Patience Gifford Sisson

8 November 1824–1902 (Age 77)
North Collins, Erie, New York, United States

The Life Summary 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. She lived in Collins, Erie, New York, United States in 1850. She died in 1902, at the age of 78, and was buried in North Collins Quaker Meeting House Cemetery, North Collins, Erie, New York, United States.

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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

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  • Marriage
    13 April 1846
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    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 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: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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    Sources (12)

    • Patience G Kirby in household of Chas C Kirby, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Patience Kerby in household of Charles C Kerby, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Patience Sisson in entry for Charles W. Kirby, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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