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James T. Allen

Male 1846 - Bef 1900  (53 years)


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  • Name James T. Allen  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 10 Oct 1846  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1900 
    Notes 
    • Enrolled in the District 9 School in Sabine County in 1854.

      Per the book "Citizen Soldiers of Sabine County, Texas" by Robert Cecil McDaniel, James T. Allen was a veteren of the Civil War.

      Tiffany Layman found the following record that verfies this:

      Description: Sabine County, Texas - Military: Confederate Pension Applications
      On file at the Texas State Library and Archives at Austin, Travis Co., TX
      Allen, M. E. (Mrs) Application # 16436 Sabine Allen, James Thomas
    • (Research):Census Information:

      1870 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, Beat No 2, P.O. Sabine Town
      Enumerated 24 July 1870
      357-357
      Allen, Jas. T. 24 M W Farmer $2100 $175 Tx
      Allen, Mary E 24[34?] F W Keeping House Alabama
      Allen, Molly 4 F W Tx
      Dorsey, Joseph 20 M W Working on Farm Alabama
      358-358
      Joseph and Mary Ann REEVES

      1880 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, 5th Precinct
      Enumerated 28 Jun 1880 by B.F. Meador
      Page 19 SD 1 ED 86 Stamped 246 C.
      162-162
      Allen, James W M 33 Farmer Tx Ga Ga
      Allen, Mary E W F 34 Wf Keeping House Alabama Alabama Alaba
      ma
      Allen, Theodosia W F 11 Dtr At School Tx Tx Alabama
    Person ID I941  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father John Wooldridge Allen,   b. 24 Apr 1823, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1896, Patroon, Shelby County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Caroline C. McGrew,   b. Abt 1827, Marion County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1853, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1845  Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    • It appears from the preponderance of evidence that John Allen's first wife, Caroline C., was the daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth (Blackburn) McGrew. The 1850 Sabine County, Texas census shows that she was born circa 1827 in Mississippi. Alexander and Elizabeth McGrew lived in Marion County, Mississippi at the time of 1820. 1830, and 1840 Federal census. They also had a daughter who has not been accounted for by other researchers that was born sometime between 1820-1825.

      Blanche Finley Toole, a Sabine County Genealogist, writes that Caroline McGrew and John Wooldridge Allen were married in Louisiana on 22 April 1845. She was given this information by Edna Mae Hackney, an Allen family researcher. Mrs. Hackney did not cite a source, and to date a marriage license has not been located.

      Blanche Toole indicated that  both Harriet (McGrew) Partin and Caroline (McGrew) Allen are mentioned in the Estate Settlement of Alexander McGrew who died in late 1849. The Sabine County Clerk notes that the records from this time period were burned in a Courthouse fire.

      The strongest written evidence located to date is a deed showing John W. Allen purchasing the former homestead of Alexander McGrew from the Estate of Elizabeth Blackburn McGrew. This is the land that was deeded to her by her husband on January 22, 1849. Blanche believes that the careful wording of the deed shows that they wanted to be very careful and take all precautions to ensure that no questions arose, since relatives were selling to relatives. According to the deed, the land  was sold at public auction "in strict conformity to the law, for the sum of four-hundred and one dollars, that being the highest and best bid therefore at sale and whearas afterwards, to wit, at the November term 1868 of said Court, report of said sale having been made in writing on oath and the court having inquired into the manner in which said sale was made and conducted and having found that the same was conducted fair and in accordance with the law, did order and decree that the undersigned administratix make the conveyance." Frances Steel, the Administratix of the Estate of Elizabeth McGrew was the daughter of Harriet McGrew and John Partin, and granddaughter of Elizabeth (Blackburn) McGrew. The deed was recorded on August 17, 1869 at the office of D. Pratt Clk. Ct. and on March 25, 1882 at the office of W.T. Arnold Co. Clk. Sabine Co, Texas.
    Family ID F677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary E. Dorsey,   b. Abt 1846, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Molly Allen,   b. Abt 1866, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Theodosia Allen,   b. Abt 1870, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F682  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S349] Schluter & Toole, "1850 Sabine County, Texas Census with Added Family Information and Corrections" c. 1979.

    2. [S431] Toole, Blanche "1870 Census Sabine County, Texas", p 44 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S144] 1850 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1850 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine County, Sabine District Enumerated 1 Oct 1850 12-12 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S98] 1860 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1860 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine County, Redland Beat No, 4, PO Milam Enumerated 27 Jun 1860 Page 22 156-156 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S431] Toole, Blanche "1870 Census Sabine County, Texas".

    6. [S250] Ancestral File, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints [database online], (Ancestral File (found at www.familysearch.org) is a collection of genealogical information taken from Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records submitted to the Family History Department since 1978. The information has not been verified against any official records. Since the information in Ancestral File is contributed, it is the responsibility of those who use the file to verify its accuracy.).

    7. [S119] Halbert Hackney, Eva Mae--Family Researcher; Notes left to Blanche Toole of Sabine County, Texas.