|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1850|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1938|
Son of Thomas Jefferson Allison b.1824 Butts, Ga.
and Elizabeth Brown b. 1824
Married Mary Ann Morgan of West Mountain, Upshur County, Tx.
The marriage took place July 29, 1875 in nearby Gregg County,Tx.
Ada Dell Allison b: 18 May 1876 West Mountain,Upshur, Texas
Ida Dorinder Allison b: 30 Apr 1877 in Upshur, Texas
Ela Lee Allison b: 26 Nov 1878 in Upshur, Texas
Ula Lee Allison b: 19 Feb 1880 in Gladewater, Gregg, Texas
Oma Marcella Allison b: 30 Aug 1881 Gladewater,Gregg, Texas
Minnie Elizabeth Allison b: 26 Dec 1886
Virgil Clyde Allison b: 13 Sep 1888
Ena Naomi Allison b: 6 Apr 1890
Ima May Allison b: 19 Jul 1893
*Below is just a very small excerpt from Dr. Allison's autobiography. He wrote extensively on the people and history of many family members and friends, along with several places in which he lived in Texas.
Autobiography of T. J. Allison, MD.
April 4, 1924
Spanish Fort, Texas
While there is, perhaps, but little of my personal history that deserves mention, still, my children have requested me to write a history of my life for their future perusal and as it may be of interest to them and give them an understanding as to why they have so many relatives in East Texas and how it is that they are connected to so many families, I have begun today to comply with their request. Unfortunately, however, I know but little about my father's people. I was born in Bibb County, Ala. July 29th 1850, in a small village called Maplesville. The county lines were changed at sometime prior to 1867 and a new county was formed so that the site of my nativity is now probably in Perry or Chilton County. About that time a rail-road was built through that section and as Maplesville was several miles from this road, its business was transferred to the rail-road leaving no relic of my native village. I understand, however that the new town retained the name, Maplesville. My father was born in Butts County, Ga. in 1824. This incident being only fifteen years after the expiration of our third president's term of office, it was thought proper to name my father Thomas Jefferson which they accordingly did. My paternal grandfather was William Allison, but as to his nativity, I have never known. My father had three brothers, William, Robert and David, and three sisters, Mary, Amanda and Sophronia. If there were others, I do not know of them, though my maternal grandmother told me when I was a boy that one of my father's sisters married Pratt of Prattville, Ala., the owner of the Pratt gin works, but Aunt Sophronia died unmarried and Aunt Amanda married Faulkner and Aunt Mary married Boyd....so if my grandmother was not mistaken, there was still another sister of whom I never heard my father speak. Uncle Robert married and died after two sons: William and Robert - and one daughter were born. Uncle Robert's widow married a man by the name of Godsey and the family soon afterward moved to Tx. and settled in Titus County. William (Uncle Robert's eldest son) is now living in Mount Pleasant, Tx. and is the only one of my father's people whom I have ever met.
My maternal grandfather was Hitson Brown. His wife's maiden name was Winfred Ray and the first that I know of them, they lived at Maplesville, Ala. though I am inclined to the opinion that he was born further East, probably in Ga. or S.C. This I gather from hearing him tell of riding through Ga. during an Indian War when he was quite a young man. Grandfather Brown's family was a very large one, sixteen children having been born to them, nine boys and seven girls, whose names were as follows: Thomas, Bluford, Briton,William, Berry, Horatio, Monroe, Dock, and a boy that died without a name. The names of the girls were: Harriet, Mary, Elizabeth (my mother), Francis, Julia, Adeline, and Victoria. None of this large family are now living except Monroe and he is in the "old Soldier home" at Austin, Tx. He is now about eighty years of age. The following is a brief history of each of the above children of Hitson Brown: Thomas (T R Brown) married Miss Kittie Billingsly of Maplesville, Ala. where he was engaged in the mercantile business until about the year 1870 when he moved to Texas and engaged in the merchantile business at Gilmer. A few years later he moved into the house with his father and mother, they being very old and left entirely alone. After this, he devoted his time to the management of his father's farm while grandfather lived and a short time after grandfather's death, Uncle Tom died also.
*Personal and family information added by a relative, N.J. Patterson
Mary Ann Morgan Allison (1857 - 1935)*
Ida Dorinda Allison Pennal (1876 - 1954)*
Oma Marcella Allison (1881 - 1970)*
Maintained by: N.J "Joanna" Patterson
Originally Created by: Cissy Currie
Record added: Apr 07, 2009
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