Debra (Downs) Allison
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Debra (Downs) Allison

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Debra L. Allison formerly Downs aka Harrison, Bigler, Hoff
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1980s - unknown)] [half]
Mother of [private son (1970s - unknown)] and [private son (1970s - unknown)]
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Debra (Downs) Allison participated with The Musty Dusty during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and added 74 connections.
Debra (Downs) Allison participated with The Musty Dusty during the 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added 32 connections.
This profile is part of the Downs Name Study.

My 29th gr grandfather, Magna Carta Surety Baron William de Albini Albini-39
My 28th gr grandfather, Magna Carta Surety Baron Hugh Bigod Bigod-1

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Debra spends way too much time on Wikitree


Genealogy TUNE

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Wikitree LIBRARY




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Data Doctors Project:Data_Doctors

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Automatic GEDCOM cleanup -

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WikiTree Abbreviations & Acronyms - [[1]]



DNA proofing


for Norwegian immigration -- Migrating Ancestor|origin=Norway|destination=USA|origin-flag=Norwegian_Flags-1.png|destination-flag=US_State_Flag_Images-26.png}}





Are "we" related? Find out here (my ID is Downs-977)


Trine Tømmerås (Tømmerås-3) is my 4th cousin
Queen Elizabeth (windsor-1) & I are 13th cousins, twice removed.
Barack Obama Jr (obama-2) & I are 11th cousins.
Elizabeth Warren (herring-1284) & I are 18th cousins, once removed.
King James III of Scots (stewart-2316) is my 17th grandfather
Sir Robert, Lord of Annandale (bruce-177) is my 23rd grandfather
Charlemagne (carolingian-77) is my 32nd grandfather

Do you have a kit at GEDmatch? My kit is A777879 [DNA check at]

[[[Project:Adoption_Angels|Adoption Angels]]]

[for a quick overview of the SURNAMES in my tree branch]

Maternal line

Paternal Line

Ethnicity (estimates from updated 9/22/22)

  • 32% Norway
  • 29% England & Northern Europe
  • 23% Sweden & Denmark
  • 11% Irish
  • 4% Scottish
  • 1% Finland


Born in northern Idaho, raised in Seattle & Nampa, married very, very young. I am the proud mother of two incredibly talented sons. One an animated graphic design artist, the other a Chef - I've over heard both described in their unique talents as *BADASS*. And I could not be any prouder of either. My oldest son just gave me my very first grand child - SAGE - the product of two master cooks, ~wink~. I am a transplanted TEXAN, but a native *SPUD* (born in Lewiston, Idaho; raised in Parma, Idaho; Seattle, Washington; & Nampa, Idaho). My family had closed ranks around me as a child, I knew very little of any relatives that might exist outside my front door. I am so very glad to have met some of my wonderful cousins, that I would have never realized, even down the stretch of TEXAS road ~ with a Gibson name, to a Gibson Cemetery that is FULL of folks I never knew had any consanguinity. Thanks to every one of you...


in 1958 to Shirley Simpson-5273 and Wally Downs-547 in Lewiston, Idaho


grades K thru 3, Seattle, WA grades 4 thru 8, Nampa, ID took GED College at Boise State College then University


  1. George "David" Harrison
  2. J Scott Bigler Sr
  3. Michael L Hoff Jr
  4. Tony Lee Allison


  1. Kenneth Neil Harrison
  2. Thomas James Harrison


Wally's 12th Ave Texaco, Nampa, ID
Wally's 12th Ave Shell, Nampa, ID
Inland Empire Carnival - ID, ND, SD, IA, MS, CA
Property Management, Inc., Santa Cruz, CA
Fireside Inn, Santa Cruz, CA
Lifetime by West Bend Cookware, Santa Cruz, CA
Rollerdome, Nampa, ID
Stationary, Nampa, ID
Super C, Kuna, ID
Black & White Taxi, Boise, ID
Checker Cab, Boise, ID
Champion Oil, Boise, ID
Westgate Lanes, Boise, ID
Sears & Roebuck,Boise, ID
Boise Exchange, Boise, ID
Yellow Cab, Boise, ID
Littletree Inns of Idaho, Boise & Pocatello

State of Texas - DHS, Sandy Simon [division director], Eric Bost [agency director], George W Bush [governor] State of Texas - Workforce

Address Collection

1958-60 .......... Lewiston & Parma, Idaho (Parents & Great grand parents)
1963-68 ......... Oasis apartments, 5720 15th Ave, Seattle, Washington ( with Mom)
1968-72 ......... 315 Maple, Nampa, Idaho (Dad & Vista)
1973 .............. Fireside Inn, Santa Cruz, California
1974 .............. 695 30th Ave E, Santa Cruz, California
1974 .............. 138 Liebrandt #2, Santa Cruz, California
1975 .............. 404 Seabright, Santa Cruz, California
1976 ............. 315 Maple, Nampa, Idaho
1976-77 ....... 711 13th Ave. S, Nampa, Idaho
1977 ............. 820 N. Illinois, Caldwell, Idaho
1977 ............. 213 Main, Kuna, Idaho
1977 ............. 312 Village Lane, Boise, Idaho
1978 ............. 411 South 4th, Boise, Idaho
1978 ............. 195 SE 3rd, Bend, Oregon
1979 ............. 1822 SE Morrison, Portland, Oregon
1980 .. ........... 2605 W Boise Ave #5, Boise, Idaho
1980-82 ....... 1354 Hartman D-1, Boise, Idaho
1982-84 ....... 2625 Hervey, Boise, Idaho
1984-87 ....... 2510 W Boise Ave #8, Boisse, Idaho
1987 ............. 214 E 44th #13, Boise, Idaho
1987-97 ....... 2223 Spaulding, Boise, Idaho
1997-2000 ... Austin, Texas
2000-07 ....... 10302 Old Manchaca Rd, Austin, Texas
08-current ... Brownwood, Texas


GOAL Hopefully, after I see my grand daughter graduate college!! My wish after death, is for either of my sons to take up this project, or Terra ballard-8779 to be given full access


  • 1960 United States Federal Census Record - Idaho
  • 1970 United States Federal Census Record - Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho
  • 1980 United States Federal Census Record - Boise, Ada County, Idaho
  • 1990 United States Federal Census Record - Boise, Ada County, Idaho
  • 2000 United States Federal Census Record - Austin, Travis County, Texas
  • 2010 United States Federal Census Record - Brownwood, Brown County, Texas
  • 2020 United States Federal Census - Brownwood, Brown County, Texas

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2

3rd cousins

Share one of these gr gr grand parents

  • Robert Henry Downs - 19 Apr 1842 - 09 Jul 1879
  • Elizabeth L Hinton - 10 Jan 1850 - 07 Nov 1921
  • Luther Daniels - 29 Jul 1822 - 22 May 1905
  • Nancy Cargil - 30 Jun 1842 - 16 May 1900
  • Sivertsen Ingebrigt Dalset - 02 Nov 1836 - 01 Jun 1930
  • Karen Johnsdatter - 30 Mar 1834 - 23 Sep 1904
  • Hans Odden Hagan - abt 01 Jul 1801 - 06 Sep 1867
  • Annette Katherine Bavart - 18 Jul 1828 - 07 Jul 1899
  • William Foster Simpson - 18 Dec 1850 - 03 Dec 1933
  • Mary Isabella Stoddart - abt 1861 - abt 1958
  • John Laurie Slinker - 11 Apr 1861 - 16 Dec 1936
  • Matilda Ann Shoemaker - abt 1862 - 01 Sep 1950
  • Bedy A Gibson - 15 Aug 1843 - 06 Jan 1898
  • Sophia Elizabeth Boxley - 12 Aug 1841 - 29 Apr 1933
  • William Ernest Smith - 11 Feb 1854 - 20 Jul 1920
  • Alice Georgia Baldwin - 16 Feb 1859 - 27 Nov 1929

DNA Notes

  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Debra (Downs) Allison and Troy Dearing, her 3rd cousin . Their most-recent common ancestors are John Slinker and Matilda Shoemaker, the great great grandparents of both Debra (Downs) Allison and Troy Dearing. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd cousin, based on sharing 66 cM across 5 segments. Debra is the daughter of Shirley Simpson who is the great granddaughter of the common ancestors John Slinker & Matilda Shoemaker.

Ancestry tests - Common ancestor:

Daniel Jester (jester-370)
  • Julie O'Donnell, 4th granddaughter of son Isaac Jester, 13cM|1seg
    Erik Schleede, 4th grandson of Mary E Jester, 18cM|2seg
Vista Gibson (gibson-6441)
  • HA, 1st cousin 2X removed, 180cM|6seg
    Terra Morris (ballard-8779), 1st cousin 1X removed, 320cM|12seg
Wolden Downs (downs-547)
  • Kenneth Harrison (Harrison-6013), my son, 3,477cM|24seg
    Melissa Downs (downs-893), 1/2 sister, 1,660cM|39seg
Judith Hensley (Hensley-1529)
  • Ian Boles, 4th grandson of Almedus Nations, 5th cousin 1X, 10cM|1seg
    L.L.Nations son of (nations-618), 4th cousin 2X removed, 7cM|1seg
    Mary Lou Mattingly daughter of (bloom-2184), 4th cousin 2X removed, 7cM|1seg
    Chris D Collier gr grandson of (lee-40310), 5th cousin, 24cM|2seg
    Amos McHenry grandson of (baldwin-12261), 3rd cousin 1X removed, 27cM|2seg
    Robyn McCleave daughter of (prouty-935), 3rd cousin 1X removed, 18cM|3seg
    baldwin541 child of (baldwin-15915), 3rd cousin 1X removed, 13cM|2seg
    Lisa Baldwin daughter of (baldwin-15915), 3rd cousin 1X removed, 31cM|4seg
Beret Arnesen (stenoien-1)
  • Loren Smemoe (smemoe-1), 4th cousins, 39.1cM|31.1seg
    Russell Piper
    Julie Atwood
    Judy Wane
    Kirstie Strader
    Marie Fosshafen
    Kay Hilling
    Sandra Hilling
    Ann Ducken
    Eden Nash
    Barbara Stordahl
    Chris Wetter
    David Worrall
    Stephanie DeMoure
George Oswell Buchanan (buchanan-2709)
  • Judith Brant [kit DJ7058290], 73.8cM|17.9seg
Beda Gibson (gibson-6443)
  • W.F.
    Rachel Adams
    Terra Morris (ballard-8779), 1st cousin 1X removed, 320cM|12seg
    H.A., 1st cousin 2X removed, 180cM|6seg

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Hi Debra, it's been eleven days since I asked if your still interested in the US Civil War Project. I'll assume if I haven't heard from you in the next ten days that your interest in the project has changed, and I'll remove your badge. I'd appreciate hearing from you. Thank you.

Pam Kreutzer, Leader of the US Civil War Project

posted by Pam Kreutzer
I'm so sorry, Pam, I hadn't seen your post/email. I'm between laptops, and just working off my phone & smart TV, so I've not been nearly as productive as I like, so I will defer to you, as to keep me in the project, or not.
posted by Debra (Downs) Allison
edited by Debra (Downs) Allison
I'll keep you as active. I've had computer problems too in recent months :)
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Debra, the US Civil War Project is conducting a Check-in for 2024 to see if your still interested/active in the Project.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you. You can click the reply button or message me with your answer. Thank you. Pam Kreutzer, Leader of the US Civil War Project

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Thank for Debra for the William Gibson merges!
posted by Mary (R) Hill
Hi Debra! Missy told me the great news that you wanted to join our Gedcom Scrap Team! I'll get you added to the team list on the team page and I think Missy is working on getting you added to Google groups. Let me know if you have any questions once you've read over the team page, which is here, Nordic Project - Gedcom Scrap Team. Feel free to click on a Gedcom name in the table at the bottom and dive right in!
posted by Laurie Miller
Wow, I found a new, "close" cousin. Ran the relationship finder as you suggested and we are 16th cousins. Ha. Most of my mother's family came in the 1600's so I do get back to 1500's occasionally, but not the 1400's very often. Not much hope of DNA connecting that far back.  :)

See you mention Quakers. My Hoover line was Quaker from Switzerland. You also mention Norse. Snakker du Norsk? Jeg er fro New Norway (North Dakota).


posted by John Witz
edited by John Witz
Trine Tømmerås is my 4th cousin, though born in Norway, now lives in Denmark. I'm completely non-bilengal, she often saves me from trying to Americanize everything.
posted by Debra (Downs) Allison
Hi Debra, noted that you added my Uncle and one of his children to the Wikitree database this week. Should you be looking for additional info, I would be happy to help out.
posted by Doug Luithly
Hi Douglas,

Feel free to adopt it & improve on it. Quite frankly, I'm not sure if he was added as a descendant of a Civil War soldier, or a Norwegian relative, or from any of the friends I help with their tree branches. Do you know about the "relationship" finder, in the "find" pull down? Put in his Luithly-# & my downs-977 to see if we are related.

posted by Debra (Downs) Allison
Doing research on something else and discovered that we are 12th cousins from Walker-1209. Just wanted to say hi. Shook-1846
posted by Jim Shook II
Hi Debra, we are 8th cousins! Our connection is through my “southern” family. I was born and raised in New York, but my maternal grandfather’s family is in the south.
posted by Susan Ellen Smith
Yep, we’re 9th cousins. Through our common gr grandmother, Frances (Wimarke) Nichols bef. 1577 to abt. 1634. She died In England before family immigrated. She is your tenth and my eighth great. I think that’s really great. Love finding these “ didn’t know I had” cousins. Lula Tuttle Sinnott. A Texan transplanted to NM.
posted by Lula (Tuttle) Sinnott
Lula, you and I are 8th x 2 cousins in the Tuttle family!
posted by Susan Ellen Smith
9th Cousins! Hi. Yes I'm from Texas, born in Hereford but raised in Corpus. Pleasure to come across such a distant Cousin.
posted by Cliff Pickens
Helllo Debra...we are 11th cousins share 10th great grandma Anna Warren Little and of course our 11th great grandpa Mayflower 'stranger/adventurer ' Richard Warren. It would seem he left the wife and kiddies at home on his Mayflower trip and they came later when he became settled. 'They' also say that his descendants are the most numerous,,,but I am just repeating genealogical gossip,,,have not researched it.

So Hannah and Abigail( sisters )were sitting around one day shelling peas or discussing boys or whatever and they said,,,,wouldn't it be cool if one day our 9th great granddaughters got together and remembered us,,,,, ......and here we are Debra....I always say the more 'greats' there are ...the greater it is that we have found them as opposed to linear thinking that equates the prefix 'great' to distance and separation. So my dear cousin Debra it's been,great,great,great,great,great,great,great,great,great,great,great, talking to you,,,,have a blessed day Maggie

Hi Debra,

Apparently we are 11th cousins (via John Howland). He's our 10th great grandfather! Kelly (Holtz-78)

posted by Kelly (Holtz) Stamper
Nash-9215 Debra and Dennis William are 8th cousins once removed that's fairly close, interesting.
posted by Dennis Nash
Lol Well you threw a Wrench in hunting a Simpson Line... ;p

I tested our GEDMATCH..Fantastic! Then I checked our "Relationship to Me". So much for that Simpson lead.. But, I found a documented Multi-Cuz!! <3


posted by Merriam Langdon

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