William Allison

Tennessee, United States

The Life of William

When William Allison was born in 1822, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Hugh Allison, was 45 and his mother, Abigail Bacon, was 29. He married Pheobe Pennypacker on 5 January 1840, in Posey, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lynn Township, Posey, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Indiana, United States in 1870.

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William Allison
Pheobe Pennypacker
Marriage: 5 January 1840
Malinda Allison
Sarah Jane Ellison
Hugh Allison
William Allison
Laura Alice Allison

Spouse and Children

5 January 1840
Posey, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 13

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 40

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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)

  • William Allison, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm Allison, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Allison, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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