David D. Alling, Part 2

D. D. Alling house, 826 N. Main St. in 1967 In last week’s post, we covered David and Rebecca Alling up through 1837. He built the house on So. Main Street, where they lived for 32 years.  Later on, in about 1885, he wrote about the game in the county. “Never saw a live Buffalo here but saw two carcasses one spr.1838       3 miles west on Kent’s Creek the other 2 or 3 years after on Kilbuck (Creek) bones entire with skull & c.” For a long time, Alling was the only carpenter in Rockford. By 1855, other carpenter...

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826 N. Main St.

Have you ever gone by the white building at 826 N. Main St., the Carrie Lynn Children’s Center, and wondered about the history of the building? It was originally a home. David D. Alling and his wife Rebecca are first listed as living there in the 1874-75 Rockford city directory. The Allings had come to Rockford in October 1837; he was a carpenter and builder. Mr. Alling died in 1898, and his widow continued to live there until her death in 1903. Then W. W. Sawyer purchased the home and the Sawyer family lived there for many years. In...

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