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Joseph "Mine Lick" Allison
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1799
Death: Dec. 5, 1886

Joseph "Mine Lick" Allison was a household name in his time. He knew much about herbs and home remedy medicines.
He was the son of John Allison Jr. & Sarah Toler and the husband of Cynthia Stone
He is buried in Joe Bob Allison Cemetery, off Ensor Creek Road to Elrod, in Putnam County, Tennessee, USA

In the HISTORY OF PUTNAM COUNTY, TN, by McClain, pgs 10 & 11, he records as follows:
"JOHN ALLISON, Rev.soldier, came from Boonesborough, Orange Co., NC in 1807 and settled six miles south of Baxter when his son, JOSEPH (Mine Lick) was 6 years old. When this son reached his majority the father gave him a little flea bitten gray pony. With this as his only start he entered land, cleared a field and built a cabin. The pony was hitched under a tree that winter. "Uncle Mine Lick", as he was familiarly known to the people, had a fund of information gained largely by contact with Nature, and many of his origins and eccentric sayings and doings are current legend for miles around his old home."
1880 Census
Listed w/ 2nd wife and two children........
Source Information:
Census Place District 16, Putnam, Tennessee
Family History Library Film 1255275
NA Film Number T9-1275
Page Number 111C
Researched by Eleanor L. Johnson 26 Oct 2002 @
Household Record 1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Joseph ALLISON Self M Male W 83 NC Farmer NC NC
Elvina ALLISON Wife M Female W 44 TN Keeping House TN TN
Robert ALLISON Son S Male W 14 TN Work On Farm
Mary ALLISON Dau S Female W 12 TN
Received note from Dean Sliger......
Joseph Allison also had a second wife, Elvira Elbridge. They married about 1864 and had three children: Joseph Robert, Elizabeth Nancy Ann, and Mary Jennie. I do not know where Elivra is buried; she may be the one buried at the Judd Cemetery in Putnam County.
"Mine Lick" was my 4th great-grandfather.
Thanks to all who have information to add.
14 June 2015 
Family links: 
  John Robert Allison (1762 - 1842)
  Sarah Tolar (Towler) Allison (1768 - 1854)
  Azinith Stone Allison (1802 - 1862)*
  Sarah Malinda Allison Mott (1822 - 1883)*
  William Herbert Allison (1823 - 1879)*
  James Shelton Allison (1825 - 1882)*
  Fatama Allison (1836 - 1840)*
  John Raleigh Allison (1840 - 1912)*
  Asenath Allison Harris (1845 - 1909)*
  Martha Allison Campbell (1791 - 1871)*
  Joseph Allison (1799 - 1886)
*Calculated relationship
Joseph Allison
Born Dec 1 1799
Died Dec 5 1886
Age 87 years
4 days
Note: Visited this cemetery 4-21-13. Joseph's stone in on left, facing large tree.We worked on the stone till it came up darker as in the picture. ELJ
Joe Bob Allison Cemetery
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Eleanor L. Johnson
Record added: Nov 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43936222
Joseph Mine Lick Allison
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Joseph Mine Lick Allison
Added by: Jennifer Saling
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Joseph is my 4th great grandfather.
- Chris Allison
 Added: Aug. 28, 2015
So Blessed to have found my 7th Great Grandfather! Till we meet in Heaven someday....God's blessings...Love Vicki Tillery
- texastee
 Added: Sep. 15, 2014

- Sammy Boyd, Genealogist
 Added: Aug. 17, 2014
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