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Five SISSON brothers from Mississippi, 1770s

Fourth Generation


36. James Albert SISSON (Samuel Will , James , Unknown ) was born Apr 1854 in West Monroe, Louisiana. He died 13 Oct 1922 in West Monroe, Louisiana and was buried in Halsey Cemetery West Monroe, Louisiana.

All information below comes from bible records and living family members. Family bible for the Sisson's in possession of Jane Gordon Sisson Watts.

James married (1) Florida GOODRUM [scrapbook], daughter of William Percy GOODRUM and M GOODRUM, on 30 Jan 1878 in Hinds County Mississippi. Florida was born about 1859 in Mississippi. She died before 1887 in Mississippi.

Photo: Taken between 1901 and 1903. Back row: Willie Sisson, son of James Albert Sisson and Florida Goodrum; Clara (daughter of James Albert Sisson and Emma Harris); Mattie (James and Emma). Front row: Marvin (son of James and Emma); Fannie Edna Sisson Stevens (daughter of James and Florida) holding Edward (son of James and Emma); Samuel (James and Emma).

They had the following children:

+ 73 F i Minnie SISSON was born 26 Dec 1882 and died 1921.
+ 74 F ii Fannie Edna SISSON was born 16 Apr 1883 and died 3 Feb 1944.
  75 M iii
Willie SISSON was born Jan 1886. He died in West Monroe, Louisiana and was buried in Halsey Cemetery West Monroe, Louisiana.

Willie never married. Lived with his father till he died. he is buried near his father in an unmarked grave.
  76 F iv
Elizabeth SISSON was born Jan 1881 in Mississippi. She died in Mississippi.
       
Elizabeth married John. E BOREN on 5 Apr 1900 in Mississippi. John. was born Dec 1857 in Mississippi.

James also married (2) Emma Doein HARRIS [scrapbook], daughter of Samuel P. HARRIS and Clara Shaifer Gibson PERKINS, on 3 Apr 1887 in Mississippi. Emma was born 7 Mar 1871 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. She died 20 Oct 1946 in West Monroe, Louisiana and was buried in Halsey Cemetery West Monroe, Louisiana.

Photo taken in 1942. Five Sisson brothers, sons of James Albert Sisson and Emma Doein Harris: (Samuel) Gordon, (Marvin) Dewey, Ed, Charles, Ray.

They had the following children:

+ 77 F v Clara Mary SISSON was born 15 Aug 1892 and died 8 Oct 1951.
+ 78 F vi Mattie Lee SISSON was born 15 Jan 1894 and died 12 Jun 1944.
  79 M vii
Samuel Gordon SISSON was born 7 Apr 1896 in Mississippi. He died 17 Oct 1969 in West Monroe, Louisiana and was buried in Halsey Cemetery West Monroe, Louisiana.

Went by the name of Gordon......never married.
+ 80 M viii Marvin Dewey SISSON was born 12 Jul 1898 and died 4 Mar 1973.
+ 81 M ix Edward Doein SISSON was born 28 Dec 1900 and died 1 Jul 1965.
+ 82 M x Charles Harold SISSON was born 23 Jan 1903 and died 1973.
+ 83 M xi Ray Dennison SISSON was born 22 Nov 1906 and died 7 Sep 1945.

37. Thomas BOYD (Martha E. SISSON , James , Unknown ) was born 1853.

Household: 1880 Census Hinds County


Thomas J. BOYD   Self   M   Male   W   27   MS   Farmer   MS   MS  
 Amanda L. BOYD   Wife   M   Female   W   20   MS   Keeping House   MS   MS  
 George B. BOYD   Son   S   Male   W   6   MS      MS   MS  
 Lotty F. BOYD   Dau   S   Female   W   3   MS      MS   MS  
 Ellis E. BOYD   Son   S   Male   W   7M   MS      MS   MS  
 James E. BOYD   Brother   S   Male   W   24   MS   Laborer   MS   MS

Thomas married Amanda L.

They had the following children:

  84 M i
George B. BOYD was born 1874.
  85 F ii
Lottie F. BOYD was born 1877.
  86 M iii
Ellis E. BOYD was born 1879.

42. Zephesin SISSON (James Eldridge , John , Unknown ) was born Jan 1854 in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.

Zephesin married Anna A. HARP, daughter of James HARP and Elizabeth HUMPHREY. Anna was born Mar 1860.

They had the following children:

+ 87 M i Albert SISSON was born Jul 1883.
  88 M ii
Leon SISSON was born Apr 1886.
+ 89 M iii Clarence Burton SISSON was born May 1891.
+ 90 M iv Herbert A. SISSON was born May 1891.
  91 M v
Wilbur SISSON was born Aug 1894.
  92 M vi
Hugo SISSON was born 6 Oct 1899 in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. He died Jun 1969 in Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.

46. Mary Etta SISSON (James Eldridge , John , Unknown ) was born 25 Oct 1867 in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. She died 25 Jan 1931 in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.

Mary married Benjamin Vernon LILLY, son of Albert LILLY and Margaret MCKAY, on 10 Feb 1891. Benjamin was born 31 Dec 1856 in Wilcox, Alabama. He died 17 Dec 1936 in Silver City, NM.

For information about Benjamin Vernon Lilly, go to http://www.gilawilderness.com/infopg/benlilly.htm.
("Ben Lilly and the Last of the Bears" by Dan C. Johnson)

They had the following children:

  93 M i
Hugh LILLY was born 25 Dec 1891 in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. He died 1 Jan 1918 in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.
  94 F ii
Ada Mae LILLY was born Feb 1893 in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. She died 1969 in Madison Parish, Louisiana and was buried in Silver Cross Cemetery.
       
Ada married Walter B. EISLEY after 1920. Walter was born 11 Dec 1890. He died in Madison Parish, Louisiana and was buried in Silver Cross Cemetery.
  95 F iii
Verna B. LILLY was born Jul 1897.

47. William Eldridge SISSON (James Eldridge , John , Unknown ) was born 1 Sep 1869 in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. He died 15 Nov 1916.

William married Annie Mae SCOGGIN, daughter of John SCOGIN and Martha LACY, on 18 Nov 1896. Annie was born 18 Sep 1875 in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. She died 9 Apr 1951 in Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.

They had the following children:

+ 96 M i William Eldridge SISSON Jr. was born 14 Aug 1897 and died 24 Aug 1953.
  97 M ii
John Scoggin SISSON was born Jul 1899. He died 1950.
       
John married Ozell ORR. Ozell was born 13 Aug 1902. She died 15 Jan 1985.

52. William Eugene SISSON (Henry E. , Eldridge , Unknown ) was born 25 Aug 1864 in Franklin Parish Louisiana. He died 25 Nov 1944 in West CarrollParish Louisiana.

William married (1) UNKNOWN. UNKNOWN died 5 Oct 1887 in Franklin Parish Louisiana.

William also married (2) Cecila LUNDBERG on 25 Dec 1890 in Plantersville, Louisiana. Cecila was born 17 Apr 1864 in Kronoberg, Sweden. She died 27 Apr 1915 in Louisiana.

They had the following children:

  98 F i
Helen Linea SISSON was born 19 Oct 1891 in Louisiana. She died 1895 in Louisiana.
  99 M ii
Theo SISSON was born 5 Aug 1894. He died Aug 1894.
+ 100 M iii Emil SISSON was born 3 Jan 1895 and died 7 Jun 1982.
  101 M iv
Lucius SISSON was born 9 Jul 1899. He died May 1987.
        Lucius married Living
+ 102 F v Hannah SISSON was born 10 Jun 1902 and died 16 Jun 1990.

59. Ada E. SISSON (William Lane , Eldridge , Unknown ) was born Mar 1880. She died 1948 and was buried in Crowville Cemetery.

Ada married (1) Carey Elias PENNEBAKER, son of Pliny Tolbert PENNEBAKER and Mary A PARKER. Carey was born 7 May 1878. He died 4 Jul 1914 in Louisiana and was buried in Crowville Cemetery.

They had the following children:

  103 F i
Florence PENNEBAKER was born 8 Nov 1901. She died 10 Aug 1981 in Vicksburg, Mississippi and was buried in Crowville Cemetery.
  104 F ii
Teckla PENNEBAKER was born 28 Sep 1906. She died 21 May 1980 in Tennessee and was buried in New Union Cemetery, Hardeman Tennessee.
  105 F iii Living

Ada also married (2) Theo PARKER. Theo was born 1888. He died 18 Sep 1929.

61. William Lane SISSON Jr. (William Lane , Eldridge , Unknown ) was born Mar 1884 in Franklin Parish Louisiana. He died 24 Sep 1949 in Franklin Parish Louisiana.

William married Cecilia JOHNSON. Cecilia was born 1890.

In the 1920 census, Cecilia's mother Nancy Johnson is living in the household.

They had the following children:

  106 M i
George W. SISSON was born 19 Nov 1915 in Winser, LA. He died 24 Jan 2005 in Macomb, IL.
+ 107 M ii Living

62. John Everette SISSON (William Lane , Eldridge , Unknown ) was born Dec 1887.

John married Harriett Elizabeth DENSON. Harriett was born Aug 1891 in Franklin Parish Louisiana.

They had the following children:

  108 F i Living
  109 M ii Living
+ 110 M iii Living

64. Naomi Evelyn SISSON (William Lane , Eldridge , Unknown ) was born 22 May 1894 in Franklin Parish Louisiana. She died 30 Dec 1998 in Ouachita Parish Louisiana and was buried in Delhi Masonic Cemetery, Delhi, Louisiana.

Naomi was the co-owner of an insurance agency (from her obituary, Delhi, Louisiana).

Naomi married Living

They had the following children:

  111 F i Living
  112 F ii
Naomi SKIDMORE was born 26 Oct 1923 in Ouachita Parish Louisiana. She died Jul 1985 in Ouachita Parish Louisiana.

67. Mary Jane HARMON [scrapbook] (Sarah Jane SISSON , Henry , Unknown ) was born 28 Feb 1828 in Mississippi. She died 9 Feb 1860.

Mary Jane Sisson Cordill died in childbirth (1860 Louisiana Mortality index). Joseph Cordill married again to Mary Lu Woodward on Jan. 8, 1868. Joseph and Mary (Woodward) had four children: Martha (b. 1869), John (b. 1870), James (b. 1875), and Richard (b. 1877). (1880 census, Franklin Parish, Louisiana, district 34, household 362/362)

Mary married Joseph CORDILL, son of John CORDILL and Sarah CALVIT, on 26 Dec 1844 in Mississippi. Joseph was born 9 Feb 1816 in Mississippi.

1850
118-118  Joseph Cordill          35   M  Planter      $2,500.  Miss
        Mary Jane Cordill       22   M                        Miss
        Charles Cordill          5   M                        Miss
        Sarah Jane Cordill       3   F                        Ark
        Joseph Cordill           1   M                        La


1860
237  237  Joseph Cordill       44  M     Planter      $55,800   $64,000   Ala.
         Charles   "          15  M                                      Ala.
         Jennie   "           13  F                                      Ark.
         Stephen J.  "         9  M                                      La.
         Willie      "         5  M                                      La.
         Marion    "         4/12 M                                      La.
         C.H. Belsinger       46  M     Gentleman                $24,500 Miss.

They had the following children:

  113 M i
Charles C. CORDILL was born 13 Oct 1845 in Coahoma, Mississippi. He died 22 Nov 1916 in Adams County, Mississippi.

Daily Capitolian Advocate Baton Rouge  LA. Friday Morning, June 1, 1888
                        OFFICIAL JOURNAL
                              OF THE
                              SENATE
                              OF THE
                          STATE OF LOUISIANA.
                           ------------
Thirteenth Day's Proceedings-First Session of the Third General Assembly
                                                   
       
REPORT OF COMMITTEES.
Mr. Foster, chairman of judiciary committee submitted   the following report:
which was read:
JUDICIARY  COMMITTEES.
      May  30, 1888
To the President and Members of the Senate:
I am instructed by the judiciary committee to make following report:
Senate bill No. 30, by Mr.Soniat- reported favorably with the following amendment:
In line 21, page 1, strike out the words " the expiraton of the lesse, or of"
Respectfully
       Murphy J Foster:
Mr.Cordill, chairman of  committee on agriculturem,  commerce and levees, submitted
the following report, which was read:
         BATON ROUGE May 30,1888.
To the Honorahle the President and Mthe President and Members of the Senate
Your committee on agriculturem,  commerce and levees, beg leave to report that they
have carefully examined set No.50 to carry into
affect article 214 ut constitution as amended and general election held April 17, 1888,
and report the same favorably .
            C. C  CORDILL ,


Property Tax Rolls, 1899, Tensas Parish, Louisiana
W. C. Young, Tax Collector                
A. Bondurant, Assessor

Cordill, C C:
     Fifty mules and 21 wagons on Osceola, 3 mules on Inge Tract;
     c/va $1,700, c/vv $60, a/v $1,760,
     Tax $456.76 (W)
Cordill, C C :
     1,617 Acres on Kennilworth Pltn, 40 mules, 6 wagons;
     c/va $1,500, c/vv $100, c/vre $15,000, a/v $16,600,
     Tax $512.45
Cordill, C C:
     1404 Acres, undivided 1/2 of Justina;
     c/vre $1,500, a/v $1,500,
     Tax $109.20
North Louisiana Journal
Published at St.Joseph, Louisiana
September 5, 1874

Parish Directory
Wade H. Hough          Judge 13th District
Hiram R. Steele        District Attorney
Charles C. Cordill     Parish Judge
Jas. W. Clinton        Parish Attorney
Charles E. Steele      Clerk of Court
A. J. Bryant           Sheriff
Wesley Dixon           Coroner
Solomon Shaifer        Recorder
C. C. Cordill          President of Police Jury
John Smyth             Parish Treasurer
E. P. Snodgrass        Tax Collector
R. S. Emerson          Clerk, Police Jury
Stephen M. Routh       Public Administrator
John Johnson           Parish Surveyor

Parish Court holds its sessions commencing as follows: On the fourth
Monday in January, March, May, July, September and November for the
trial of all class as of causes.


1870 Census
91  104 Cordill, C.C.       24  M  W   Merchant   $2000.    $7000.  Miss.
       Snodgrass, E.P.     32  M  W   Book Keeper                  Miss.
       Register, J.W.      24  M  W   Clerk in store               Ark.
       Bennett, G.B.       33  M  W   Clerk in store  $2500.       Miss.
       Barnes, F.          47  M  W   Physician  $2000.     $500.  Ind.
       Barnes, F.          11  F  W   At home                      La.

"Vignettes" of the Civil War
                                   By Francis McRae Ward
Year 1878
Captain Peck's men fired into the house wounding three Negroes who were there with Fairfax. Immediately after this happened, they returned to Catahoula Parish with the body of Captain Peck. Captain Peck was a highly respected citizen, and he left a wife and several children.[10]

The morning after Captain Peck was killed, Judge C. C. Cordill, Parish Judge, and several others went to the place of disturbance, found Fairfax and some other Negroes, who were all very defiant, and bodily refused to be arrested. Judge Cordill had issued a warrant for the arrest of Fairfax, which was handed over to the Sheriff, but the force being insufficient to cope with the situation, it was decided not to issue the warrant until more help could be obtained.[11] Armed Negroes, from both Parishes (Tensas and Concordia), congregated in Waterproof, and threatened to take the town over. The next day a party of about one hundred men left St. Joseph for Waterproof with shotguns and rifles. When they reached a place known as Bass Lane, about a mile north of Waterproof, they came upon a band of Negroes numbering about a thousand. Some of the men wanted to wait for reinforcements. But Judge Cordill said, that he and four others had routed a whole Company of Negro soldiers near Waterproof during the war, and he knew that they would not stand and fight. Judge Cordill ordered his men to charge at full speed, firing their guns and yelling as loud as they could. The Negroes dismounted from their mules and ponies; ran through a thick hedge, which bordered each side of the lane; hid in the cotton fields, and this was the end of the rebellion. Fairfax made his escape, and never returned.[12]

CORDILL, Charles C. -- Tensas LA Cav. -- born 1845 Coahoma Co., MS -- died 1916 -- buried Adams Co., MS
+ 114 F ii Sarah Jane CORDILL was born 3 Sep 1847 and died 15 Apr 1912.
  115 M iii
Joseph CORDILL was born 6 Sep 1849.
+ 116 M iv William Joseph CORDILL was born 27 Jul 1855 and died 5 Mar 1910.
  117 M v
John CORDILL was born 5 Mar 1856. He died 17 Feb 1893 in Bryan Texas and was buried in Natchez, Mississippi.
+ 118 M vi Stephen H. CORDILL was born 8 Sep 1857 and died 1912.
  119 M vii
Benjamin H. CORDILL was born 14 Oct 1858.
+ 120 M viii Frances Marion CORDILL was born 9 Feb 1860 and died 24 Sep 1901.

69. George M. POWERS (Mary Louisa Calvit SISSON , Henry , Unknown ) was born 1837 in Claiborne County, Mississippi.

George married Helen B. FLOWERS on 24 Sep 1856. Helen was born 1838 in Claiborne County, Mississippi.

They had the following children:

+ 121 M i Henry G. POWERS was born Sep 1858.
  122 M ii
William G. POWERS was born Jun 1874.

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