Hi Laura Lee.You know, I've been looking at that GIF of the 1850 Franklin census where 'Rubine' is listed as a child of Joseph W. Allen.Have a look at it again: I know it's a stretch, but it might be 'Beatrice'.I've never heard of the name Rubine, have you?
If you go to the Franklin county website, they post the 1850 census.It's on page 31b.
Try as I might, I've never been able to find Joseph W or any of his family in any other census. There's one in Nashville abou the right time, but I don't think it's him.
When you get a chance, can you send me another email directly.My email program crashed again and I've lost my address book again.Talk about depressing.