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Hugh Allison was born in 1801 in Guilford County, North
Carolina, the son of John and Mary (Shaw) Allison. He was married in
1827 to Rebecca Howard Denton, born in 1808 in Virginia, daughter of
Benjamin and Peggy (Anderson) Denton. The John Allison families
migrated to Warren County, Tennessee. Hugh, Rebecca and family moved
on the Arkansas, ca 1836, then to St. Clair County, Missouri, in 1844,
settling in Osage twp. Sect. 21. Hugh died there in 1871 and Rebecca
in 1880. Both are buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near their old
home. They were the parents of 11 children:
1. Mary Margaret, b. 1827, d. 1885, m. (1) 1843 to Abraham Hembre,
one child, Sarah; m. (2) 1846 to James Monroe Hoover. Mary and James
are buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Their children: Hester Ann
(Perrine), Margaret Jane, John Allison McBride, Mary Josephine
(Carroll), James Madison, Rebecca Denton (Winchester), William Smith,
Alice Mariah, Alexander Sherman, Eliza “Doll” (Freeman), and Lillie
Bersheba (Carroll). St. Clair descendants are: Irene Grayer and
Dorothy Deller of Appleton City; and Norma Nolin and Sharon Sterling
2. John Anderson (family follows)
3. Martha Joanna, b. 1831, d. 1849, buried in Monegaw Springs
4. Lucinda Jane, b. 1833, d. 1877 to 1879, m. 1858 to John Richard
Bennett. John had two small daughters, Mary (Ford), and Clara (Bean),
whom Lucinda raised as her own. Lucinda and John are buried at Mt.
Zion Cemetery. They were the parents of (?) 5 children: Margaret
Denton (Young, Morton), Mariah Eliza (Butler), Lucinda Anna (Lasater),
John Allison, and Rebecca Hugh. Area descendants: Ruth Tucker and
LeRoy Russell of Lowry City.
5. Isabella Ann King, b. 1835, d. 1884, (See Allinson family)
6. James William, b. 1837, came home from the Civil War very sick,
d. ca 1861/2. He is buried in Monegaw Springs Cemetery. He had land
adjoining his parents.
7. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 1841, d. 1848. She is buried in Monegaw
8. Hugh Benjamin, b. 1843, d. before 1850. He is buried in Monegaw
9. Virginia Caroline, b. 1844, d. ca 1863. She is buried in
Monegaw Springs Cemetery.
10. Lucinda Ledbetter “Lucy”, b. 1847, d. 1920, m. 1865 to John
Johnson. Lucy and John divorced in the early 1900’s. Lucy, along
with all the children, moved to Denver Colorado. She is buried in
Crown Hill Cemetery at Denver. Their children: James William “Bud”,
Artie King, John, Mary, George, Ida, Rosey, Sarah, Ellen, and (?).
11. Eliza Hugh, b. 1850, d. 1913, m. ca 1870 to William Riley
Smith. In May, 1880, Riley shot and killed Dave Tripplet. He and
three other men were taken from the Osceola jail at night by
vigilantes, shot and hanged. Eliza’s mind was very fragile, and when,
a couple of years after this incident, her young son was shot in the
head by a shotgun, her mind completely snapped. She was taken to
Fulton State Hospital. She is buried in a pauper’s grave there.
Riley is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery. They were the parents of three
children: Emma Lelia (Baldwin), Eddie and William Bertiel, who both
John Anderson Allison, second child of Hugh and Rebecca
Allison, was born in 1829 in Warren County, Tennessee. He came to St.
Clair County in 1844, where he met Nancy Jane Allinson, born in 1836
in Virginia. She came with her parents, Robert and Sarah, to St.
Clair County in 1838. She had been stolen as a baby and hidden in the
woods by a fallen tree. John and Nancy were married in 1853 and
settled in Osage township, where they farmed and raised sheep and flax
for making their family’s clothes. Nancy also kept and tended several
bee hives. John joined Home Guards during the Civil War. They were
charter members of Mt. Zion Methodist Church and helped build the
church building. John died in 1897 and Nancy died in 1923, both are
buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery. They were the parents of 15 children, 6
of whom died as infants or young children. The following nine
children grew to adulthood in St. Clair County:
1. Robert Wilson, b. 1854, d. 1939, m. 1878 to Margaret A.
Thompson, daughter of Martin and Elizabeth Thompson. Settled in Osage
twp. And built a beautiful country home where their great-
granddaughter now resides. Both were members of Mt. Zion Church and
are buried there. Their five children: Arthur, Estella (m. Ivan
Lewis), Lelia (m. Roy Robinson), Mabel (m. Russell Jones), and Birdie
(m. Dean Gabriel). Area descendant is Nancy Jones, of rural Rockville.
2. James Hugh, b. 1857, d. 1944, m. 1882 to Rebecca E. McDonald,
daughter of Jarred and Mary McDonald. They lived in the Mt. Zion
community before retiring to Appleton City, where they are buried.
Their children: Ora and Lena died in infancy, Roy, Addis, and Edith
(m. Johnnie Griggs). Area descendants are Myrtle Fick and Dawna
Hunter, of Appleton City.
3. Nancy Jane (see Joel Underwood)
4. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 1861, d. 1955, m. 1883 to William Scarf
Rosbrugh, son of Thomas and Rachel Rosbrugh. They were members of Mt.
Zion Church and are buried in Appleton City. There children: John
Anderson, William Scarf, Alma Elizabeth (m. Irl Barnett), and Sabra
Dell (m. Willard Richeson). Sabra is still living and quite active at
103. Other descendants in the area: Lois Van Winkle of Lowry City;
Elvin Rosbrugh and Larry Shepard of Rockville; Lonnie Shepard,
Clarence and Margaret Barnett of Appleton City.
5. George Anderson (family follows)
6. Ollie Roseberra, b. 1868, d. 1941, m. 1888 to Joseph E.
McDonald, son of Jarred and Mary McDonald. They lived in Stafford,
Kansas. They are buried in Eden Valley Cemetery. Their children:
Ethel (m. Ernest Carr), Leslie, John, Alma, Elva (m. Leander
Hardesty), Edward, Nellie (m. Lloyd Brenn), Goldie, Thalma (m. Ellis
Boyd), Fem, Walter, and Maurice.
7. Mary Howard, b. 1871, d. 1929, m. 1894 to William T. Ridgway,
son of Charles and Mary Ridgway. They were members of Mt. Zion Church
and are buried in Appleton City. They had two daughters, Sylvia (m.
Frank Hough) and Dorothea.
8. Nathan Ervin, b. 1873, d. 1957, m. 1894 to Nora L Bass, daughter
of William and Julia Bass. They farmed near Taberville and are buried
there. Their children were: Alma (m. Alonzo Jones), Goldie (m.
Clinton Allinson), Blanche (m. Ray T. Evans), Julia Fay (m. Earl Boch,
then Thomas Payne), Nathan Everett, Naomi Ruth (m. Philip Betler), and
Vincent. Area descendants: Blanche Evans of Osceola; Henry Allinson,
Travis Cook, and Angie Storie of Taberville; and Rick Bourland of
9. Nellie Mae, b. 1879, d. 1965, m. 1899 to Marion S. Ridgway, son
of Charles and Mary Ridgway. They farmed the old Allison homeplace
until moving to California in 1935, to be near their children. They
were members of the Mt. Zion Church and are buried in Modesto,
California. Their children: Charles, Ernest, Ferne (m. William R.
Bishop), and Basel.