|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1840|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1923|
North Carolina, USA
OBITUARY: Unknown newspaper,
5,523 Baptisms Crown Efforts Of Mr. Allison
(By Miss Fae Kilpatrick)
On Friday morning at 11:30 o'clock, January 26, God in His infinite wisdom called to his eternal home our aged brother, Rev. Elijah Allison. Rev. Mr. Allison was one among the oldest ministers in Transylvania county. He was born January 28, 1840, near Davidson's River, at what is now the home of his nephew, Alfred Allison. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wilson, some 60 years ago. To this union were born six children, all of whom are living except two, a son, Fuller Allison, who died a few years past, and a daughter, Mrs. Jessie McGaha, wife of B. V. McGaha. Mr. Allison professed faith in Christ in his early youth, and joined the Little River Baptist church, where he was ordained to the ministry at an early age. He worked faithfully in the service of his Master. He preached the gospel up until a short time previous to his death, conducting his last service at Little River church on June 8, 1921. During his ministerial work he baptized 5,523 persons, preaching in most every State in the Union. In 1919 the First Baptist church in Asheville sent Rev. Mr. Allison to attend the Baptist convention held at Raleigh. While on his way he was asked to conduct the services on the car. This he did with the greatest of pleasure, and the sermon he delivered was very often spoken of as one of the greatest ever heard. After his marriage he made his home at Brevard until his wife departed his life on April 21, 1912. The following September he was married to Miss Ophelia McCall, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. James McCall, of Calhoun. After this he made his home here until his death. In the death of Rev. Allison the community has lost a loyal citizen, and the church has lost one of its strongest members. He was kind and generous to all who knew him, a gentle husband and a loving father. He bore his sickness with the greatest of patience, often speaking of and longing for his Heavenly home. His body was carried to the home of his son, Samuel F. Allison, at Brevard, shortly after his death, where it remained until Sunday. At 2 p.m. the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Chas. Smith, pastor of the Baptist church at Brevard, and Rev. Mr. Puelit, former pastor at Brevard, and Rev. E. G. Ledford, pastor of Little River church, at Brevard Baptist church. The choir sang beautifully, "Oh, Think of a Home Over There." and 'Nearer My God to Thee." "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be" was rendered by the Pisgah quartette. The body was laid to rest in the Oak Grove cemetery by the Masonic lodge of which he was a member. The deceased is survived by a wife, four children, Mrs. Juanita Byrd of Rosman, N.C.; Mrs. Mary Bowen of Brevard, and Mrs. Black of Asheville; one son, Samuel F. Allison, of Brevard, and one twin brother, Elisha Allison of Columbia, S.C., and Hendersonville.
Allison lineage back to Thomas Allanson, English extraction, London.
Thomas Allanson/Mary Roberts
Charles Allanson/ ? Posey
Thomas Allison/Barbary Burch
Benjamin Allison/Mary ?
Burch Allison/Jemima Bird
Francis Posey Allison/Mary Hefner
Elijah Marion Allison
All children were born in his marriage to Elizabeth Wilson Allison.
Francis Posey Allison (1778 - 1867)
Mary Heffner Allison (1809 - 1897)
Elizabeth Jane Wilson Allison (1842 - 1912)
Ophelia Evaline McCall Allison (1848 - 1932)*
Alice M Allison Dykes (1863 - 1930)*
Jessie Geneva Allison McGaha (1867 - 1898)*
Samuel Francis Allison (1874 - 1950)*
Mary Letitia Allison Bowen (1877 - 1935)*
Andrew Fuller Allison (1878 - 1915)*
David Conley Allison (1881 - 1882)*
Rebecca Ann Allison Surrette (1821 - 1904)**
Francis Henry Allison (1829 - 1905)**
Elijah Marion Allison (1840 - 1923)
Elisha Montgomery Allison (1840 - 1928)*
Oak Grove Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: MK Orr
Originally Created by: George Alexander Allison...
Record added: Oct 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22419648