Who are the parents of William Allison (1789-1864) if Mecklenburg, NC?

+4 votes

William Allison married Martha "Patsy" Alexander December 27, 1814 in Cabarrus County, NC.  Her parents were Stephen Alexander and Martha "Patsy" Wilson. 

William and Martha supposedly had a son, Stephen Allison, though I've found nothing on him, plus at least two daughters, Anna Sarah (Allison) Alexander and Rebecca Elizabeth (Allison) Cochran.

I don't know how William ties to my Allison ancestors.

WikiTree profile: William Allison
in Genealogy Help by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)

3 Answers

+3 votes

Here's a partial answer:  William in 1850 was 64, living with Margaret (age 34), Charles (age 21), and William S. (age 19).  

Name: William S Allison
Age: 64
Birth Year: abt 1786
Birthplace: Cabarrus Co
Home in 1850: Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 71
Household Members:
Name Age
William S Allison 64
Margaret Allison 34
Charles A Allison 21
William S Allison 19

Source Citation

Year: 1850; Census Place: Cabarrus, North Carolina; Roll: M432_622; Page: 407A; Image: 441


by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (172k points)
This is the wrong family. The William Allison in question above was married to Martha "Patsy" Alexander. She died shortly after the birth of their youngest daughter Elizabeth Rebecca Allison in 1833 in South Carolina. He never remarried. The 1850 census for William Allison only shows 2 of his 8 children: William W. Allison, age 33 (listed as insane), and Elizabeth, age 18. They are living in Sugar Creek, Mecklenburg, NC dated Aug 17-19, 1850
Thank you for catching this!
+2 votes

David ~

I've done a bit of research on William.  I added his 1850 and 1860 census records to his profile.  Those I am certain of.  He is in Mecklenburg w/ a son W. W. and his daughter Elizabeth just before she married.

As for his origins, I didn't see much.  I was able to find what I believe to be his 1820-1840 census records using info from his profile and the bible transcription on his FAG memorial.  Not enough detail in those.  

In the 1820 census, I believe that is William on page 3.  The only other Allison I see is a William on page 2.  He is living alone and would need to be older to be William's father.  

There was s record of an estate file (below) of a William Allison of Mecklenburg who died in 1815 (no DOB), wife's name Peggy Allison.  The proceedings took place in Charlotte.  Which is where I found William living.  Maybe you can find something in there. 

1820, Mecklenburg census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHGH-C5H

Estate file: (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDGJ-4H7  







by Mary Cole G2G6 Pilot (102k points)
+1 vote

I have research notes for William Allison that I tried to add here but it won't let me copy and paste sad I really don't want to hand type the whole thing from scratch... am I doing something wrong?

by Darla Cochran G2G Rookie (230 points)

Related questions

+4 votes
1 answer
+3 votes
1 answer
+1 vote
3 answers
636 views asked Nov 11, 2012 in Genealogy Help by anonymous
+1 vote
0 answers

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright