This is my family and there's a mountain of data on the family. I know your ancestor and his ancestors. Sorry that there's no time for genealogy at the moment as our huge family reunion, 2002 National Allison Family Reunion, begins only two weeks from tomorrow. I'm president of the family association and have my hands full with the event which may well bring 600 people together in western NC in the town of Brevard, weekend of October 19.
Weekend includes a huge line-up of heritage entertainment, family history, and fun.
There will be at least 50 descendants of WILLIAM RILEY ALLISON at the reunion which is held within a mile or two of where he was born and lived. He was a much older first cousin of my grandfather, so I know him well. I even have a portrait of William Riley! It's quite good and very clear.
We have a 568 member organization, National Allison (Allanson) Family Association, and in addition to presenting the national level reunion each year, we publish a quarter magazine, THE ALLISON FAMILY VOICE, loaded with news of the past and present of our family.
Please contact me direct at and we can at least get started briefly communicating. Also, if you live close enough to attend the event, there's still time to get reservations, but the deadline is next week. Please contact me! Yours, Michael Allison, President National Allison (Allanson) Family Association