Well, I'm pretty certain I now know what Clarence Torrey was looking at when he wrote Robert Allen (1890) 20. John Price wrote a book, Genealogy of the Allen Family of Manchester, Mass. which is dated 1888. However, it is a reprint from an article that appeared in the Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, Volume XXIV. Mr. Price updated his work to appear in Volume XXVII (1890) and on page 20 speaks of the family of Robert Allen, the presumed brother of William Allen of Manchester. The problem is that nowhere does it say that Robert was the uncle of Thomas Burnham, Jr.