Richard  Sisson

Richard Sisson (abt. 1608 - abt. 1684)

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Richard Sisson
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Biography

"David Martin found the birthplace of Elizabeth Sisson, the third of their children, in the archives of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. So we can say that Richard and Mary were certainly in New England by 1650 when Elizabeth was born."

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dasisson/richard/aqwg01.htm


Birth: abt 1608, England [1]

Death: FEBRUARY 26, 1683/4, Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island[1]

Immigration: BET 1639 AND 1644 - Possibly on the ship "Anne" [1]

Date: MAY 17, 1653, admitted as a "Freeman", Dartmouth[1] [2]

Date: AUGUST 1653, served as a juror[1]

Date: 1653; Occupation, Constable

Date: NOVEMBER 30, 1657: given planting land on Hog Island[1] [3]

Date: JULY 6, 1658, bought 1/300th of Quonaquett Island and 1/300th of Dutch Island[4][1]

JUNE 5, 1667, Dartmouth, Mass., was chosen on the Grand Jury [5]

MAY 27, 1668, gave testimony[6]

JUNE 5TH, 1671 elected Portsmouth, RI town surveyor of highways [7]

Possibly a member of Society of Friends [8] [9]

NOVEMBER 15, 1683, Inventory [10] The inventory of the estate was L600/19s
House & lands in Dartmouth L240
Rhode Island L60
Cattle and horse kind L113/15s
Swine L30
Sheep L14/10s
Beds, etc. L50
New cloth, wool yarn, hemp & flax L13
One Negro servant L28
One Indian [ditto] L10
Money L12"
"To wife Mary, my dwelling house and movables during her life, and twelve pounds sterling yearly rent; with firewood, orchard fruit, land for garden, liberty to keep poultry for her use, and also a horse to be maintained and kept at her command to ride on, also 2 oxen and two cows that I bought with my money; all debts due me I give to my wife. She shall have a milch cow maintained for her use, with winter shelter and summer pasture during live and two parts of all my swine. Also she shall have her corn carried to the mill and the meal brought home again sufficient for use during life, and 10 bushels of Indian corn, 3 of Rye and half of my wheat and barley. To son James, all my housing and land in Dartmouth, excepting land near Pongansett Pond and reservations to wife as aforesaid. To daughter Ann Tripp and her husband Peleg, tract of land near Pongansett Pond, and to daughter Tripp and her husband Peleg Tripp's children, all those sheep he is keeping. To son John, all my house and land in Portsmouth. To son George, five pounds in money. To daughter Elizabeth Allen, wife of Caleb Allen, five pounds. To Indian servant Samuel, a two-year-old mare. To grandchild Mary Sisson, daughter of George, three cows and one bed, etc., on the day of her marriage, and one pewter flagon and brass kettle which were her Aunt Mary's."

Richard married Mary about 1644 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Mary was born about 1615. She died 22 Sep 1692 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. John L. Martin's "The Sisson Family" part 1 page 3:

Text of will and following notes[11]Mary Sison of Dartmouth widow, made her will "the fifteenth day of the second month Caled aprill" 1690, "being uery ill in body.” - To my loving son Georg Sison L35 in money and a Bible. [L=pound sign] - To my two grandchildren John and Mary Sison, children of my son John Sison L35 in money to be divided equally between them, to be paid to my son George Sison for the use of said two grandchildren. - All my brass, pewter, iron, linen and woolen, milk vessels and pails shall be divided into three equal parts. One part I give to my daughter Elizabeth wife of Caleb Allin, also L5.. 10 [shillings] in money, one chest and a wheel. Another part I give to my daughter Ann wife of Peleg Tripp, also L5..10 in money, a chest and a wheel. The other part I give to my granddaughter Mary Sison daughter of my son George Sison, also L5 in money. I hereby acknowledge that I have received of my son James Sison in full for all estate left me by my husband Richard Sison in his will, and acquit him of the same. Said son James to be sole executor.

Witnessed by Joseph Tripp, George Cadman, and Jnº Anthony, of whom the first two made oath at Bristol Dec. 1, 1692 before John Saffin.
Attest Stephen Burton Registr.
Entered Sept: 1693 by John Cary Registr. The receipts for the bequests were signed and witnessed: [12]


References/Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Descendants of Richard and Mary Sisson" (1999) by David and Joan Sisson.
  2. A man needed to be a resident in good standing for two years before he could be declared a freeman. Apparently Richard and his family did come to Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony (now Massachusetts) in 1651, since Richard was mentioned in Dartmouth town records in 1651 and became a freeman there on May 17, 1653. When first found in Dartmouth, Richard was recorded as 45 years of age. According to John Locke Martin's "The Sisson Family in 4 Parts: Compiled during the 1930's by John Locke Martin (1876-1942)" (Washington, DC: David S. Martin, 1991) (Part 1, page 1): "At a town meeting held in Portsmouth [RI] June 16, 1651 'Richard Sisson is received inhabitant amongst us and hath given his engagement'. . . . He was enrolled a freeman on May 17th, 1653, and in the same year 'Goodman Sisson' was chosen Constable, an office in which he must have been efficient, since he was repeatedly re-elected."
  3. given planting land on Hog Island (in Mount Hope Bay between Portsmouth and Bristol) for seven years: "Edward ffisher, Richard Sison [sic], John Tripp [Richard and Mary's daughter's father-in-law], John Anthony, ffrancis Brayton, Thomas Ginings, Ralph Earll junr:, John Archar [sic], Samuell [sic] Wilson, & John Baslie." Brigham, "Early Records of Portsmouth [note 9], 80. The reference to the Hog Island planting land is found on p. 85 of the original Portsmouth Records, Book I, in the Rhode Island State Archives. These quotations are from the "New England Historical and Genealogical Register," Volume 157, April 2003, page 103.
  4. Rootsweb Data
  5. John L. Martin says "About 1667 he moved to Dartmouth, Mass., as in that year [June 5, 1667] he was chosen on the Grand Jury, and thereafter his name appears occasionally on the Dartmouth records, although he held no office.
  6. "On May 27th, 1668, Richard Sisson being 60 or thereabouts, gave the following testimony: 'John Archer, being at my house did speak as followeth, and said the deed of gift made by Namumpan to John Sanford and himself was a cheat, and the intent thereof was to deceive Namumpan, squaw Sachem of her land: and they were to have both corn and peague to secure her land from Wamsutta or Peter Tallman, and was to resign up the deed at her demand.' 'And I, Mary Sisson, do testify that I heard the same words at the same time, and further, when my husband was gone out of the house, I heard them both say they were troubled in conscience they had concealed it so long, and did refuse to take part of the gratification.' The above was attested upon oath before John Cooke. On June 3rd, 1668 Richard Sisson was sworn to this testimony before John Alden. The event occurred probably in Portsmouth, before he moved from that place to Dartmouth. John Archer and John Sanford were both residents of Portsmouth."
  7. The Sisson Family in 4 Parts: Compiled during the 1930's by John Locke Martin (1876-1942)" .Washington, DC: David S. Martin, 1991.
  8. Rootsweb
  9. Discussion during the Sisson Gathering of June 4 to 6, 1998, suggested that Richard and Mary were probably Quakers and, if so, could not legally leave England. If so, no records of their departure from England or arrival in New England would have been made. However, once they were in the New World, they left many records in the free atmosphere of Rhode Island where people of diverse religious persuasions were tolerated.
  10. Index to Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, 1670-1685, Patricia Deetz, Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, Sison, Richard, Dartmouth, will date: 10/18/1683, Inventory 11/15/1683. Proved 2/26/1684.
  11.  : From the New England Historic and Genealogical Register, vol. 62 (1908), p 182. “Abstracts from the first book of Bristol County [Massachusetts] Records”
  12. New England Historic and Genealogical Register, vol. 62 (1908), p 233 “Abstracts from the first book of Bristol County [Massachusetts] Records”

Imported Sources

  1. Bob Tripp
  2. Margaret Buckridge Bock. Descendents of John Tripp of Portsmouth, R.I. The Geneaologist Vol. 4 No. 1 Spring 1983.
  3. National Genealogical Society, Washington, D.C.. Index to Revolutionary War Pensions Applications in the National Archives, Bicentenial Edition. 1976.
  4. Michigan Land Records 1807-1908.
  5. J. H. Beers and Co.. Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Lakes Region - containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and many of the early settled families. Chicago, Ill 1905.
  6. History of Niagara County, New York. page 267.
  7. Ohio Land Grants - State of Ohio, Auditors Office.
  8. Original Property Deed.
  9. A History of Jackson County Michigan. 1881. 25. 1880 Census. 26. 1900 Census.
  10. Portrait and Biographical Album of Jacion County Michigan.
  11. Records of Deaths - Jackson County, Michigan.
  12. Death Records, Record of Wills, Record of Births - Lenawee County, Michigan.
  13. Remmele Family Bible.
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  18. Of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer - A Manual of Instruction and Prayers. 1869.
  19. Fulton County Chaptr of OGS. Tombstone Inscriptions - Fulton County Ohio Vol. 2. 1986. Page 1.
  20. Gary Bartlett. HISTORY & GENEALOGY OF A SURVIVING LINE DESCENDED FROM GEORGE & MARY (CRUTTENDEN) BARTLETT GUILFORD, CONNECTICUT- 1639.
  21. 61. Catholic Chronicle
  22. Tripp Family Collection
  23. Fulton County Ohio Marriage
  24. The Meteor - Metamora High School Yearbook.
  25. The Daily Globe, Newspaper in Shelby, Ohio.
  26. Estate Settlement for Catherine A. Tripp, Deceased. Part of the Tripp Family collection.
  27. The Toledo Blade -- newspaper.
  28. A Story of the Ancestry Of Marynette Tripp.
  29. [ http://www.historychannel.com/thisday/ The History Channel].
  30. Alton C. Tripp. Lineage of Decendents of Norman N. Tripp. 1971. 92. Comunion Certificate.
  31. Metamora Record - newspaper.
  32. Mildred Tripp. Wedding Memory Book. 1932.
  33. Ann SISSON (daughter of Richard SISSON and Mary FREEMAN)
  34. [www.rootsweb.com HENRY AUGUSTUS SISSON]
  35. Torrey Collection, New England Marriages Before 1700
  36. Sam Sisson
  37. Descendants of Richard and Mary Sisson of Rhode Island
  38. Rhodes, ed. "Colonial Families of the United States," Vol. II (D&J #4)
  39. Austin, John O. "160 Allied Families" (Salem, Mass.) pages 120, 208-12 (D&J #5)
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  41. Arnold, James N. "Rhode Island Vital Records" (D&J #7)
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  43. Paige, Lucius R. "List of Freemen of Massachusetts, 1630-1691" (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978) (D&J #9)
  44. Austin, John O. "The Genealogical Dictionary of RI," (Albany, 1887), p. 181 (D&J #10)
  45. Martin, John L. "Sisson Family" (New Bedford, Mass.: typescript, 1930s; indexed by David S. Martin, 1991) Vol I, pp 10-4, 7, 17 (D&J #11)
  46. Rhode Island Historical Society. "The Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth." (Freeman and Sons, 1901) (
  47. The Sisson Genealogy Site
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  50. Munsell et al. "American Ancestry," (1899) Vol. 12 (D&J #6) * Arnold, James N. "Rhode Island Vital Records" (D&J #7)
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  53. Austin, John O. "The Genealogical Dictionary of RI," (Albany, 1887), p. 181 (D&J #10)
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  56. My Ancestor's
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  59. Mecham, Leonidas DeVon. Salt Lake City: unknown, 1952. Family book of remembrance and genealogy, with allied lines.


Imported Research Notes

In a note to me, June 19, 1999, David and Joan Sisson say they "have heard that Richard came to America on the ship 'Anne,' and they also wonder about the George Sisson supposedly here earlier than Richard. "Could he be Richard's father, especially reasonable since Richard's (first?) son was named George? We haven't found a reference for either idea, however." To the best of our knowledge, no records exist indicating Richard's presence in New England prior to 1651. This seems unusual in view of the many records that exist after 1653. If on the other hand, the family immigrated in 1651, his marriage and the birth of his first three children would have occurred in England."

In a phone call July 30, 2000, David Sisson of Livermore, California, told me, David Arne Sisson of Rochester, that Paula Wisher Mason wrote to tell him, David of Livermore, that she had found a record in the microfilmed "Torrey Collection" of early New England marriages at her local library in Peoria, Illinois, which has also been published as "New England Marriages Before 1700." Paula quoted this entry from the Torrey Collection in her letter to David of Livermore "SISSON, Richard (1608-1684) & Mary ? (-1692); b 1644; Portsmouth, RI/Dartmouth." Many researches want to see the actual record, but David said that this record tentatively seems to "settle several things" including these issues -- 1) We no longer need to wonder about the marriage of "a Richard Sissons of Elmeshall [who] married Mary Atkinson of Heck in the town of Snaith [Yorkshire] February 14, 1632." 2) Richard and Mary were in Rhode Island by 1644 and perhaps earlier. (Students of English history will want to review the events of the early 1640s, when the English Civil Wars were brewing.) 3) Richard and Mary's *first* child was George [or at least their first child in New England was George - DAS]. These suppositions suggest that Richard's father's name might well have been George since first sons were traditionally named for their paternal grandfathers, and that Mary's father's name might well have been James since second sons were traditionally named for their maternal grandfathers. Immigration: A. It has been reported that Richard came to Portsmouth, RI, in 1639, but it has never been confirmed, nor has evidence been found yet for the birth places of the first three children: George, Anne, and Elizabeth. A man needed to be a resident in good standing for two years before he could be declared a freeman. Apparently Richard and his family did come to Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony (now Massachusetts) in 1651, since Richard was mentioned in Dartmouth town records in 1651 and became a freeman there on May 17, 1653. As shown above Richard and Mary may have brought three children with them when they immigrated but only one of them was a son (George). We doubt that other children would have immigrated with the family without being recorded.


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On 21 Jun 2016 at 01:16 GMT V (Eddy) Combs wrote:

Some of these children may not belong with this couple. The Geroge Sisson and George Sisson listed here have the same wife but very different birthdates. There is a pending merge with the two profiles for Anne (Sisson) Tripp. I'm not sure about the John Sissons. I adopted this profile as it was orphaned, so I didn't do the initial research...

Further information may be found at the following website: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SISSON/2011-08/1313698758

On 9 May 2016 at 01:18 GMT Elizabeth Hargrave wrote:

Sisson-695 and Sisson-12 appear to represent the same person because: These profiles have the same dates of birth and death, parents, and wife. From the more extensive bio in Sisson-12 it appears that he emigrated to Rhode Island and was not born there.



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