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From: shamiller3 <>
Subject: Re: [SISSON-L] Thomas Sisson Sr. of Virginia
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 23:03:05 -0400
I have heard about this Thomas being born in Nottingham many times, but have
never seen the evidence for it.
Interesting that your DNA matches the Sissons of the Northern Neck (Robert,
etc). I was in Richmond County this week and found a will witnessed by a
Thomas Sisson in 1712. This is the first reference to a Thomas living there
at that time that I've come across.
The website does show William Sisson Jr being the father of William III,
Thomas and Jane. However, if you do the math, this is not possible. In
addition, I think that William Jr has been found in Charles Co Maryland, and
the three children named are not his.
However, Thomas in Richmond Co in 1712 could have been the son of William
Sr. This would make him a brother of William Jr and of Bryan and Henry. My
line descends from Bryan and matches your DNA. Steven is 99.9% certain that
he descends from William Jr. and his DNA matches yours.
These clues seem to point to Thomas of 1712 being a son of William Sr. who
went to Brunswick and Surry from Richmond instead of from Nottingham.
We have two DNA participants whose documentation leads to Thomas, but
whose test results more closely match Richard of New England. As more DNA
results are processed for descendants of Thomas, this may become clearer.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2002 10:01 PM
Subject: [SISSON-L] Thomas Sisson Sr. of Virginia
> Does anyone have any further information on the Thomas Sisson born 11
> 1662 in Nottingham, England? The information that I have on Thomas Sr.
> not say date of birth and name of his wife but does give the following
> information: He lived in Brunswick County., Virginia and later moved to
> Surry County. His will states he fathered seven children who were named
> Elizabeth, Ann Isabel, Mary, Stephen, Thomas and William. The will was
> Dec 18, 1730 and probated 1731. (Ref. wills and Administrations of Surry
> County Virginia 1671-1750 compiled by Eliza Timberlake Davis. My uncle
> Palmer Sisson researched this information and also stated that Thomas Sr.
> died before his children were married which indicated to Earl that he
> probably died young. He states in his will he had already given Stephen a
> farm. His four daughters married the same day. Ann Sisson married John
> Ingram, Elizabeth Sisson married Owen Strange, Isabel Sisson married
> Denton and Mary Sisson married Thomas Denton. All four married April 4,
> Thomas Sisson Jr. married Hannah Rainer June 3, 1736. (Ref. marriage
> of Brunswick County Virginia 1730-1852) compiled by Fothergill.
> Thomas Sr. in 1723 owned land on both sides of Iseinglass Branch of the
> Meherrin River, Prince George County. (Ref. Prince George County Virginia
> wills and deeds 1713-1728. Indexed by Benjamin B. Weisiger III)
> If Thomas Sr. was born in l662 he would have been about 68 when he died.
> Since he died before his children married I wonder if this is a different
> Thomas. My Thomas could have been the son of William Sisson Jr. of
> whose children were William Sisson 3rd, Jane and Thomas. William Sr.
> at least three children, William Sisson Jr., Bryan and Elizabeth.
> My Brother and I are descended from the Southern Sissons on line three of
> DNA project. I would like to hear from anyone who can help with this.
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