BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM ALLSOP
HISTORY OF EFFINGHAM COUNTY ILLINOIS, -1883
O. L Baskin & Company, Historical Publishers
William Allsop, farmer, P.O. Beecher City, is the second son living that was born to John Allsop and Mary Slater, his wife. Her uncles, Samuel and William Slater, came to the United States in 1790, and were the originators and builders of the first cotton factory in America. William, the subject of these lines, was born March 18, 1836, and came to America with his parents in 1845, and removed with them to the State in December, 1847, and has since been a resident of this county and township. He remained with his parents on the homestead until his marriage, which occurred December 21, 1862, to Sarah H. Zeigler, a native of Michigan, daughter of Jacob Zeigler and Alvira Tubbs. Jacob Zeigler was born in Butler County, Ohio, and died August 12, 1882. His wife, Alvira, came from New York State. Mr. Allsop’s wife died September 29, 1869, leaving two children, Charles and Lillie May. Charles was born December 17, 1863 and Lillie M., February 23, 1866. After this he located on the farm he now owns. He was married on January 1, 1872, to Mary J. Marshall. She was born November 21, 1838, in Monroe County, New York, daughter of Samuel Marshall and Lucinda Gutherie. He was born in Barron County, Kentucky. She on Clinch River, Tennessee. By last marriage he had one child, Ida S B., born January 30, 1873. Mr. Allsop is Democratic, and a member of Southern Methodist Episcopal Church.