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AAFA #1051

1935 MO –2006 MO





Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co., MO—Sunday, 1 October 2006


            Paul Leonard Allison, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

            He was born June 27, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Robert William and Christine Glueck Allison. He and Catherine Gaither Allison were married on Sept. 5, 1961, in Cape Girardeau.

            Allison served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1975 in Korea and Vietnam. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal while in Vietnam; he was also stationed in Kotzuba, Alaska, and Germany in the records analysis department, retiring in 1975 as a staff sergeant. Alllison was a postman with the post office from 1978 to 2000. He was a member of the Harold O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 609 AF&AM, the Capaha Scottish Rites, Valley of St. Louis Scottish Rites, Cape Shriners, KIM Shrine Club, Eastern Star No. 60 Cape Rock Chapter, TPA, Eagles, Air Force Sergeants Association, Capaha Antique Club, charter member of the Alfred Family Association, Tackett Family Association Committee member, the National Guard No. 140 from 1952 to 1955, a 1953 graduate of Central High School, Central High School '50s graduating class reunion committee. Allison was a member of Maple United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include his wife of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Terry Allison, Greg Allison, both of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Charla Bueckers of Melrose, Minn.; a brother, Harold Allison of Huntsville, Ala.; four sisters, Mildred Clay of Cape Girardeau, Dorothy Bridwell of Hiber Springs, Ark., Monica Cobb of Belton, Mo., Ruth Ann Wilson of Spokane, Wash.; three grandsons, Christopher Allison, Jonathan Allison, Benjamin Allison, all of Cape Girardeau; three granddaughters, Amanda Bueckers, Jennifer Bueckers, Elizabeth Bueckers, all of Melrose.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert Allison and Junior Allison; and two sisters, Camille Brooks and Edna Schaefer.

            Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home....

            Burial will be at Lorimier Cemetery with military rites by the Cape Girardeau VFW Post 3838 and the Missouri Military Honor Guard....


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Paul L. Allison (SS# issued in MO), last residence Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co., MO.

            Paul’s wife, Catherine Louise Gaither Allison, is also an Alford descendant, but her Alfords begin with her 4th great-grandparents.

            We published fairly extensive lineage notes for Paul’s family in New Member Lineages, Summer 1999.

            Amanda Alford, Paul’s most recent Alford ancestor, was the daughter of Ethan Allen Alford and Victoria Godane. Her family is fairly complicated and is worth exploring here.

            A note written by Paul’s wife about Amanda’s parents, date unknown, is posted on the RootsWeb Family Tree of Richard Godown:


Victoria Godown m. Ethen Allen Alford and they came from Pittsburg, Pa. to Point Pleasant, Mo. 12 Dec. 1825. This is on the Mississippi River, so they came up from New Orleans by boat. The family passed down the story of him falling as he was getting off the boat and receiving a serious injury that he never got over, even tho he didn't die for some time. Ethen Allen was born Lake Cayuga, Seneca Co. NY, 1800 and assume Victoria was b. abt. that time. [Ethen’s birth place is also reported to be West Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.] Ethen Allen's brother George was a justice in New Madrid Co. Mo., was living in the area for awhile before they arrived. He is listed in all kinds of important records. He went down to Texas from Mo. after the Battle of the Alamo and was Sam Houston's Major General in that battle. His picture is hanging in the Capitol of Texas. I assume Victoria also came from a prominent family, to marry the son of George Alford, first mayor of one of the main towns in Mich. Don't know where they met or married....


            In 1830 Allen E. Alford is in New Madrid, New Madrid Co., MO, with what appear to be a wife, a daughter, and a son, both children under 5. George G. Alford is also in New Madrid.

            Amanda’s birth date is reportedly 19 Nov 1834 in MO; however, her age on the censuses varies considerably:


1860 – age 21, born 1839

1870 – age 40, born 1830

1880 – age 45, born 1835

1900 – age 60, born 1840 May

1910 – age 75, born 1835


            New Madrid Co., MO, records show the marriage of Amanda Alford and John B. Pasquin on 11 July 1853. Also recorded there on 18 July 1850 is the marriage of John B. Pasquet to Harriet Alford, possibly Amanda’s sister. This last name later became Pikey


In 1850 in District 62, New Madrid Co., MO, dwelling #636:


Jno Pasqin               44      MO

Mary                        54      PA

Jno. B                      24      MO [Amanda’s first husband]

Harriett                    22      MO


In 1860 in New Madrid Co., MO (no township), we find the following:


Dwelling #123:

John Pikier              54      MO           

Mary                        66      MO

Joseph Stine            21      MO [Amanda’s second husband—

                                                     what is his relationship to this family?


Dwelling #124

John B. Pikier          36      MO [Amanda’s first husband]

Amanda                  21      MO


            Amanda’s second husband was Joseph Daniel Stine, who was living next door to her with her first husband’s parents in 1860.


In 1870 in Le Sieur, New Madrid Co., MO, dwelling #289:


Joseph D. Stine       32      MO [Amanda’s second husband]

Amanda Stine         40      MO

Jeff Davis Stine        8      MO

Nancy Stine              4      MO

Laura Stine                1      MO

William A. Pikey     18      MO [Amanda’s son with first husband]

William Haney        23      MO

Susan D. Haney      17      MO [Amanda’s daughter with first husband—

                                                   but where were William and Susan in 1860?]


In 1880 in Le Sieur, New Madrid Co., MO, dwelling #159:


Jos. D. Stine       head         49      MO PA MO

Amanda             wife          45      MO   -     -

Jeff                     son            19      MO MO MO

Laura                  dau           12      MO MO MO

Mary                   dau           10      MO MO MO

Rosalie               dau             8      MO MO MO

George A.          son              4      MO MO MO

Wm. Pikey         step-son    24      MO MO MO


In 1900 in Lesieur, New Madrid Co., MO, dwelling #89:


Jos. D. Stine       head         65      MO   -     -       b. July 1834, m. 39 years

Amanda             wife          60      MO   -   MO    b. May 1840, 10 children, 6 living

Laura                  dau           31      MO MO MO   b. Apr 1869, single

Geo A.               son            23      MO MO MO   b. July 1876

Wm.                   son            10      MO MO MO   b. Jan 1890  [grandson in 1910]

Ureka                 son              7      MO MO MO   b. May 1893 [grandson in 1910]

John Haney        servant      24      MO MO MO   b. Sept 1875

Sydney Mitchell servant      18      MO   -     -       b. July 1881

Remo Stine        son              6      MO MO MO   b. Feb 1894  [grandson in 1910]


In 1910 in Lesieur, New Madrid Co., MO, dwelling #137:


J.D. Stine           head         75      MO PA MO    first marriage, 49 years

Amanda             wife          75      MO NY MO   second marriage, 49 years

                                                                                10 children, 4 living

Laura                  dau           40      MO MO MO   single

William               grandson  20      MO US MO    single

Ureka                 grandson  16      MO US MO

Remo                  grandson  13      MO US MO

Joseph J. Haney grandson  40      MO MO MO   single

Robert L. Pikey  grandson    6      MO MO MO


            AAFA records show that Amanda died on 3 Aug 1921 in New Madrid, MO, and is buried in New Hope Cemetery in Marston. Joseph D. Stine’s grave is also in New Hope Cemetery: 29 July 1834 – 6 Aug 1916 [].

            Paul Allison’s Alford lineage, beginning with his father’s maternal grandmother: Amanda 1834 MO4, Ethan Allen 1800 NY5, George 1764 CT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1585 England11, William 1547 England12, Alexander 1520 England13, John 1475 England14.