Betsey Sisson

1806–16 November 1864 (Age 58)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Betsey

When Betsey Sisson was born in 1806, in Rhode Island, United States, her father, George Sion Sisson, was 38 and her mother, Betsey Weldon, was 39. She married Thomas P Merritt before 1855. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States in 1855. She died on 16 November 1864, in Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Thomas P Merritt
Betsey Sisson
Marriage: before 1855
Mary C Slater
George H Davis

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  • Marriage
    before 1855
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1811 · USS Revenge
    Age 5
    On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 19
    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:from the Middle English female personal name Sis(se), Cisse, a pet form of Cecily (see Sisley ) + -son.variant of Syson, a habitational name from Syston (Leicestershire), from a short form of an Old English personal name such as Sigehǣth or Sigefrith + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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    Sources (1)

    • Betsey Merritt in household of Thomas P Merritt, "New York State Census, 1855"

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