Emma Jemima Allison

Emma Jemima Allison

Female 1862 - 1944  (82 years)

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  • Name Emma Jemima Allison 
    Born 25 Apr 1862  Union Twp, Monroe, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • The Historical Genealogy of Woodsons & connections incorrectly states that she was born on her father's farm near Sturgeon in Boone county, Missouri. The family had moved to Monroe county, Missouri before the 1860 census so she could not have been born on the family farm in Boone county. Additionally, her father listed his residence as Union, Missouri when he registered for the Civil War draft on 1 July 1863. [1, 2]
    Gender Female 
    Address 1864  Bourbon, Boone, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Her father moved his family to a farm near Sturgeon, Boone county, Missouri. 
    Address Aft 2 Aug 1888  Rocky Fork Twp, Boone, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    They lived near Hallsville per their son George's obituary. Their daughter Mary's marriage announcement stated they lived north of Columbia. 
    Religious denomination Protestant. She and Millard were members of the Red Top Christian Church in Hallsville, Boone county, Missouri.   [1, 8
    Died 21 Jul 1944  Columbia, Boone, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    • Cause of death: (presumed) paralytic stroke, due to cardiac decompensation, due to senile debility
      Time of death: 1:30 pm
      Place of death: at her home, six miles north of Columbia, Boone county, on Browns Station Road [3, 8]
    Buried 23 Jul 1944  Red Top Cemetery, Hallsville, Boone, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Notes 
    • She is a fraternal twin to John Stephen Allison. [1]
    • "Following the death of her husband she traveled to Texas to visit her sister, Mary Edith Allison Hayth & on to California to visit her twin brother, Dr. John Stephen Allison." [8]
    Person ID I23  Allison | Allison
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2021 

    Father John Benjamin Allison,   b. 7 Sept 1828, , Boone, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1904, Sturgeon, Boone, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Mosby Woodson,   b. 30 Dec 1824, , Franklin, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1924, Dallas, Dallas, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1850  , Monroe, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Millard Fillmore Berry,   b. 12 Oct 1856, Hallsville, Boone, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1930, , Boone, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1888  , Boone, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    • Per Historical genealogy of the Woodsons, she was married "at home," which I assume means her parents' farm near Sturgeon. Find A Grave's information for Millard Berry contradicts that by stating that he was married in Hallsville. [1, 8]
    Children 
    +1. George Woodson Berry,   b. 7 Jun 1889, Rocky Fork Twp, Boone, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1916, Cherryvale, Montgomery, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +2. Mary Jane Berry,   b. 12 Aug 1890, Rocky Fork Twp, Boone, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1968, Columbia, Boone, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John B. Allison's daughters
    John B. Allison's daughters
    Arabella Jane (Belle), Mary Edith, Dorothy Anne, and Emma Jemima.
    John B and Elizabeth Woodson Allison's daughters. Year unknown.
    Emma Jemima Allison
    Emma Jemima Allison
    Profile photo, cropped from photo of 4 sisters.
    John B. Allison family
    John B. Allison family
    (Back) Emma Jemima and Mary Edith. (Front) Dorothy Anne and Arabella (Belle) Jane.
    John B. Allison
    John B. Allison
    The Allison family home in Sturgeon, Boone, MO. On the porch is Dorothy Ann, Elizabeth Mosby Woodson and a friend. FindAGrave info states photo taken in early 1940s but that's incorrect. Dorothy and Elizabeth died in 1925 and 1924, respectively.
    William Mosby Allison, his sister Mary Edith Allison, her daughter Mary Jane Berry and her granddaughter Emma Lilian Holloway.
    William Mosby Allison, his sister Mary Edith Allison, her daughter Mary Jane Berry and her granddaughter Emma Lilian Holloway.
    L to R: Emma Lilian Holloway, Mary Jane Berry, William Mosby Allison and Mary Edith Allison. 1946
    William Mosby Allison, his sister Mary Edith Allison, her daughter Mary Jane Berry and her granddaughter Emma Lilian Holloway.
    William Mosby Allison, his sister Mary Edith Allison, her daughter Mary Jane Berry and her granddaughter Emma Lilian Holloway.
    L to R: Emma Lilian Holloway, Mary Jane Berry, William Mosby Allison and Mary Edith Allison. 1946
    Main Street, Sturgeon, Boone county, Missouri
    Main Street, Sturgeon, Boone county, Missouri
    Caption from Find A Grave: "where Dollie and her mother lived." I don't know if that means they lived in Sturgeon or on Main Street.
    4 Generations
    4 Generations
    Seated: Emma Lillian Holloway holding Bette Jeanne Keene
    Standing: Mary Jane Berry and Emma Jemima Allison
    Emma Jemima Allison, holding her granddaughter Emma Lillian Holloway, next to her daughter Mary Jane Berry.
    Emma Jemima Allison, holding her granddaughter Emma Lillian Holloway, next to her daughter Mary Jane Berry.
    Photo taken in front of Emma Jemima Allison's home on Route 6 in Columbia, Missouri

    Documents
    1870 US Census, Township 51 (Sturgeon), Boone, Missouri
    1870 US Census, Township 51 (Sturgeon), Boone, Missouri
    John B. Allison listed as head of household, which included wife Elizabeth, sons George W., Benjamin A, John S., Wm M., and daughters Dorothy A, Arabella, Emma, and Mary E. (enumerator mistakenly wrote her middle initial as H.). John's occupation listed as farmer.
    1880 US Census, Bourbon Township, Boone, Missouri
    1880 US Census, Bourbon Township, Boone, Missouri
    John B. Allison listed as head of household, which included Elizabeth, daughters, Arabella J, Emma J, and Mary E. (enumerator mistakenly listed her middle initial as W.), and sons, John S. and William M. John's occupation listed as farmer, parents' birthplaces listed as Pennsylvania (father) and Virginia (mother).
    Mary Jane Berry, death certficate
    Mary Jane Berry, death certficate
    The Division of Health of Missouri
    Standard Certificate of Death
    12 Sep 1968

    Headstones
    Emma Jemima Allison and Millard Fillmore Berry
    Emma Jemima Allison and Millard Fillmore Berry

    Histories
    Emma Jemima Allison obituary
    Emma Jemima Allison obituary
    John Stephen Allison, biographical sketch
    John Stephen Allison, biographical sketch
    History of Monrovia
    Wiley, John L.
    Pasadena, Calif.: Press of Pasadena Star-News, 1927
    pgs 216-217
    Dr John Stephen Allison, obituary
    Dr John Stephen Allison, obituary
    Monrovia News-Post
    Monrovia, California
    Monday, 29 December 1941, pgs 1 & 3
    Note: the claim that he is descended from Pocahontas has been proven to be false.
    Mary Berry weds T J Holloway
    Mary Berry weds T J Holloway
    The couple married in her parents' home north of Columbia. Officiant: Rev. A W Taulor

    Albums  Allison (6)
    Images (photos, scanned documents), histories, recordings, and videos relating to our Allison ancestors.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] Hist. Genea. of Woodsons & connections, Compiled by Henry Morton Woodson, (H.M. Woodson, Tennessee, c1915), 929.273 W868.

    2. [S94] U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    3. [S3] Missouri State Board of Health.

    4. [S95] 1860 US Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    5. [S21] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    6. [S22] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    7. [S44] 1900 United States Federal Census , Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    8. [S5] Find A Grave.