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John Robert Allison, Jr
Birth: 1762
Orange County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1842
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA

This ancestor is precious to me! Researched by Eleanor
Law Johnson. I'm happy to share the information I've found with other relatives and hope you will share with me as well.

Private John Allison Jr.
s/o John & Martha (Hamilton) Allison Sr.
b. ca. 1762 Hillsboro, Orange Co, NC -
d. 28 March 1842, in Ditty, White, TN (now Putnam County)
He was buried in Kemp - Allison Cemetery (on Martin Farm).
md 16 Apr 1789 Sarah Tolar (Toler) -
b. 6 May 1768 Virginia d. Abt 1854 White Co., TN
d/o John & Sarah (Thomas) Toller (Tollar).

Revolutionary War Service, Orange Co. NC, 1778: Private for 9 months in Capt.William Lytle's Co; Colonel Archiblad Lytle's NC Regt.; 3 months as guard at Hillsboro under Sgt. William Riley and 2 months in Capt. John Whiteside's Co.this was about the time of the battle of Guilford Court House, his brother , Joseph was Lieutenant in this company at this time.

Cornwallis and his men camped out on John's father's farm about 8 miles from Hillsborough and took provisions, horse & buggy, furniture, etc, for which he was never reimbursed. This is interesting history and is recorded in John Allison's pension record.
Eleanor L. Johnson
Marriage 1 Sarah TOLER b: 16 APR 1789 in Orange County, North Carolina

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Bride: Sarah Tolar
Groom: John Allison
Bond Date: 13 Apr 1789
County: Orange
Record #: 01 007
Bondsman: John Porterfie(
Witness: S Benton
Bond #: 000094421

1. Grizzell ALLISON b: 5 NOV 1789 in Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
2. Martha ALLISON b: 27 FEB 1791 in Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
3. Frances ALLISON b: 30 OCT 1792 in Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
4. Sarah Jeraha ALLISON b: 29 JUL 1794 in Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
5. Mary ALLISON b: 25 JAN 1798 in Orange County, North Carolina
6. Joseph 'Mine ALLISON b: 1 DEC 1799 in Orange County, North Carolina
7. James S. ALLISON b: 21 DEC 1801 in Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
8. Janet ALLISON b: 9 JAN 1806
9. Naomi ALLISON b: 17 MAR 1809
10. Ruth ALLISON b: 29 AUG 1810 in Orange County, North Carolina
11. John Ralston ALLISON b: 12 AUG 1812 in White County, Tennessee
source: Bible pension records
Pension Application information in Cookeville Library May/June 1999 Researched by Eleanor Law Johnson,
c/o 530 S. 4th St.,Las Vegas, NV email:

White County..."On this the 16 day of February 1844 personally appeared before me Samel L. McCalib, an acting Justice of the peace in the for the County and state aforsaid, Mrs. Sarah Ellison, a resident of said county, aged seventy five years and who after being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obrain the benefits of the provision made by and act of congress past the 7th July 1838 Entitled an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows" That she is the widow of John Ellison deceased who was a soldier in the war of the revolution and she thinks belonged to the North Carolina line of Troops and a part of his servitude was under William Litle, Captain and who on account of his service as soldier in said wars and in said line received a pension of $46 for ? and to the evidence composing the matter of the application after said husband for said pension she refers for such particulars and facts as are? in the investigation of her claim except a ? ?: her Bible containing the ages of their children as kept in her said husbands own handwriting, whih she herewith files as a part of her declaration, she further declairs that she was married to her sd husband, John Ellison on the 16 day of April Seventeen hundred and eighty nine and that he said husband John Ellison died on the 28 day of March, eighteen hundred and forty two.
Sarah Allison (Elison) was living with her son, James
in White Co.,Tennessee in 1850.

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Saroah Elison
Age: 84
Estimated birth year: abt 1766
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850 (City,County,State):District 7, White, Tennessee
Family Number: 1200
Household Members:
Name Age
James Elison 49 b NC
Mary Elison 39 b NC
Saroah Elison 84 b Virginia
11 children are listed.
Additonal information can be found at: 
Family links: 
  Sarah Tolar (Towler) Allison (1768 - 1854)
  Martha Allison Campbell (1791 - 1871)*
  Joseph Allison (1799 - 1886)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Burial near Ditty on Martin Farm in Kemp Cemetery on that farm. Visited your grave in April 2013, so happy to find you.
Kemp Cemetery
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Eleanor L. Johnson
Record added: Feb 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48403542
John Robert Allison, Jr
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- Bobbie Davenport West
 Added: Sep. 14, 2015
John is my 5th great grandfather.
- Chris Allison
 Added: Aug. 28, 2015
To my 4rd Great,grandfather whom I admire, honor and love for your dedication to your family and to America, your service to this country. God bless you always.I will look forward, with joy, to meeting you one day and talking with you about your life and...(Read more)
- Eleanor L. Johnson
 Added: Jun. 2, 2015
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