|Death: ||Jun. 29, 1827|
ROBERT ALLISON, ESQUIRE, was an American patriot in the American Revolution. He was born in Harford County, Maryland, in 1754, a son of Hugh Allison and Margaret Hope Allison, of Scottish heritage. His family migrated down the Great Wagon Road and in 1769 settled in present-day York County, South Carolina, along the upper waters of Bullock’s Creek.
In his early twenties, he did service as a private horseman and wagon master in General Thomas Sumter’s South Carolina militia and hauled food and ammunition to a besieged Charleston. On October 7, 1780, he participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain, fought not far from his family’s farm home. He was one of hundreds of local volunteers, under no organized military unit, hotheaded Presbyterians smoldering with revenge for the persecution and murders inflicted upon them and their families by Banastre Tarleton, his British dragoons and local Tories. (Service confirmed by the Daughters of the American Revolution)
On July 15, 1779, Robert was married to Sarah S. Turner, who was born in 1756 (according to Gen. J. B. Allison in his “The Allison Family, 1714-1941") and died March 4, 1841. They were the parents of seven children: Martha Turner Allison (2/23/1781-1/29/1860) married Hugh M. M. Cain; Hugh Allison III (11/13/1783-7/22/1849) married Violet Barry; Thomas Allison (3/7/1786-5/13/1826); Margaret Allison (1/27/1788-10/17/1866) married James Henry; Sarah Catherine Allison (4/28/1792-9/21/1867) married Malcom Henry; Sarah Allison (born 6/7/1794); and Robert Turner Allison (8/17/1798-10/21/1882), a physician, married Martha Burnett Clinton.
Robert Allison, Esq. was a successful farmer. He was also interested in Masonry, joining Philanthropic Masonic Lodge No 32 in Yorkville, South Carolina, on August 30, 1806, in the 5,805th year of Masonry. He died in York County on June 29, 1827, in his seventy-third year and is buried in Beersheba Presbyterian Churchyard. His will dated June 16, 1827, indicates he was a man of property, owning considerable farmland, timberland, a plantation house, Negro slaves, a still, sawmill and money. This will and testament can be found online in its entirety.
Contributed by Robert Allison Ragan, a 4th-generation great grandson and namesake.
Hugh Allison (1714 - 1799)
Sarah Turner Allison (1755 - 1841)*
Martha Turner Allison Cain (1781 - 1860)*
Margaret Allison Henry (1788 - 1866)*
Robert Turner Allison (1798 - 1882)*
Robert Allison (1754 - 1827)
Martha Alison/Allison Johnston (1758 - 1850)*
Sacred / to the memory of / ROBERT ALLISON / who died June 29th 1827 / aged 73 years.
Beersheba Presbyterian Church Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Hope
Record added: Jun 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11149330