John Taliaferro Sisson

14 September 1829–15 July 1899 (Age 69)
Haynesville, Richmond, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Taliaferro

When John Taliaferro Sisson was born on 14 September 1829, in Haynesville, Richmond, Virginia, United States, his father, William Henry Sisson, was 27 and his mother, Susanna Wright Sandford, was 19. He married Anna Elizabeth Clark on 18 August 1854, in Westmoreland, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Washington Magisterial District, Richmond, Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 15 July 1899, in Haynesville, Richmond, Virginia, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Totuskey Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Taliaferro Sisson
1829–1899
Anna Elizabeth Clark
1839–1905
Marriage: 18 August 1854
Emma Priscilla Sission
1856–1905
John Hopkins Faulkner Sisson
1857–1931
Andrew Fuller Sisson
1859–1884
Apphia Judson Sisson
1861–1947
Maria J. Sisson
1862–1865
Louise Jeter Sisson
1863–1948
Hempsil Clark Sisson
1865–1936
Howard Sisson
1865–
Mary Louise Sisson
1868–1948
Richard Anna Sisson
1870–1911
Bettie Margaret Sisson
1872–1875
George Taliaferro Sisson
1873–1956
Claude M Sisson
1882–1898
Charles H Sisson
1882–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 August 1854
Westmoreland, Virginia, United States
children

(14)

    Emma Priscilla Sission

    Female1856–1905Female

    John Hopkins Faulkner Sisson

    Male1857–1931Male

    Andrew Fuller Sisson

    Male1859–1884Male

    Female1861–1947Female

    Maria J. Sisson

    Female1862–1865Female

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Sisson

    Male1802–1871Male

    Susanna Wright Sandford

    Female1810–1833Female

siblings

(3)

    Richard Henry Sisson

    Male1827–1869Male

    Male1829–1899Male

    Edwin Thomas Sisson

    Male1831–Male

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 15

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 32

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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)

  • John T Sisson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John T Sisson in household of William H Sisson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Taliaferro Sisson, "United States Census, 1870"

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