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Col. Uriah Allison[1, 2]

Male 1782 - 1829  (47 years)


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  • Name Uriah Allison 
    Prefix Col. 
    Born 1 Feb 1782  Greene Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Military 15 Mar 1812  Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    War of 1812 and the Creek War and was appointed 2nd. Lt., 8th US Inf. 
    • Appointed 2nd. Lt., 8th US Inf.

      MILITARY SERVICE: Uriah Allison served in the War of 1812 and Creek War
    Residence 19 Aug 1812  Roane Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    witnessed a deed from Willie Blount of Knox County to John Robertson 
    Military 10 Jun 1814  Chillicotte, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    appointed Capt, 2nd Regt. Riflemen 
    Possessions 20 Nov 1820  Roane Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    purchased several tracts of land from the State of Tennessee at the Hiwasee Land Sale at Knoxville 
    Misc 14 Sep 1826  Kingston, Roane Co. , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    filed suite in to stop ejectment from property he had purchased 
    • Looney Riley, a member of the Cherokee nation, challenged Uriah Allison's right to the land purchased in 1820, claiming that it was his under treaties of 1815 and 1817. Ultimately, Riley sued and failed to win in county court. Uriah appealed to the Chancery court, bringing the treasurer of East Tennessee in as a defendant since he was trying to eject Uriah. Uriah died before the case was settled, so it was closed.
    Died 18 May 1829  Roane Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    • Obituary:
      Allison, Uriah S (Col.)Died at his residence in Roane County, Tenn., on the 18th inst., Col. Uriah S. Allison, in the 47th year of his age, formerly of the 24th US Army; a man whose character as a patriot, a citizen, and a soldier, needs no eulogium.  He was a native of Roane County in this state, entered the Army in 1812 as a lieutenant and was promoted to captaincy  He remained in the Army during the war; and besides performing other important services, recruited at different periods, and marched to the Canadian frontier, two companies of troops from his native state.  As an officer, he was loved and respected by his companions in arms, and as a disciplinarian, he may have had equals, but no superior.  After the conclusion of the war he resigned his commission; military inactivity did not comfort with either his disposition or his genius, and he returned to the circle of friends.  His remains were interred at the Presbyterian Church in Kingston on the 19th at 12 o'clock, accompanied by his relatives and a numerous concourse of friends.  He has left a wife and three female children. The Knoxville Register, Wednesday, 27 May 1829, Vol XIII, No. 666.
    Misc 23 Oct 1829  Kingston, Roane Co. , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    public sale of his estate 
    Buried Kingston, Roane Co. , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7
    Address:
    Bethel-Kingston Cemetery (a.k.a. Old Kingston Burying Ground) 
    Person ID I193  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2020 

    Father Robert Allison,   b. 4 Nov 1753, Augusta Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1816, Roane Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Jane Moore,   b. 27 Jan 1753,   d. 4 Jun 1816, Roane Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F950  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Clark Cox 
    Married 29 Jan 1820  Kingston, Roane Co. , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Mary Allison
     2. Catherine J. Allison
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F2495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1782 - Greene Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - War of 1812 and the Creek War and was appointed 2nd. Lt., 8th US Inf. - 15 Mar 1812 - Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - witnessed a deed from Willie Blount of Knox County to John Robertson - 19 Aug 1812 - Roane Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jan 1820 - Kingston, Roane Co. , Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - purchased several tracts of land from the State of Tennessee at the Hiwasee Land Sale at Knoxville - 20 Nov 1820 - Roane Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - filed suite in to stop ejectment from property he had purchased - 14 Sep 1826 - Kingston, Roane Co. , Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 May 1829 - Roane Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - public sale of his estate - 23 Oct 1829 - Kingston, Roane Co. , Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Bethel-Kingston Cemetery (a.k.a. Old Kingston Burying Ground) - - Kingston, Roane Co. , Tennessee
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  • Notes 
    • Uriah Allison served as a bondsman in 1820, Roane Co, Tennessee for William P. Smith. Could be that Uriah Allison Council was named for Uriah Allison, brother of Susan Allison.

      In Nov. 1820, Uriah ALLISON of Roane County bought at the Hiwassee Land sale, eight tracts of land in the Hiwassee District. The acres given are 381, 13, 60, 160, 106, 120, 116 and (blank). A certain RILEY LOONEY, a Cherokee Indian, claimed most of the land for a reservation under the treaties made by the U.S. with the Cherokees in 1817 and 1819 commonly called Jackson's and Calhoun's Treaties. Uriah ALLISON swore to his statements 14 Sep 1826. In the decree, dated June 1829, the death of Uriah ALLISON being suggested the cause was abated. May Term 1830. pp 564-568. - Roane County, Tennesse Chancery Court records.

      Col. Uriah ALLISON died in the early part of 1829, leaving his widow,Nancy C. and three daughters: Maria ALLISON who later married George NICHOLSON, Catherine ALLISON and Mary ALLISON. They lived at Kingston. Nancy C. the widow married Gen. John BROWN. Isham COX, dec'd and his wife Catherine were the parents of Nancy C. ALLISON BROWN. Isham COX had moved to Alabama in the Spring of 1830. Bartley COX was a son of Isham and his wife. Gen. John BROWN called Thomas and William BROWN his brothers. This was dated 27 Jun 1839. pp 310-322. - Roane County, Tennessee Chancery Court records.

  • Sources 
    1. [S243] The History of Roane County, Tennessee 1801-1870.

    2. [S244] Uriah Sherrill Allison & Nancy Clark Cox.

    3. [S641] Find A Grave, 3 May 2020; Capt Uriah S. Allison; Capt Uriah S. Allison; 57836449; Bill DeRossett.

    4. [S1586] Roane County, Tennessee Deed Book Abstracts: Deed Book D, p. 222,19 Aug 1812 Willie Blount, Knox Co to Joseph Robinson.

    5. [S676] Letters Received By The Adjutant General, 1805-1821, 5 July 2012; 1814, Tennessee, Uriah Allison.

    6. [S1577] Roane County, Tennessee Chancery Court Records 1824-1910, 20 January 2020; Minute Book 2, pages 564-568.

    7. [S1589] Roane County, Tennessee Newspaper Abstracts, 1800-1879, Allison, Uriah (Col.).

    8. [S1578] Roane County, Tennessee Wills and Settlements, 20 January 2020; Book B, page 41, item No. 125. Uriah Allison.

    9. [S245] Marriages of Roane County, Tennessee - 1801-1838.


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