Maria Eliza Sigsbee

Brief Life History of Maria Eliza

When Maria Eliza Sigsbee was born about 1831, in New Scotland, New Scotland, Albany, New York, United States, her father, William Sigsbee, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Heller, was 30. She married John V N Allen on 27 January 1855, in Unionville, New Scotland, Albany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in New Scotland, Albany, New York, United States for about 15 years. She died in 1905, at the age of 75, and was buried in New Scotland, Albany, New York, United States.

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John V N Allen
Maria Eliza Sigsbee
Marriage: 27 January 1855
Eliza Allen
Alexander Allen
William H Allen
Frank Allen
Cora Allen
Eathen Allen
Hannah Allen
Charles Allen

Sources (9)

  • Marie C Allen, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Maria Eliza Sigsby, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"
  • Maria E Sigsbee Allen, "Find a Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Variant of Silsby .

History: Henry Silsbee (1613–1700), a prominent and prosperous English seacaptain, is mentioned as being in Salem, MA, in 1639. Four generationslater, there were still Silsbee descendants in Salem who were notedmerchants, seamen, and politicians.

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

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