I want to add some more references in support of the marriage between Robert Allen, Jr., (1741-1788) of Augusta Co., VA and Jean (Jane) Turk (1748-1845), daughter of Thomas Turk (1718-1809) of Auguata Co., VA.
1.The Will of Robert Allen, Jr., written in 1776, in Augusta Co., VA mentions his wife, Jean Allen.
2.Deeds of land written to Robert Allen, Jr., during his lifetime have margin notes saying that the deeds were delivered to Jane Allen, his widow of Robert Allen, Jr., in the early 1790s.Deeds in 1798 from Jane Allen to James Flack and others show that she deeded away land, including this land deeded to Robert Allen, Jr., that was delivered to her after her husband's death.
3.On September 18, 1792, Thomas Turk (Jr.) and Ann, his wife, deeded 400 acres of land in Augusta Co., VA to Jean Allen adjacent to land of "said Allen".This was among the land that Jane Allen deeded to James Flack in 1798.A witness to this deed from Jane Allen to James Flack was James Turk.In 1808 there was a lawsuit about the sale of this land entitled Jane Allen v. Jacob Bumgardner, et. al., in which James Turk gave his deposition on 15 November 1808.In this deposition he said "that he was present at the plantation sold by the plaintiff to Flack about the time she was selling out for Kentucky.Was bought as he understood from the top of the mountain where Flack lived down to the house of said Allen and paid to her about the time of this payment Mrs. Allen and one of the family went out into the yard with Flack and shewed (sic) him where Williamson's line, as it was called, run...."
4.In 1772, there was a lawsuit in Augusta Co., VA, entitled Turk v. Rafferty that establishes that Matthew Gleaves died intestate in 1760 leaving a widow, Esther __?__, who remarried Thomas Rafferty (in 1762).Matthew and Esther Gleaves had the following children:Mary (who married Thomas Turk on 1 April 1766 according to an entry in the James Turk bible), William Gleaves, an adult (or an emancipated minor), and the following minor children:Elizabeth, Michael, Esther and Matthew listed in that order.A variety of other official documents in Augusta Co., VA, and bible records establish that Elizabeth Turk (full sister to Jean/Jane Turk) born 1753, married William Gleaves, brother to Mary Gleaves, second wife of Thomas Turk, Sr.William Gleaves had two noteworthy children.Margaret Gleaves who married Thomas Turk, III (see above) and Sarah Gleaves (1790-1862).Sarah Gleaves married Nathan Allen (1781-1871, son of Robert Allen, Jr. and Jane (Turk).Nathan Allen and Sarah Gleaves were the parents of Nathan Perry Allen (1830-1909).
5.David Allen, born 1788, is the youngest son of Robert Allen, Jr. and Jane (Turk).He married Polly Doherty.They had a son named John Turk Allen.Jane (Turk) Allen lived with David Allen as of the 1840 census and probably until the first between them died.David defintely died in 1845.Jane died anywhere between 1845 (as it says on her tombstone) or 1846 or 1847 as Nathan Perry Allen says (and claims he has other relatives who agree with him that the 1845 date on the tombstone was wrong).David Allen would have no connection to the Turk family if it was not for his mother, Jane Turk.
6. Jane Allen's tombstone is in an Allen graveyard on land she previously owned on Marrowbone Creek, Cumberland Co., KY.It says she died in 1845 in the 97th year of her age.Her general date of death is generally consistent with the March 1748 date of birth and April 1749 baptism of Jean Turk, somewhat dependent on whether she was age 96 or 97 at the time of her death ("in the 97th year of her age I believe is 96 working on 97} and on whether she died in 1845, 1846 or 1847.