I have a John R. Allen who lived in Van Zandt County, TX in the 1860 census, Sabine Beat, Mustang Post Office.
John R. (28)farmer (TN)is living with his wife, Louisa (21) (IL) ; son, Andrew J. Allen (3) (TX); daughter: Belgora (1)(TX)and another farmer by the last name of Eamunson (16) from AK (can't read the first name.
I found a John R. Allen as early as Sept 25, 1951 in a land patent for 320 acres in Nacogdoches District, Van Zandt County but did not find him on the 1850 census.
In 1880, I find John R. Allen 49 (TN) living in Lampasas County, TX with wife, Louisa 43 (IL), sons Andrew J 22, William A 15, Conney L 911) Thomas C (7, Samuel S (5), and Taw T (2) all born in TX.... Daughter Belgora is not listed, but I believe her to be Belgora Adeline (Addie) Allen who married Thomas Spears and they are also listed in Lampasas County in 1880.
B.A. Allen was born March 30, 1860 in the community of Cedar Grove, TX...Upon her death in 1941, surviving brothers were Sam S. Allen, T. L. Allen, C.L. Allen, W. A. Allen and Tom Allen.It is noted that she lived all her life in the Wills Point area with the exception of about 17 years in Lampasas TX..
Mormon Church records have that she married my great grandfather Spears in Williamson County, TX in 1874.
I would like to exchange information with anyone that thinks they may have some connection with this family.