Mary Sisson Tiffany

10 October 1822–31 December 1915 (Age 93)
Salem, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary Sisson

When Mary Sisson Tiffany was born on 10 October 1822, in Salem, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Richard Tiffany, was 36 and her mother, Mary Sisson, was 36. She married Robert Curtis Mills on 14 June 1843, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 31 December 1915, in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 93.

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Robert Curtis Mills
Mary Sisson Tiffany
Marriage: 14 June 1843
Robert A. Mills
Charles Richard Mills
Mary Slater Mills

Spouse and Children

14 June 1843
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    Robert A. Mills


    Charles Richard Mills


    Mary Slater Mills


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

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.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 7

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 26

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): from the medieval female personal name Tiffania (Old French Tiphaine, from Greek Theophania, a compound of theos ‘God’ + phainein ‘to appear’). This name was often given to girls born around the feast of Epiphany. Compare Italian Bifano , which is named for the same feast.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary S Mills, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary S in entry for Frank E Anderson and Minnie S Mills, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Tiffany, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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