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Robert Allison, Esquire

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Harford County, Maryland, United States
Death: Died in York County, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Clover, York County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Allison, Sr. and Margaret Allison
Husband of Sarah S. Allison
Father of Margaret Peggy Henry; Thomas Allison; Martha Turner Cain; Dr Robert Turner Allison; Sarah Catherine Henry and 1 other
Brother of Alexander Allison; Hugh Allison, II; Catherine Hope; Martha Johnston; Margaret Daughterty and 1 other

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About Robert Allison, Esquire

A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor #: A001990

From Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution by Bobby Gilmer Moss. "He served as wagoner under William Gibson, wagon master of Sumter's brigade, and as a horseman under Capts. John Mapp and James Venable. He drove a wagon to Charleston for Col. Hill. In addition, he served as a private and as a lieutenant during 1782 and may have been a captain during 1781 under Gen. Marion." Robert and his brother, Hugh, "were engaged to haul cannon balls from Hayes's creek and Hill's Iron Works on Allison's Creek down to Charleston and in that trip lost two horses."

The following short biography is from Robert Allison Ragan, a 4th-generation great grandson and namesake for Find A Grave:

"ROBERT ALLISON, ESQUIRE, was an American patriot in the American Revolution. He was born in Harford County, Maryland, in 1754, a son of Hugh Allison and Margaret Hope Allison, of Scottish heritage. His family migrated down the Great Wagon Road and in 1769 settled in present-day York County, South Carolina, along the upper waters of Bullock’s Creek.

In his early twenties, he did service as a private horseman and wagon master in General Thomas Sumter’s South Carolina militia and hauled food and ammunition to a besieged Charleston. On October 7, 1780, he participated as a citizen soldier in the Battle of Kings Mountain, fought not far from his family’s farm home. He was one of hundreds of local volunteers, under no organized military unit, hotheaded Presbyterians smoldering with revenge for the persecution and murders inflicted upon them and their families by Banastre Tarleton, his British dragoons and local Tories. (Service confirmed by the Daughters of the American Revolution)

On July 15, 1779, Robert was married to Sarah S. Turner, who was born in 1756 (according to Gen. J. B. Allison in his “The Allison Family, 1714-1941") and died March 4, 1841. They were the parents of seven children: Martha Turner Allison (2/23/1781-1/29/1860) married Hugh M. M. Cain; Hugh Allison III (11/13/1783-7/22/1849) married Violet Barry; Thomas Allison (3/7/1786-5/13/1826); Margaret Allison (1/27/1788-10/17/1866) married James Henry; Sarah Catherine Allison (4/28/1792-9/21/1867) married Malcom Henry; Sarah Allison (born 6/7/1794); and Robert Turner Allison (8/17/1798-10/21/1882), a physician, married Martha Burnett Clinton.

Robert Allison, Esq. was a successful farmer. He was also interested in Masonry, joining Philanthropic Masonic Lodge No 32 in Yorkville, South Carolina, on August 30, 1806, in the 5,805th year of Masonry. He died in York County on June 29, 1827, in his seventy-third year and is buried in Beersheba Presbyterian Churchyard. His will dated June 16, 1827, indicates he was a man of property, owning considerable farmland, timberland, a plantation house, Negro slaves, a still, sawmill and money. This will and testament can be found online in its entirety. "

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Robert Allison, Esquire's Timeline

Harford County, Maryland, United States
February 23, 1781
Age 27
York County, South Carolina, United States
November 13, 1783
Age 29
March 7, 1786
Age 32
January 27, 1788
Age 34
April 28, 1792
Age 38
August 17, 1798
Age 44
York County, South Carolina, United States
June 29, 1827
Age 73
York County, South Carolina, United States
Clover, York County, South Carolina, United States