To G. Allison:
I've been studying the PAGE families of Iredell county NC, particularly trying to find out if the DELILAH PAGE found in the 1860 and 1870 Iredell county censuses is the widow Delilah Page found in the 1850 census of Caswell county. That Delilah is alledged to he a daughter of WHITEHEAD PAGE of Caswell county, and therefore closely related to the Stephen Page whose family data was found in the old Bible of COOL SPRING or SPRINGS, Iredell county.
Delilah's name and age fits the widow of the Samuel Page of Caswell, but the children in her 1860 and 1870 Iredell county household do not. And I've not been able to determine who those people are. Anyone out there have any ideas?
Your name caught my eye. Do you know the source or history of your name Allison? Could it be from ALLISON FRANCES PAGE, who fathered five sons who became some of the most famous (and wealthy) PAGE men of the Iredell, Montgomery, Moore and Wake county sections of North Carolina? Allison was born 1824, probably in Wake county where he is found in 1870 and 1880 censuses and possibly earlier. He preferred to go by the name Frank or the initials A. F. (Page). He died at his home in Raleigh NC the Monday night before 20Oct1899, when his death notice or obit was published in the LANDMARK newspaper of Statesville, Iredell county NC.
Frank's oldest son Walter Hines Page became the famous and wealthy author, editor and owner of several newspapers, one of which was in New York where he lived. His other four sons managed to get placed in most strategic positions within the A. & A. Railroad of NC, and made their fortunes.
Allison Frances was also the brother of the esteemed Reverend Jesse Hayes Page, who is mostly found outside of Iredell censuses, but preached in an M. E. church in Statesville of Iredell county for a long time.
In the 1900 NC, Montgomery county census, the occupations of Allison's sons were; Robert N., Railroad Treasurer, Junius R., Railroad Superintendent, Frank (Jr.?) was Railroad Auditor, and Henry A. was (occupation too light to read).
In the 1910 Moore County census was A. F.'s son Henry A. Page, "President, A & A Railroad". In the 1910 census of Montgomery county, his sons Junius R. was "Supt, A & A Railroad", Frank was "Auditor, A & A Railroad", and Robert N. (Newton) was "Member of Congress, Washington".
Hope someone finds this useful as well as interesting. In return, I'd like to swap any and all information in regard to those PAGES of Iredell county that did come or might have come from Caswell county NC, or Rockingham & Guilford counties, to which many Caswell Pages moved. I've know that at least ONE of the Iredell PAGE families did indeed originate in Caswell county.
Not sure this Ancestry.com forum has my proper address, so please email or alert me at A Klinger @ Charter . net, (but remove the spaces).