I am trying to solve the puzzle of two men named John B. Allison who lived in northern Georgia.
John1 B. Allison (abt. 1826 – between 1900 and 1910), born in NC, lived in Lumpkin, Whitfield, Gordon, and Bartow counties; married Sarah Evaline Winkler in 1848 in Lumpkin Co.
John2 B. Chapelton Allison, (abt. 1826 – between 1910 and 1920), born in Georgia, lived in Hall and White counties, married Mary Jane Gooch in 1858, Hall Co. ; called Chapelton in the 1880 census.
They are definitely separate individuals because I followed them through the same census years and found them living in different places, always with the wife whose marriage record I found for each.
The claim is that each of these men is the son of Johnson/Johnston Allison and Elizabeth Tanner. That couple was in North Carolina on the 1820 (Burke) and 1830 (Buncombe) censuses and was in Lumpkin Co., GA in 1840.
The interesting thing is that John1 named a son Johnson J. Allison. In censuses he is consistent about naming NC as his birth place.
However, John2, is called Chapelton in 1880.
It is likely that John1 is really the son of Johnson/Johnston Allison and Elizabeth Tanner. His data more closely matches the information for that family. It is also likely that some researcher misplaced John2 with these parents.
If that is the case, who are the parents of John2?