John Allison

18 March 1813–August 1882 (Age 69)
Washington, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Allison was born on 18 March 1813, in Washington, Virginia, United States, his father, Matthew Allison, was 28 and his mother, Florentina Klein, was 25. He married Elizabeth Zeigler on 2 April 1835, in Decatur, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Noble Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died in August 1882, in Saint Paul, Adams Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Saint Paul, Adams Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States.

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John Allison
Elizabeth Zeigler
Marriage: 2 April 1835
Salina Catherine Allison
Ellen Allison
Jessie Curtis Allison
Anna F Allison
John Wesley Allison
William Munrow Allison
Eliza Allison
Mary Allison
Francis Marion Allison
Susan Alice Allison
James Wallace Allison
Charles Scott Allison
Martha May Allison
Norah Allison

Spouse and Children

2 April 1835
Decatur, Indiana, United States


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Florentina Klein





    Eliza Allison


    James Allison


    Susan Allison


    Mary Allison


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1824 · "Mary Randolph Publishes ""The Virginia Housewife"""

Age 11

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from a Middle English male personal name: in most cases probably Allen , but other possibilities include a variant of Ellis or a short form of Alexander . In some instances, it may be from a female personal name, Alise or Alice ( see Allis ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Allison, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Allison, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John D Allison, "United States Census, 1880"

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