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Allison House Underground Railroad Site Chalmers Township

@ Western Illinois University


This house on road 800N, one third of a mile west of 1200E in Chalmers Township, was a stop on the Underground Railroad. It was built in 1854 by William ('Uncle Billy') and Sarah Allison. For a time, their son Harmon and his wife, Beulah--who was a member of the Brown family of Underground Railroad conductors in Quincy--also lived there. This post-Civil War photograph shows Harmon Allison II, his wife, Nannie, and their children. The house h...
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