I have information back several generations for this family. John Thomas "Jack" Allen was born March 17, 1862 in Leon Co., TX.He died September 17, 1945, in Mexia, TX.Lucinda "Lou" Mansel was born May 29, 1866, in Alabama and died August 24, 1912 in Marquez, TX, as a result of burns. They are buried together in the Marquez Cemetery in Leon Co.
They had eight children: Laura Elizabeth (through whom I am descended), Ada, Robert "Bob", Fannie, Daniel, Lee, Gertrude, and Aubrey "Bill".
I have more information, including Jack's parents and grandparents, and Lou's parents.Please contact me if interested.