MIDDLETOWN CONNECTICUT

William P. Allison

J. D. Allison

Tool Makers of
Middletown, Connecticut

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Tools Made: Edge Tools, hammers, axes and chisels

Working Dates: C1827-75. Born 1806, Died 1875.

     He had an ad in the newspaper (ref. 9), The Sentinel and Witness for making and repairing axes.

        "Axes, made and repaired in a superior manner by the subscriber, at his shop, one mile south of the

        Pameacha Bridge, on the turnpike". 

     The turnpike is now rte. 17, the road to Durham. Map Q & R. Ref 15 lists a William P. Allison of Haddam marrying  Emily Miller of Middletown, Dec 30, 1832, married by Rev Fitch Reed.

     William P. Allison moved to the Nooks area of upper houses in 1845. The upper houses became the town of Cromwell in 1851. He was in a partnership with Isaac H. and Martin R. Warner in 1846-49 manufacturing hammers (ref.47).

     He had two sons in the business, J. Dean Allison, Col. Civil war hero and Frank. Frank was listed in the 1870 census, age 23, as a manufacturer. William and J. Dean both had houses on Main Street in the 1870s. J. Dean Allison ran the business after William died in 1875. I don't have an end date but it went to 1896 when J. Dean was severely injured.

     He made hammers with the brand names of Allison, Browns, S.F Claw, Warner and Cast Steel. Ref. 14 has a section for both Middletown and Cromwell. The information on Allison is close but there are a few discrepancies.

1850 CT Federal Census

William Alison age 44 blacksmith born CT

1860 Federal Census CT

Wm. P. Allison age 53 hammer manufactor born CT

1870 Federal Census CT

Allison, William B. age 63 hammer manufactor born CT

Allison, Frank H. age 23 manufactor born CT

See The Warner Family and W. M. Noble.

For more genealogical and census information see:

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Mark 1

Allisonc.jpg (15823 bytes)         Allisond.jpg (15219 bytes) 

                Mark                                                               Claw Hammer

        W.  P.   ALLISON

                                                                    WARRANTED

Mark 2

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Mark

Wm. P. ALLISON

WARRANTED

                                  

Mark 3

Allisona.jpg (11340 bytes)                                             Allisonb.jpg (9259 bytes)

                                                Mark                                                                 Cobbler’s Hammer

                                  3

Wm. P. ALLISON

                                            CAST STEEL

                                          WARRANTED

The "1" refers to the size (weight) of the hammer.

The family plot is in the Old Center cemetery in Cromwell.

 

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Mark

2

J.D. ALLISON

WARRANTED

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References:  3, 9, 14, 15, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 47.   Back Home

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