ALLISON, ISAAC F. (deceased), a farmer all his life, was born in Virginia in 1803, but was reared in Kentucky, where he married Deborah Callarman, in 1827. They moved to Sangamon County, where he farmed for thirty years, and then went to Crawford County, where Mr. Allison took up land, but after two years, on December 23, 1869, he died in Kansas, where he had removed. The family remained in Kansas six years, but were driven out by the grasshoppers and returned to Sangamon County. Mrs. Allison died May 15, 1860, firm in the faith of the Methodist Church. In politics Mr. Allison was a Republican. Their children were: John W. died in the Mexican War, being in Colonel Baker's regiment; Joseph married Hannah Kneudson and died in Sangamon County; John W. (II) died in Kansas; Susan died at the age of nine years; Elizabeth E.; James died in Sangamon County, having married Julia Dunham; ruth M. died in Sangamon County; Elizabeth, of Springfield.
Miss Elizabeth Ellen Allison, born on the Athenswood Road on her father's farm, four miles north of Springfield, February 14, 1837, attended Liberty School and received an excellent education. She taught school for five years in Kansas. She is a member of Laurel Methodist church, and when able is among its efficient workers.