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Benjamin Emory Allison
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1837
Spencer
Owen County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1923
Spencer
Owen County
Indiana, USA

HISTORY OF OWEN COUNTY, 1884, CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, PAGE 825

BENJAMIN E. ALLISON, farmer, a native of Owen County, was born in Spencer, August 5, 1837. His parents, Noah and Mary T (Boswell) Allison, natives of Maryland and Kentucky respectively, came to Indiana in 1817, and located in Monroe County, where they lived on a farm for a few years, afterward engaging in the general merchandise business in Martinsville; thence in a short time removing to Spencer, Owen County, where in 1878, the father died, the mother having been dead many years. Benjamin is next to the youngest in a family of thirteen children, and being reared in Spencer he received a good education in the town schools. In 1856, he began farming for himself. He was Road Supervisor for several years in Washington township, has been School Director for fifteen years and is present filling his second term of office as Township Assessor.

In 1858, he was married to Mary J. Browning, daughter of David Browning, ex-clerk of Monroe County. By this union there were three children-- Harriet C (deceased), Mary J and David B. His wife died in 1868, and in 1872 he married Helen C. Vanmeter of Franklin County, IN. They have two children--George E and Lawrence. Mr Allison is a member of the K. of H., of the K. and L. of H., and assisted in organizing the Grand Lodge of Indiana. He is a member of the Methodist Church and is farming 359 acres of the best land in Owen County.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Noah Allison (1799 - 1878)
  Mary T. Boswell Allison (1802 - 1864)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Julia Browning Allison (1840 - 1868)
  Helen Van Meter Allison (1851 - 1919)
 
 Children:
  David Benjamin Allison (1860 - 1936)*
  Laurence J. Allison (1879 - 1923)*
  Edythe A. Allison Palmer (1889 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harriet Caroline Allison (1821 - 1843)*
  John William Allison (1825 - 1868)*
  George E. Allison (1830 - ____)*
  Judge Noah Allison (1832 - 1885)*
  Eliza Ann Emerald Allison (1833 - 1833)*
  Polly Isabelle Allison (1835 - 1835)*
  Mary Elizabeth Allison (1836 - 1836)*
  Benjamin Emory Allison (1837 - 1923)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Riverside Cemetery
Spencer
Owen County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: J&D Peterson
Record added: Jun 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53608554
Benjamin Emory Allison
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Benjamin Emory Allison
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