to the rest of the family. Will keep working on it. Chris
Diane Click
April 20 @ 3:37pm
You resemble your grandfather!! Handsome lads!
Otha Allen
May 31 @ 10:37pm
Thanks Alvin! Our Allens were in Hardin Wayne and McNairy Counties, and my direct ancestor married his wife in White County - I've never figured out if it was just her family in White or if our Allens branches (the missing ones) could have been there;
Barbara Day Barbara Day
May 3 @ 12:14pm
I am posting again, as I've just found new information.I am 4th g-granddaughter to Zachariah Allen (b. 1763 VA, d. about 1835, Pike Co Ill. ) His wife was Dinah Boone, daughter of Jonathan Boone (who was brother to famed Daniel Boone). Zachariah's child, Sally married Elijah Garrison, and I have been able to locate several DNA matches to me through that line. My 3rd g grandfather was brother to Sally, Lewis Allen (b. 1795 Ky, d. 1872 Missouri). I've recently (5-2020) uncovered documentation that links Zachariah Allen to brother Thomas Allen, first in the 1818 Illinois Census, then in 1820's in Pike County Illinois. The documentation is available on Family Search, through Zachariah Allen's ID below. I would like to be in touch with others who share these ancestors, with the hope that I can break through my brick wall and identify Zachariah Allen's parents. I use Family Search and have posted the documents I've found for Zachariah there. His ID# is (L4Q4-3G5) if you would like to look, but please don't delete anything. If you have any information about this line I would like to hear from you.
Otha Allen
May 31 @ 10:23pm
Do you have any Wilson's in this line (Wilson Allens?) I have a Wilson Allen who may have moved to IL from TN, and we don't know why. "My" Wilson Allen was born in 1795 in KY, but I can't find any records. He married a Miriam (believed to be a Thacker). I cannot find Thackers in KY, although there are too many Allen's to figure on one or another. A land grant in IL was granted to a Wilson Allen sometime near the 1850 timeline; I don't have my notes handy. That's about the time my Allen family disappears from TN, and I don't know where they ended up
Otha Allen
May 31 @ 10:24pm
Another thing, I have a "Daniel Boone" connection, and have a piece of paper with Daniel Boone's writing on it, it is a copy, but it was in my family history stuff, and I'm puzzling why I have it, and who gave it to me.
Corbin Holland Corbin Holland
May 25 @ 8:05pm
I tested my son and he matched one person for all the markers for Allen. There are no other matches. Is there a place or person that I can have analyze the information and help me to understand the information? Thank you, Terri Burbank
Robert Servis
May 27 @ 7:07pm
Are you talking about a YDNA test?
Otha Allen
May 31 @ 10:17pm
When I had the basic done my dad Otha was a match for a Holland = if you match Otha Allen email us! We would love to work on it and see where the connection is.
Otha Allen Otha Allen
May 31 @ 10:13pm
Hello Allen/Allan/Etc participants! I wanted to repost and tell my story; my father's heritage is through the Allen surname in Wayne County and McNairy County Tennessee. If you have Allen's that said they were born in TN in the mid 1800s, please consider my story! We are missing more branches then we know about. Our Allen's go back to a John R. Allen b 1823 and living in Wayne Co, TN, later the county next door. He married Mary Ann Thaxton b about 1827. They had many children and I dna match to a descendant of just about every son or daughter they have, so this line is DNA verified back to there. IF his father was Wilson Allen b 1795 and IF his mother is Miriam Thacker (I DNA match to Thackers and I think this is where they fit in), THEN John R Allen is the only branch we know out of 7 sons. 2 other sons were shown on the 1850 census, (Return D. Allen & Duncan C. Allen) but I haven't found them YET, or found descendants to figure if maybe we can rule out this direction of the line. I DNA match to a descendant of a possible auntie of our Wilson Allen b 1795; but as we all know, that could be a fluke - we could be cousins through a different line, because that is the only link I've found, and I find that odd, unless all these sons died in the Civil War (possible)... this photo I'm including is Miriam Thacker's sister; so family resemblance might be seen...my father did his Y-dna back to 111; this is a dead end, no close matches, closest match is 5, which I understand is a common ancestor within 16-20 generations zone; deadend! So I'm looking for evidence to connect with the Jerimiah Allen's out of Massachusets; it may be we could be related to them. Wilson may be an out of wedlock baby however, and Allen could be his mothers name, I just do not know. Wilson could be the son of Wilson Allen b about 1769 in Mass, but I find no wife or marriage before 1795, unless it is another name...Any Allen's out there from this Allen family out of Massachusetts?? I could use some help!
James Allan James Allan has a question!
May 16 @ 12:31pm
Can someone let me know a good read for understanding all of these DNA numbers and how you can find close relatives.
Mark Allen
May 29 @ 10:38pm
It depends on how detailed you want the explanation. A good introductory level academic text book is "The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy" by Blaine Bettinger.
George Allen George Allen
April 27 @ 8:23pm
Diane Click
May 2 @ 1:42pm
Thank you so much...
George Allen
May 6 @ 12:51pm
Diane, is he familiar to you? I just recently found out about him, he’s related to me through my great grandfather’s daughter Eva... who we know next to nothing about.
Scott Allen Scott Allen
May 5 @ 4:54pm
Do we know if anyone has tested from the "Mormon" Allens? Samuel 1756-1841, his son Rial Easter Allen 1791- 1865, his son Lewis who went to Utah with the LDS church. His son Rial 1844-1899, his son Lafayette Collins Allen, his son "Lafe" C Allen JR.?? Just curious as I have a friend/former coworker who could take a test for this line.
Edward Allen Edward Allen
October 31 @ 2:25pm
I had my father, Edward Allen's YDNA-67 tested. It seems to lead to William Allen 1725 in Virginia, but I can not find any links to how he ended up in Brunswick County from the Virginia line. Should I do more testing?
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Edward Allen
November 6 @ 12:27pm
Hi Robert, thanks for your reply, but isn't Reynold and David from Brunswick Co, VA not NC. I have been on John Robb's site and even emailed him about joining the group, but have not heard back yet.
Jobe Coleman
November 6 @ 11:56pm
Hello, I am also part of this line. My 6th g-grandfather was William Allen of Mecklenburg 1725-1789. His granddaughter Martha Allen married my 4th g-grandfather William W. Coleman. To those that are interested, I have come across a land deed from 1767 in Mecklenburg VA that shows that William Allen of Mecklenburg was POSSIBLY a Jr. The specific land in the deed is for 260 acres and is titled “Beaver Pond Creek” and was purchased by “William Allen Jr.” I believe this land is later inherited by his son William Allen “of Lunenburg” 1756-1839. In his Will, William Allen “of Lunenburg” leaves this land to his grandson Robert H. Allen. In the Will, it states that this land is titled “Beaver Pond Creek” and is “200 acres, more or less”. Plus, another “50 acres, more or less”. I would like to find this tract of land on an old map of Mecklenburg. Does anyone happen to have access to Mecklenburg VA land maps, dating back to 1770-1790? That way, I could make my "assumption" more definitive. I have contacted John Robb as well, who looked at the deed and still believes in his original theory of paternal lineage. He stated that there was more than one tract of land in the county of Mecklenburg named "Beaver Pond Creek". Even though that may be the case, I have come to the conclusion that the odds of a different William Allen purchasing land in the county of Mecklenburg titled “Beaver Pond Creek” would be very slim. Are there any "Allens" out there with helpful information- maps, deeds, wills, etc? This line of Allens is well documented in the books by Landon C. Bell (1927), and J.R. Martin (1957) that shows the lineage mentioned above, but land maps will help me figure out if Willam Allen of Mecklenburg was a Jr. or not......
Troy Allen
April 7 @ 12:18pm
Edward, I think you should check in Surry County VA as there was a line of William Allen's there at Claremont Manor in the 1700's. Contact me for more information.
Edward Allen
May 5 @ 7:55am
Hi Troy, Edward is my father and I'm doing the research, so thanks for the hint, I'll check it out. Are your Allen's from this county?
Barbara Day Barbara Day
January 1, 2019 @ 4:02pm
I am 4th g-granddaughter to Zachariah Allen (b. 1763 VA, d. about 1835, Pike Co Ill. ) His wife was Dinah Boone, daughter of Jonathan Boone (who was brother to famed Daniel Boone). Zachariah's child, Sally married Elijah Garrison, and I have been able to locate several DNA matches to me through that line. My 3rd g grandfather was brother to Sally, Lewis Allen (b. 1795 Ky, d. 1872 Missouri). I've recently (5-2020) uncovered documentation that links Zachariah Allen to brother Thomas Allen, first in the 1818 Illinois Census, then in 1820's in Pike County Illinois. The documentation is available on Family Search, through Zachariah Allen's ID below. I would like to be in touch with others who share these ancestors, with the hope that I can break through my brick wall and identify Zachariah Allen's parents. I use Family Search and have posted the documents I've found for Zachariah there. His ID# is (L4Q4-3G5) if you would like to look, but please don't delete anything. If you have any information about this line I would like to hear from you.
Timothy Allen
February 8, 2019 @ 2:24am
Hello Barbara! Although I am an Allen, I don't appear to be related to your line as an Allen but as a Boone. What is interesting is that my 6th Great Grandfather is William Boone, who married Sarah Lincoln. William Boone and Dinah Boone are siblings. I think that makes us like 8th cousins or something. LOL. My 6th great grandmother Sarah Lincoln is related to Abraham Lincoln. So indirectly I guess you could say I am related to Daniel Boone and Abraham Lincoln. LOL. This line didn't marry into an Allen until my Grandfather. Just thought you might enjoy that info.
Barbara Day
May 3 @ 12:13pm
To Timothy Allen: I cannot find you as a match to my DNA - would you please contact me via e-mail? Thanks!