History of Centre and Clinton County, Pennsylvania, 1893

Matthew Allison Biography

Matthew Allison died in Lamar township, Feb. 9, 1828, aged seventy-eight. He was born in Ireland; the family coming to Northumberland County (Buffalo valley) about the time of the Revolution. He served in the war; settled in Nittany valley, and during his life was one of the prominent citizens of Centre County, and one of its first county commissioners.

By his first wife, Sarah Mehaffy, he had four children, - Margaret, married to Joseph Johnston, William, Mary, and Sarah; by his second wife, Catherine Lamb, he had Jane, Catharine, Samuel, Eleanor, Archibald; and John, and at his death left a widow and five small children, Jackson, Marian, Robert, Samuel, and an infant.

Matthew Allison, Esq., was a brother of Archibald, of Penns' valley. Matthew S., son of Samuel L., was a soldier in the war of 1812, in Capt. Record's company.

Hon. William B. Allison, United States senator from Iowa, is a son of John Allison, Matthew's youngest brother. A daughter of Matthew Allison married James Hutchinson, and of their children were Mrs. John Corner and Mrs. William Mann.

Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883.

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