1850 - 1926 (75 years)
||Jane Allen [1, 2] |
||5 Dec 1850
||Sabine County, Texas [1, 2, 3]
||6 Jan 1926
||Sabine County, Texas 
- Her middle initial is shown sometimes as C and sometimes as K. It is not known what her actual middle name was.
Nina Fuller always said that her grandmother, Jane (Allen) Fullen was "half Indian." It has not been proved if this is true, or merely a legend. The name ALLEN appears to be of common use among the Cherokees, and perhaps this is where either the actual Indian blood, or legend of Indian blood, came from. The mtDNA of a child of Nina Fuller, a direct female descendant of Jane, was classified as H. This is the most common mtDNA in Europe, and not one associated with Native American lineage. If Jane was part Indian, it was through her father's family, and not in her direct maternal line.
There is a photo of Jane Fullen, presumably taken shortly before her death in 1926, in a black silk bonnet. This bonnet was given by Jane to her granddaughter Nina (Fuller) McLemore. Nina's daughter, Evon Tisdale gave the bonnet to Melinda (McLemore) Strong.
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||John Wooldridge Allen, b. 24 Apr 1823, South Carolina , d. 10 Jan 1896, Patroon, Shelby County, Texas (Age 72 years) |
||Caroline C. McGrew, b. Abt 1827, Marion County, Mississippi , d. Bef 1853, Sabine County, Texas (Age ~ 25 years) |
||22 Apr 1845
||Louisiana [1, 4, 5]
- 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.
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||John W. Fullen, b. 28 Aug 1845, County Of Sabine, Republic Of Texas , d. 1 Mar 1933, Sabine County, Texas (Age 87 years) |
||Sabine County, Texas [6, 7]
| ||1. James Whitaker Fullen, b. 27 Jan 1869, Texas , d. 3 Jan 1933, Texas (Age 63 years)|
| ||2. Lula Elizabeth Fullen, b. 25 Dec 1870, Texas , d. 30 Apr 1902, Sabine County, Texas (Age 31 years)|
| ||3. Viola "Ola" Fullen, b. 29 Feb 1872, Sabine County, Texas , d. 1 Mar 1907, Sabine County, Texas (Age 35 years)|
| ||4. John Allen Fullen, b. 25 Jun 1875, Texas , d. 22 May 1939, Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas (Age 63 years)|
| ||5. Alice A. Fullen, b. 20 May 1881, Texas , d. 2 Sep 1918, Sabine County, Texas (Age 37 years)|
| ||6. Daisie Mae Fullen, b. 18 Nov 1883, Sabine County, Texas , d. 28 Dec 1940, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas (Age 57 years)|
| ||7. Wiley Howard Fullen, b. 10 Jul 1886, Tebo, Sabine County, Texas , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||8. William Franklin Fullen, b. 13 Jan 1889, Sabine County, Texas , d. 8 May 1969, Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas (Age 80 years)|
| ||9. Curtis Clyde Fullen, b. 12 Nov 1890, Texas , d. 17 Aug 1930, Texas (Age 39 years)|
||Fullen, John & Jane and Family|
Appears to have been taken in the 1910's or 1920's in Sabine County, Texas
John Fullen and his wife Jane Allen are the elderly couple in the left of the photo. It appears the others pictured are family members, but exactly who is who is unknown.
PLEASE HELP US INDENTIFY EVERYONE IN THIS PHOTO.
||9 Dec 2006 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
Wife of John W. Fullen
B. 1850 Texas D. 1926 Texas
||Fullen, John & Jane ca 1911, Sabine County, Texas|
John Fullen and Jane Allen with their oldest son, James Whitaker Fullen, his wife, Celesta Burkhalter, and their grandson, Drew Fullen.
||Allen, Jane ca 1920's|
B. 1850 Texas D. 1926 Sabine County, Texas
Wife of John W. Fullen, sister of Elizabeth
Jane was a fourth generation Texan, her great-grandfather receiving a land grant from the Republic of Texas in 1838. She and her siblings were the first family members to actually be born in Texas, however. Jane lived her entire live in Sabine County; raising her nine children there as well. This picture was probably taken in the 1920's. The black silk sunbonnet she made and was wearing in the photo is still owned by her great-great granddaughter.
- [S119] Halbert Hackney, Eva Mae--Family Researcher; Notes left to Blanche Toole of Sabine County, Texas.
- [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).
- [S346] Sanders, J.B. "Index to Cemeteries of Sabine County, Texas 1836-1964", 1964, Nacogdoches, Texas.
- [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.).
- [S349] Schluter & Toole, "1850 Sabine County, Texas Census with Added Family Information and Corrections" c. 1979.
- [S434] Toole, Blanche "Sabine County Marriages 1875-1900 1900-1910 Prior to 1875" c. 1983.
- [S433] Toole, Blanche "1910 Population Census Sabine County, Texas" ca 1987 Sabine County Memorial Library and Museum, Reported on this census they had been married 42 years, cir ca 1868 (Reliability: 3).