G.A.R. Post: John Buford Post #89 Everett, WA
150th ILLINOIS VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Organized: 2/14/65 Camp Butler, Springfield, IL
Mustered In: 2/14/65 Camp Butler, Springfield, IL
Mustered Out: 1/16/66 Atlanta, GA
Discharged: Springfield, IL
The 150th, a one-year "western theater" regiment was formulated during the waning days of The Rebellion. As with most late war, high-digit regiments, it was designed and destined to perform rear echelon guard and garrison duties rather serve as a front line combat unit.
The 150th departed Illinois four days following Federal muster headed for Bridgeport, AL which it reached on the 27th. There it garrisoned two forts and blockhouses along the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad.
Departing Bridgeport slightly over a month after its arrival there the regiment moved to Cleveland, TN, but by early May had departed that location for Dalton, GA. Once there, the regiment was divided with the left wing garrisoning Spring Place, GA, while the right remained in Dalton
In early July the unit moved to Atlanta, GA en route to Griffin, GA. Once there the regiment was disbursed as follows: Cos. "A" and "E" remaining at Griffin; "D" garrisoning Jackson; "C" West Point; "F" Newnan; "B" and "G" La Grange;"K" Greenville; "H" Franklin and "I" Atlanta. Headquarters of the regiment remained at Atlanta until final muster.
Despite the 150ths non-combat focus/function, during its existence the regiment lost 58 enlisted men to death from disease, accidents, etc.
Residence: Paris, Edgar Co., IL Age: 17.2 yrs.
Enlisted/Enrolled: 1/25/65 Rank: Pvt.
Mustered In: 1/25/65
Mustered Out: 1/16/66 Atlanta, GA
Highest Rank: Pvt.
Noble Casabianca Allison was born 11/9/47, in or near Montezuma, Pike County, Illinois. His parents were Jesse (b. 1812 OH) and Sarah (nee Seldreys b. 1821) Allison. Sarah was Jesse's second wife. His first, named Tamar, had born him four children: Ben (b. 1837 IL), Jane (b. 1838 IL) Nancy (b. 1840 IL) Susan (b. 1842 IL) and David (b. 1845 IL). While it is not documented, likely the first Mrs. Allison had died.
Farmer Jesse Allison and the second Mrs. Allison were reportedly married 9/5/46 in Pike County, IL. From this union would come at least five additional Allison children with Noble being the oldest: Noble (b. 11/9/47 IL), Ellen (b. 1850 IL), George (b. 1850 IL) Henry (b. 1852 IL) and Laura (b. 1855 IL). In 1860 the family was noted as residing in the Pike County community of Newberg.
Nothing is documented pertaining to Noble's childhood, formative or early teenaged years. The first information pertaining to his life comes along with his enlistment into the U.S. Army. According to one source, at that time he was living in Stratton, IL. However, available pension documents note the location as Paris, Edgar Co., IL. Vital statistics pertaining to the seventeen year old farmer at the time of his enlistment were as follows: 5' 4-7/8" or 5' 7" tall, fair-complexion, blue eyes and dark hair.
While Private Allison's military records are not available at the time of this writing, existing pension papers point to his months of government service as being fairly benign. Always present for duty, his only problems appear to have been minor medical ones, i.e.: treatment for constipation and a period of intermittent fever.
Separated from the service in early 1866, young Noble did not return to Illinois, but, instead, settled in Ladoga, IN where he remained until the following year. At that time he appears to have returned to the Illinois town of his birth. However, he cannot be located in either that community or state of Illinois as a whole within 1870 census data.
Documents next indicate that by 1879 Noble was living in Red Bud, IL, but again, he cannot be located within the 1880 census. As such, his next move appears to have been to Ashland, MO sometime between 1883 and 1885.
On 7/21/89 in Ashland, Boone County, Missouri Noble married. His bride was Mary Elizabeth Hilurn (nee Young b. 6/1/62 Boone Co., MO). Elizabeth had previously been married to a John Hilburn. The Hillburns had divorced in 1887. Mary and Noble would produce at least eight children: Guy (b. 2/22/91), Nora (b. 4/4/93), Jesse (b. 3/21/95), Rose/Rosa (b. 10/9/96), Elsie (b. 10/10/98), Frank (b. 8/11/00), Ida (b. 8/11/00) and Lavina "Nina" (b. 2/3/04).
For reasons unknown, in 1890 Noble and Mary moved westward to the Puget Sound region of western Washington State. It was there that all their children would be born.
Initial settlement for the Allison’s appears to have been in Seattle, King County, but by 1892 the young family had moved northward to the Snohomish County City of Everett. It was in that area that Noble would live out his years.
Census data for 1900, 1910 and 1920 place the Allisons in Everett with Noble employed as a "stationary engineer." With such a job title he was likely a building custodian who worked with a steam heat boiler. In the home during the three decades were configurations encompassing all their children for one or more of the years.
By 1899 Noble had applied for and been granted a U.S. Government disability pension based on ailments or illnesses which he traced back to his days as a Civil War soldier. In Private Allison's case, that was lumbago or rheumatism of the back, plus general debility. His initial stipend was $6 per month, but by the time of his death 10/8/27 from apoplexy (stroke) that payment had increased to a princely $90.
The money was likely much needed income as on 8/28/23 at his home near Everett Noble had suffered a stroke which, by the end of that year, necessitated him having content care. In early 1924, he was living within the City of Everett. Although he had improved somewhat medically, he was still in need of constant care .Midyear Everett addresses for the Allisons during '24 included 3725 Broadway, 2706 Chestnut and 3109 Everett Avenue, the latter being the location of his passing on October 8, 1927. The old soldier was buried in Everett's Evergreen Cemetery.
In early 1929 the Red Cross helped Mary to apply to the U.S. Government to continue receiving at least a portion of his disability pension. In March of that year that request was granted.
1930 found Mary still in Everett and, apparently, the head of her own household. Within the home was son Jesse as well as two other individuals, one of whom was likely Jesse's wife.
The decade of the '30s does not appear to have been especially kind to Mary. While no census information exists pertaining to Mary for 1940 a pension document from that year noted the following: "Mary residing with son Jesse and wife in shack on riverbank. Indications Jesse is near alcoholic, if not one, but wife definitely one. Concerns about setting for frail old woman to live in, but she satisfied. Daughter Rosae residing in Everett, too. Takes care of pension checks, finally made guardian. Concerns raised that if Jesse sold three lots Mary owned in Everett money would be gone.............(Mary) didn't want to live with Rose on Broadway in Everett.........(A) neuro psychiatric exam showed Mary to be competent although beginning to show age related senility. May have had minor strokes. Almost totally blind spends most of time doing some sewing. Needs help getting around. Mary died on 10/5/41. She was buried beside Noble.
Buried at Evergreen Cemetery
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