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Re: Rachel Allis Married to Robinson
Posted by: Raymond Allis, Jr (ID *****9687) Date: October 24, 2004 at 09:00:20
In Reply to: Rachel Allis Married to Robinson by Melissa Nichols of 279

She's my second great grand aunt. Here is her next generation back. I have her genealogy back to the 1600s. I also have photos of her and Elisha's cemetery photo.

Ancestors of Rachel Allis

Generation No. 1

       1. Rachel Allis, born 24 Feb 1806; died 16 May 1880 in Steuben Co., NY. She was the daughter of 2. William Allis and 3. Abigail Parker. She married (1) Elisha Robinson Bet. 1843 - 1845. He was born 31 May 1795 in Shoreham, Addison Co., VT, and died 18 Oct 1888 in Dansville, Steuben Co., NY. He was the son of Ralph Robinson and Anna.

Notes for Elisha Robinson:
Elisha Robinson was born in Shoreham, Addison Co., NY, May 31, 1795. When a lad he came to Dansville in the company with Joseph Phelps, and was one of the pioneers of the town

He took up a farm southeast of Beachtown, made a small clearing and built a house on the hill. This was built according to the architectural style of that day, of logs, with a stick chimney, and a fire pit at which he used to say the children could "sit upon the floor and let there feet hang off".

After completing his house he started on foot for his former home in the green mountains, where on March 12, 1814, he married Lucinda Wood. Returning, he brought with him a yoke of steers belonging to Charles Oliver, Sr., attached to a sled upon which rode his bride.

When Mr. Robinson started for Vermont he had five dollars. With this me made the round trip and had one shilling left when he returned home. Soon after he made a logging bee, and the remaining shilling was invested in "O be joyful" (home brew)? with which to make glad the hearts of the merry yeoman.

Some seasons the crops were in adequate to supply the settlers with food necessary to sustain life. Mr. Robinson often had to go below dansville, a distance of fourteen or fifteen miles, to get labor in order to buy provisions for his family. On one occasion, while returning with a sack of rye flour on his back, with a companion, he entered a house where they found a cake of rye bread baking in the ashes, and the mistress absent. Their hunger was so great that they divided the cake between them, and left flour enough to make another loaf.

Mr. Robinson was twice married. His children by his first wife were Marcena, George, John, Mordecai, Matilda, Pheobe a., Hannah, William, Simeon, Sarah, Helen, Liscomb K. and James H. His second Wife Rachel Allis, by whom he had two children, Viz: Olive and Oscar.

From the "Historical Gazetter, Steuben County, NY" by Millard F. Roberts published in 1891.

Generation No. 2

       2. William Allis, born 03 Aug 1746 in South Dover Plains, Dutchess, NY; died 24 Aug 1823. He was the son of Jonathan Allis and Submit. He married 3. Abigail Parker 21 Sep 1796 in Vermont.
       3. Abigail Parker, born 26 Sep 1774; died 07 Jul 1826 in Exeter, Otsego, NY.

Notes for William Allis:
Existence according to "Taylor, NY" by David C Crankshaw & Ruby M Potter

a Mr Allis died on 23 Jan 1826 in Cortland according to JaN 25TH 1826 Cortland Observer at 58 AE [later determined to be Oliver Allis]

According to Dan Allis as posted on Family 7/11/99
According to my information, Israel Allis's parents are William Allis (1746 - 1823) and Abigail Parker (1774 - 1826). William and Abigail's other children are William Allis (1797 - 1797), William Allis (1799 - 1863) from whom I am
descended, Jacob Allis (1801 - 1801), Wesley Allis (1802 - 1803), Rebekah Allis (1808 - 1809), Isreal Allis (b. 1809), Martha Allis (1803 - 1874), Rachel Allis (1806 - 1880), and Olive Allis 1812 - 1847). Before William Allis (1746 - 1823) married Abbigail Parker, he was married to Hanna March and had four children: Abram Allis (b. 1771), Sarah Allis (b. 1773), Martha Allis, (1764 - 1796), and Susannah Allis (b. 1779) William's (1746 - 1823) father was Jonothan Allis, born either 1721 or 1723 and died in 1797. Jonathan's parents were Eleazer Allis (1677 - 1758) and Jemima Graves (1693 - 1726). Eleazer's parents were John Allis (1642 - 1691) and Mary Meekins Clark (died in 1704). John Allis's parents were Lt. William Allis (born between 1613 and 1616, Sailed from England in 1630, Died in 1678) and his wife Mary who died in 1677 in an Indian massacre. They married in 1677. This information comes from the source I cited in my 6/21/99 message and from a letter written to my great grandfather dated April 4, 1898. Apparently my great grandfather was also interested in family history (lucky for us) you can contact by e-mail at

Bought a warming pan in Mabbett store 4 Jan 1774

A Loyalist that expressed concientious scruples at taking oath of allegiance on 19 Feb 1777

Notes for Abigail Parker:
Schuyler Lake Cemetery (M - S)
Town of Exeter, Otsego County, NY
105 Parker, Hanna C. 1821 1904/03/21 83yrs
105 Parker, Washington 1820 1864 44yrs
Children of William Allis and Abigail Parker are:
              i.       Caity Allis, born 17 Aug 1796.
              ii.       W William Allis, born 30 Nov 1797 in South Dover Plains, Dutchess, NY; died 16 Dec 1797 in South Dover Plains, Dutchess, NY.
              iii.       Daughter Allis, born 23 Nov 1798; died Bet. 1800 - 1810.
              iv.       William Allis, born 12 Nov 1799 in VT; died 11 Nov 1863 in Fremont, Steuben, NY; married Cyrena Reynolds 14 Sep 1828 in ,Steuben, NY; born 09 Mar 1803 in Herkime., NY; died 24 Oct 1886 in Fremont, Steuben, NY.

Notes for William Allis:
William Allis was born in Vermont , but early moved to Steuben County, New York; where he married, where he spent his career as a farmer, and where he died. William Allis is listed in Sullivan Madison Co. NY 1820 census. Found in 1840 & 1850 Howard, Steuben Co. NY census

According to letters provided by Dan Allis his father was from Guilford, Otsego County New York, and later moved to Howard, Steuben, NY and then to Fremont, Steuben, NY

Notes for Cyrena Reynolds:
Found in 1850 Steuben Co. NY Census; Could this be the Farosina M Allismentioned in Membership Records of 7th Day Baptists of Central NY Feb 6th 1858?(See RecBk pg 51)

              v.       Jacob Allis, born 16 Aug 1801; died 30 Oct 1801.
              vi.       Wesley Allis, born 20 Sep 1802; died 10 Jan 1803.
              vii.       Martha Allis, born 12 Oct 1803; died 02 Feb 1874; married Ramson Brooks; born 1804; died Aft. 1850.
       1       viii.       Rachel Allis, born 24 Feb 1806; died 16 May 1880 in Steuben Co., NY; married Elisha Robinson Bet. 1843 - 1845.
              ix.       Rebekah Allis, born 11 Jun 1808; died 07 Apr 1809.
              x.       Israel Allis, born 09 Dec 1809 in Exeter, Otsego, NY; died 03 May 1891 in Taylor, Cortland, NY; married Paulina Eddy Abt. 1836; born 24 Oct 1816 in Semphronius, Cayuga, NY; died 04 Mar 1894 in Taylor, Cortland, NY.

Notes for Israel Allis:
In 1840 census he is shown as living with another male (20-30) in Solon (later Cortland Co., NY living with the family. Not listed in 1850 NY census. He is shown as a 50 year old farmer in 1860 US census in Taylor, Cortland Co., NY

Listed in the "Cortland Co. 1869 Directory" as lot 48 farmer 88(LR-102).

Found Cemetary he was buried in Talyor at end of Elwood Rd). Birthplace according to "Taylor, NY" by David C Crankshaw & Ruby M Potter(Record Book pg 82). See Library record C3 for map of Taylor showing location of farm

Cortland County
Cemetery listings -Potter Hill Cemetery

Lot 40 town of Taylor , Land given by Royal Inman in 1826 , as a free burying ground.

Deeded by Noel Seamans foster son and heir to Inman's property Nov. 5 , 1858 to William Eddy , Wilson Elwood , Thomas C. Wentworth , Kelsey Davis , Paris Potter , and Isaac H. Smith as trustees of the Potter Hill Burying Ground. Now surrounded by state reforestation.
Named in honor of 3 brothers and 2 sisters that settled there about 1817.
Pardon , Charles , and Hardin Potter all buried there, Hardin having a family of 13 boys.

ALLIS Israel Allis , b. Dec. 9 , 1809 , d. May 3 , 1891
Pauline Eddy , his wife , b. Oct. 24 , 1816 , d. Mar 4 , 1894 , (dau. of Wm. Eddy)
Wm. McKendre , b. Nov, 27 , 1836 , d. Feb. 15 , 1843
Abigail J. , b. May 23 , 1839 , d. Feb. 14 , 1843
Infant May 1843
Lydia M. , b. June 22 , 1845 , d. Feb. 4 , 1854 (children of Israel Allis)

Notes for Paulina Eddy:
As shown in 1860 US census from Taylor Cortand Co. NY. She was 45 at the time.Last name & Birth & death dates according to cemetary records found in TreeTalks v9#1pg29. Birthplace accoreding to "Taylor, NY" by David C Crankshaw andRuby M Parker

Hilltop Cemetery
Town of Richfield, Otsego County, NY
Eddy Willard 21 Jan 1760-15 Apr 1856
Eddy Mathewson d. 24 Oct 1842 Age 57y5m

              xi.       Olive Allis, born 07 Jan 1812; died Apr 1847.
              xii.       Delia Allis, born 12 Feb 1814; died 23 Feb 1814.

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