|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1853|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 1886|
Glatha Jane Allison was born 30 Nov 1853 in Putnam County, Tennessee to William Allison and Elizabeth Peggy Clark.
She is so sad in the letter that she writes after her husband died. I will let it speak for her in her own words and spelling.
Andrew & Glatha Janes graves must be very near where they lived in Madison County, Arkansas, as Glatha speaks in her letter about the children going to the grave. There was a doctor that treated the family so they may have been fairly close to Wesley, Arkansas.
Andrew J. Garrison and Glatha moved, with their children, from Tennessee to Arkansas about 1881. Andrew J. Garrison died the 9th Feb 1885. Uncle Russ Allison, Glatha Jane's brother (Russell Cart Allison) is mentioned in her writings.
I transcriber this old letter years ago.
Letter from Glatha Jane Allison Garrison to her mother, Elizabeth Peggy Clark Allison Butler in Putnam County, Tennessee.
All I find on the letter head is "Wesley Township, Madison County, Arkansas, March 11, 1885".(The spelling is hers so I haven't changed it).
Glatha Jane speaks in the letter about how she misses her husband.
"If I could just have him back I would bee the happest soul ever lived for I am so lonesome and the place looks so lonesome to me and when night begins to come and he can't come in to bee with me and my little ones around the fireside, it all most brakes my heart. O that I could give him up and not study so mutch about him as I doo but he has been so good and so kind to mee and so mutch sattisfaction and so mutch help and so mutch pleasure to mee that I can't forget him soon. And the children greeves so mutch about their deer paw thaey want mee to go to his grave and bring him back. They go to see where he is laid and weep and cry around his grave."
"The 2 day of this month Grant started with Parson Boon and family and severrel others about 30 in all. Tuck the train and left to go to California. Abe and Russ helpt him off. Abe loaned him 25 dollars, Russ 10 dollars and Abe and Sis and Russ and Dicy coocked provision to doo him throo and Abe tuck him and his things to Fayettvill and saw him take the train. They wanted him to go and if hee is satisfied they aim, I think, to go too and if he dont want to stay they told him they wood bring him back if they had to send him money to come. Rite soon for I don't no how long I will live...Jane Garrison to Sherman and Martha and Mother"
She also wrote.....
"I have as good a set of children as any need for if I doo say it myself. They love to go to their Unckle Russes and since their paw died they think Unckle Russ ought to just stay hear all the time. He has been hear day and night nearly ever since hee died to help mee to wait on the children... She is better than ever thought she would be. I can't hardly quit ritting. I haint half throu...I dont no what to doo nor how for I have no one to help me and no one to tell mee what is best to doo like he wood if he had of lived. Rite to me once for I am so loansome and sad...so lonely...me and my children."
This is as sad a tale as could be told. Glatha only lived to the next year and all the children were taken back to Tennessee and raised by their grandmother, Elizabeth Peggy Clark Allison who was a widow of William H. Allison and remarried P. Taylor Butler 7 Aug 1881.
Eleanor L. Johnson
William Herbert Allison (1823 - 1879)
Elizabeth Peggy Clark Allison Butler (1830 - 1910)
Andrew Jackson Garrison (1830 - 1885)*
Mary Matilda Garrison Lollar (1876 - 1927)*
Charlie Obediah Garrison (1877 - 1972)*
Robert Mansfield Garrison (1880 - 1956)*
Bessie Maude Garrison Nash (1881 - 1942)*
James Layfate Garrison (1884 - 1966)*
William Mathias Garrison (1887 - 1958)*
Abraham Monroe Allison (1850 - 1921)*
Glatha Jane Allison Garrison (1853 - 1886)
William Carter Allison (1856 - 1921)*
Corder Russell Allison (1859 - 1935)*
Dabner Travis Allison (1860 - 1929)*
Luther Grant Allison (1864 - 1912)*
Ulysses Sherman Allison (1866 - 1955)*
James Sheridan Allison (1869 - 1941)*
John Abner Allison (1871 - 1954)*
Garrison graves near Wesley
Created by: Eleanor L. Johnson
Record added: Dec 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45365739