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

Eighth Generation


3538. Lewis B. FARMER-813 (Sarah SISSON , Simeon , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 9 Nov 1850 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York. He died on 22 Jun 1872.

Lewis married (MRIN:11773) Mary CUNNINGHAM-31609. Mary was born about 1854.

They had the following children.

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Orville FARMER-31610 was born on 19 Aug 1873 in Salisbury Twp., Meigs Co., Ohio.

3539. Perry FARMER-31597 (Sarah SISSON , Simeon , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 11 May 1853 in Unadilla, Otsego Co., New York.

Perry married (MRIN:11774) Henrietta PICKETT "Retta/Rettie"-31611. Retta/Rettie was born about 1857.

They had the following children.

+ 5885 M i Charles Lewis FARMER-31612 was born on 27 Oct 1888. He died in 1923.
  5886 F ii
Elsie FARMER-31613 was born on 17 Mar 1891 in York Twp., Hocking Co., Ohio, Or Athens Co., Ohio.

Perry also married ( 2:MRIN:11775) Jane PARSONS-31614.

3543. Levi B. WHITLOCK-803 (Emeline Caroline SISSON , Simeon , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 4 Apr 1836 in Ohio. He died on 15 Jun 1897 in Adams Co., Iowa. He was buried in Walnut Grove Cem., Quincy, Adams Co., Iowa.

Levi married (MRIN:11738) Mary WOOD-31507, daughter of Joshua WOOD-31508 and Mary OGDIN-31509 (MRIN:11739), on 19 Aug 1855 in Meigs Co., Ohio. Mary was born on 29 Apr 1838 in Meigs Co., Ohio. She died on 13 Jul 1923 in Quincy Twp., Corning, Adams Co., Iowa. She was buried on 15 Jul 1923 in Walnut Grove Cem., Quincy, Adams Co., Iowa.

They had the following children.

+ 5887 M i William Wallace WHITLOCK-31510 was born on 26 Mar 1858. He died on 23 Nov 1936.
  5888 M ii
Oliver J. WHITLOCK-31511 was born in 1861 in Minnesota.
+ 5889 F iii Rachel WHITLOCK-31512 was born in Jul 1862.
  5890 M iv
Arthur A. WHITLOCK-31513 was born in 1867 in Minnesota.
+ 5891 M v Nathaniel WHITLOCK-31514 was born in Aug 1869. He died in 1931.
  5892 F vi
Sarah "Maude" WHITLOCK-31516 was born in 1873 in Minnesota.

3545. Rebecca M. WHITLOCK-799 (Emeline Caroline SISSON , Simeon , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 14 Nov 1841 in Meigs Co., Ohio. She died on 15 Aug 1869 in Winona Co., Minnesota. She was buried in Busch (Bush) Cem., Pleasant Hill, Winona Co., Minnesota.

Rebecca married (MRIN:11740) Benson Jones GRANT-31517.

They had the following children.

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Sarah GRANT-31518 was born in 1857.

3550. John McKinistry SISSON-5843 (Nathaniel Potter , Simeon , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 3 Jul 1842 in Bradbury, Meigs Co., Ohio. He died on 3 Apr 1925.

John married (MRIN:2741) Mary Jane AUBREY-7605, daughter of Joseph AUBREY-12314 and Martha-11877 (MRIN:3449), on 1 Jan 1870 in Iowa. Mary was born in Feb 1851 in Iowa. She died on 17 May 1918.

They had the following children.

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Anna E. SISSON-7606 was born on 16 Oct 1870 in Iowa.
Anna married (MRIN:3450) Edward TAYLOR-7607. Edward was born about 1866.
  5895 F ii
Martha E. SISSON-7608 was born on 16 Mar 1872 in Iowa.
  5896 M iii
Nathan Nathaniel SISSON-7609 was born on 17 Sep 1874 in Rutland, Humboldt Co., Iowa.
  5897 F iv
Mary E. SISSON-7610 was born on 19 Oct 1876 in Iowa.

Thanks to Rebecca for corrections from the census for Mary's birthplace.
+ 5898 M v John Edward SISSON-7611 was born on 10 Apr 1880. He died in 1952.
+ 5899 M vi George Bean SISSON-7612 was born on 26 Mar 1884. He died in Apr 1964.
  5900 M vii
Earl A. SISSON-7613 was born on 3 Apr 1892 in Bradbury, Meigs Co., Ohio. He died in Aug 1968.

3551. David SISSON-5845 (Nathaniel Potter , Simeon , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 26 Nov 1843 in Columbia, Meigs Co., Ohio. He died on 16 Nov 1910.

Co. A, Second West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry

David married (MRIN:2743) Miranda Downing WILLIAMS-7614 on 26 Apr 1865. Miranda was born on 17 Jan 1844. She died on 6 Dec 1876.

They had the following children.

+ 5901 M i William Arthur SISSON-7615 was born on 14 Jan 1867. He died on 25 May 1955.
+ 5902 M ii Loyal Francis SISSON-7616 was born on 30 Sep 1869. He died on 10 Aug 1958.
+ 5903 M iii James Nathaniel SISSON-7617 was born on 22 Jul 1872. He died on 10 Oct 1936.

David also married ( 2:MRIN:2744) Mary Jane PRATT-7618, daughter of James C. PRATT-11865 and Elizabeth GILPIN-12463 (MRIN:3455), on 20 Aug 1877. Mary was born on 13 Oct 1856 in Ohio. She died in Jan 1938.

They had the following children.

+ 5904 F iv Nora SISSON-7619 was born on 13 Feb 1880. She died on 29 May 1941.
+ 5905 F v Flora SISSON-7625 was born on 2 Jun 1882. She died in Feb 1946.

3552. Nathaniel "Nat" SISSON [scrapbook]-5846 (Nathaniel Potter , Simeon , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 25 May 1845 in Meigs Co., Ohio. He died on 17 Sep 1932 in Maryville, Missouri.

According to his obituary, "during the Civil War Nathaniel took part in the battles of Fishers Hill, Cedar Creek, and the Battle of Five Forks which caused the fall of Richmond. For a time he was brigade bugler for Brigadier General Henry Capehart and took part in the charge which followed Sheridan's immortal ride." According to an article published Nov 3 in an unknown year, Nathaniel Sisson claimed his "cease firing" bugle call ended the fighting at Appomatox on April 9, 1865. He was then an 18-year-old under the command of General George A. Custer (who achieved lasting fame as the commander who was later killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn). When two Confederate officers appeared under a flag of truce, Nathaniel blew a call halting the advancing Federal cavalry, thus ending the war it was said. After the war he founded the Sisson Loan and Title Company at Maryville, Missouri. According to a United Press story at the time of his death, "by a curious coincidence [Nathaniel] made the acquaintance of H.P. Childress, the Confederate bugler credited with blowing the call halting the war for the South. The two became bosom companions. When the [First] World War ended, they grabbed their bugles from the wall and in their old Blue and Gray uniforms danced down the street arm in arm celebrating the Armistice." John D. Sisson wrote April 12, 2000, that "For almost 10 years now I have threatened to look up the Appomattox Bugle which is supposed to reside in the archives of West Point. I talked with Dr. Browe, Historian of West Point and he immediately provided me with an 8 x 10 photo of the bugle with which Nathaniel Sisson played the last bugle call of the Civil War at Appomattox.  He also offered to send me a couple of newsclippings about the event. I will make the photo available for our archives as well as the clippings."

Nathaniel served in the 92nd Ohio Infantry and the 2nd West Virginia Cavalry. He came to Nodaway County in 1865. Nat's military marker in Miriam Cemetery reads: Trumpeter, Co. A, W. Va. Vol. Cav. Eight stories printed in the Maryville (MO) Democrat Forum from May 11 to June 29, 1911, were later credited to Nat.

May 11, 1911, Maryville Democrat Forum:

A Pioneer's Story

I shall endeavor to the best of my ability to give a short history of the early settlement of Maryville and Nodaway County. My observation reaches back only to the 15th day of May, 1865. On arriving in St. Louis at an earlier date, I took the train on what was then called the Hannibal & St. Joseph railroad that being the only railroad leading to St. Joseph at that time. It was what we would call a mixed train, as near as I can remember. There were five freight cars and four passenger coaches, and a poor makeshift at that.

There were but little accomodations on the road; the emigration had not yet started for the west and the roadbed was in a horrible condition. As you are aware, it was just at the close of the contest (Civil War) which had waged for four long years. Each had contested for the supremacy of every foot of ground within the great state of commonwealth of Missouri.

It seemed to me that the Confederates had an especial grudge against the old Hannibal road. People living in that age will bear in mind that railroads, ships, and steamboats were propelled by steam made from burning wood instead of coal as now. The road ran almost exclusively through wooded country. The wood was cut from timber, hauled and corded along the right-of-way of both sides of the road and when the engineer needed wood he would stop the train and fill the tender, and in order to make but little delay we would volunteer to carry the wood to the tender. It seemed to me that many miles of cordwood had been burned but had been hastily replaced. All of those long racks of wood were guarded by squads of men to keep the bushwhackers which infested that region from carrying on their nefarious work. Nearly every bridge and culvert on the road seemed to have been destroyed and hastily and only temporarily replaced. The cars ran so slow at times that I could walk behind on the ties and keep up with the train. I think it took us two days and one night to reach St. Joseph.

On the morning of May 14, the conductor came through the car that I was on and called out, "St. Joseph." I acknowledge I was considerably worried (wearied?), more from loss of sleep than exertion, as you can readily perceive that an old hard bench with the momentum of the car swaying from side to side of the track would be a little monotonous. I got off at the old Patee depot and went from there to the old Patee Hotel and got my breakfast. By that time, I had begun to feel the pangs of hunger. I feel sure to this day that I gave that breakfast table justice that morning. I did not take in St. Joseph that morning, as I could see but little town there at the time. That evening I took the train to Savannah in Andrew County, that being the terminus of the road at that time, also for several years afterward. I stayed all night that night at a hotel kept by a man by the name of Richards, on the south side of the public square.

George David then and also now a resident of Maryville was running a hack line from Maryville to Savannah. I found where he boarded and called on him. I secured a ride in his hack from Savannah to Maryville. A few miles out from Savannah, we came to what they then called, "Bennett's Lane." It was then about four miles long, fenced on each side with rails made from nearby timber and which was quite numerous around Savannah in those early days.

In all of my travels I could not recall another piece of road similar. Seemingly a short time before there had been no bottom to the road. It seemed to me that at every wagon's length, a team had been mired in the mud and had used the rails from each side of the road to pry their wagons out and had not taken much pains in replacing after using them. Some were buried in the mud, which made it very undesirable and unsafe to drive over. All of the goods from Maryville and even as far north as Clarinda, Iowa, were hauled over that road and it was the only highway by which SOuthern Iowa could reach Savannah and St. Joseph. I often wonder if I was sane in passing through the Bennett Lane. The old hack rocked from side to side like a ship upon the ocean tide.

The only house that I can now recall was the Bennett house, after which the lane was named. John Riggin lived at the north end of the lane on the east side of the road and kept a road house or tavern. He was not very well prepared to keep many boarders, but he did the best he could. In those days people could put up with very little and no grumbling.

We came to the prairie. Many times as far as the eye could reach, the wide prairies were without a house or cultivated field. Their wealth untouched by the farmer or husbandman, they seemed to be given over to wild grass and herds of cattle. Many deer were here at that time but a few years previous buffalo and elk had roamed over the prairie in this seciton of the country. I doubt if at this late date many of the traces of the buffalo could be found. They seemed to select the highest point on the prairie so as to detect their enemies at a greater distance. Nothing was ever known to grow where their wallows were.

At noon, we reached Sixteen-Mile house where we stopped for dinner, that being the first house since leaving John Riggins. After eating dinner and changing horses, we started for Maryville. Just before we reached White Cloud, we came to a house standing on the west side of the road and a barn on the east side. I learned that it belonged to a Mrs. Weaver, mother of Clark Weaver, now a resident of Maryville. After crossing White Cloud creek, we came to a little log cabin with two rooms. Cana Baker, formerly of this city, kept a store and the postoffice, if my memory serves me right. I forgot to state that the Sixteen-Mile house was kept by a lady by the name of Mary Wood, aunt of George Davis. She was the sister of George Davis' mother. She had one daughter named Tilly, whom many old settlers will remember. I forgot to state that there was only an ill provided bridge where we crossed the White Cloud creek. (End of Nat Sisson's first story)

The Savannah Road, with few variations from the old wagon and stage road, became Highway 71, and today it passes Bennett Lane Cemetery.

From book "Missouri," pp. 339-340:
"After the war Mr. Sisson attended school in Ohio and on July 31, 1866, started alone for the West, arriving in the little village of Maryville in Northwest Missouri August 6, 1866. Here he taught school, followed the trade of cabinet maker, and while county road and bridge commissioner studied surveying and civil engineering. In 1871 he was employed by an engineering firm in Saint joseph and for two years superintended bridge building, a work that took him over an extensive territory. His masterpiece was a wooden toll bridge over the Brazos River in Texas, which had a single span of 266 feet in length.

On April 13, 1875, Mr. Sisson became associated with Albert P. Morehouse, later governor of Missouri, in the real estate and abstract business, and two years later Mr. Sisson prepared and had copyrighted an original system of abstract books. He at the same time prepared a lithograph map known as the Centennial Map of Nodaway County. The firm was first Morehouse, Sisson & Company, and after three years became Morehouse & Sisson. Fourteen years later Mr. Sisson bought out the interest of Governor Morehouse and continued the business alone until 1896, when he took in his son Paul as a partner in the firm of N. Sisson & Son, handling real estate, loans and abstracts. In December 1904, the Sisson Loan & Title Company was incorporated, and since that date Mr. Sisson has been president, though for a number of yearshe has been practically retired from business.

For a number of years he was one of the leading men of influence in the Republication party of Northwest Missouri. He was at one time nominated for Congress, making the race in 1882, and in 1892 was Republican candidate for the General Assembly. He has filled a number of positions in the local government, being a former president of the Maryville School Board and was a member of the Board of Directors of the old Maryville Seminary and later a member and chairman of the Northwest Normal Committee which raised subscriptions and performed all the preliminary work required to bring to Maryville the Northwest Missouri State Teachers' College. mr. Sisson has given much time to the promotion of patriotic organizations. He is a member of the Lincoln Farm Association, which bought the farm home where Lincoln was born."

Nat married (MRIN:2745) Mary Susan HUGHES-7635, daughter of George E. HUGHES-11963 and Anna GROVES-13309 (MRIN:3463), on 14 Oct 1874 in Lexington, Lafayette Co., Missouri. Mary was born in 1852 in Lexington, Lafayette Co., Missouri. She died on 24 Jul 1909.

From book "Missouri", p. 340:

"Mrs. Sisson was one of the first graduates with the A.B. degree from the Elizabeth Aul College at Lexington, Missouri."

They had the following children.

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Nathaniel Paul "Paul" SISSON-7636 was born in 1875 in Maryville, Nodaway Co., Missouri.

From book "Missouri," p. 340:

"Capt. Paul Sisson was a first Lieutenant in Company E., Fourth Missouri Regiment, during the Spanish-American War, later was chosen captian of that company, and is now secretary-treasurer of the Sisson Loan & Title Company."
Paul married (MRIN:12303) May O'REAR-33005.
+ 5907 F ii Donna SISSON-7637 was born in 1888. She died in 1988.

3555. Ann Eliza SISSON-5851 (Nathaniel Potter , Simeon , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 26 Apr 1851.

Ann married (MRIN:2749) L M HARVEY-5852. L M HARVEY was born about 1850.

They had the following children.

+ 5908 M i Walter HARVEY-31779 was born on 13 Feb 1889. He died about 1940.

3558. Isabella "Abby" SISSON-5856 (William John , Simeon , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born about 1845.

Isabella is "Abby" in the 1850 census. She and William lived near Albany, Ohio. She and William are buried in Hebbardsville Cemetery, Albany, Ohio.

Abby married (MRIN:2750) William IRWIN Jr.-5857. William was born about 1840.

They had the following children.

  5909 M i
William "Will" IRWIN-23993 was born about 1870.
  5910 M ii
George IRWIN-23994 was born about 1870.
  5911 F iii
Emma IRWIN-23995 was born about 1870.
  5912 F iv
Octa IRWIN-23996 was born about 1870.
  5913 M v
Orville IRWIN-28866 was born about 1870.

3559. Susanna SISSON-5858 (William John , Simeon , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born about 1846.

Susanna married (MRIN:2751) George HOOPER-5859. George was born about 1845.

They had the following children.

  5914 M i
Emmett L. HOOPER-28867 was born about 1870.

Dr. Emmett L. Hooper was a practicing psychiatrist in Athens, Dayton, and Chillicothe, Ohio.
Emmett married (MRIN:10697) Sybil BOGGESS-28868. Sybil was born about 1870.

Sybil was "of Pt Pleasant, Ohio" when she married Emmett.

3560. Elizabeth SISSON-5860 (William John , Simeon , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born about 1849.

Elizabeth and Stephen lived in Athens, Ohio.

Elizabeth married (MRIN:2752) Stephen HOOPER-5862. Stephen was born about 1845.

They had the following children.

  5915 F i
Cora HOOPER-28869 was born about 1875.
Cora married (MRIN:10698) PARKER-28873. PARKER was born about 1875.
  5916 F ii
Hettie HOOPER-28870 was born about 1875.

Hettie and Charles lived in Athens, Ohio.
Hettie married (MRIN:10699) Charles RUSSELL-28874. Charles was born about 1875.
  5917 F iii
Edith HOOPER-28871 was born about 1875.

Edith and Hugh lived in Athens, Ohio.
Edith married (MRIN:10700) Hugh JEFFERSON-28875. Hugh was born about 1875.
+ 5918 F iv Martha HOOPER-28872 was born about 1875.

3562. William Warren SISSON-5864 (William John , Simeon , John , Giles , Thomas , George , Richard ) was born on 26 Jun 1855 in Ohio. He died on 25 Oct 1938.

William is buried in the School Lot Cemetery, Carpenter, Ohio.

William married (MRIN:2753) Elizabeth HARMON-7639 on 18 Mar 1882. Elizabeth was born about 1860. She died on 23 Aug 1890.

Elizabeth is buried in White Oak Cemetery, Pomeroy, Ohio.

They had the following children.

  5919 F i
Ora Mae SISSON-7640 was born on 20 Nov 1887. She died in 1919.

Mark Sisson, 83 Olentangy St, Columbus, Ohio 43202, says that Ora died in 1973. She is buried in School Lot Cemetery, Carpenter, Ohio.
Ora married (MRIN:3465) Starling SMITH-7641. The marriage ended in divorce. Starling was born about 1885.

William also married ( 2:MRIN:2754) Vina MC KNIGHT-24012 on 10 Dec 1892. Vina died in 1959. She was buried in School Lot Cemetery, Carpenter, Ohio.

William is "reported" by the Sisson Newsletter for Summer 2000 (vol 14, no 2, page 15) to have married second Vina (_____) who was a stepmother to his daughter Ora.

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