Sarah A Sisson

15 May 1811–after 1860 (Age 48)
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah A

When Sarah A Sisson was born on 15 May 1811, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Randall Sisson, was 27 and her mother, Lorenda Goodwill, was 26. She married Edwin Alvah Spooner on 13 May 1841, in Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Fitchburg, Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1860. She died after 1860, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 50.

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Edwin Alvah Spooner
Sarah A Sisson
Marriage: 13 May 1841
Edwin Rider Spooner
Mary E Spooner
Marion Temple Spooner

Spouse and Children

13 May 1841
Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States


    Edwin Rider Spooner


    Mary E Spooner


    Marion Temple Spooner


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World Events (6)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 14

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English:1. metronymic from the medieval female personal name Siss, Ciss, short for Sisley, Cecilie ( see Sisley ), or possibly from a pet form of Sisley (with the old French diminutive suffix -on). 2. variant of Sessions .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Spooner in household of Edwin Spooner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah M. in entry for Spooner, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Sarah Ann J Sisson in entry for Edwin Spooner, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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