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Abraham Kurkindolle Allison Estate Testamentary

 Collection — Box: 137
Identifier: MSS 1978-033

Scope and Contents

A testamentary dated July 17, 1893, signed by Paul Thompson, County Judge, Gadsden County. The document appoints C.E.L. Allison and Elizabeth S. Allison as Executor and Executrix of Abraham Kurkindolle Allison's estate.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in July 17, 1893


Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Abraham Kurkindolle Allison was born in Georgia on December 10, 1810 but settled in Appalachicola and became that city's mayor before moving to Quincy. He served as a member of the territorial legislature and later in the state legislature, becoming the president of the state senate in 1865. As president of the senate, he became (acting) Sixth Governor of Florida (April 1, 1865-May 19, 1865) after John Milton's suicide on April 1, 1865. The Union military commander, General McCook, did not recognize Allison's governorship; martial law was proclaimed in Florida on May 24, 1865, and Allison was imprisoned. He died in Quincy in 1893.


1.00 items

0 Linear Feet

Method of Acquisition

Given by Mary L. Blackman.

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Processing Information

Processed March 3, 1978.

Abraham Kurkindolle Allison Estate Testamentary MSS 1978-033
Adrienne Serra
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Language of description note
Description is written in: English, Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

Tallahassee FL 32306 US