Robert, John ALLISON of Iredell Co., NC
The "NC Century Farms" book by the NC Dept of Agriculture (printed by Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas, TX) has the following article in reference to "The Allison Farm":
"The 214 acre century farm was once a part of 600 acres which Robert Allison once owned and later sold in smaller tracts to the Cloaningers and Vanderburgs.It is located on Highway 21 north of Mooresville.
"Robert Allison had five children, four of whom migrated to Tennessee and Kentucky, leaving him without anyone to take care of him.John Alphonso Allison had to serve in the Civil War, and afterwards stayed with and took care of him.It was during that time that Robert made his will, willing the farm to John, and if he never came back, some of the land was to go to some of his slaves.
"After the war ended, John came back home and married Euphemia E. Mills.Twins were born, a girl and boy.The mother and son died.The girl survived.She was Euphemia Allison (Kennerly).Since Euphemia Allison was an only child, she inherited the farm in 1914.
"Before Euphemia Allison Kennerly passed away, the cousins came back to North Carolina from Tennessee and Kentucky and wanted to see where their great-grandparents once lived.Euphemia of course was surprised, but was glad to see and meet them.About two weeks after they had gone back, she had a letter from a lawyer in Greensboro telling her that they had come all the way there to get him (lawyer) to go with them to the courthouse in Statesville, the county seat of Iredell County, to look up the will to the farm and found that not only had it been willed, but also deeded to John A. Allison.
"Euphemia Allison Kennerly died in 1952 and left the farm to Emma Kennerly (Boyd).Emma is now 88 years old and it is near the time for her three children to soon become heirs to it.They are Mrs. Lavon Boyd Atwell, Albert L. and Allen S. Boyd (twins), seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild -- thus, seven generations.The Allison farm has been in the family 155 years or perhaps longer."
Does anyone know the descendants of Robert -- the ones who went to Tennessee and Kentucky?