Helen Maria Kissam

Femaleabout 1829–1875

Brief Life History of Helen Maria

When Helen Maria Kissam was born about 1829, in Huntington, Huntington, Suffolk, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Kissam, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Adams, was 31. She had at least 5 sons and 3 daughters with Dr. Benjamin Freeman Fessenden. She lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1865 and New York, United States in 1870. She died in 1875, at the age of 47, and was buried in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr. Benjamin Freeman Fessenden
Helen Maria Kissam
Samuel Kissam Fessenden
Benjamin Harramond Fessenden
Edward Henry Fessenden
William Armistead Fessenden
Elizabeth Fessenden
Julia Fessenden
Kate Fessenden
George Hicks Fessenden

Sources (11)

  • Helan M Fessenden in household of Benj Fessenden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Helen Maria Kissam Fessenden, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Helen M Kissam in entry for Samuel K Fessenden and Estelle A Townsend, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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Children (8)

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World Events (8)

1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 1

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

1834 · The City of Brooklyn is Incorporated

Age 5

An act of incorporation in 1834 turned the village and town of Brooklyn to the city of Brooklyn. The city was divided into nine wards.


Age 15

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of Irish Kissane .

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

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