1999 we left Pasadena, California and moved to the quiet village
Mt. Morris, New York. We fell in love immediately with the local
area and people, the history and grandeur of the house. It was definitely
life in the slow lane for us and if we needed a little reminder
of rush hour traffic we could make a quick trip to the "city"
to remind us why we left.
The Allegiance is a beautiful, historic, comfortably appointed
and elegantly restored circa 1838 mansion located in upstate
New York in the Finger Lakes region. The mansion is tastefully
decorated to reveal the grandeur of the Victorian era
with its high ceilings, elaborate moldings, and spacious
rooms. The grounds surrounding the estate include a "secret
hidden" garden with an arbor and a 35 mile green
way on the edge of the property.
is with pleasure that we can share this experience with
you and strongly believe that building relationships is
based on good conversations, quality service and exceptional
accommodations. We want your stay to be enjoyable and
relaxing, so much so that you will want to come back again
Wisner Family can be traced back to two brothers who
left the Netherlands for America in the late 1500's.
Both brothers where given land on Long Island, New York
which they owned and occupied until 1684. In 1684 the
English, who did not honor the Wisner's land title,
seized control of the land. The Wisner Family left Long
Island and moved to Goshen in Orange County, New York
and resided there for one century. The Wisner's were
influential people, one of them being a member of the
Continental Congress. This ancestor would have signed
the Declaration of Independence but George Washington
sent him to supervise the production of powder for the
Continental Army. In the early 1800's the Wisner's again
moved, this time to Aurelius in Cayuga County, New York.
Reuben Porter Wisner was born there on March
a young boy, Reuben had an unusual hobby of attending
criminal trials, and later as an adult, he was accepted
into the Bar, and practiced law in Cayuga County. Reuben
formed a law firm with his partner Samuel H. Fitzhugh,
and worked there until he moved to Mt. Morris, New York
in 1832. Reuben married Sarah Clark and had three
children, Frank, Charles and Henry. When Sarah passed
away in 1850, Reuben married Ellen Fisk in 1851
and had one daughter, Minnie.
Reuben P. Wisner
Ellen Fisk Wisner
also became involved in the Civil War and strongly supported
the Union. In 1864, he was appointed colonel of the
fifty-eighth regiment and was in charge of guarding
confederate prisoners at Elmira, New York.
served briefly as the president of Rochester, Nunda
& Pennsylvania Railroad, and as the leader of the
Bar of Livingston County. Reuben also was a well
respected member of the community, serving as deacon
of the Baptist Church in Mount Morris, New York until
his death in 1872.
originally built the house in 1838 in the Federalist Revival
style (pictured on the right) but in later years when ownership
transferred to the Prophets, the front balcony and pillars
were added to give it that "mini" White House