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Burgess Allison, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 30, 1789
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1881
Hancock County
West Virginia, USA

NOTE: Birth date was calculated using the dates on Burgess' tombstone. The following bio incorrectly lists his year of birth as 1759.

HISTORY: Burgess Allison who settled on a farm one mile from Washington Schoolhouse in Grant District in 1801. He drove the first wagon, of the "prarrie schooner" style, into Hancock County, from Cumberland, Maryland, and continued to haul freight and passengers one way and freight the other for a number of years. Freighting over the mountains was for many years a profitable business. In coming from Maryland Burgess Allison followed what later became the National Road, which extended as far as Vandalia, Illinois, its destination being St. Louis. More people went over that road to Western Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Iowa than over all other routes. Mr. Allison later secured a farm in conjunction with which he operated a blacksmith shop, and, becoming prosperous, loaned money to his less fortunate neighbors and became something of a financier in his locality. He lived to be ninety-three years of age, his death then being caused by an accident.

BOOKS: " History of the Panhandle, being Historical Collections of the Counties of Ohio, Brooke, Marshall and Hancock, West Virginia". Compiled and Written by: J.H. Newton, G.G. Nichols, and A.G. Sprankle Published by: J.A. Caldwell, 1879, Wheeling, W. VA. Page 441

Biographical Sketches of Hancock County:

Burgess Allison:

Migrated from Cumberland, Md., in 1801, where he was born in 1759. He came with his parents who settled in now Hancock County, on a farm in Grant District. He remained with his father until twenty-seven years of age. He served in the War of 1812. Was married to Miss Sarah Barkley in 1816. Subsequently purchased a small tract of land and proceeded to improve it. He has lived on this land up to the present and has been engaged in farming and dealing in real estate. He had at one time in his possession over seven hundred acres of land, all improved. He is the father of eight children, four of whom are still living. His wife died in October, 1871, at the age of seventy-six years. They having lived together over half a century.

Allison lineage back to Thomas Allanson, English extraction, London.

Thomas Allanson/Mary Roberts
Charles Allanson/ ? Posey
Thomas Allison/Barbary Burch
Charles Allison/Barbara Moore
Samuel Allison/Fielder Hardy
Burgess Allison, Sr. 
Family links: 
  Sarah Barkley Allison (1795 - 1871)
Flats Cemetery
New Manchester
Hancock County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: George Alexander Allison...
Record added: Jan 06, 2009
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Burgess Allison, Sr
Added by: George Alexander Allison, Jr.
Burgess Allison, Sr
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You are my 3G grandfather. You led a wonderful life.
- S-P Allison
 Added: Feb. 9, 2015

- George Alexander Allison, Jr.
 Added: Oct. 19, 2011

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