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ALLISON - POOL Land War - WILLIAMSON COU
Posted by: Linda Forsyth Date: April 17, 1999 at 00:07:17
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James A. ALLISON (b. 1810) and his brother, Elihu C. ALLISON (b. 1808), and their wives and children in 1847 purchased land on or near the San Gabriel River and Willis Creek (the land is now covered by present-day Granger Lake) and were still there per the 1850 Williamson County census. Family stories have it that there was a land war in which the Bevel POOL family came to James A. and/or Elihu C. ALLISON's property more than once and fired guns and even a cannon at them in an attempt to take the land. The conflict may have arisen out of the sale of the same property to both families. Supposedly James A./Elihu ALLISON won the war and "the governor pardoned everyone" for the reason that they had the right to bear arms and protect their property and families. I think the war must have occurred between 1847 and 1860, possibly during the earlier part of that period.
If any of you know about this incident(s), please let me know. My email address: lforsyth@tca.net.

THANKS.


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