Found James Alison in the 1850 census of Prince William Co.,with six children ages 19 to five. (Richard 19, Elsey 14 male; Elvira? 12; Warren 7; A____ta 6; and Julia A. 5) This family is living with a Richard MATHEW 39; Mary A. LENARD 37; Geroganna LENARD 6; Rhoda LENARD 7.
In the 1840 Fauquier census in Leeds Parish there is a James ALLISON & a Richard ALISON on page 183.
In the 1860 census of Fauquier Co. Richard A.; Mary A. Roda A. and younger children.ALL with the surname of MATHEW.
My query is....Is James Alison/Allison connected with the MATHEW or LENARD families? Or is this just a living arrangement?Is the Richard father or sib of James in the 1840 census? Any assistance appreciated Audrey