Mintwater Brook Farm, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

on land settled by Richard & Mary Sisson, 1650s

foundation dates from 1650s, current house from early 1700s

1236 East Main Road

East Main Road runs north and south on Aquidneck Island. It angles slightly northeast at this

point. The house angles away from the road, so it points more toward straight north. The

cellar is on the east side, faces the road. The door is on the south side.

This house was in the Sisson family until about 1996.

 

Main fireplace with oven

 

graves of John and Alcha (Crandall) Sisson

Sisson family cemetery, Sisson Hill, near Unadilla, NY

Alcha on right, John next left

John was a patriot in the American Revolution and fought in the Battle of Bennington

John's gravestone:

Mr. John Sisson died Oct. 21st 1818 in the 70 year of his age

Blessed are the dead

which die in the lord

From henceforth yea saith the

spirit that they may rest from their

labours and their works do follow them

 

Alcha's gravestone:

Mrs. Alcha wife of John Sisson died Aug. 12, 1832 age 77 ys and 2 ms

Blessed are they who walk in the way of the Lord

 

Mintwater Brook pictures taken by Carol Sisson Regehr, June 1998

John and Alcha pictures taken by Jerry Sisson, June 1998

 

cregehr@phys.ksu.edu