By any chance are your Allens from the Turin/Houseville area of Lewis County? I have quite a few Allen ancestors from there. Do Waters, Hiram, or Ethan Duane Allen ring a bell? I have a George Allen (son of Hiram Allen) in my family, but unfortunately, I beleive he was killed in the Civil War. I have not been able to locate him after the war and have been unable to locate his service and/or pension records at the National Archives. Lets touch base and see if we can be of any help to one another.