James Allison and his son-in-law Edward Lynch had plats surveyed for land in then Berkley Co. SC (on the Enoree River; Warrior Creek) on JUly 7, 1769.
James's will dated 1778 was proved in 1784.The will names Edward's wiife Margaret and their daughter, Jean (or Jane).
The book "Allison/Ellison Scottish Cousins" records James as a son of Rev. Hector Allison (whose will did name a son James).However, this book also says that James was born in 1740, died in 1778 and his will probated in 1778.I think he must have been born some years earlier than 1740 for several reasons:
1. As he and Edward Lynch got land on the Enoree River surveyed on the same date, I think Edward and Margaret were likely alrdy married.This doesn't work if James were only 29.
2.James's will specifically names three granddaughters, all from different daughters.I seems unlikely that James could have 3 daughters already amrried when he was only 38.