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Five SISSON brothers from Mississippi, 1770s

First Generation

1. Unknown SISSON.

Unknown married UNKNOWN.

They had the following children:

+ 2 M i James SISSON was born about 1775 and died Dec 1837.
+ 3 M ii John SISSON was born 1770 and died 1827.
  4 M iii
William SISSON was born 1774. He died before 1829 in Jefferson County, Mississippi.

Thomas L. Norris appears in the 1805 Jefferson Co. Census with one male over 21, one male under 21, four females and six slaves. Also listed in this census was James Norris (living next to Thomas).
Thomas apparently died in 1810 (see court case in 1837 below).
In the 1810 Jefferson Co. Census, Hannah Norris had no males over 21, two males under 21, one female over 21, two females under 21 and seven slaves.
In the Jan 1837 Term, a court case for Jefferson Co.:
   "Montgomery et al ... adm'rs, vs Norris et al ... adm'rs.
Jefferson Co. In 1810 Thomas l. Norris died leaving a widow, Anna, and some children. Anna later married Mr. Fogle and then separated from him; & asked James Norris, brother of Thomas L., to act as adm'r. Anna received slaves:
Peter, Malinda, Oliver and Sam. Fogle died and Anna next married Mr. Lisson.
Anna then died and Samuel Rabb became her adm'r. The estate of Thomas L.  was insolvent. His brother James, worked and sacrificed to make it solvent; and his widow, Mary, is now claiming part of Anna's estate as payment for his work."
- George R. Lewis
letter from Jim Norris

William married Anna FOGAL on 18 Jun 1819 in Jefferson County Mississippi. Anna was born 1774 in South Carolina. She died 18 Jan 1829 in Jefferson County, Mississippi and was buried in Dent Cemetery.
+ 5 M iv Eldridge SISSON was born about 1788.
+ 6 M v Henry SISSON was born 1772 and died 1813.

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