William ALLUM 2nd
- Born: 1817, Greene County, Pennsylvania
- Marriage (1): Mary Ann FIELDS about 1837 in Greene County, Pennsylvania
- Marriage (2): Mary Ann (Mc Master) FULTON on September 2, 1858 in Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio
- Died: April 25, 1879, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia
- Buried: Mount Rose Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia
Signature: William Allum, 1817-1879, signed documents in flowing script using the abbreviation of his first name.
Signature from Margaret Smith Brennan
1817 BIRTH of William Allum 2nd
(Like his first cousin, Jonathan Allum, William was born in 1817. In that year James Madison was President but only until March 3 when succeeded by James Monroe. Monroe became hailed for what was called an "era of good feeling" to heal differences between the Federalist Party (Monroe) and the Democratic-Republican party. Monroe even named John Quincy Adams--son of a Federalist (former President John Adams)--to be his Secretary of State. In Georgia, General Andrew Jackson was ordered to subdue Seminole Indians along the border of West Florida.)
1820 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Richhill Township (with parents) ("Allims")
6 people are in the household in 1820:
4 males (father Charles and sons William, Thomas and John)
2 females (mother Jemima and ?)
1820-1830 DEATH of grandmother, first wife of William Allum
1830 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Richhill Township (with parents)
10 people are in the household in 1830:
1 male 30-40 (father Charles, born 1796)
2 males 10-15 (sons William and Thomas, born 1817 and 1818)
2 males 5-10 (sons John and James, born 1820 and 1822)
1 male under 5 (son Isaac, born 1828)
1 female 30-40 (mother Jemima, born 1795)
1 female 5-10 (daughter Delila, born 1823)
2 females under 5 (daughters Peninah and Hannah, born 1825 and 1827)
1837 MARRIAGE (approximate) of William Allum and Mary Ann Fields
1840 DEATH of grandfather William Allum 1st
1840 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Richhill Township
3 people are in the household in 1840:
1 male 20-30 (William, born 1817)
1 female 20-30 (wife Mary Ann Fields, born about 1815)
1 female under 5 (daughter Martha Jane "Jennie," born 1838)
1850 CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Richhill Township ("William," age 33, "Farmer") (1st wife, "Mary," age 35)
1854 MIGRATED from Greene County, Pennsylvania to Belmont County, Ohio
1858 DEATH of first wife, Mary Ann (Fields) Allum, at approximately 43 years (James Buchanan was President)
1858 MARRIAGE of William Allum and Mary Ann (McMasters) Fulton at Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio by P. G. Edmonds
1859 DEATH of grandmother, Jemima (Barnhart) Allum
1860 CENSUS, Ohio, Belmont County, Goshen Township, P. O. Belmont ("William," age 43, "Inn Keeper") (2nd wife, "Mary A.," age 31)
(in the household are three of William's children, Harrison, age 19; John B., age 17; and Leonard, age 10, all born in Pennsylvania; plus two of 2nd wife Mary Ann McMaster Fulton's children, Amanda, age 8, and Thomas, age 6, both born in Ohio) ("Allum" is "Allwin" in some census indexes)
1861-1863, MILITARY SERVICE, Civil War (see below)
1864 TAX LIST for Moundsville, West Virginia, includes William Allum, "Hotel Keeper, 8th Class," list created in May
1864 TAX LIST for Moundsville, West Virginia, includes William Allum, "Livery Stable Keeper," list created in December
1865 TAX LIST for Moundsville, West Virginia, includes William Allum, "Retail Liquor Dealer," list created in May
1865 TAX LIST for Moundsville, West Virginia, includes "Wm." Allum, "Hotel Keeper," list created in December
1866 TAX LIST for Moundsville, West Virginia, includes "Wm." Allum, "Hotel," list created in May
1866 FORMATION on February 23 of the town "New Moundsville" in West Virginia; William Allum was among the first city officials
1868 DEATH of father, Charles W. Allum
1868 BENEFICIARY in will of father, Charles W. Allum
1868 RESIDENCE, West Virginia, Harrison County, Clark (location of birth of daughter, Mary Virginia "Molly" Allum on July 11)
1870 CENSUS, West Virginia, Marshall County, P. O. Moundsville ("William," age 54, "Hotel Keeper") (2nd wife "Mary A.," age 43) (in William's household is his son from his first marriage, "Isaac," age 19, "Stone Cutter"; his two children by his second wife, "Charles," age 9, and "Mary Va.," age 2; his second wife, Mary Ann McMasters Fulton Allum, age 43; and Mary Ann's two children from her first marriage, "A. J. Fulton," age 19, "Ass't. Housekeeper," and "Thos. A. Fulton," age 16) (Also on the premises in 1870 are "John W. Reed," age 29, "Attorney," and "Rose Ann Smith," age 17, "House Sv't.")
Who was the "William W. Allum," farmer in Section 6, P. O. Colfax, Mound Prairie Township, Jasper County, Iowa in the 1870s (1878 HISTORY OF JASPER COUNTY, IOWA)? Note the "W" as middle initial.
1877 STATE OF VIRGINIA vs. WILLIAM ALLUM "for selling without a license intoxicating liquors to be drank where sold ... charging that the defendant, at a given place in the county, did sell to a certain person, naming him, intoxicating liquors to be drank in, or upon or about the building or premises where sold without first obtaining a State license ..."
Five pages pertaining to this case can be found in the book, REPORTS OF CASES ARGUED AND DETERMINED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS OF WEST VIRGINIA, by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Henry Mason Mathews, Robert White, Cornelius C. Watts, Alfred Caldwell, Thomas S. Riley, and Edgar P. Rucker, published by Tribune Co. Press, 1878, pages 332-337
The result on page 337: "The judgment of the circuit court in each of these cases must therefore be reversed and annulled; and this Court proceeding to render such judgment, as the circuit court should have done, doth reverse and annul the judgment of the county court, and doth sustain the demurrers to the indictments in each of these cases, and doth order that the defendants, Absalom Charlton and William Allum, severally go quit of the offenses, charged against them in the in said indictments severally. JUDGMENTS REVERSED."
1879 DEATH, William Allum 2nd at approximately 62 years (in Moundsville, West Virginia)
(In 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing female lawyers to argue before the Supreme Court. In Idaho, the Pacific Northwest Wars ended with the capture of 388 Indians. In Colorado, Yellowstone became the first national park. In New Jersey, Thomas Edison produced a light bulb that burned for more than 13 hours; previously, his most notable invention was the phonograph. In Massachusetts, the Church of Christ was organized by Christian Scientist Mary Baker Eddy. In Pennsylvania, Frank W. Woolworth opened a "five-and-ten" store. "The future of merchandising," he said, "lies in selling large quantities of low-cost goods." [Was he an ancestor of the Wal-Mart Waltons? LOL] In Louisiana, the channel was deepened at the mouth of the Mississippi so the largest ships could get through without getting stuck on mudbars. Guess what? The Corps of Engineers planned to strengthen the levee system.)
1880 CENSUS, West Virginia, Marshall County, Clay Township (2nd wife, "Mary," age 53 [a widow in 1880], "Washes and Sewes [sic]") (daughter "Mary," age 12, is in the elder Mary's household)
1880 MARRIAGE of widow of William Allum, Mary Ann McMasters Fulton Allum, to Archibald Hoskinson on September 6 in Moundsville, Marshall County, Ohio
1900 CENSUS, West Virginia, Marshall County, Moundsville (Mary Ann "Hoskins," age 73, widow, born "June, 1827 in Ohio," is "mother-in-law" in the household of her daughter, Mary Allum White, age 31, and son-in-law, William White, age 30)
1904 DEATH of William's second wife, Mary Ann McMasters Fulton Allum Hoskinson at approximately 76 years (Theodore Roosevelt was President)
DESCRIPTION (William, from military record): 5 feet 11 inches tall, florid complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; he was later described as a "big, stout, able-bodied man"
MILITARY SERVICE: Civil War, Company A, 25th Ohio Volunteers, June 18, 1861 to August 21, 1863. According to his Military Pension Record, he suffered a wound to his ankle variously described as "by the fall of a tree" to "a log falling upon the ankle" to "a gunshot wound to the ankle."
Two of William's sons also served in the war: Harrison Allum and John Banks Allum.
MILITARY PENSION RECORD: No. 403591
LOCATIONS: Richhill Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania; East Richland, Belmont County, Ohio (1854); Blacksville, Monongalia County, West Virginia (1868) (?)
BURIAL (William): Originally interred in the First Street Cemetery at Moundsville, West Virginia, later removed to Mt. Rose Cemetery at Moundsville, along with a few other deceased Civil War veterans. The G.A.R. transferred remains to Mount Rose Cemetery so graves would be properly cared for.
William's surname is recorded as "Allun." (Moundsville Echo, November 17, 1899)
SOME DEED REFERENCES:
Belmont County, Ohio Deed References, as follows:
1854 - purchase by William Allum from Elihu Hollingsworth, May 6, Book 42, page 538
1855 - Deed for purchase of land by William Allum from Vincent Field(s) and wife Elizabeth in Belmont, Belmont County, Ohio on April 2
1856 - purchase by William Allum from Vincent Field, February 12, Book 40, page 450
1856 - sale by William Allum and first wife Mary to Amos Mayhew, June 21, Book 42, page 539
1861 - sale by William Allum and first wife Mary Ann to James Allum of Greene County, PA, April 4, Book 46, page 290
1863-1894 - Index to deed books of Marshall County, West Virginia document transactions among Allums--William Allum, Charles, "Mary A" and "Mary V."-- for the years 1863 to 1894 (also for Leroy Hudson Allum and his wife, Sarah Ann [Huffman] Allum
1892 - Affidavit signed by Jeremiah Field(s) on April 25 regarding the death of Mary (Fields) Allum "on or about March 1, 1858" (within military record of William Allum).
In addition to Jeremiah Field(s), also in Belmont County, Ohio were Isaih (sic) Fields, John Fields, and Vincent Fields. Their relationships to Mary (Fields) Allum have not been definitively established.
CONTRIBUTORS to this page:
Margaret Smith Brennan
Lauren Stanko Licastro
Debra Stanko Meyer
William married Mary Ann FIELDS, daughter of John FIELDS and Rachel PHIPPEN, about 1837 in Greene County, Pennsylvania. (Mary Ann FIELDS was born about 1815 in Delaware Or Washington County, Pennsylvania and died on March 1, 1858 in (Perhaps) Belmont, Belmont County, Ohio.)
William next married Mary Ann (Mc Master) FULTON, daughter of Robert Mc MASTER and Sarah MEEKS, on September 2, 1858 in Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio. (Mary Ann (Mc Master) FULTON was born in June 1827 in Belmont County, Ohio, died in February 1904 in McKees Rocks, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and was buried on February 13, 1904.)