Allison, Robert H.

Born: 1814-08-31 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Died: 1850-XX-XX Charleston, Illinois

Flourished: 1843-1850 Charleston, Illinois

Robert H. Allison was a physician. He attended Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1834. He then studied medicine under Dr. Wilson Rutherford before attending Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Allison moved to Charleston, Illinois soon after receiving his medical degree and began practicing there. On May 6, 1843, he married Frances Jane Collom of Tennessee. As of 1850, they owned $500 in real estate and had three children together. Allison remained in Charleston, working as a physician, until his death. He died after a three-week long struggle with bronchitis.

Executive Committee of the Alumni Association, The Annual of Washington and Jefferson College for 1883 (Philadelphia: A. T. Zeising, 1884), 66; Joseph Smith, History of Jefferson College (Pittsburgh: J. T. Shryock, 1857), 12; James F. Gayley, A History of the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia (Philadelphia: Joseph M. Wilson, 1858), 49; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Charleston, Coles, IL, 16; U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885, Charleston, Coles County, IL, 137 (Provo, UT: Operations, 2010); Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Coles County, 6 May 1843, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.