William P. Allison
J. D. Allison
Tools Made: Edge Tools, hammers, axes and chisels
Working Dates: C1827-75. Born 1806, Died 1875. J(ohn) Dean Allison Born 1833 Died 1903.
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 lasted 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 Claw Hammer
W. P. ALLISON
MarkWm. P. ALLISON
Mark Cobblers Hammer
Wm. P. ALLISON
The "1" refers to the size (weight) of the hammer.
Col. J. Dean Allison
The family plot is in the Old Center cemetery in Cromwell.
References: 3, 9, 14, 15, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 47, 69. Back Home
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