Patience Gifford Sisson

8 November 1824–
North Collins, Erie, New York, United States

The Life of Patience Gifford

When Patience Gifford Sisson was born on 8 November 1824, in North Collins, Erie, New York, United States, her father, Joseph Sisson, was 27 and her mother, Phoebe Tripp White, was 27. She married Charles Crapo Kirby on 13 April 1846. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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Charles Crapo Kirby
Patience Gifford Sisson
Marriage: 13 April 1846
Alice Rebecca Kirby
Charles Wentworth Kirby
Alice Jane Kirby
Carrie May Kirby

Spouse and Children

13 April 1846


Parents and Siblings



    William S. Sisson


    Amy White Sisson



    Mary Jane Sisson


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 39

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Patience G Kirby in household of Charles C Kirby, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Pacience Kirby in household of Newton A Curtis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Patience Kirby in household of Chas C Kirby, "New York State Census, 1875"

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