Mary Sisson

18 October 1759–
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Sisson was born on 18 October 1759, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Richard Richmond Sisson, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Shrieve, was 42. She married Pardon Sisson on 5 January 1775, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. She lived in Rhode Island, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1759.

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Pardon Sisson
Mary Sisson
Marriage: 5 January 1775

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  • Marriage
    5 January 1775Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1763 · First Synagogue in America
    Age 4
    The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
    Age 17
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 32
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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 (4)

    • Mary Sisson, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
    • Mary Sisson, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"

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