I'm looking for a James McAllister from Madison, Dane county, Wisconsin. James was born in 1828 in Ireland and died 1916 near Decatur, Nebraska. He had came to the US about 1850. He had also served in the Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. James was then stationed in Decatur, Burt county, Nebraska after the War. He was part of the GAR there in Nebraska. He married Ida Van Brunt about 1881. James and Ida had the following children; James, Frank, William, Dewey, Grace, and Nellie.
There was a James McAllister listed in the Dane county, Wisconsin 1860 census in the town of Rutland. This James and mine share about the same information as to when they had been born and came to the US. The James in Rutland was married to a Jane (who had later married a Mr. Johnson about 1965) and had a daughter named Mary (who was born in New York about 1851). On my James I don't know if he was married before Ida. I'm quessing that he could have been because he was in his 50's when he had married his wife.
I'm wondering if the two James McAllister are the same person. And if they are does anyone have any more information on Mary McAllister and her parents.
I believe the two James above are the same person.
Based on James death certificate he was born 6 Oct 1831 in County Kerry, Ireland. His parents were Dennis McAllister and Margaret Murphy. I don't have any information on Dennis.
Margaret Murphy was born abt 1800 in Ireland. She died 26 Oct 1888 in Burt Co., Nebraska. Her second spouse was William Powers.
William Powers was born abt 1800 in Ireland. He died 20 Jan 1887 in Burt Co., Nebraska.
Based on stories, Margaret and William supposely lived in Winconsin at the same time as James. I have not been able to confirm that yet.
I did find a possible boat record for James and his mother along with another child.
Passenger embarkment: New Ross
Date: 9 May 1849
Passengers: Power Margaret (born: 1800/1), Power James (born: 1831/2), Power Micheal (born: 1835/6)
*note: I believe William may have came earlier to the USA and Margaret was joining him with the two boys. I have no other information on Micheal. I don't know if he is Powers' kid or McAllister's.
James' first spouse was Jane Lowry (or similar spelling). Their daughter Mary Ann had died after 1885 in Wisconsin. She had married Hiram Baker 16 Mar 1881 in Oregon, Dane, Wisconsin. They only had 1 child. Eva Jane Baker was born Jul 1882 in Dane Co., Wisconsin.