Biography of Justin Allis
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JUSTIN ALLIS was born in Hampshire County, Mass., June 16, 1825. His parents, Lemuel and Lydia (Beels) Allis, were natives of Maryland, and of English ancestry. His grandfather served entirely through the Revolutionary war. His parents came to Ohio in 1833, purchasing 300 acres in. Medina County, and owning at one time, with a partner, a tract five miles long and a mile wide. Their children were Lucius, Roxanna, Rhoda and Rebecca, by first wife; Justin, Sarah, Elisha, Caroline, Perthenia, Wells, Alonzo, Marilla, Hiram and Amanda, by second wife. The father died in 1854, aged seventy two years; the mother is still a resident of Medina County, in her eightieth year. Mr. Allis resided with his parents till twenty one years of age. He then purchased sixty six acres near his father's farm, where he resided seventeen years. In 1863, he sold this property, moved to Chatham and Dover, Ohio, three years, and in 1867 came to this county and purchased his present farm of 160 acres. He was married, September 15, 1857, to Miss Jeanett E. Blake, daughter of Orrin Blake (see sketch), and born February 27, 1831. They have one child Burton W., an exemplary young man, the owner of 125 acres of land. Mr. Allis is a strong Republican, and has always been an industrious and well respected citizen. Mrs. Allis is a member of the United Brethren Church.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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