Person:Charles Allison (13)

Charles Allison
d.bef 18 Dec 1787 Bourbon County, Kentucky
m. est. 1725
  1. Francis AllisonABT 1725 - AFT 1778
  2. Isabel Allisonabt 1732 -
  3. John Allison, Sr.abt 1734 - bef 1792
  4. Robert Allisonabt 1736 - Bef 1792
  5. Charles AllisonAbt 1737 - bef 1787
  • HCharles AllisonAbt 1737 - bef 1787
  • WJane CampbellABT 1740 - AFT 1810
m. ABT 1763
  1. John Allison1765 - 1837
  2. Alexander Allison1768 - 1814
  3. Mary Allison1769 -
  4. Jane Allison1771 - 1854
  5. Sarah Allison1776 - AFT 1851
Facts and Events
Name Charles Allison
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt. 1737 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Marriage ABT 1763 Augusta County, Virginiato Jane Campbell
Death? bef 18 Dec 1787 Bourbon County, Kentucky[probate]
Will[2] 2 Oct 1787 Bourbon County, Kentucky
Probate[2] 18 Dec 1787 Bourbon County, Kentucky

Charles Allison was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 239.--9th August, 1765. John ( ) Allison and Janet ( ) to Charles Allison, £25, 195 acres on Mill Creek of James River; corner James Gilmore; corner John Poage. Delivered: Charles Allison, 31st January, 1771. [Note: Charles Allison was John's son from his first marriage].

Processioning List of 1767/68

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Vol. 2 - Page 449.--1767-68: Processioned by James Simpson and John Mitchell: For John Mitchel, John Thompson, James Dreaddon, David Dreaddon, John Davis, Arthur McClure, John Walker, Benj. Wattson, James McGavock, Robert Whittla, Alexander Beggs, John Murray, William Mathews, Richd. Mathews, James Willson, John Poage, Charles Allison, James Gilmore, Wm. Crawford, Robt. Miller, Jno. White, John Gillmore, John Paxton, George Salling, John Hickman, Wm. McBride, James Simpson. Processioned by Jon. Lapesly, Robert Moore, all lands in their bounds except, viz: William and James Hall, Daniel Evans, Samuel Todd, James Davis, Jno. McMurtrey, James McMath, John Young. Processioned by James Craig, James Patterson: For Henry Reburn, Wm. Lam, John King, Robt. Craige, James Givens, Saml. Bell, Jno. Givens, Philip Harless, Thos. Storrey, John Stewart, Hugh Allon, Timothy Call, Edward Rutledge, James Care, Wm. Patterson, Saml. Henderson, Wm. Roberson, Wm. Scillarn, James Anderson, Wm. Hindes, Thomas Turke, David Mack, Neiley Christian Clemons, Robert Steon, James Craige, Thomas Raferty.

Will Transcript

In the name of God amen, I Charles Allison of the County of Bourbon, the State of Virginia being in imperfect health but of sound memory & understanding calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life knowing tis appointed unto all men to die, and for setling my temporal affairs, directing distribution of my wordly estate wherewith it hath pleased Almight Bod bless and bestow upon me I do make and ordain this my last will and testament, revoking all other wills, or wills by me hereafore made ratifying and confirming this to be my last will & testament in manner of form following, but principally and first of all recommending my soul to Almighty God who gave it hoping through the merits of my blessed redeemer Jesus Christ to find redemption of my former sins & wickedness.
Imprrimis: It is my wish and desire that all just debts should be paid out of the moneys due me & if there should not be a sufficiency, then in that case so much of my personal estate may best at the discretion of my Executors herefater named as will make up the difficiency.
It is my will & desire I do give and bequeth unto my beloved wife Jane Allison during her natural life the plantation I now live on together with the stock and farming utensils, and at her decease the land to be equally divided between my two sons, John and Alexander, giving unto John his choice of such division.
It's decreed that my said wife Jane do promise in such manner that after my decease the stock belonging to these appertaining unto the estate may be equally divided among my children.
It's my farther desire, that when there shall be title made for two hundred acres of land as per agrum... with Michael Hogg that the land may be sold for stock. Our horses, cows and sheep which said stock I desire may be equally divided among my children. It is my farther desire that when a lawsuit depending now between myself and Colby Smith, is determined that whatever monies may arise to me there from may be applyed to the purpose of purchasing clothing and necessaries for my wife and children at the discretion of my executors unless applied to the discharge of debts as above specifyed.
And I do constitute and appoint my beloved wife Jane Allison and my beloved son John Allison Executors to this my last will and testament in testimony wherof I hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.
(Signed) Charles Allison seal.
In the presence of Benj Harrison and Mary Allison (X) mark.
At a court held for Bourbon County at the Court House thereof on Tuesday, the 9th day of December 1787. Probate, the last will & testament of Charles Allison, were pro... by the Oath of Benjamin Harrison & Mary Allison, witness thereto and on the motion of James Allison, executing therein named who intered into & acknowledged bond in the penal sum of five hundred pounds together with Benjamin Harrison Esq, as security under oath according to law certificate is granted for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
Test. John Edwards Cl. G. C."
An inventory of the personal estate of Charles Allison deceased as per appraisal
A set of Turner's loats as augers, chisels, gouger, etc 5.10 (pounds)
1 broad ax, two narrow axes, a matlock wedges & rings2.18
61 sines, swingletree irons, plowshare and coulter1.19
Thoud (?) tongs smashing irons bell etc1.88
Two iron posts bake oven and t...s5.10
Several books and a small leather trunk3.80
A steel y... & Rifle this ofo (?)2.14
Two foot ruler gimblets nippers and compasses0.13
A walnut table, knives, forks and candlesticks1.16
Beds and bedding L15 30 hogs barge & small Lg24.0
A large walnut chest with drawers1.10
Wearing apparel & plough gease three plough chains6.20
Weaver's loom and gun reeds2.10
A horse for which the executors are to account15.00
Three cows...???? at 40/two heifers .......????21.10
A gindstone & a cowhide1.10
Taken and appraised this 12th of January 1788 - $97.90
By ..? Re...?, George Reading, William Anderson, appraisers.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1764 (A). - Allison vs. Hays--Hugh Hays to Charles Allison. Bond 31st December. 1763. Witness: Alexander Greer.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 25, 1767. - (138) John Davis (Hunter), security for John and Charles Allison.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 23, 1767. - (382) Mary McClure vs. John and Charles Allison.--Abates by plaintiff's death.
  1. Allison, Sandy - e-mail:

    Washington County, Pennsylvania querie:

    Subject: Allison
    Submitter: Sandy Allison
    Date: Thu Jan 23 14:32:48 1997

    Washington county, Pa. 1790 census page 247, John & Jean Allison were living in Lancaster County, Pa. when their children was born Francis Allison about 1730,in Lancaster County, Pa. Isbel Allison born about 1732,in Lancaster County, Pa. married William Burt about 1755 in Augusta County, Va., John Allison Jr. about 1734, in Lancaster County, Pa. married Janet about 1757 in Augusta County, Va., Robert Allison born about 1736,Lancaster County, Pa. married Ann about 1760 in Augusta County, Va., Charles Allison born 1737 in Lancaster County, Pa. married Jane Campbell about 1763, and died in 1787 in Bourbon County, Ky., William Allison born about 1740 in Lancaster County, Pa. and died in Fayette County, Ky.
    Charles Allison & Jane Campbell, her father was Alexander Campbell of Augusta County, Va. They had 3 children John Allison born 9-5-1765 in Rockbridge County,Va. married Anna Gray about 1785 in Fayette County, Ky., Alexander Allison born about 1768 in Rockbridge County, Va. married ? about 1791 in Fayette County, Ky., Mary Allison married Benjamin Harrison after 1787 in Bourbon County, Ky. Alexander Allison married second time 6-26-1805 in Nicholas County, Ky. to Elizabeth Taylor born about 1782.

    Alexander Allison had 4 children with first wife and they were Patsy Allison born about 1794 and married William Brunson 12-3-1818. Susannah Allison born about 1797 in Bourbon County, Ky. married Nelson Moore 12- 18-1821 in Nicholas County, Ky. Elizabeth Allison born about 1801 married Teter Snap 12-25-1821 in Nicholas County, Ky. Otho Allison born about 1803 married Mary Polly Leonard about 1827 in Harrison County, Ky. Then with second wife had Alfred Allison born about 3-15-1808 in Ky. married Mary Catherine Hendricks about 1827 in Ky.? Sandy Allison, 10095 County Road 5120, Rolla, Mo. 65401, 573-341-3549 phone, 573-364-5310 fax.

    e-mail of 5/18/1999

  2. 2.0 2.1 Will Abstract, in Ardery, Julia Hoge Spencer. Kentucky records: early wills and marriages, copied from court house records by regents, historians and the state historian; old bible records and tombstone inscriptions; records from Barren, Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Daviess, Fayette, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mason, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Scott, and Shelby counties. (Lexington, Kentucky: Keystone Printery, Inc., c1932), 1:16, Secondary quality.

    CHARLES ALLISON-Will Book A, page 5-Those mentioned-wife, Jane Allison; my children (property equally divided), son John Allison; son Alexander; Michael Hogg (agreement with); Colby Ship (lawsuit with). Made 2nd October, 1787. Proved Tuesday, 18th of December 1787. Executors-wife, Jane Allison, Son, John Allison. Witnesses-Benjamin Harrison, Mary Allison.

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    Based upon cirsumstantial evidence, Charles may have another daughter, Jane Allison, based upon the following e-mail:

    Subj: Allison Family, Augusta Co., VA
    Date:01/27/2000 7:56:11 AM Pacific Standard Time (WM Gray)

    Dear Jim,

    I'm responding to your recent post on the Allison family GenForum page
    concerning the Allison family originally of Augusta Co., VA.

    I recently learned of a family Bible record stating that the maiden name of
    my g-g-g-g grandmother was Jane Allison (1771-1854). Jane was born in
    Virginia, married to David Gray (1768-1824), and lived most of her adult
    life in Kentucky. I don't know where in Virginia either one came fr
    who their parents were.

    Some circumstantial evidence suggests that Jane could be the daugher of
    Charles Allison and Jane Campbell.

    1. There is a gap in Charles and Jane Allison's children between Mary b.
    1769, and Sarah, b. 1776, into which Jane, b. 1771, would conveniently fit.

    2. John's wife was Anna Gray - perhaps David's sister.

    3. According to land records, David Gray and John Allison lived next
    to each other in Nicholas County KY.

    4. Charles and Jane's daughter Mary Allison married Lawrence
    Harrison, also David Gray's neighbor.

    5. John had a son named "David Gray Allison."

    6. David named one of his sons "William Campbell Gray," Campbell
    being the maiden name of Jane's mother. One source I've seen gives William
    Campbell as the name of the father of Jane Campbell Allison.

    I've written to Susan Allison Willmott, and she does not know whether Jane
    Allison Gray was a daughter of Charles Allison.

    I am interested in learning if you have any information that would help us
    trace Jane Allison Gray's ancestry. I would also like to know what the
    source is for saying that John Allison's wife was named Anna Gray.

    Please let me know what you think. Thanks,

    - Warren Gray

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    Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
    Volume I
    NOVEMBER 23, 1767
    (382) Mary McClure vs. John and Charles Allison.--Abates by plaintiff's death.