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James Sisson

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James Sisson
Born in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Islandmap
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Died in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusettsmap
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Contents

Biography

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Birth

Birth:
Date: NOVEMBER 2, 1652
Place: Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island[1][2]

Death

Death:
Date: DECEMBER 1734
Place: Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts[3][4]

Data Changed

Data Changed:
Date: 1 DEC 2005

Prior to import, this record was last changed 1 DEC 2005.

Event

Event:
Date: 1684
Place: Westport, Plymouth Colony, admitted as a freeman[5]
Note: He was admitted as a freeman in Westport, Plymouth Colony (later Massachusetts Bay Colony) in 1684.
Event:
Date: MARCH 24, 1686
Place: freeman in Dartmouth[6]
Event:
Place: imprisoned[7]
Note: He was (according to a biography of a descendant, Albert Elverton Sisson, "a collector of taxes for the Massachusetts town in which he lived [Westport], and suffered imprisonment because he would not collect the Church of England tax.
Event:
Date: NOVEMBER 13, 1694
Place: Confirmatory Deed[8]
Note: James had a Confirmatory Deed in Dartmouth from William Bradford dated 13 Nov 1694.

Will

Will:
Date: JUNE 15, 1734[9]

Burial

Burial:
Place: Common Burial Ground at Newport, R.I.[10]
Note: In the records of the Common Burial Ground at Newport, R.I., buried along with James Sisson and his wife Lydia is "Bathsheba, wife of James, d 25 Nov. 1740 in 36 y". Also listed is "Elizabeth, dau. of James, d. 22 Aug 1774, in 49 y."

Occupation

Occupation: farmer[11]
Occupation: a constable
Date: 1686[12]
Occupation: surveyor of highways
Date: 1685[13]
Occupation: a selectman
Date: 1689[14]

Sources

  • WikiTree profile Sisson-204 created through the import of 25a.GED on Jan 8, 2012 by Michael Lechner. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Michael and others.
  • Source: S373 Author: Sam Behling Title: Sisson Abbreviation: Sisson Publication: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~sam/sissoni.html Note: My Direct Line CONT CONT Richard SISSON (ca 1608 - ca Feb 1684/1685) & Mary FREEMAN (?) ( - bef 1 Dec 1692) CONT John SISSON (ca 1658 - 24 Jun 1687) & Mary ? (ca 1662 - 1687) CONT Mary SISSON ( - ca 1730) & Benjamin NICHOLS (28 Jan 1676/1677 - 1736) CONT Joseph NICHOLS (8 Jun 1707 - bef 22 Feb 1790) & Mary SPINK (11 Apr 1710 - bef Dec 1752) CONT Mary NICHOLS (8 Dec 1731 - 28 Dec 1822) & Rev. William WAIT (9 Jan 1730/1731 - 30 Mar 1826) CONT Nichols WAIT (16 Apr 1763 - 14 Jun 1834) & Olive PHELPS (23 Mar 1771 - 27 Jul 1837) CONT Russel WAIT (27 Dec 1787 - 10 May 1854) & Mercy BOOTH (26 Jan 1789 - 9 Jan 1835) CONT Julius Porter WAITE (20 Nov 1830 - 22 Dec 1910) & Lucretia Melvina MOSHER (8 Jul 1835 - 30 May 1909) CONT Edith Lusetta WAITE (10 Jul 1875 - 26 May 1967) & William (Will) Edgar DELANEY (17 Jun 1864 - 10 Oct 1956) CONT Laura May DELANEY (5 May 1895 - 28 Jan 1984) & George Alvin BEHLING (13 Oct 1893 - 26 Nov 1948) CONT James (Jim) Barton BEHLING (Living) & Dorothy Chloe WILLIAMS (3 Apr 1915 - 22 Dec 1990) CONT Susanne (Sam) Lucretia BEHLING (Living) Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: James (ca1656-<1734) CONT James SISSON (Richard1). Born ca 1656 in Tiverton, Newport Co., RI. James died in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA, bef 2 Dec 1734; he was 78. Occupation: Yeoman. Ca 1680/1681 when James was 24, he married Lydia HATHAWAY, daughter of Arthur HATHAWAY & Sarah COOKE, in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. Born in 1662/1663 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA. Lydia died in Newport, Newport Co., RI, on 23 Jun 1714; she was 52. They had the following children: CONT CONT 24 i. Richard (1681-1744) CONT ii. Mary. Born on 26 Feb 1684/1685 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA. Mary died aft 15 Jun 1734; she was 50. CONT CONT 25 iii. Sarah (1684-) CONT 26 iv. Jonathan (1689-1775) CONT v. Philip. Born in 1691 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA. Philip died in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA, bef 21 Apr 1730; he was 39. Occupation: Cordwainer. CONT CONT 27 vi. Content (1694-<1734) CONT vii. Hannah (Died Young). Born in 1698 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA. Hannah died bef 1706; she was 8. CONT CONT viii. Thomas (Died Young). Born in 1698. Thomas died bef 1702; he was 4. CONT CONT 28 ix. Rebecca (ca1710->1789) CONT 29 x. James (ca1700->1774) CONT xi. Thomas. Born in 1702 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA. Thomas died aft 15 Jun 1734; he was 32. Thomas married Rebecca ? CONT CONT xii. John. Born in 1702. CONT CONT xiii. Hannah. Born ca 1706 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA. Hannah died aft 15 Jun 1734; she was 28. CONT
  • Source: S374 Author: Carol Regehr Title: Descendants of Richard and Mary Sisson of Rhode Island Abbreviation: Descendants of Richard and Mary Sisson of Rhode Island Publication: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dasisson/richard/index.htm#TOC Note: cregehr@phys.ksu.edu CONT References: CONT Useful references for Richard and his descendants are: CONT * Rhodes, ed. "Colonial Families of the United States," Vol. II (D&J #4) CONT * Austin, John O. "160 Allied Families" (Salem, Mass.) pages 120, 208-12 (D&J #5) CONT * Munsell et al. "American Ancestry," (1899) Vol. 12 (D&J #6) CONT * Arnold, James N. "Rhode Island Vital Records" (D&J #7) CONT * Welling, B. "They Were Here, Too" (Greenwich, Washington County, NY: New York Historical Society, 1963-71) (D&J #8) CONT * Paige, Lucius R. "List of Freemen of Massachusetts, 1630-1691" (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978) (D&J #9) CONT * Austin, John O. "The Genealogical Dictionary of RI," (Albany, 1887), p. 181 (D&J #10) CONT * 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) CONT * Rhode Island Historical Society. "The Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth." (Freeman and Sons, 1901) (D&J #392) Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S446 Author: Carol Sisson Regehr Title: The Sisson Genealogy Site Abbreviation: The Sisson Genealogy Site Publication: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dasisson/ Note: Carol Sisson Regehr CONT My Sisson lines: CONT 1.Richard & Mary 2.George 3.Thomas 4.Giles 5.John 6.Benjamin 7.JohnCr. 8.WmBenj. 9.BenjFr. 10.Edgar 11.WillieFr. 12.myself Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: “Abstracts from the first book of Bristol County [Massachusetts] Records” CONT CONT Mary Sison of Dartmouth widow, made her will "the fifteenth day of the second month Caled aprill" 1690, "being uery ill in body.” CONT CONT ... CONT - I hereby acknowledge that I have received of my son James Sison in CONT 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. CONT CONT 5. James SISSON (Richard ) was born 2 Nov 1652 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. He died Dec 1734 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. CONT CONT James Sisson was born about 1656 (not 1652 as elsewhere reported). He was admitted as a freeman in Westport, Plymouth Colony (later Massachusetts Bay Colony) in 1684. He was a farmer, a constable in 1686, surveyor of highways in 1685, and a selectman in 1689. He was (according to a biography of a descendant, Albert Elverton Sisson, "a collector of taxes for the Massachusetts town in which he lived [Westport], and suffered imprisonment because he would not collect the Church of England tax. "His will is dated June 15, and was proved December 1734. At that time his inventory was 172 pounds, 18 shillings, 1 penny. His son Jonathan was executor of his will which names sons Richard, James, Thomas & Jonathan and daughters Sarah, Rebecca, Content, Mary & Hannah. James had a Confirmatory Deed in Dartmouth from William Bradford dated 13 Nov 1694. Rhode Island Vital Records, page 540 says that James and Lydia had 12 children. The Sisson Newsletter reports only 10. SOURCES: Sisson Newsletter v1, no2, page 1; Portsmouth VRs. Arnold pp 40 and 96; Tiverton VRs. Arnold pp 4-48; Mayflower Index 1932. Gen Soc of Mayflower Descendants; Dartmouth VRs. CONT CONT From "American Series of Popular Biographies, MASS. edition", published by Graves Steinbarger 91901), p. 970: "James Sisson who took the freeman's oath in the town of Dartmouth, (Mass.), March 24, 1686. Was executor of his father's will, which was proved in 1684." CONT CONT In the records of the Common Burial Ground at Newport, R.I., buried along with James Sisson and his wife Lydia is "Bathsheba, wife of James, d 25 Nov. 1740 in 36 y". Also listed is "Elizabeth, dau. of James, d. 22 Aug 1774, in 49 y." CONT CONT James married Lydia HATHAWAY, daughter of Arthur HATHAWAY and Sarah COOKE, in 1680 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. Lydia was born 1662/1663 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. She died 23 Jun 1714 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island and was buried in Newport Common Burial Ground. CONT CONT Lydia Hathaway's mother Sarah Cook was a Mayflower descendant. CONT CONT CONT They had the following children: CONT CONT + 35 M i Richard SISSON was born 9 Feb 1681/1682 and died 9 Oct 1744. CONT 36 F ii Mary SISSON was born 26 Feb 1684/1685 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. CONT CONT + 37 F iii Sarah SISSON was born about 1687 and died before 6 Sep 1753. CONT + 38 M iv Jonathan SISSON was born 1689 and died 1775. CONT 39 M v Philip SISSON was born 1691 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. He died 1730 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. CONT CONT Philip was a cordwwainer, i.e. a shoemaker. He was not married and left his estate by will to his brother Thomas. Source: Wills 14:364-67, Taunton, Mass. CONT CONT 40 M vi Thomas SISSON was born 1692 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. He died before 1702. CONT CONT + 41 F vii Content SISSON was born 1694 and died before 1734. CONT 42 F viii Hannah SISSON was born 1698 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. She died before 1706. CONT CONT + 43 M ix James SISSON Jr. was born about 1700 and died after 1774. CONT 44 F x Rebecca SISSON was born 1700 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. She died 1728. CONT CONT Rebecca married John WEST, son of Stephen WEST and Mercy COOK, on 24 Mar 1728. John was born about 1700. CONT CONT 45 M xi Thomas SISSON was born 1702 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. CONT CONT This is probably the Thomas Sisson who received an earmark of "two half-pennies before the near ear" June 5, 1749. Source: "Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth" page 328. CONT CONT Thomas married Rebecca. Rebecca was born about 1705. CONT CONT 46 M xii John SISSON was born 1702. CONT CONT 47 F xiii Hannah SISSON was born about 1706 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. CONT Note: Rhode Island Vital Records, page 540 says that James and Lydia had 12 children. The Sisson Newsletter reports only 10. SOURCES: Sisson Newsletter v1, no2, page 1; Portsmouth VRs. Arnold pp 40 and 96; Tiverton VRs. Arnold pp 4-48; Mayflower Index 1932. Gen Soc of Mayflower Descendants; Dartmouth VRs.
  • Source: S515 Author: Phillip Clark Title: My Ancestor's Abbreviation: My Ancestor's Publication: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=200&id=I14446 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S516 Author: Bob Carroll Title: Rogers-Cushing-Stiles-Carroll Abbreviation: Rogers-Cushing-Stiles-Carroll Publication: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rcarroll&id=I8124 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  1. Source: #S374 Data: Text: James SISSON was born 2 Nov 1652 and died Dec 1734.
  2. Source: #S446 Data: Text: born 2 Nov 1652 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island CONT CONT James Sisson was born about 1656 (not 1652 as elsewhere reported).
  3. Source: #S374 Data: Text: James SISSON was born 2 Nov 1652 and died Dec 1734.
  4. Source: #S446 Data: Text: died Dec 1734 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts
  5. Source: #S446 Data: Text: He was admitted as a freeman in Westport, Plymouth Colony (later Massachusetts Bay Colony) in 1684.
  6. Source: #S446 Data: Text: From "American Series of Popular Biographies, MASS. edition", published by Graves Steinbarger 91901), p. 970: "James Sisson who took the freeman's oath in the town of Dartmouth, (Mass.), March 24, 1686. Was executor of his father's will, which was proved in 1684."
  7. Source: #S446 Data: Text: He was (according to a biography of a descendant, Albert Elverton Sisson, "a collector of taxes for the Massachusetts town in which he lived [Westport], and suffered imprisonment because he would not collect the Church of England tax.
  8. Source: #S446 Data: Text: James had a Confirmatory Deed in Dartmouth from William Bradford dated 13 Nov 1694.
  9. Source: #S446 Data: Text: "His will is dated June 15, and was proved December 1734. At that time his inventory was 172 pounds, 18 shillings, 1 penny. His son Jonathan was executor of his will which names sons Richard, James, Thomas & Jonathan and daughters Sarah, Rebecca, Content, Mary & Hannah.
  10. Source: #S446 Data: Text: In the records of the Common Burial Ground at Newport, R.I., buried along with James Sisson and his wife Lydia is "Bathsheba, wife of James, d 25 Nov. 1740 in 36 y". Also listed is "Elizabeth, dau. of James, d. 22 Aug 1774, in 49 y."
  11. Source: #S446 Data: Text: farmer
  12. Source: #S446 Data: Text: a constable in 1686
  13. Source: #S446 Data: Text: surveyor of highways in 1685
  14. Source: #S446 Data: Text: a selectman in 1689









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