Thanks for your reply.
Years back a man told me Margaret Jane ALLEN's parents are Benjamin Blanton ALLEN b.abt.1817 Ga. and died December 31, 1906 in Jackson County, Alabama and was married to Mary ISBELL b.April 03, 1823 in Jackson County, Alabama and died December 31, 1898 in Jackson County, Alabama.
I have them with 10 children and one is also named James Madison ALLEN. I have James Madison ALLEN married to Francis Barnilla BOWMAN.
Maybe we should compare info and census etc. I want to get this right! :)