Biography of Edward Sisson
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Sisson, Edward, was born in Lavana, Cayuga county, October 18, 1818; was educated in the public schools until he was about sixteen years old, and then learned the mason's trade with his brother, which he followed six years. He then learned the moulder's trade, which he followed since, and in the employ of one concern, Gregg & Co., since 1857 as foreman moulder. December 3, 1847, he married Ann Hewitt, formerly of Genoa, Cayuga county, N. Y. They have had four children: Carrie, Hattie, Nellie and Ella. Carrie married Edwin R. Williams, and has three children: Anna, Albert S., and Nellie. Hattie died at the age of thirteen years. Nellie died at the age of four years, and Ella resides at home with her parents. Mr. Sisson's father, Isaac, was born in 1775, and was an attorney. He married Ruth Devol of his native place. They came to Cayuga county in 1806. They had ten children: Patience, Eliza, Hannah, George, Eunice, Isaac, Joseph, Edward, Clinton, and Caroline. He was appointed judge by Gov. Bouck in 1843, and served in that office until it was made elective, about 1846. He was offered the nomination of first judge of the county, but declined. He died May 13, 1862, and his wife July 11, 1843. Mr. Sisson has been village trustee one year. He is a member of Trumansburgh Lodge No. 157 F. & A. M., and Fidelity Chapter No. 77, R. A. M. The ancestry of this family is English and French.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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