Keturah Sisson

6 September 1769–27 November 1822 (Age 53)
Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Keturah

When Keturah Sisson was born on 6 September 1769, in Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, John Sission, was 28 and her mother, Keturah Burdick, was 28. She married Ebenezer Welden Wheldon on 31 December 1812, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 27 November 1822, at the age of 53.

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Ebenezer Welden Wheldon
Keturah Sisson
Marriage: 31 December 1812
Polly Marie Welden
Nancy Melinda Welden
Betsy Luvina Welden
David Sisson Welden

Spouse and Children

31 December 1812
New York, United States


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World Events (1)

1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 3

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

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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  • Keturah Sisson, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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