Henry Bliven Sisson

12 August 1798–12 February 1863 (Age 64)
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Henry Bliven

When Henry Bliven Sisson was born on 12 August 1798, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Jonathan Sisson, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Betsey Bliven Sisson, was 43. He married Lucinda Shailer on 14 March 1832, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 12 February 1863, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 64.

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Henry Bliven Sisson
Lucinda Shailer
Marriage: 14 March 1832
Henry B. Sisson
Simon Sisson
Lucinda S. Sisson
Sarah F. Sisson
John Sisson

Spouse and Children

14 March 1832
Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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 4

"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 21

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)

  • Henry Sisson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Sisson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Sisson, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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