Harriet Sisson

19 September 1799–24 February 1868 (Age 68)
Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Sisson was born on 19 September 1799, in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York, United States, her father, James Sisson, was 51 and her mother, Hannah Thompson, was 41. She married Hugh Gillespie on 8 October 1825, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She died on 24 February 1868, in Port Byron, Mentz, Cayuga, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron, Mentz, Cayuga, New York, United States.

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Hugh Gillespie
Harriet Sisson
Marriage: 8 October 1825
James S Gillespie
George Burnett Gillespie
Charles James Gillespie
William Hugh Gillespie

Spouse and Children

8 October 1825
New York, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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Sources (3)

  • Harriet Sisson in entry for George Burnet Gillespie and Eliza Gertrude Anvaux, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Harriett Sisson Gillespie, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Unknown in entry for James S. Gillespie, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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