James L. Allison

2 October 1809–29 March 1891 (Age 81)
Brooke, Virginia, United States

The Life of James L.

When James L. Allison was born on 2 October 1809, in Brooke, Virginia, United States, his father, Jonathan Jackson Allison Sr, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Harmon, was 25. He married Mary Elizabeth Tureman on 3 July 1850, in Cass, Illinois, United States. He lived in Hancock, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Grant District, Hancock, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 29 March 1891, in Lisbon, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lisbon, Columbiana, Ohio, United States.

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James L. Allison
Sarah Ann Pugh
Jackson Jonathan Allison
William W. Allison
Nancy Jane Allison
Sarah Ann Ellison
Mary Allison
Peter Pugh Allison
James William Allison
Adaline Allison
Martha Ann Allison
Charles Alexander Allison
Margaret Allison
Louvina Allison
Eliza M. Allison

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World Events (8)

1810 · Change of capital city

Age 1

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 3

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 23

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)

  • James Ellison, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Allison, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jas Allison, "United States Census, 1860"

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