The SISSON GENEALOGY Site
revised 27 June 2012
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(Note: If you search for "Sisson," you'll get hits on every page! For
more targeted results, try searching for the surname of a wife, or an unusual
Welcome. I'm Carol Sisson Regehr,
current webmeister and database keeper for the
Sisson Genealogy Site. A big thanks to David Arne Sisson, founding webmeister, for countless hours of volunteer work over many
years, getting these databases into shape!
SISSON/SISSONS GATHERING 2014The
11th Biennial Sisson/Sissons Gathering
will be held in Providence,
Rhode Island. Save
the dates Thursday, June 19 through Saturday, June 21, 2014 - and look here
for updated details. Hope to see you there!
The 10th Biennial Sisson/Sissons
gathering in Albany,
New York, is
history! This gathering was dedicated to the memory of our cousin and fellow
researcher David Arne Sisson, who passed away December 20, 2011. Peace be with you, David!
The 9th Biennial Sisson/Sissons
Gathering in Denver,
history! For photos of the event, go to Howard
Watkins photography pages.
Transcription of SISSON households and
individuals in the 1850 U.S. Census. A big
thanks to Steven
Sisson for this huge effort!
JOIN THE SISSON DNA PROJECT! We need YOU to participate. The more men
whose DNA is analyzed, the more we will know
about the relationships between the Sisson clans and families. Please
for information about the Sisson DNA Project.
It is my pleasure to present the work of many SISSON researchers,
especially Joan & David Henry Sisson of Hamilton, Montana,
who published the Sisson Newsletter and whose book called Descendants
of Richard and Mary SISSON came out in 1999. NEW! Volume 2, Descendants
of Richard and Mary Sisson, Updates, published in June 2003.Click here for
information about buying the books .
If you have additions or corrections to make to any of the databases which I
have been maintaining, please send them to me at cregNOSPAMehr@yahoo.com. (Take out the
NOSPAM before e-mailing.)
These are several of the SISSON databases I've been maintaining so far. They
present the descendants of two 17thcentury couples, a 19th-century
immigrant couple, and other couples with immigrants or intermediate generations
still unknown. For some hints on efficient searching of these databases, click here.
(1608-1684) and Mary SISSON of Rhode Island
(1630-1692) and Amy SISSON of Virginia This group now includes the
large subgroup previously known as the "Fairfax"
group. A huge thanks to Steven Sisson for countless
hours of work on this database! Steven would like to
acknowledge much assistance from Sharon Miller, Barbara Marsh,
Sue Kretchun, Laura Thompson, Wm. Page Johnson III; the Fairfax Historical Society;
Rita Holtz - Alexandria Librarian, Special Collections and Local History;
Suzanne Levy, Virginia Room Librarian, Fairfax City Regional Library;
Patricia Cramer, and Linda Whitcomb.
Sisson, born in 1775 in NY or RI, husband of Elizabeth Pendall. NEWS! New DNA
analysis indicates that Thomas Sisson, husband of Elizabeth Pendall, was related to Richard and Mary Sisson of Rhode Island , see above line!
Research on the intervening generations is ongoing as we speak!
Sisson (abt 1750-1825) and Sarah Reynolds of
York. Richard's father is as yet unknown.
Descendants of this line migrated to Michigan, Kansas, Colorado, Indiana,
and Montana. NEWS! New DNA
analysis indicates that Richard Sisson, husband of Sarah Reynolds, was related to Richard and Mary Sisson of Rhode Island
, see above line! Research on the intervening
generations is ongoing as we speak!
Thomas Sisson (1847-1880) and Betsey Minerva Smith (1844-1919) of New York.
George's father is as yet unknown.
(~1810-1884) and Mary (Foreman) Sisson of Stephenson Co., Illinois.
Robert and Mary immigrated from England
by the early 1840s. Some of their descendants lived in Republic Co., Kansas;
Furnas, Nuckolls, and Otoe counties in Nebraska.
Sisson and Hannah Parker of Virginia. Reported
descendants moved through the Carolinas to Georgia and other Southern
Sisson brothers who were born in the 1770s and lived in Mississippi
are the subject of research by Janice Rice. The brothers names were
James, John, William,
Eldridge, and an unknown brother who is known only through his widow and
children. The parents of these brothers have not been documented yet.
Is there a SISSON
Coat of Arms? Thanks to Rob Sisson of Sturgis, MI, for sharing this research!
For pdfs of applications granted from the Guion-Miller (Cherokee) rolls for Harry Sisson and Lady
Sisson, click here.
Thanks to Howard Watkins for providing these copies!
Here are some other sites which offer Sisson information
site for descendants of William Sisson
of late 19th century Ashland, Ohio (link broken fix in
Walter's biography and pictures of George Marian
Sisson and his wife Sallie Marcy of Gallatin Co., Kentucky (Richard,
George, Thomas, Giles, John, James C., Henry
B., George M.)
- descendants of Richard
Sisson of Westmoreland, England
and 11 children born 1770s to 1790s who came to Canada.
about the descendants of William Sisson, born in 1812 in England, who
moved to PA, WV, and eventually to Brown County, IN; his descendant Glen
R. Sisson invented the Sisson automatic choke for automobiles in the 1920s
and 1930s (link broken)
- a resource
for people whose ancestors cannot be located in one of the databases above
history of the "Mintwater Brook Farm" house in Portsmouth,
Island , where George 2 (Richard 1) & Sarah
Sisson lived in the early 18th century
history of the house at Head
of Westport where Richard and Mary lived after moving from Portsmouth
(link broken - fix and more pictures coming soon)
theory about some early SISSONs
in Virginia including a potential father and siblings for Robert
Price's stories about David
Sloan Sisson 's family, with a picture of an 1890 gathering hosted by
his daughter Callie Amanda (or Maye)
(Sisson) Price (Robert 1, William 2, Bryan 3, Caleb 4, Stanley 5, Ludlow
Branham 6, David Sloan 7, Callie [Sisson] Price 8) (some links broken - fix
Lehman includes his Sisson line in his genealogy center at www.ancestralarchives.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) and other SISSON matters:
are some people listed only as "Living"
when I gave you their names and dates?
did our founding ancestors come from? Can't we do research
in England ?
can I "talk" to Sisson cousins about our Sisson ancestors and
cousins? Here's the answer:
Subscribe to the SISSON LIST to do genealogical research by email.
this ALL there is? NO! Here are some other sites
for genealogy research in general and for Sisson research in particular.
Go to Dick Eastman's newsletter
(frequently updated) for articles of interest on genealogy research
techniques, especially in regard to computers!
can't find my SISSON ancestors here. What
can I do?
site is pretty plain looking. How about some pictures? Answer: Click on
Carol Sisson Regehr's
pictures of the Sisson house in Portsmouth, Rhode Island,
and of the gravestones of John and Alcha
(Crandall) Sisson. For more information, click on Mintwater Brook Farm house .
Disclaimer: Please be
aware that the material presented on this site is our latest attempt to
approach completeness and accuracy in SISSON genealogy. Always approaching,
never quite getting there -- that is the nature of genealogical research. This
site can give you hints about people and their relationships, but only hints.
Please remember to look for documentary proof of your ancestry, like the
original documents (birth and marriage certificates, wills, deeds, letters,
etc.). Or look up some secondary publications which carefully note the sources
of their information. These alone can prove the names, dates, places, and
relationships for the people in your branch of the family. In particular, if
you are trying to verify information about people in the first ten generations
in Richard & Mary's line, you will find the book by Joan & Dave Sisson
mentioned above (scroll back up this page for the link) to be invaluable. You
can double-check the sources listed there, and decide whether you agree or
disagree with their interpretation.We wish you
very good luck with your genealogy.
My Sisson lines:
1.Richard & Mary 2.George 3.Thomas 4.Giles 5.John
6.Benjamin 7.JohnCr. 8.WmBenj. 9.BenjFr. 10.Edgar 11.WillieFr. 12.myself
1-6.same 7.Eli 8.Mary Elizabeth Sisson REED 9.Louisa Jane Reed SISSON