Charles Allison


CHARLES ALLISON, a leading farmer of Grant district, Hancock County, W. Va., was born December 11, 1805. His fathers' name was Jonathan Allison, born June, 1776 in Maryland. His early education was limited. He followed the vocation of farming, and was a member of the Episcopalian church. He was married to Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Christina Harmin, and reared a family of eleven children, three of whom are deceased: Ross, Daniel and Christena. Those living are: James, Jonathan, Mary, Nancy, Sarah, Elizabeth, Samuel and Charles. Our subject's grandparent's names on his father's side were, James and Nancy Allison, natives of Maryland. They were the parents of five children, all of whom are deceased; Charles, Ross, Abner, Thomas and Jonathan. Our subject's education was limited to the common school, and he has followed the vocation of farming all his life with good success. He has been married twice. First to Sarah, daughter of Bennet and Mary White, November 1826. This woman bore him eight children, three of whom are dead: Jonathan, Bennet and Sarah J. Those living are: Mary (Fowler), Samuel, Nancy (Sellers) and James. Mr. Allison was married the second time to Mary, daughter of Robert and Isabella Gervin, April 29, 1852. She was born September 22, 1818. They are the parents of two children, one dying in infancy. The one living is Susan V., wife of Isaac Allison. They are the parents of two children: Charles W. and Reason H. Mr. Allison is a staunch democrat in politics. He, with his wife, belongs to the Presbyterian church.

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