Allison, John Y. (1802-69) and James W. (1828-89). Record Book, Family Records, 1802-1915 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Begun by John Y. Allison, of Kansas, Ill., who was a state senator in 1846-47, this record book was later passed to his son, James W. Allison, an ordained minister and farmer. The elder Allison, treasurer of the Kansas School District, recorded procedures for establishing a school district and building a school house. He also recorded payments and receipts for the project. Among James W. Allison's sermons: "The Mission of Twelve," delivered at the Christian Church of Kansas on May 7, 1882, and "What-How-When," a sermon on church missions. The collection also contains copies of birth, death, and marriage records of the family from 1802 to 1915.
The collection was acquired in 1969, the record book from Mrs. Dale Rhoads of Paris, Ill., and the genealogical records from Ted Maxfield, executor of the estate of Marie Allison, John Y. Allison's great-granddaughter.