My ggg grandfather was Lewis Allin who was married to Elizabeth Cockerham. His father was apparantly, William Allen, Jr., b. 1755 in Marion SC. I am unclear when he came west. His wife is shown in our family records as Sarah O'Quilla Haig, also from SC (documented by Gerry Kelly). Since the lovely Sarah is claimed as wife by two other Allens her origin is unclear and I have no history on the source of O'Quilla. The second, or possibly the same William Allen is reported by Lorris Cockerham to have come west between 1805 & 1810 (I will confirm the year) with Thomas Cockerham from the Allendale area of SC. Thomas' wife, who died on the trip was also reportedly an Allen. I'm trying to determine if the William Allens are one and the same, or not, and who the Allen married to Thomas Cockerham may be. I am related to Thomas Cockerham and his wife _____ Allen on my grandmother's (Lousia Lard)side and Thomas Cockerham and Mary Valentine, his second wife, on the Allen side.