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Portrait and Biographical Album, Vermilion Co., IL “
Chicago:  Chatman Brothers, 1889

Thomas J. Allison            

            Thomas J. Allison, Alvin, farmer was born on the 30th of September, 1840 Newell township, Vermilion county, Illinois, and is the son of Otho and Mary (Leonard) Allison.  He enlisted on the 15th of August, 1861, in Co. K, of which he was fifth-sergeant, 37 Ill. Vol., Col. J. C. Black.   He participated in the battles of Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, and Van Buren, Ark..; Sugar Creek, Neosho, Newtonia, Cape Girardeau and Chalk Bluffs, Mo., and the siege of Vicksburg.  He was taken prisoner in Louisiana on the 29th of September, 1863, and held in confinement until the 22d of July, 1864.  He was married on the 26th of March, 1867, to Samantha Cunningham.  They have two living children:  Bertha and Charley.  He is re a republican and a Methodist.


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