Still hitting my head against this brick wall, lol!
I still strongly believe my ALLEN line ended up in Brown County, OH per the 1850 US Census. I'm thinking Ezra had several children, possibly with different wives due to the ages and places of birth:
Sarah, b. abt. 1825 in OH
Edward, b. abt. 1826 in OH
William, b. abt. 1839 in KY
Reason, b. abt. 1840 in KY
Elijah, b. 1843 in KY - - - > my gg grandfather
John, b. abt. 1844 in KY
As I've said before, my gg grandfather Elijah appears to be living with Samuel CRAMER/CRAMAR in Brown Co., OH in 1850.
Reason is living with Samuel's brother, Benjamin Cramer.
Sarah is married to Leonidas MITCHELL and Edward and William ALLEN are living with them.
John is living with Benjamin Cramer's son, Samuel.
Samuel and his wife Esther died in 1853 and 1854. I have found wills, probate, and guardianship records. The odd thing is that Samuel seems to have made arrangements for all of his children except his son Benjamin, who would have been the same age as my gg grandfather Elijah - 10. By the 1860 census, Benjamin is living with one of his sisters. I was hoping if they had custody of Elijah, there would have been some mention, but my search continues...