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Ancestors of Robert Mansfield Garrison

      96. William Allison, Sr, born Abt. 1690 in Ireland; died Abt. Aug 1739 in Derry Twsp., Lancaster Co., PN. He was the son of 192. John Allison and 193. Janet Unknown. He married 97. Grizzel Wray.

      97. Grizzel Wray, born Abt. 1698 in Scotland or Ulster, IRE; died Abt. 1794 in Orange Co., NC.

Notes for William Allison, Sr:
8 AUG 1739, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America Will Abstracts, Lancaster County, NC Will Book A-1, A-36, WILLIAM ALLISON OF Derry Twsp. "Very sick and weak". Wife Grise. Mentions his children (not named). Executors: brother, James Allison and brother-in-law, Charles REE. Witnesses: James REE, James ALLISON (also Alliston), and Charles REE. Will dated 08 Aug 1739; proved Aug 18,1739 Testator signed with his mark.
Will Pro 27 AUG 1739, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America [Book: The Allison Family of Orange County, NC]
"Lancaster Co., PA, page 36 - Will of William Allison
In the name of God amen the 8th day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred thirty nine William Allison in the township of Derry and County of Lancaster and Provence of Pennsylvania being very sick and weak in Body but of perfit mid and membry thanks be Given unto God therefor calling into mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is Appointed for all men once to dye make and ordene this my last will and testament that is to say principally, and first of all I give and recommend my Soul unto God that Gave it And for my Body I Recommend it to the Earth to be Bourid in a Christian Like and Decent manner at the Descration of my Executors nott doting bot at the General Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God and as touching such Worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to Blis me with in the Life I Devis and Dispose of the Same in the following manner and form it my Will and and order that in the first place all my Just Debts and Funeral Charges be Paid and Satisfyed. I Give and Bequeath to Grisel my well Beloved Wife one third part of my Estet and Moveables I allow that two thirds that Remens to be Equally Divide amongst my Children for the Schooling and Bringing up of them and if it Should Pleas God to Call Eny of them hence before that thy are privid for I alow ther part to be Equly Divid amongst the Rest of my Children. Lickwise I Counstout inacsis and alows my Brouther James Allison and my Brouther in law Charils Ree Excecutors Houle and Sole for this my Last Will and Testment to him his heirs and assigns four Ever. I Confirrming this and now other to be my Last Will and Testment, In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and year year above Written
William Allison (his mark)
Signed and Sealed in the Presence his of us
James Ree, James Allison, Charles Ree
Note by J. Walters: his mark looks like a covered dish with handles. \\
EVENT: to create Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
EVENT: Named as Heir 20 FEB 1729, Chester Co., Donnegal Twsp, Pennsylvania Colony - Named as Heir and second son in his Father's Will.
**PN Genealogies, p.281 states William Wry married Mary Galbreath (no date) they were related to Grisel Wry, wife of William Allison.
The Allisons were strict Presbyterians from Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland. They were instrumental in forming the Donegal Presbyterian Church, about 1723, in Lancaster/Chester County, PN.

  Notes for Grizzel Wray:
WILL: C-2 dated 20 Jan. 1794, proved May 1794 of Grizzell McCallister names heirs as follows, relationship not stated to some of them; David Allison, John Allison son, Margaret Allison, Grizzle Thompson, Mary Clark daughter, Jean Allison, James Donaldson, Elizabeth Allison, Sarah Allison, Sole Executor; David Allison. Wit: James Mordah, Elizabeth Allison.
Grizzel Allison McCallister had at least two sons: John Allison b. ca 1720 d. 1796 and Joseph Allison b. ca 1722 d. 1789 m. Elizabeth Algona Forrest Ray. Those named in Grizzel's will are identified as David, son of Joseph; Margaret, Grizzle (m. John Thompson), Jean and Sarah as daughters of Joseph; Elizabeth Allison as widow of Joseph. She named John Allison as her son and Mary Clark as her daughter.
A-374, Bill of Sale dated 25 March 1786, Proved Nov. 1786 Griscal McCallister to Mary Clark one negro girl named Fela. Wit: John Ray.
WILL: 20 JAN 1794, Orange County, North Carolina, Book C, pg 2, Orange County NC, Grizzell's will is probated May 1794. She makes bequeaths to David Allison, John Allison, my son, Margaret Allison, Grizzel Thompson, daughter of Mary Clark, Jean Allison, James Donaldson, Elizabeth Allison, and Sarah Allison. David Allison appointed sole executor. Wit: James Mordah and Elizabeth Allison.
There is no record of a will for James McAllister. His estate was inventoried 30 July 1771 and filed by Neil McAllister. The following year Grizzell McCollister (sic) paid tax on possessions valued @ 710 pounds. This from page 309 Thomas Thompson & Ann Finney of Colonial Pennsylvania & North Carolina, allied lines of Finney, McAllister, Buchanan & Hart by Jane Gray Buchanan
1755 Tax Roll Orange County, NC contains the name of James McAllister.
EVENT: James McAllister/McCallister
EVENT: William Allison
Needs follow up research:
Charles A Hanna "The Scotch Irish"
It has details on the Great Plantation of James I/VI, including all the major Scots "undertakers" as they called them and where they had their land. Part of the deal was you had to develop it, so the English Gov. sent out officials to check. These list everything down to new wells. Minor tenants are alas not named.
In addition to English settlers, Cavan was Irish. Under Derry in the Carew Manuscripts we have "Derry: Next we come to Derry, where we saw the church well slated and repaired...A thatched house wherein Mr. Wray dwelleth...Two fair lime-kills. A fair wharf of 300 foot long...." In1619 they sent out Nicholas Pynnar to do a survey. Under English Undertakers (Vol II pg 537) he lists many in Armagh as well. "1500 acres, John Dillon: brick house half built; no bawn; two villages; 3 freeholders; 26 lessees; able to produce 40 men with arms."
Children of William Allison and Grizzel Wray are:
  i.   Mary Allison, born 1718 in Ireland; died Aft. 20 Jan 1794; married William Clark; born Abt. 1700 in Penn.; died Bef. Feb 1782 in Orange Co., NC.
  Notes for William Clark:
WILL: William Clark's will, A-243, dated 3 MAR 1779, attested FEB 1782, Orange Co., NC.
"In the name of God, Amen, I William Clark of the County of Orange & State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind & memory (thanks be to God therefor) do this third day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred & seventy nine, make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner & form following to wit
Imprimis I give Covise and bequeath to my son William Clark Two hundred acres of land to be taken off the said Tract adjoining Peter Walton's land including the Houses including the Houses [sis] wherein I now live and all other Houses on the said land to him his Heirs and Assigns forever
I give devise & be1ueath to my Son James Clark One hundred and Twenty eight actes of land the remaining part of the Tract I now live on adjoining the land of Samuel Allen to Him his Heirs & assigns forever
My will is that five hundred & Twenty Pounds due me in the State of Pensylvaina be appropriated by my Executors (or so much as it as will be necessary) toward paying Samuel Allen five hundred & Twenty Pounds which I owe him & in case the said five hundred & Twenty Pounds or any part of it cannot be got, in that case my will is that my sons James & William be equal shares in the loss of it.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Susannah Twenty Pounds to be paid her by my Executors
Item. I give to my son John Clark Twenty Pounds to be paid him by my Executors
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Hannah Twenty Pounds to be paid her by my Executors
Item. I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Mary all the rest & residue of my Estate, Real and Personal consisting of all my Household Furniture 1 Horse 1 cow and a Bond for Sixty Pounds which my son William owes me
Item. My will is that my wife Mary be supported and maintained also her Horse & cow kept by my two sons James and William on the above mentioned lands & William Clark Executors to this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the Day & Year first above written.
                        William Clark
"Signed, Sealed Published & pronounced in Presence of
Nath'l Rochester
John Allison
"Orange County Feb'y Court 1782
      The Execution of the within will was duly proved in open court by the oath of John Allison a subscribing witness thereto & ordered to be recorded
                  Test J. J. Benton C.C."

  48 ii.   John Robert Allison, born 1720 in Ireland; died Jan 1796 in Orange Co., NC; married Martha Hamilton Abt. 1749 in prob. North Carolina.
  iii.   Joseph Allison, born 1722 in Scotland; died 19 Apr 1789 in Orange Co., NC; married Elizabeth Algonga Forrest Ray Abt. 1761 in Orange Co., NC.
  iv.   Margaret Allison
  v.   Patrick Allison
  vi.   Robert Allison

      100. eldest Toler/Tolar
Child of eldest Toler/Tolar is:
  50 i.   John Nehimiah Toler/Tolar, born Abt. 1746 in Goochland Co., VA; died in Orange Co., NC; married Sarah 'Sally' Thomas 02 Jan 1762 in Virginia.

      112. James Clark, born Abt. 1725; died Aft. Jul 1795 in Orange Co., NC. He was the son of 224. William Clark and 225. Mary Allison. He married 113. Elizabeth Unknown.

      113. Elizabeth Unknown, died Aft. Feb 1796.
Children of James Clark and Elizabeth Unknown are:
  56 i.   William Clark, born Abt. 1746; died Bef. 30 Jul 1795 in Orange Co., NC; married Hannah Unknown.
  ii.   James Clark, born Abt. 1750; died Bef. 16 Nov 1801.
  iii.   Elinor Clark, born Abt. 1760; married John Clark.
  iv.   Cathrenah Clark

      116. James Carson, died 01 Nov 1774 in Rowan Co., NC. He married 117. Prudence Honour Biggs.

      117. Prudence Honour Biggs, died Aft. 1774 in ? Rowen Co., NC. She was the daughter of 234. John Biggs and 235. Prudence Unknown.

Notes for James Carson:
1. WFT Vol 5 #683
2. WFT Vol 3 #1403
3. WFT Vol 3 #1060
Children of James Carson and Prudence Biggs are:
  i.   Henry Carson
  ii.   Hugh Carson
  58 iii.   James Carson, died Bef. Feb 1808 in Orange Co., NC; married Mary Unknown.
  iv.   Thomas Carson, died Abt. 1804 in Rowan Co., NC; married Debra Unknown.
  v.   William Carson, married Rachel Blair.
  vi.   John Carson, born Abt. 1745; died 04 Jan 1803 in Rowan Co., NC; married Mary 'Margaret' McBroom 08 Feb 1767 in Rowan Co., NC.
  vii.   Mary Carson, born Abt. 1753 in Rowan Co., NC; married Robert Gordon 11 Mar 1773 in Rowan Co., NC.
  viii.   Prudence Carson, born Abt. 1760 in Rowan Co., NC; married Willaim Duffy 01 Aug 1780 in Rowan Co., NC.
  ix.   Honour Carson, born Abt. 1770 in Rowan Co., NC; died Aft. 1830 in Warren Co., TN; married Walter Brawley Braley 21 Feb 1788 in Rowan Co., NC.
  Notes for Honour Carson:
WFT Vol 5 #683 -- states she died 1820, Coddle Creek, N.C.

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