This site is about two families which met in the
marriage of Charles T. Allen and Myrtle G. Strong. Of course, there
were a lot of other folks along the way. However, this site is about
the direct lines back from Charles and Myrtle.
We are indebted to a number of sources for the
information in these pages:
On the Allen side, we have a printed work from the
late 1800’s by John K. Allen of Lansing, Michigan. Mr. Allen traces the
line from Gilbert Allen through the first Charles Thompson
We also have a genealogy from Gilbert Allen back
to roots in England which was obtained on the internet.
For the Westhavers, we have an excellent work by
Rev. Clyde Westhaver of London, Ontario. He traces the Westhaver family
from 15th century Germany to the present.
Some of the accounts are very long, so if you’re
really into this subject, get yourself a cool drink or a bowl of
popcorn and settle in for some serious reading.
Both families had lots of children in the old
days, and we have gaping holes in our information about them. We also
have a lot of information that is not presented here. We would welcome
any inquiries, additions, or corrections. Please