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Descendants of Richard (1608-1684) and Mary (d. 1692) SISSON of Rhode Island

Sixth Generation

(Continued)


761. Mary Fales SISSON (Edward , Gideon , George , George , Richard ) was born 25 Sep 1803.

Mary married (1) Eliphalet Fales MASON on 9 Sep 1821 in Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts. Eliphalet was born about 1803.

They had the following children:

  1641 F i
Francis Eliphalet MASON was born 11 Jan 1830.
       
Francis married BIGELOW. BIGELOW was born about 1830.

Mary also married (2) BATES. BATES was born about 1800.

766. John SISSON (Samuel M. , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born 1769 in Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., New York. He died 8 Nov 1848 in Edinboro, Erie Co., Pennsylvania.

John married (1) Mary J. Polly JONES, daughter of Zebulon JONES and Mary COOLEY, in 1789 in New York State. Mary was born 20 Sep 1771 in Somers, Tolland Co., Connecticut. She died 3 Dec 1862 in Crown Point, Essex Co., New York.

Apparently Mary J./Polly/Molly (Jones) Sisson left the family between 1813 and 1815. Mary re-married, to Mr. Eaton. Her headstone contains the names of both John and herself. See Sisson Newsletter v.3, no.1. Mary/Polly Sisson is listed as a widow born in 1771 in Vermont, and living with her daughter Hulda and Hulda's husband Silas (or Cyrus) Buckman in the Crown Point assessor's rolls in 1835. Source: The Sisson Newsletter, v 6 #1 p 12. The Sisson Newsletter, v.4, no.1, p. 18, reports "In Volume 3, no.1, page 11, we stated that Mary Jones was born in Vermont as stated in the 1860 census. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Statistics indicates that she was born in Somers, Connecticut. This is confirmed on her gravestone."

They had the following children:

+ 1642 M i John SISSON Jr. was born 15 Jan 1790 and died 29 Nov 1859.
  1643 F ii
Anna SISSON was born about 1792 in Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., New York.

Anna Sisson and her husband H. Washburn moved to Canton, Bradford County, PA.
       
Anna married H. WASHBURN. H. WASHBURN was born about 1792.
  1644 F iii
Zuba SISSON was born about 1794 in New York State.

According to the Sisson Newsletter, v.3, #1, "legal papers from her father's estate were sent [to her] in Severan, Essex County, NY" [sic, but there is no Severan listed in the 1994 AAA Road Atlas, though there is a Severance, Essex County, NY]. Zuba Sisson may have been born in Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont.
       
Zuba married H. MAYNARD. H. MAYNARD was born about 1794.
+ 1645 M iv Reuben J. SISSON was born 1797.
+ 1646 M v Hiram SISSON was born 28 Jan 1803 and died 22 May 1865.
+ 1647 M vi Zera SISSON was born 10 Sep 1805 and died 20 Jan 1888.
+ 1648 M vii George Washington SISSON was born 1813 and died 17 Aug 1858.
+ 1649 F viii Hulda SISSON was born 17 Nov 1820.

John also married (2) Mercy Ann in 1815 in New York State. Mercy was born about 1779 in Edinboro, Erie Co., Pennsylvania. She died 21 Jan 1849 in Mc Kean, Erie Co., Pennsylvania.

Mercy Ann [__?__] Vorce was the widow Sgt. Thomas Vorce when she married John Sisson in 1815. At her death in 1849, she is reported to have been 70 years of age, putting her birth at about 1779. Erie, PA, vital records show "Sisson, Mrs John [Mercy] died in McKean January 21, 1849. Mrs. Sisson, widow of John Sisson mother-in-law [sic; actually mother] of Asa Vorce, age 70(?). E.G. January 25, 1849."

767. Bethiah SISSON (Samuel M. , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born 11 Dec 1771 in Dutchess Co., New York. She died 19 Nov 1836 in Forestville, Chautauqua Co., New York.

Bethiah Sisson and her husband Ebenezer Fuller moved to Montgomery County, the Ontario County, then Chautauqua County, New York.

Bethiah married Ebenezer FULLER, son of Timothy FULLER, about 1791 in New York State. Ebenezer was born about 1770 in New York State.

Ebenezer Fuller was "of Pittstown, New York" when he married Bethiah Sisson.

They had the following children:

  1650 F i
FULLER was born in Northampton, , New York.
  1651 M ii
Ira FULLER was born 5 May 1794 in Northampton, , New York. He died 8 Aug 1875 in New York State.

769. Samuel SISSON (Samuel M. , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born about 1775 in Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., New York. He died in Michigan.

Samuel married Jane about 1799. Jane was born about 1780 in New York State.

They had the following children:

+ 1652 M i John SISSON was born 1 Jan 1800 and died 29 Oct 1882.
  1653 M ii
Lewis SISSON was born about 1802 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York. He died after 1842 in Jackson Co., Michigan.

Lewis Sisson went in 1825 to Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, NY, and in 1842 to Jackson County, Michigan, with his three younger brothers.
+ 1654 M iii George SISSON was born about 1804 and died about 1850.
+ 1655 M iv Erastus R. SISSON was born about 1806 and died 18 Apr 1876.
+ 1656 M v Henry SISSON was born about 1812 and died after 1842.

771. Mary Polly SISSON (Samuel M. , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born 11 Jul 1787 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York. She died 27 Jan 1857 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

Mary married Aaron SISSON, son of John SISSON and Alcha CRANDALL, in 1803 in New York State. Aaron was born 4 Sep 1780 in Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., New York. He died 29 May 1865 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

They had the following children:

+ 1657 M i Samuel SISSON was born 16 Aug 1806 and died 1 Oct 1889.
+ 1658 F ii Ann SISSON was born 16 Aug 1806.
+ 1659 M iii Christopher T. SISSON was born 5 Jul 1808 and died 9 Oct 1892.
+ 1660 F iv Rosamond SISSON was born 29 Jun 1820 and died 17 Sep 1900.
+ 1661 M v Putnam Thadeus SISSON was born 28 Aug 1812 and died 2 Sep 1880.
+ 1662 M vi Theodore H. SISSON was born 28 Jan 1815 and died 29 Nov 1872.
+ 1663 M vii Alanson SISSON was born 10 Mar 1817 and died 16 Jan 1891.
+ 1664 M viii Alvin SISSON was born about 1822.
+ 1665 F ix Sarah Ann SISSON was born 14 Feb 1825 and died 14 Feb 1912.
+ 1666 F x Harriet SISSON was born about 18 Sep 1829 and died 17 Nov 1891.

774. John SISSON Jr. (John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born 20 Jun 1773 in Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., New York. He died in Vevay, Switzerland Co., Indiana.

John Sisson was an ensign in the Westerly County Militia under Captain Henry Wells in June 1792. He became a captain in 1795. He and his family moved to Longbottom, Meigs County, Ohio, circa 1814 and then to Vevay, Indiana, circa 1818. John is reported to have died in 1822, *but* he gave verbal consent to his daughter Pamelia's marriage, and had several land dealings in Switzerland County after 1822. See possible reference in "John Sisson, NY, Indiana," Orange County California Genealogical Society Quarterly, v 11, no 1 (March 1974).

John married Hannah GARDNER, daughter of Nathan Gardiner GARDNER and Hannah THOMPSON, in 1793 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York. Hannah was born 1770. She died 8 Jul 1833 in Bennington, Switzerland Co., Indiana.

They had the following children:

+ 1667 F i Alcha Olive SISSON was born 1 Aug 1794 and died 13 Jul 1873.
  1668 M ii
William SISSON was born about 1796 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York. He died after 1820.

William Sisson was a brickmaker. He and his wife Ellen Crandall had a daughter about 1818 and twin daughters about 1820. Eventually William "disappeared on his way home. He is believed to have been killed in Cincinnatti, OH, for his pay."
       
William married Ellen CRANDALL on 4 Jul 1817 in Switzerland Co., Indiana.
+ 1669 F iii Lydia SISSON was born 9 Aug 1797 and died 17 Mar 1863.
+ 1670 M iv Daniel Higby SISSON was born 22 Dec 1800 and died 30 Sep 1878.
+ 1671 M v Zenus L. SISSON was born 29 Jan 1803 and died 31 Oct 1881.
  1672 F vi
Tryphenia SISSON was born about 1805 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

Tryphenna Sisson and her husband (Abiah?) David Herron disappear from known records after their marriage.
       
Tryphenia married David Abiah HERRON on 17 Jul 1820 in Vevay, Switzerland Co., Indiana. David was born 17 Jul 1800.
  1673 F vii
Hannah SISSON was born about 1807 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

Nothing is known of the records of Hannah Sisson other than the names and the order of her two husbands.
       
Hannah married (1) Jacob PAGET. Jacob was born about 1807.
       
Hannah also married (2) James RILEY. James was born about 1807.
+ 1674 M viii John SISSON III was born about 1810.
+ 1675 F ix Mary SISSON was born 1811 and died 10 Mar 1869.
+ 1676 F x Pamelia SISSON was born about 1814 and died 8 Apr 1849.

775. Giles SISSON (John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born 12 Apr 1775 in probably Rensselaer Co., New York. He died May 1835 in Cheshire, Gallia Co., Ohio and was buried in Roush Cemetery, Chishire, Gallia Co., Ohio.

Giles and Sarah lived in Reading, NY, in 1814, and moved to Ohio in 1817.

A letter written by Giles and Sarah Sisson to Mary Potter Birdsall, sister of Sarah and wife of John Birdsall, then living in Unadilla, NY. Thanks to Mel Zuck for text of this letter:

To Mrs. John Birdsall
in Unadilla
Living in the County of Steuben, Town of Reading
July the 14, 1811

Dear Brother and Sister: We take this opportunity to let you know that we and our family are well, through Goodness, and I hope these few lines will find you in the same state of health. We should be very glad to see you, but I don't expect to 'till next winter, then I shall come out if nothing happens, and should be very glad if you would come and see us. I don't think but what you would like the country very well. The land is most excellent for wheat, and every other kind of spring crops look, I think, the most promising of any place I was ever in. I wish you would give my respects to Naham Smith and his wife. Tell Margaret that her Aunt Sally wants to hear from her very much to know how the health of all is. Sally has not been more healthy this number of years. Sally has got another son, five weeks old this 14th day of July.
 This from your brother and sister.

                       Giles Sisson
                        Sally Sisson

Louie Dean White wrote a family record in 1903 stating:
The graves of Giles Sisson and his wife Sarah Potter Sisson, his son Henry Sisson and his daughter Chloe Sisson (Mathews) are all to be found (so I am told by Mr. Chas C. Mathews of Washington DC) in an old cemetery called Roush Cemetery one half mile back from where the home of Geo. W. Putnam stood, which was 13 mile above Gallipolis, Gallia Co., Ohio. Mr Matthews writes: "My grandfather Timothy Smith lived 1/2 mile above the Putnam place at the mouth of Silver River where he had a (tread) mill for griding corn. My mother Polly Smith was born there in 1812. She told me she could remember Henry Sisson and pointed out the hill where he was killed by a tree falling on him. She also pointed out the Putnam graves on the Putnam farm."

Inscribed on one stone is: "In memory of Sarah Sisson wife of Giles Sisson, born Apr. 7, 1774 in Dutchess Co. N.Y." On the other stone is "Henry Sisson d. Jan 10, 1827, aged 30 years 9 mo. 3 da." The gravestones of Henry Sisson and Sarah Potter Sisson were removed in 1904 to Lot 17 in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Gallia CO., Ohio, in private burying grounds of G. W. Putnam.
~information from madambonnet@aol.com

In the Gallia County tax list in 1818, Giles and his son Henry are listed as living in Gallipolis township and each owning 1 head of cattle, no horses, no house, no lot. In 1819 Giles had 1 head of cattle in Gallipolis; Henry had 1 horse, 1 head cattle in Addison township; brother Simeon had 1 horse, 2 head of cattle in Gallipolis.

Giles married (1) Sarah POTTER, daughter of William POTTER and Margaret PIERCE, about 1796 in Dutchess Co., New York. Sarah was born 7 Apr 1774 in Dutchess Co., New York. She died 5 Aug 1824 in Meigs Co., Ohio and was buried in Putnam Family Cemetery, Coughenour Farm, Silver Run.

Sarah Potter is the sister of Susanna Potter, wife of Giles' younger brother Simeon. Sarah's grave marker gives her birthdate as April 3, 1774.

They had the following children:

+ 1677 M i Henry SISSON was born 7 Apr 1796 and died 10 Jan 1827.
+ 1678 F ii Mary SISSON was born about 1798 and died 1835.
+ 1679 F iii Chloe Mariah SISSON was born 15 Mar 1803 and died 18 Mar 1855.
+ 1680 M iv Martin Solomon SISSON was born 14 Jul 1806 and died 28 Jul 1852.
+ 1681 M v George Washington SISSON was born 26 May 1808 and died 19 Dec 1866.
+ 1682 F vi Phebe SISSON was born 1809 and died 28 Feb 1866.
+ 1683 M vii Nahum SISSON was born about 1810 and died before 1860.
+ 1684 M viii William Giles SISSON was born 26 May 1811 and died 1844.

Giles also married (2) Mary Magdelena ROUSH, daughter of Philip ROUSH and Catherine KELKNER, on 26 Jun 1825. Mary was born 4 Jun 1783 in Virginia. She died 23 Mar 1867 in Cheshire, Gallia Co., Ohio.

Mark Sisson, 83 Olentangy St, Columbus, Ohio 43202, says that Giles married a second time, but that the lady, a widow, was named Mary Knopp, who was born June 4, 1783, and died March 23, 1867, the dates given here for Mary Magdelena Roush. He affirms that Mary was buried in Roush Cemetery. What we have is probably a maiden name and a married name. David Henry Sisson says that Giles' second wife was born Mary Magdelena Roush who was the widow of a Mr. Knopp, and daughter of Philip and Catherine Roush.

They had the following children:

+ 1685 M ix John Giles SISSON was born 12 Aug 1826 and died 8 Jan 1911.
+ 1686 M x Alexander SISSON was born 5 Jan 1828 and died 1855.

776. Wilson Crandall SISSON (John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born 21 May 1776 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York. He died 10 Mar 1806 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

Wilson married Rebecca COBB, daughter of Stephen COBB and Olive ARMSBURY, in 1792/1793 in Rensselaer, New York. Rebecca was born 22 Aug 1776. She died 29 Aug 1825 in Gallipolis, Gallia Co., Ohio.

After Wilson Crandall Sisson's death, his widow Rebecca Cobb married Rufus Hill. Rufus was convicted in 1808 of killing his (former? before Rebecca?) wife's youngest child. Rebecca and Rufus were divorced, and Rebecca moved near to Gallipolis, Ohio, sometime between 1810 and 1819.

They had the following children:

+ 1687 F i Sarah SISSON was born 6 May 1793.
+ 1688 M ii Stephen SISSON was born 30 Jan 1795 and died 30 May 1883.
+ 1689 F iii Lucinda W. SISSON was born 5 Mar 1797 and died 23 Nov 1862.
+ 1690 F iv Olive SISSON was born 16 Jun 1800.
+ 1691 F v Rebecca SISSON was born 22 Feb 1802 and died 13 Sep 1864.
+ 1692 M vi Wilson Crandall SISSON Jr. was born 2 Mar 1804 and died about 1860.

778. Elizabeth SISSON (John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born 19 Nov 1778.

Elizabeth married Benjamin Woodworth SAUNDERS, son of Rev. Jonathan SAUNDERS, on 7 Aug 1793. Benjamin was born 29 Nov 1772. He was buried in St. Matthew's Churchyard, Otsego Co., NY.

In 1803 Benjamin Sanders (or Saunders) was deeded 50 acres by John Sisson.

They had the following children:

  1693 F i
SAUNDERS was born about 1800.
       
SAUNDERS married GARDINER. GARDINER was born about 1800.

779. Aaron SISSON (John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born 4 Sep 1780 in Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., New York. He died 29 May 1865 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

Aaron married Mary Polly SISSON, daughter of Samuel M. SISSON and Lucy, in 1803 in New York State. Mary was born 11 Jul 1787 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York. She died 27 Jan 1857 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

They had the following children:

+ 1694 M i Samuel SISSON is printed as #1657.
+ 1695 F ii Ann SISSON is printed as #1658.
+ 1696 M iii Christopher T. SISSON is printed as #1659.
+ 1697 F iv Rosamond SISSON is printed as #1660.
+ 1698 M v Putnam Thadeus SISSON is printed as #1661.
+ 1699 M vi Theodore H. SISSON is printed as #1662.
+ 1700 M vii Alanson SISSON is printed as #1663.
+ 1701 M viii Alvin SISSON is printed as #1664.
+ 1702 F ix Sarah Ann SISSON is printed as #1665.
+ 1703 F x Harriet SISSON is printed as #1666.

780. Edith SISSON (John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born 4 Dec 1781 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

Edith and John moved to Ohio.

Edith married John GARDNER, son of Nathan Gardiner GARDNER and Hannah THOMPSON. John was born about 1781.

They had the following children:

  1704 M i
Hiram GARDINER was born about 1802.
  1705 M ii
Dow GARDNER was born about 1805.
  1706 F iii
Hannah GARDNER was born about 1805.
  1707 M iv
Giles GARDNER was born about 1805.
  1708 M v
William GARDNER was born about 1805.
  1709 M vi
Huram GARDNER was born about 1805.
  1710 F vii
Nancy GARDNER was born about 1805.
  1711 M viii
Truman GARDNER was born about 1805.

782. Wright SISSON (John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born 8 Dec 1784 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York. He died 9 Jun 1847.

Death date received from Asa Gage .

Wright married Dorcas BARTLETTE. Dorcas was born about 1785.

According to The Sisson Newsletter, v 10 #5 p 13, "It appears probable that [James Wright Sisson, born 1820] is a son of Wright (1784) and Dorcas (Bartlett [v 3 #2]). Mother "Dorcus" was in his household in 1875. Our information, however, shows that Wright had sons Joshua, George, Jabez, John, Joseph, Ephraditus, and Russell -- no James by that name. Early information indicated Joseph and Russell might be twins; later it was determined they were not. We wonder, could the abbreviations for Joseph (Jos.) and for James (Jas.) have been misunderstood somewhere? The birthdate Olive Cornell has substantiated for James is definite, September 18, 1820. Our small amount of information on Joseph is not conclusive [see v 3 #2]. The wife of James was Lany Marie Ostrander."

They had the following children:

  1712 M i
Joshua C. SISSON was born 1805 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

This Joshua Sisson has been erroneously confused with Joshua, born September 2, 1787, son of Thomas and Abigail (Cotrell) Sisson. Nothing further than his birthdate and place is known of Joshua Sisson, born 1805, son of Wright and Dorcas (Bartlette) Sisson.
  1713 M ii
George W. SISSON was born 1807 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

George W. Sisson and his wife Mary Ann (__?__) moved from Hartwick, New York (?) in 1837, to Westford, New York, 1838. Reference: an 1844 deed.
       
George married Mary Ann. Mary was born about 1807.
  1714 M iii
Jabez SISSON was born about 1810 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

Jabez Sisson lived in Summit (New York?) in 1849. Nothing more is known of him.
  1715 M iv
John SISSON was born about 1812 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

John and his wife Lydia (__?__) moved to Pittsfield, Otsego County, NY. Reference: 1839 and 1847 deeds; Carol Clark Johnson's Fullers, Sissons, Scotts.
       
John married Lydia. Lydia was born about 1817.
+ 1716 F v Minnie/Mitta/Mitaline SISSON was born about 1812 and died 23 Apr 1890.
  1717 F vi
Ann SISSON was born about 1815 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

Ann Sisson lived in Westford (where?); nothing more is known of her.
+ 1718 M vii Ephraditus Deverick SISSON was born about 1817.
+ 1719 M viii Russell SISSON was born about 1820.
  1720 M ix
Joseph SISSON was born 13 Sep 1820 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

Joseph Sisson "probably married Margaret (__?__). On April 14, 1849, they bought two acres of Lot 18, in Cherry Valley for $150 from John and Joanna Plattner.
       
Joseph married Margaret. Margaret was born about 1817.
+ 1721 M x James Wright SISSON was born 13 Sep 1820 and died 20 Apr 1899.

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