I'm new here and would like to join the line of ALLEN family researchers who are STUCK. Yes, I have hit the famous brick wall so many times that I have taken many, many breaks over the years just to clear my head. My problem is trying to find information on my ancestor named John ALLEN, who was born in 1841 and raised in Ballycraigy (there are a few ways to spell this word), Larne, County Antrim, Ireland. He arrived in America about 1863 and settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I don't know how long it took him to get from New York to Santa Fe, New Mexico. I know that the stage coach did not go all the way to New Mexico in 1863.
I have a number of records of him buying land and marrying 3 times. The last record I have of him is the 1900 US census, which also lists one child.....but then he just disappears! POOF! I can't find any other record for him, his wife, or his son anywhere. Anyway, if anyone is able to find ANY information on him after 1900 and he is still in New Mexico, PLEASE let me know. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org