So pleased to have an England Allender to place a message on this post. I have a great amount of difficulty of getting further back than my own Grandfather JOHN WILLIAM ALLENDER. I think John William's father was THOMAS ALLENDER and Thomas's father was JAMES ALLENDER. James was born 1783 in Maryland. James owned a sawmill in Hampshire Co., West Virginia. He was married to Sarah Alderton. Their children were George Washington, Thomas, Sara Elizabeth, Jacob and the Rev. James Allender I have a few dates, too.