|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1828|
|Death: ||May 28, 1905|
Enlisted as Corporal in Co. G, 102nd OVI, on 11 August 1862 at the age of 34. Mustered out on 30 June 1865 at Nashville, TN. Also served in Co. B, 5th US Infantry (Mexican War).
OBITUARY: unknown newspaper, Millersburg, Holmes Co., OH, June 1905, pg.
Death of Mexican Veteran.
David Allison of Monroe township was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania Nov. 4, 1828. When three years old he came with his parents to Ohio settling on the farm that afterwards became the home of the son. At the age of 18 he enlisted as a soldier in the Mexican war and served with distinction in Gen. Scott's army, and was present at the capture of the city of Mexico. When the civil war broke out and the president called for soldiers, he again entered his name upon the rolls and served three years in the Union Army. In 1849 he was among the number that crossed the plains to the gold fields of the Pacific slope and spent two years as a gold hunter in California. Returning again to Ohio, he was united in marriage on March 12, 1857 to Miss Joanna Gibson of Minerva, Ohio. Five children were born to this union, all of whom are living, viz: Frank Allison, superintendent of schools at Spokane, Washington; Edward Allison of Chicago; Mrs. Ola Bowers of Warsaw, Ohio; Charles and Miss Bertha Allison who reside at the old home in Monroe township. His wife preceded him in death on March 12, 1896. Mr. Allison died Sunday May 28, 1905, after an illness of seven weeks at the advanced age of 76 years 6 months and 24 days, thus ending a most eventful life. He was an upright citizen, a christian, patriot, and man among men, who was loved by those with whom he had associated for nearly three quarters of a century. For many years he was an elder in the Monroe Disciple church and a pillar in that organization; always ready and willing to give his aid and assistance in every department of church work. He taught the bible class and Sunday school and spent much time in the work. The funeral was held at the Monroe church on Tuesday at 2 o'clock p.m. services being conducted by Rev. W. L. Walker of Killbuck and Rev. A. M. Bird of Fredericksburg. The church was beautifully decorated with flags and flowers and each member of the Sunday school brought flowers which were deposited upon the last resting place of their old friend as a token of their love and esteem, while a large concourse of his neighbors paid their last tribute of respect by their -----(unreadable).
NOTE: The Mexican War between the United States and Mexico began with a Mexican attack on American troops along the southern border of Texas on Apr. 25, 1846. Fighting ended when U.S. Gen. Winfield Scott occupied Mexico City on Sept. 14, 1847; a few months later a peace treaty was signed (Feb. 2, 1848) at Guadalupe Hidalgo. In addition to recognizing the U.S. annexation of Texas defeated Mexico ceded California and, New Mexico (including all the present-day states of the Southwest) to the United States.
Allison lineage back to Thomas Allanson, English extraction, London.
Thomas Allanson/Mary Roberts
Charles Allanson/ ? Posey
Thomas Allison/Barbary Burch
Charles Allison/Barbara Moore
Charles Allison, Jr./Mary Blackmore
Erasmus Allison/Mary Carr
Charles Allison/Jane Crane
David J. Allison
Charles Allison (1802 - 1869)
Jane Crane Allison (1809 - 1877)
Joanna Gibson Allison (1833 - 1896)*
Viola Allison Bower (1858 - 1906)*
Charles Walter Allison (1861 - 1908)*
Bertha Mary Allison Anderson (1876 - 1961)*
Maintained by: George Alexander Allison...
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Record added: Jun 19, 2009
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