Peleg D. Sisson

Male10 March 1799–10 June 1872

Brief Life History of Peleg D.

When Peleg D. Sisson was born on 10 March 1799, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Peleg Sisson, was 49 and his mother, Esther West, was 44. He had at least 7 sons and 9 daughters with Lois Gavitt. He lived in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States in 1850. He died on 10 June 1872, at the age of 73, and was buried in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Peleg D. Sisson
Lois Gavitt
Rebecca Louisa Sisson
William B. Sisson
Sarah Esther Sisson
Artemus Courtland Sisson
Peleg Dennison Sisson
Dudley Franklin Sisson
Oliver Gavitt Sisson
Hannah Mary Sisson
Mary Matilda Sisson
Oliver Edwin Sisson
James Albert Sisson
Hannah Jane Sisson
Harriet Emily Sisson
Julia Ann Sisson
Gertrude M. Sisson
Mercy Patience Sisson

Sources (7)

  • Peley Sisson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Peleg Sisson in entry for James Albert Sisson, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Peleg Sisson, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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Children (16)

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Siblings (13)

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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.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 3

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

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


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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