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

Eighth Generation


3355. Permelia Jane OSBORN [scrapbook]-953 (Lydia SISSON , John , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 12 Jul 1830 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. She died on 24 Feb 1912 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. She was buried in Salem Cemetery, Ripley Co., Indiana.

A funeral home paper shows "Permelia Jane Jackson"'s birth and death dates and gives her age at death as 81 yrs, 7 mo, 12 d. She is listed in David and Joan Sisson's "Descendants of Richard and Mary Sisson" as Jane Osborne, page 156, under her mother Lydia Sisson's record. Most records show her as Permelia Jane. She lived near Arron, Switzerland County, Indiana. The town was named for Aaron Osborn, but it no longer exists today (1999). Members of the Jackson and Osborne family lived in Pleasant Township near the Ripley County line. They owned much of the land around Aaron, Indiana.

Permelia married (MRIN:629) George W. JACKSON-23682 on 5 Oct 1848 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. George was born on 4 Feb 1827 in Bath Co., Ohio. He died on 17 Dec 1877 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. He was buried in Salem Cemetery, Ripley Co., Indiana.

They had the following children.

  5606 M i
Daniel JACKSON-24153.
  5607 M ii
John Hugh JACKSON-24146.
+ 5608 F iii Mary E. JACKSON-24097.
  5609 M iv
Josiah or Cyrus JACKSON-4103.
  5610 F v
Eva JACKSON-4101.
  5611 F vi
Phebe JACKSON-24163 was born on 10 May 1851. She died on 16 Jan 1873 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. She was buried in Salem Cemetery, Switzerland Co., Indiana.
  5612 M vii
William JACKSON-24164 was born about 1853. He died on 11 Feb 1892 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. He was buried in Salem Cemetery, Switzerland Co., Indiana.
William married (MRIN:9012) Rhoda E.-24165. Rhoda was born in 1856. She died in 1938. She was buried in Salem Cemetery, Switzerland Co., Indiana.
+ 5613 M viii Albert Pleasant JACKSON-24110 was born on 27 Jul 1858. He died on 21 Oct 1944.
+ 5614 M ix George Rollin JACKSON Jr.-23683 was born on 2 Nov 1866. He died on 2 Apr 1952.

3361. Hannah Harriet SISSON [scrapbook]-5557 (Daniel Higby , John , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 6 May 1822 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. She died on 17 Nov 1909 in Eskridge, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas.

Harriett was a war widow with eight children when she settled near Eskridge, Kansas.

Hannah married (MRIN:2624) George A. PRATT-5558 on 22 Dec 1846 in Vevay, Switzerland Co., Indiana. George was born in 1810. He died on 27 Mar 1863.

They had the following children.

  5615 F i
Mary PRATT-5559 was born on 16 Oct 1847.
Mary married (MRIN:2625) WIDNER-5560. WIDNER was born about 1845.
  5616 F ii
Sarah PRATT-5561 was born on 22 Aug 1849.
Sarah married (MRIN:2626) SUDWEEKS-5562. SUDWEEKS was born about 1845.
  5617 F iii
Charlotte PRATT-5563 was born on 2 Dec 1850.
Charlotte married (MRIN:2627) HUNTER-5564. HUNTER was born about 1848.
  5618 M iv
Daniel J. PRATT-5565 was born on 21 Nov 1852.
  5619 F v
Julia C. PRATT-5566 was born on 8 Oct 1854.
Julia married (MRIN:2628) GRIFFITH-5567. GRIFFITH was born about 1850.
  5620 M vi
Orin S. PRATT-5568 was born on 4 Oct 1856.
  5621 M vii
James E. PRATT-5569 was born on 6 Jun 1858.
  5622 M viii
Wilson R. PRATT-5570 was born on 12 Apr 1861.

3365. Zenas Lawyer SISSON-5575 (Daniel Higby , John , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 10 May 1830 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. He died on 20 Mar 1904 in Ollie, Keokuk Co., Iowa. He was buried in Ollie Cemetery.

Zenas married (MRIN:2630) Sarah E HEADY-7290. Sarah was born on 16 Dec 1819. She died on 20 Apr 1896 in Ollie, Keokuk Co., Iowa. She was buried in Ollie Cemetery.

They had the following children.

  5623 F i
Martha E SISSON-7291 was born on 15 Nov 1851. She died on 2 May 1852. She was buried in Ollie Cemetery, Keokuk Co., IA.
  5624 M ii
Sidney Z SISSON-7292 was born on 9 Nov 1854. He died on 9 Nov 1874. He was buried in Ollie Cemetery, Keokuk Co., IA.
  5625 F iii
Armenia Almira SISSON-7293 was born in 1855.
  5626 F iv
Lydia Virginia SISSON-7294 was born in 1859. She died in 1925.
Lydia married (MRIN:3323) Samuel ALTMAN-7295. Samuel was born about 1855.

3366. Henry Eves SISSON-4705 (Daniel Higby , John , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 1 Apr 1833 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. He died in 1901 in Luray, Clark Co., Missouri.

Henry married (MRIN:2272) Margaret Ann MOYER-7296, daughter of George MOYER-13392 and Margaret-13230 (MRIN:3324), on 27 Aug 1851 in Vevay, Switzerland Co., Indiana. Margaret was born on 21 Oct 1832 in Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania. She died on 26 Apr 1908 in Sisson farm, north of Luray, Clark Co., Missouri.

They had the following children.

+ 5627 M i George Ames SISSON-7297 was born on 19 Jul 1852. He died in 1916.
+ 5628 F ii Sophia Malinda SISSON-7298 was born on 6 Feb 1856. She died on 16 Sep 1931.
+ 5629 F iii Belle Jane SISSON-7303 was born on 20 Dec 1857. She died on 13 Jun 1889.
  5630 M iv
Daniel K. SISSON-7307 was born on 7 Jun 1864 in Indiana. He died on 23 Jun 1885 in Sisson farm north of Luray, Clark Co., Missouri.
+ 5631 M v Marcellus Crocker SISSON-4706 was born on 22 Jun 1867. He died on 8 Apr 1938.

3367. Wilson Crandall SISSON [scrapbook]-5576 (Daniel Higby , John , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 30 May 1834 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. He died on 12 Aug 1922 in Baldwin City, Douglas Co., Kansas.

Date of marriage from son Thomas Eddy Sisson's autobiography. Thomas wrote that the family moved to Kansas in 1870 in two covered wagons. Phebe's parents, four brothers, and one sister had preceded them in the move to Kansas and had settled southwest of Topeka, in Lyon County. The Sissons left Iowa on March 17 and arrived at the Cabbage cabin in Lyon County between 3 and 4 weeks later, only to learn that Phebe's mother had died during the Sissons' first week on the road. The Sisson family lived in the Cabbage cabin until Wilson acquired land in neighboring Waubaunsee County and built a cabin there near Wilmington.

Wilson married (MRIN:2631) Phebe Ann CABBAGE [scrapbook]-7308, daughter of Arnold Franklin CABBAGE-13232 and Margaret CONDREAY-13233 (MRIN:3328), on 7 Dec 1854 in Ioka, , Iowa. Phebe was born on 22 Feb 1836 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana. She died in 1923 in Baldwin City, Douglas Co., Kansas.

They had the following children.

+ 5632 M i Julius Sylvanus "Van" SISSON-7309 was born on 17 Nov 1855. He died on 10 Apr 1931.
  5633 M ii
A Causewell SISSON-7310 was born on 22 Jul 1857. He died on 24 Dec 1861.
+ 5634 M iii Thomas Eddy SISSON-7311 was born on 22 Jul 1861. He died in 1936.
+ 5635 M iv Leander Walter SISSON-7312 was born on 23 Feb 1863. He died in 1944.
  5636 M v
Alonzo B "Lon" SISSON [scrapbook]-7313 was born on 9 May 1866 in Iowa. He died in Oct 1939 in Sparks, Nevada. He was buried in Masonic Section Of Mountain View Cemetery, Sparks, Nevada.

From Nevada State Journal (Reno), October 28, 1939, p. 2:
"Alonzo B. Sisson, pioneer resident of Sparks, and retired Southern Pacific railroad man, dropped dead at his home at 1246 C Street at 11:30 p.m. Thursday while engaged in playing a game of checkers. His death was unexpected and came as a shock to his many friends and acquaintances...  He was born in Iowa 74 years ago and later moved to Kansas with his parents, where he spent his early manhood. He came to Nevada more than 40 years ago and settled first in Mason Valley, in the old town of "Pizen Switch," now Yerington. From there he moved to Wadsworth, where he employed in the car department of the Southern Pacific Company. He came to Sparks along with the earliest settler and engaged in the transfer business with a brother-in-law Charles Genzel. A careful business man, Mr. Sisson acquired much valuable property in Sparks, being the owner of the Highway Garage building, the Sewell store building, besides several brick residences in the block betwwen Twelfth and Thirteenth on C Street. He took a keen interest in civic affairs and was a consistent worker for the improvement and up building of Sparks. He was a member of Wadsworth Lodge No. 25, F. & A.M., having been made a Mason at Baldwin, Kansas, in 1888."
Lon married (MRIN:12306) Annie E. GENZEL-33011 on 10 Oct 1899. Annie was born on 7 Aug 1867 in Germany. She died on 10 Nov 1939. She was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Sparks, Nevada.
+ 5637 F vi Lottie SISSON-7314 was born on 20 Aug 1869. She died in 1933.
  5638 M vii
Arnold Franklin SISSON-7316 was born on 16 Apr 1872.

Arnold may have attended Baker University.
Arnold married (MRIN:10497) Rose SIMERS-28335.
+ 5639 M viii Daniel Higby SISSON-7317 was born on 2 Jul 1876.

3368. Thomas Heady SISSON-5577 (Daniel Higby , John , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 30 May 1836 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. He died on 29 Dec 1911 in Brookeville, Jefferson Co., Iowa.

Thomas has been reported married to "Margaret." He (they?) lived in Harveyville, Kansas.

Thomas married (MRIN:2632) Mary Ellen LEWMAN-7318, daughter of David LEWMAN-13234 and Catherine DIXON-13235 (MRIN:3331), on 17 Feb 1859 in Keokuk, Lee Co., Iowa. Mary was born on 13 Feb 1841. She died on 18 Feb 1883 in Brookeville, Jefferson Co., Iowa.

They had the following children.

  5640 M i
Benjamin SISSON-7319 was born in 1859.
+ 5641 F ii Margaret Ellen SISSON-7320 was born on 15 Mar 1868. She died in Nov 1950.
  5642 F iii
Nellie SISSON-7321 was born about 1863.
Nellie married (MRIN:10515) Robert WEBB-28367.
  5643 M iv
Jim SISSON-28368 was born after 1863.

3369. Jane Mary SISSON [scrapbook]-5578 (Daniel Higby , John , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 10 Feb 1839 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. She died on 8 Mar 1908.

Jane and Washington lived in Iowa and Missouri. She had red hair.

Jane married (MRIN:2633) Washington BOWMAN-5579 on 18 Jan 1858 in Keokuk, Lee Co., Iowa. Washington was born on 6 Jul 1830. He died on 26 Dec 1903 in Wayne Co., Iowa.

They had the following children.

+ 5644 F i Malinda Clara BOWMAN-5580 was born on 28 Aug 1859. She died on 20 Jan 1953.
  5645 M ii
William BOWMAN-5583 was born about 1861.
William married (MRIN:10537) Belle-28444.
+ 5646 M iii James Wilson BOWMAN-5584 was born about 1863.
  5647 F iv
Melissa BOWMAN-5582 was born on 10 Aug 1864. She died in 1944.
Melissa married (MRIN:10536) KENYON-28443.
  5648 F v
Laura BOWMAN-5585 was born about 1865.

Laura and her husband had several children, in Iowa.
Laura married (MRIN:10541) RIDDLE-28456.
  5649 M vi
Charles BOWMAN-5586 was born about 1867 in Iowa.
  5650 F vii
Ethel BOWMAN-5587 was born about 1869.
Ethel married (MRIN:10542) Sam PARKS-28457.
  5651 F viii
Flara Alice BOWMAN-5588 was born about 1871.
Flara married (MRIN:10543) Jonathan PARKS-28458.
  5652 M ix
Eugene BOWMAN-5589 was born about 1873.

3370. James Jones "Jim" SISSON-5590 (Daniel Higby , John , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 13 Feb 1841 in Vevay, Switzerland Co., Indiana. He died on 2 Jul 1929 in Harveyville, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas.

James and Katie moved to a farm northwest of the present town of Harveyville, Kansas, in January 1871. At that time the country was open prairie and the nearest village was the little settlement of Burlingame, an important spot on the Santa Fe Trail. During their first winter, Indians were plentiful and killed a deer just east of their house, bringing a generous part of it to the family. 1874 was the year of the grasshopper invasion and the year prairie fires burned many buildings of the settlers, including James' barn. Katie died of pneumonia in February 1874, and was buried in the Harveyville cemetery. The following winter, James returned to Iowa with his four small children but came back to Kansas. In 1876, his parents moved to Kansas, and several of his sisters and his brother Wilson. James built a new barn in 1889, still used in the 1950s.

At 6:00 in the evening, July 2, 1929, after reading his paper all afternoon, James went for a walk to the garden and orchard. He dropped dead a few minutes after returning to the house.

In 1925 or so the editor of the Harveyville, Kansas, newspaper asked the few remaining old soldiers to write up their war records. This is James Jones Sisson's story: "I enlisted in Co. D, 13th Iowa Infantry, mustered in U.S. Army October 21, 1861, at Davenport, Iowa. Went to St Louis, from there to Jefferson City, drilled until March. Then went by way of St Louis to Pittsburg Landing (also known as Shiloh), arriving April 1, 1862. At 7 o'clock the 6th of April the long roll for battle sounded. We went into battle without breakfast, and had nothing to eat until 10 o'clock the next day. The 13th Iowa lost 127 men, killed and wounded. We fought all day Sunday and until 3 o'clock Monday before the enemy gave way. They having lost their greatest General, Albert Sidney Johnson, at the close of battle. The 13th, 15th, and 16th Iowa were organized and called Crocker's Brigade, and remained so for the remainder of the war. We dug breastworks and skirmished for about a month and helped take Corinth. We then went to Bolivar and battled with Price and Vandorn, then retreated. Went back to Corinth, and fought Price and Vandorn on the 3rd of October, the fight lasted all day. We then started with Grant to take Vicksburg. Got as far as Oxford, Miss., then fell back by way of Memphis. Then went down the Mississippi to Milligins Bend. There we worked on Grant's canal until May 1, 1863. We marched across the country to Haynes Bluff on the Lousiana side, then went from there to Port Gibson, Miss. From there to Champion Hill. Had a battle and took 6,000 prisoners. Pemberton on retreat to Vicksburg, where we surrounded him about the 20th of May. The siege lasted until the 4th of July 1863, when Pemberton surrendered to Grant 33,000 men. After the surrender we fought Joe Johnson at Jackson, Miss. Then went back to Vicksburg and patrolled the city. In Feb 1864 we reenlisted. In March I got a 30 day furlough and went home to Iowa (Ioka, Keokuk Co., Iowa). We joined Sherman's army at East Point, Tenn. April 1, 1864. The next engagement was at Kenesaw Mountain. From there to Nickajack Creek July 5. On the 20th we fought up Cold Hollow. General Gresham lost his leg that day. The 21st we made a charge up Bald Hill. Lost 120 men. The 22nd we occuped the extreme left of Sherman's army at Atlanta, Ga. Were engaged until 4 o'clock, then were cut off and surrounded and started on our way to Andersonville. Remained a prisoner until April 16, 1865, then released near Jacksonville, Florida. Weight when captured 180 lbs, when released 115 lbs. Discharged August 26, 1865 at Davenport, Iowa. Written by James Jones Sisson."

Notes copied from James Jones Sisson's obituary: "Mr. Sisson was one of the remaining seven veterans of the great Civil War living in this community, having enlisted in Co. D, 13th Iowa Infantry, Oct 21, 1861 at Davenport, Iowa. He served his country faithfully with this company for three long years, enduring all the hardships of those strenuous campaigns. The principal engagements in which he participated were the battles of Corinth, Vicksburg, and Shiloh. After a short furlough he reenlisted, in February 1864, and started with Sherman on his famous march to the sea. While on this march at Atlanta on July 22 he was captured by the enemy and taken to prison, spending a little time in Libby prison, but the greater part of the next nine months in Andersonville prison. With some of his comrads, he made his escape from this horrible life, but after a few days of wandering, hunger drove them out in search of food, and they were recaptured and held prisoners until April 16, 1865. He was honorably discharged from service August 26, 1865."

Personal notes from his granddaughter Margaret: "Grandpa was there at Andersonville prison when the spring broke out one morning, after the men had prayed for rain. Grandpa spent his last $5 for a chicken back. The guards would sell them a few bites of food, for terrible prices, but refused the wagon loads of fruit and vegetables the local people brought to the gates." "When he got a few days to go home, he was promised $100 for each new recruit he brought back. So uncle Wilson went and Grandpa gave the $100 to Aunt Phoebe Ann. They were side by side when the fight started and a bullet took the end of Wilson's trigger finger. Grandpa told him to run hard for the back and the surgeons. He was sent home and Grandpa was captured."

James' great-grand-nephew, Dr. S. Hull Sisson, recalled a visit to Uncle Jim in 1928, Jim told about prison life "as bad as pictured. He had a large panorama of Andersonville on the summer kitchen wall and he told me conditions were about like the one pictured, with shelter only from what the men had and food (coarse ground corn meal) scooped from the wagon box like corn to the hogs into feed bunks. The worst part about the food was that they never rinsed out the floor of the wagon bed and it soured and mixed with the next day's quota."

Thanks to Mary Jo Sisson March and Barbara Ramos for transcribing and sending this material.

Jim married (MRIN:2635) Kate Bell SUTHERLAND "Katie"-7322 in 1865. Katie was born in 1847 in Glasgow, , Lanarkshire, Scotland. She died on 19 Feb 1874 in Harveyville, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas.

Katie was born in Scotland and after the death of her father, came with her mother and sisters Mary and Hattie to America.

They had the following children.

+ 5653 F i Clara Margery SISSON-7324 was born on 19 Dec 1866. She died on 30 Sep 1951.
+ 5654 F ii Malinda Olive "Lynnie" SISSON-7331 was born on 9 Sep 1868. She died on 16 Apr 1900.
+ 5655 M iii John Willis "Willis" SISSON-7338 was born on 17 Jan 1872. He died on 20 May 1959.
+ 5656 M iv Elmer Marcellus SISSON-7339 was born on 26 Jun 1873. He died on 14 Mar 1948.

Jim also married ( 2:MRIN:2636) Mary Annie STINSON "Annie"-7323, daughter of Joseph George W STINSON-12909 and Sarah Ann DUNMIRE-12462 (MRIN:3332), on 22 Dec 1882 in Alma, Kansas. Annie was born on 11 Mar 1850 in Mercer Co., Pennsylvania. She died on 15 Jul 1926 in Harveyville, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas. She was buried in Harveyville Cemetery, Harveyville, KS.

Mary had auburn hair. She came to Kansas with her parents by covered wagon in 1858. They settled on a claim in the Elm Creek community northeast of Admire, Kansas. She attended school at the Kansas State Normal in Emporia, graduating in 1874. She taught the first school in Admire and continued to teach until her marriage. The family home was destroyed by fire in 1901 and rebuilt the following summer. Annie suffered a stroke in 1926 and died within an hour. She was buried in Harveyville.

Annie's daughter recalled the following incident from about 1901:

Katie was 14 years old and Little Frank Davis was 8 years old when Annie Sisson took them with her, in a buggy with a team of horses, to go to Eskridge to stay all night with Frank and Emma Penrice (Annie's sister). As they went thru Bradford (a very small place, store, blacksmith shop is all that I ever remember being there-about 2 to 3 miles from where Annie lived) a merchant had some things on a wheel barrow by the RR tracks - when he started up one of Annie's horses shied and the strap that held the neck yoke broke and the horse started to run-so both horses ran. They turned in at the church (near) and as they came out they hit the stile and threw Annie, Katie and Frank out. Annie had the lines so they pulled her over the dashboard. Katie fell out one side and Frank Davis fell out the back.(He said he went to seleep for awhile-so he must knocked out for a short time). Dr. Trivett came to see Annie and put her left arm back in place. Willis came down with a load of hay on the wagon and they lifted Annie, mattress an all onto the wagon to take her home. She was in bed 17 weeks. She had a broken back.

They had the following children.

+ 5657 M v Frank Ellsworth SISSON-7340 was born on 25 Jan 1884. He died on 30 Apr 1962.
+ 5658 F vi Katie Belle SISSON-7341 was born on 19 Jul 1887. She died on 27 Sep 1984.

3372. Martha Angeline SISSON-5593 (Daniel Higby , John , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 12 Nov 1847 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. She died on 29 May 1911 in Victor, Colorado.

Marth'a descendant Wilma Martha says that Martha was born Jan 12, 1847, according to a family Bible. She and her family settled near Eskridge, Kansas, probably in the 1870s. Martha and James were separated.

Martha married (MRIN:2638) James E. WIDNER-5594, son of Emanuel WIDNER-28650 and Thurza CONDRA-28651 (MRIN:10612), on 20 May 1865 in Daniel Sisson's home, Keokuk Co., Iowa. James was born on 31 May 1846 in Know Co., Illinois. He died on 17 Jun 1917 in Topeka, Kansas.

They had the following children.

+ 5659 F i Olive WIDNER-5597 was born on 1 Jul 1866.
  5660 F ii
Josephene WIDNER-28652 was born on 1 Feb 1868 in Keokuk Co., Iowa. She died on 16 Aug 1871. She was buried in Ollie Cemetery, Keokuk Co., IA.

According to Wilma Stadler, Josephine's birth source is a letter to "Aunt Winne Kahle." Josephine is buried in Ollie, Iowa, where her tombstone reads "Josephene E./ Dau of J.E. & M.E. Widner/ 8-16-1871 / Aged 3 yrs 7 mos 16 days."
+ 5661 F iii Sarah WIDNER-5596 was born on 3 Jan 1869. She died on 17 Sep 1894.
+ 5662 M iv Henry Wilson WIDNER-5598 was born on 18 Jul 1872. He died on 29 Apr 1967.
+ 5663 F v Viola WIDNER-28653 was born on 28 Nov 1874. She died on 5 Mar 1905.
+ 5664 M vi Jess James WIDNER-5599 was born on 4 Apr 1877. He died on 3 Jan 1959.
+ 5665 M vii Fred Ulysses WIDNER-5603 was born on 1 Aug 1879. He died on 28 Sep 1961.
+ 5666 F viii May WIDNER-5601 was born on 30 Sep 1881.
+ 5667 M ix Ben WIDNER-5602 was born on 24 Dec 1884.
+ 5668 F x Ida WIDNER-5600 was born on 10 Jul 1889.

3373. Margaret Eveline SISSON-5604 (Daniel Higby , John , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 28 Jan 1851 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. She died on 12 Feb 1885.

Margaret Eveline, her husband and son lived a mile west of Harveyville, Kansas.

Margaret married (MRIN:2639) Washington HAWK-5605 on 5 Mar 1868 in Keokuk, Lee Co., Iowa. Washington died after 1885.

They had the following children.

  5669 M i
Sherman HAWK-5606 was born after 1868. He died about 1880.

3374. Daniel Wright SISSON-5608 (Zenus L. , John , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 16 Sep 1827 in Bennington, Switzerland Co., Indiana. He died on 19 Apr 1917 in Oakland, Alameda Co., California.

According to an article ["Progressive Men of Iowa" p 147] about Eugene Robert Sisson, Daniel Wright Sisson's son, Daniel was a "former school-teacher in Rising Sun, Ind., who later became a merchant and engaged in the milling business at Mason, Effingham County, Ill. He was married to Margaret B. Gibson, whose parents died when she was quite young and left her with the care of bringing up three younger brothers. She brought up nine children of her own to maturity, each one making a living, as he was taught, by the hand of honest toil. She was and is one of the most devoted and conscientious of Christian mothers. The Sisson family came from Otsego county, New York, and settled in Ohio and Indiana and later in Effingham county, Illinois. Five brothers of Daniel Sisson were in the union army while he cared for their families, and from his mill furnished bread for all the needy who applied." In 1904 he and his family moved to Oakland, California. Sources: birth, marriage, and death certificates; a genealogy by son Ernest written in the 1930s; family data from Margaret Ann (Sisson) Colman of Gig Harbor, Washington; Mason Twp, Effingham County, Illinois 1880 census.

Daniel married (MRIN:2642) Margaret Brown GIBSON-7348, daughter of Robert GIBSON-12273 and Harriet BROWN-12214 (MRIN:3340), on 18 Sep 1851 in Mt. Sterling, Ohio Co., Indiana. Margaret was born on 19 Nov 1828 in Mt. Sterling, Ohio County, Indiana. She died on 18 Dec 1921.

They had the following children.

  5670 F i
Ada Belle SISSON-7349 was born on 15 Sep 1852 in Rising Sun, Switzerland Co., Indiana. She died on 20 Nov 1946 in Oakland, California.
+ 5671 M ii Franklin SISSON-7350 was born on 19 Feb 1854. He died on 14 Jan 1935.
+ 5672 M iii Charles SISSON-7351 was born on 29 Aug 1856. He died on 28 Aug 1942.
+ 5673 M iv Eugene Robert SISSON-7352 was born on 25 Jun 1858. He died on 22 Oct 1938.
+ 5674 M v Bird SISSON-7353 was born on 26 Aug 1860. He died on 15 Feb 1914.
+ 5675 F vi May SISSON-7354 was born on 18 May 1863. She died on 2 Nov 1947.
+ 5676 F vii Ida Leona SISSON-7357 was born on 16 Jan 1867.
  5677 M viii
Ernest SISSON-7360 was born on 31 Jan 1869 in Mason, Illinois. He died after 1960 in Redwood City, California.

Ernest Sisson was not married. He was a doctor in Oakland, California.
  5678 M ix
Effie SISSON-7361 was born on 11 Sep 1870 in Mason, Illinois. He died on 26 Mar 1962 in Redwood City, California.

Effie Sisson was not married. She was a doctor in Oakland, California, like her brother Ernest.

3375. Zenas Bassett SISSON-5609 (Zenus L. , John , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 9 Oct 1829 in Bennington, Switzerland Co., Indiana. He died on 9 Jan 1906 in Garnett, Anderson Co., Kansas.

Zenas and Catherine lived in Dearborn County, Indiana.

Zenas married (MRIN:2643) Catherine SHADDAY-7362 on 30 Jan 1851 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. Catherine was born in Sep 1834 in Switzerland Co., Indiana.

Catherine was daughter of a Revolutionary soldier who lived 107 years.

They had the following children.

+ 5679 M i Fletcher Marion SISSON-7363 was born on 21 Nov 1851. He died on 10 Sep 1937.
  5680 M ii
George Fogelman SISSON-7364 was born about 1855.
  5681 iii
Charles Mapes SISSON-7365 was born about 1858.
  5682 M iv
William SISSON-7366 was born about 1860.

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