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Descendants of William Allison

Generation No. 3


      8. Louis Dortch3 Allison (David2, William1) was born 1818 in Georgia, and died in Arkansas. He married Amanda Pruitt. She was born in Tenn..

Notes for Louis Dortch Allison:
Dear probable cousin several-times-removed,
My grandmother, Charlotte Earl Allison Gant (1894-1979) was the daughter of James Buchanan Allison (1856-ca 1930). In 1978 she wrote a little document for her descendants concerning what she knew about her and her husband's forbears. I send an excerpt which you may find of interest: "My father (J. Buchanan Allison) was of English heritage. The first Allison in America evidently married an Indian woman, hence my Indian blood. Three generations later my father's parents were in Arkansas where my father was born. He had two full brothers, Billie and Cunningham, two sisters, Charlotte and Dorcas, and several half-brothers and -sisters.
When my father was fourteen years old, his father, Louis Allison, was shot in his own doorway by guerillas after the war between the states was over. His wife and new born baby were dragged into the snow where they died of exposure. The house was burned to the ground because my grandfather had refused to join the guerillas; thus my father at fourteen years old was on his own and responsible for his own upkeep. One boy was sent to the blind institute where his eyes were treated and he was educated.
My father was sometimes unique in his speech. For example, he was never "afraid," but used the old English "afeared"......He did a good job of bringing himself up for he was a very honest man, hard working and moral.
My mother (Nancy Adeline Norie, 1870-1936) was a most amazing woman. She was a tall, slender, big-boned girl of sixteen when she met and married my father, who was then thirty years old. They were married in August of 1886. After she married, she moved into a small house my father owned and kept house for him and his two single brothers, cooking and washing for all of them. Her first son was born when she was eighteen. After that she had a child every two years until she had eight sons and three daughters: Louis Alexander (4-20-1888) James Cunningham (9-24-1890) Samuel Roy (9-17, 1892) Charlotte Earl (4-4-1894) Norie Louise (10-21-1895 Vergil David(4-7-1897) Claude Buchanan(March 1899) the twins, Ethel and Bethel (9-14-1901) Willliam Pinckney 10-12-1907, and Melvin Ernest (1-30-1910)....."
My grandmother was born in Indian Territory, and most of them lived
in the Waco area including places like Ben Hur (where my mother was born), Groesbeck, and Nus. Before her marriage to George Washington Gant (1892-1974) in 1913, she wrote a column for the newspaper in Nus under the pen name of "Edris".........
My very best to you and yours,


Timothy Allison Wells, I live in Shreveport, Louisiana feel free to write anytime.......Spood555 @ hotmail.com

Just a little note about this letter. I have found that the were all natural brothers and sisters. They were not step brothers and sisters. Charlotte thought that Amanda and Dorcus were both wives of Lewis. In fact, Dorcus was Lewis's mother and Amanda was his wife.
Vicky Thompson


Lewis D. Allison land records:

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790-1907
Document number: 4277 Description number: 1
Number of acres: 80.0000 Accession number: AR1850__.450
Patentee Surname: Allison Patentee given name: Lewis D.
State name: Arkansas
Volume: 1850 Page number: 450
Land office: Clarksville Aliquot part reference: WSE
Section number: 8
Township: 7 North Range: 31 West
Meridian or special survey area: Fifth Principal Meridian
Title transfer authority: Sale-Cash Entries
Combined signature date: Mar. 1, 1860
Multiple patentees: N Multiple warrantees: N
Signature: Y Canceled document: N Subsurface rights reserved: N
Metes and bounds: N Fractional section: N

Lewis D. Allison found in:

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790-1907
Document number: 2599 Description number: 2
Number of acres: 189.6100 Accession number: AR1830__.132
Patentee Surname: Allison Patentee given name: Lewis D.
State name: Arkansas
Volume: 1830 Page number: 132
Land office: Clarksville Aliquot part reference: ESE
Section number: 12
Township: 7 North Range: 32 West
Meridian or special survey area: Fifth Principal Meridian
Misc. document number: 2600
Title transfer authority: Sale-Cash Entries
Combined signature date: Mar. 1, 1860
Multiple patentees: N Multiple warrantees: N
Signature: Y Canceled document: N Subsurface rights reserved: N
Metes and bounds: N Fractional section: N

Lewis D. Allison found in:

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790-1907
Document number: 2599 Description number: 1
Number of acres: 0.0000 Accession number: AR1830__.132
Patentee Surname: Allison Patentee given name: Lewis D.
State name: Arkansas
Volume: 1830 Page number: 132
Land office: Clarksville Aliquot part reference: 2SW
Section number: 7
Township: 7 North Range: 31 West
Meridian or special survey area: Fifth Principal Meridian
Misc. document number: 2600
Title transfer authority: Sale-Cash Entries
Combined signature date: Mar. 1, 1860
Multiple patentees: N Multiple warrantees: N
Signature: Y Canceled document: N Subsurface rights reserved: N
Metes and bounds: N Fractional section: Y
Lewis D. Allison found in:

Lewis D. Allison found in:

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790-1907
Document number: 2599 Description number: 1
Number of acres: 0.0000 Accession number: AR1830__.132
Patentee Surname: Allison Patentee given name: Lewis D.
State name: Arkansas
Volume: 1830 Page number: 132
Land office: Clarksville Aliquot part reference: 2SW
Section number: 7
Township: 7 North Range: 31 West
Meridian or special survey area: Fifth Principal Meridian
Misc. document number: 2600
Title transfer authority: Sale-Cash Entries
Combined signature date: Mar. 1, 1860
Multiple patentees: N Multiple warrantees: N
Signature: Y Canceled document: N Subsurface rights reserved: N
Metes and bounds: N Fractional section: Y


Census information:

1830 AR Census Index, Page 800
Sample text:Allen, William AR WASHINGTON CO. NO TWP LISTED 001 1836 TAX LIST Allison, D. Lewis AR WASHINGTON CO. 001 1838 Allison, David AR WASHINGTON CO. 001 1838 Anderson, ...

1850 AR Census Index, Page 2
Sample text:25 375 Allison, James AR Chicot County Louisiana Township 1850 25 182 Allison, Lewis AR Crawford County Marion Township 1850 25 304 Allison, William AR Chicot County ...


More About Louis Dortch Allison:
Occupation: Bet. 1850 - 1870, Farmer
     
Children of Louis Allison and Amanda Pruitt are:
  10 i.   John (Loveall)4 Allison, born 1849 in MO; Stepchild.
  11 ii.   Martha Allison, born 1851 in AR.
+ 12 iii.   David Allison, born 1854 in Sebastian Co., Arkansas; died August 1887 in Van Buran, Crawford Co., Arkansas.
  13 iv.   Dorry Allison, born 1854.
  14 v.   James Buchana Allison, born 1856.
  15 vi.   Rufus Allison, born 1860.
  16 vii.   William Allison, born 1860.
  Notes for William Allison:
A Family History of Limestone County, TX 1836-1986
gives the following details:

William Lewis Allison

My father, William Lewis Allison, was born near Van Buren, Arkansas,
April 13, 1860. At the age of eighteen, he and his brother, Buchanan
Allison, walked to Texas. Before settling in Limestone County the two
boys drifted as far as Round Rock. They were there the day Sam Bass was
killed.
My father made his home at Ben Hur and purchased land at
approximately 25 cents an acre. By buying and clearing one acre, a
person was given another acre. By hard work, clearing mesquite land with
an ax and grubbing hoe, he accumulated a sizable farm where he raised
cotton, corn and other crops.
He married Mary Erwin of Ben Hur Community. They had two sons, Arthur
Cunningham and William Roger (Bill). Later she gave birth to another
son. Both mother and baby died.
My father was then married to Ella Thomas Archer, a widow with one
daughter., Lillie Parlee Archer. To this union was born Ruby, andrew,
Roy E. and Fred L. This wife also died in childbirth along with an
infant daughter. He then married Etha Pierce. Their children were two
daughters, Jimmie and Myrtus. Etha passed away January 26, 1917.
Before the death of his third wife, Etha, the family moved close to
Groesbeck to a tract of land at the north edge of the city limits. He
continued to farm here until his health forced him to retire. He
continued to live on his land. He died on August 10, 1941. The house is
now occupied by the Herschel Gibson family. He is buried by his three
wives and deceased infants in the Kirk cemetery. I started to school in
Ben Hur. To the best of my memory, Ben Hur had a three room school
house. Later I went to Nuz School.
In Groesbeck, my brother Drewey and I played football. My father was
so concerned about our getting hurt, he made us quit the team. At this
time I was taking Latin. I wanted to change to German, but the school
wouldn't let me. Being so unhappy about football and Latin, I quit
school and joined the Army Air Service.
I retired October 31, 1947 at Randolph Base, San antonio, with 28
years of service. I bought a home and 5 1/2 acres of land in Devine,
Texas area where I now live, but I visit Limestone County whenever
possible.
When I quit school in 1916, my brother, Drewey, also left schol and
joined the Coast Artillery.
There are only four of the William (P.?) Allison children living.
They are Ruby Allison, Martin, Myrtus Allison Schriver of Hobbs, New
Mexico, Jimmy Allison Todd of Longview and myself.

By, Roy E. Allison



  17 viii.   Cunningham Allison, born 1862.


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