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 Robert Washington “Wash” Allison

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Robert Washington “Wash” Allison

  • Birth 24 Apr 1809 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 21 Sep 1898 Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 63333466

--Occupation: Farmer & Merchant. He served as Postmaster in Concord in the 1830s. He was Register of Deeds for the County 1839-1840. He served 4 terms as a justice of the local Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. He was the first Chairman of the Cabarrus County Schools, serving from 1841 to 1847. He served as Cabarrus County Commissioner 1877-1878
--He wrote the first history of Cabarrus County.
--He was a trustee of Davidson College from 1870-1874.
--member and elder of First Presbyterian Church of Concord.
--He married Sarah Phifer on May 31, 1842 in Cabarrus County. They had 5 surviving children:
Esther Phifer Allison
Joseph Young Allison
John Phifer Allison
Mary Louisa Allison
Elizabeth Adeline Allison
Four additional children died at an early age.
--He was the county's oldest and most prominent citizen when he died at age 89.


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  • Maintained by: Susan I. Grills
  • Originally Created by: B24CoPilotNiece
  • Added: 26 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63333466
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Washington “Wash” Allison (24 Apr 1809–21 Sep 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63333466, citing Memorial Gardens, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Susan I. Grills (contributor 47149766) .