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James Allison

Male 1750 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Born  1740-1750  Augusta Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I3625  Clarkson
    Last Modified  10 Jun 2020 

    Father  Robert Allison,   b. 1700-1710, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769, Augusta Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hannah McClure,   b. 1719, Augusta Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1735  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1383  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • James Allison, son of Robert, first appeared in Augusta records in 1763 when he was deeded 165 acres from Samuel Paxton executors on Spreading Spring off North Branch of James River. From this record, we can state with relative confidence that he was born no later than 1742 (21 in 1764) and probably not much earlier since he had not appeared in any record prior to 1763. During 1764 he was reported living in the Forks of James River area between the North Branch and Buffalo Creek (probably Spreading Spring). Buffalo Creek was about five miles south of his father's home at North Branch (processioner's report).

      More can be learned about James Allison from this excellent article at the Jane Allison Blog:
      Jane Allison, Wife of William Ross: WHO WAS JAMES ALLISON?

      1763, 10 June; Samuel Paxton's executors to James Allison, 165 acres on North Branch of James River called the Spreading Springs. Teste: Nathan Evins, Mary Evins, Mary Paxton. Delivered: Samuel McCorkle, 5th June, 1770. Augusta county Virginia, DB 11-265

      1769, 24 July; Augusta County Virginia Will Book 4, page 223; Robert (mark) Allison's will--To son James, has received his part; to daughter Mary Davison, has received her part; to son John, 10 shillings; to daughter Agness; to son Robert, infant, testator's home plantation; to son Francis, infant, 250 acres on Mill Creek; to son Halbert, received his part already; to wife Hannah; to daughter Janet. Teste: Alexander (mark) McClure, Arthur McClure, Joseph Walker, Joseph Walker, Jr. Proved, 15th August, 1769, by all except Joseph Walker, Jr. Hannah Allison qualifies, with Alex. and John McCluer.
      [source] Chalkley; at We Relate Database of delijim (Jim Veregee).

      1770, June 7; James Allison and Elisabeth his wife to Samuel McCorkle 95 pounds. 165 acres on a north branch of the James River, called Spreading Spring.
      [source] Botetourt County Virginia, Deed Book 1.

      1770; At a court held for Botetourt County the 15th August, 1770. This day came the parties by their attornies, & thereupon came also a jury, towit: George Patterson, Josiah Huntsman, John Willson, John Wallace, Halbert Allison, John Allison, William Lawrence, William Curry, David Smith, Jonas Ervin, James Allison & James McKee. One of the jurors withdrawn by consent of the parties, jury discharged from rendering their verdict, and the plff. not further prosecuting, on the motion of the deft., it is ordered that this suit be discontinued, and that plff. pay to deft, his costs by him about this defendant in this behalf expended.

      1773; Ordered that James Allesin George Clark and James Ewing do view the Way from Boyd's ferry under the Foot of the Mountain up back Creek into a Road formerly laid off by Colo Patton to the Stone House and report the Conveniences and Inconveniences to the Court; 12 August 1773.
      [source] Botetourt County Road Orders 1770-1778; Anne Brush Miller, 2007.

      1776; Ordered that Edward Springer be appointed overseer of the Road from the Smiths Shop at Mr Breckenridges to the fork of the Road by James Allisons and that Mc Adam Smyth do allott what Tithables shall work there on; 12 March 1776.
      [source] Botetourt County Road Orders 1770-1778; Anne Brush Miller, 2007.

      1778; John Ross Junr is appointed Surveyor of the Road from the half way Tree to James Allisons [Allasons?]; 10 November 1778.
      [source] Botetourt County Road Orders 1770-1778; Anne Brush Miller, 2007.

      1778, May 5; On the motion of Joseph Grey & many others petitioning that the road may be opened turning out of the main road between James Allison & Peek [Peak] Creek & thence by Thos Patterns down the hollow to Saml Peppers' Crossing the [New] river there into the road that leads down to Botetourt & report [torn] next Court that Mr Jno Taylor is Summoned to answer at the same time to show cause why the said road may not be Established. MCOB 3, page 6.
      [source] Montgomery County Road Orders 1777-1806; Spillman, Thomas, and Miller; a report prepared 2008.

      1779, 2 March; Holbert Allison, Francis Allison and James Allison took the 'Oath of Fidelity' to the state. (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography) 1779, 5 January; On the petition of James Skaggs and William Christian setting forth that there may be a nearer and better Road had either by Skagg's place commonly called the old ferry or by the Dunker Bottom than at present occupied by Colo Ingles's. Ordered that James Montgomery Joseph Montgomery, Samuel Drake, James Finley, John Newell, John Lowther and James Alison or any five of them being first Sworn, view the ways Petitioned for . . .
      [source] Montgomery County [Virginia] Road Orders; Spillman and Thomas, 2008.

      Notes for James Allison; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2017; for Family Stories at