Biography of Emeline J. Harris

Emeline J. Harris daughter of Samuel B. and Mary (Eastman) Harris, was born in Licking Co., Ohio; married Samuel Allison, March 2, 1852, by whom she has had eight children: Oscar H. Allison, born January 2, 1853; Anna L. Allison, born August 8, 1854; Mary E. Allison, born March 8,1857; Minerva Allison, born April 14, 1859; Laura E. Allison, born May 4, 1862; Frank E. Allison, born April 12, 1865; Eugene R. Allison, born August 18, 1868; Ida L. Allison, born July 2, 1870.

Mr. and Mrs. Allison removed from Ohio to Delaware County, Iowa, in April, 1852, and settled on land he had entered from the government in 1850, where they resided until 1881, when they removed to Sac County, Iowa, where he owns a farm of a section and a half of land.

He is a stock raiser and buys and feeds cattle and hogs and ships to Eastern markets. Mr. Allison was born in Orange County, N. Y., March 18, 1828; is a Democrat in politics. They are members of the Christian Church, and reside at or near Galva, Ida Co., Iowa, at present writing, in 1886.

Samuel Allison was gored to death by a bull in August 1888 and is buried in the Schaller Cemetery in Sac County. His wife, Emeline Johanna, died in 1896 and is also buried in the Schaller Cemetery in Sac County.

Children of Samuel and Emeline Johanna Allison:

Oscar H. Allison, son of Samuel and Emeline J. (Harris) Allison, was born in Delaware County, Iowa; married Mary J. Smith (of Cook County, Ill.), September 30, 1875, by whom he had two children: Samuel H. Allison, born May 2, 1878; Nora E. Allison, born March 9, 1882. Mr. and Mrs. Allison removed to Lander City, W. T., 1882, where his wife died in June, 1883. After the death of his wife he removed to Rapids City, Dakota, where he resides at the present, 1886.

Anna L. Allison, daughter of Samuel and Emeline J. (Harris) Allison, was born in Delaware County, Iowa; married Edgar P. Howe, April 2, 1885; no children. He is a farmer, and Republican in politics. They reside at or near Galva, Ida Co., Iowa, at the present writing, in 1886.

Mary E. Allison, daughter of Samuel and Emeline J. (Harris) Allison, was born in Delaware County, Iowa; married William E. Harrison, December 21, 1875, by whom she has had three children: Avery R. Harrison, born November 5, 1876; Ada E. Harrison, born December 5, 1881; Alice P. Harrison, born March 13, 1885. Mr. Harrison is a farmer by occupation, and
a Republican in politics. They resided at or near Galva, Ida Co., Iowa, in 1886.

Minerva Allison, daughter of Samuel and Emeline J. (Harris)

Allison, was born in Delaware County, Iowa. She married Edwin R. Marsh, September 28, 1882, by whom she has had two children: Ernest A. Marsh, born August 13, 1883; Ross E. Marsh, born July 26, 1885. Mr. Marsh is a farmer, and Republican in politics. They resided in Ida County, Iowa, in 1886.

Laura E. Allison, daughter of Samuel and Emeline J. (Harris) Allison, was born in Delaware County, Iowa; married Wilson Marsh, September 3, 1885, by whom she has had one child: Elmer W. Marsh. Mr. Marsh is a carpenter by occupation, and a Republican in politics. They reside at Rapids City,

Dakota, at present writing, 1886.
Mr. and Mrs. Allison’s three youngest children, Frank E., Eugene R. and Ida L., are all unmarried, at home with their parents, at present writing, 1886.

Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the New Jersey Branch of the Harris Family in the United States By Mrs. Sarah J. (Harris) Keifer, Published in 1888 by the Democrat Printing Co., Madison, WI



MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy. Ida County Iowa Genealogy. Web. © 2012. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 22 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/iowa/biography-of-emeline-j-harris.htm - Last updated on Nov 29th, 2012


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