|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1839|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1897|
George Marion Sisson was born 3 Apr 1839 in Switzerland Co., Indiana. He died 8 Jun
1897 in Gallatin County, Kentucky and was buried in Paint Lick Cem, Sugar Creek, ,
George Marion Sisson was a Republican and appointed county assessor. He
enlisted in the Union Army on 16 August 1862, as a private, Co. B 7th Kentucky
Cavalry. He was promoted through the ranks to Captain. After the War he
returned to farming his 31 acres. He was an invalid with chronic rheumatism for
14 years before his death. Annie Sisson quotes a "History of Kentucky," 1887, by
Perrin, Battle & Kniffen, published by Battey & Co., 1887, page 885: "George B.
Sisson [sic] was educated in the common schools of Gallatin County, and has
followed farming all his life; he owns thirty-one acres of land. July 16, 1862, he
entered the Federal Army, Company B, Seventh Kentucky Cavalry, as second
lietenant in Gen. Nelson's division under command of Col. John K. Faulkner. He
took part in the battle of Richmond, Ky., and was afterward transferred to Gen.
Wolford's command for one year, then to the command of Gen. R.S. Granger,
doing post duty at Nashville. He was taken prisoner at Dalton, Ga., and
imprisoned at Villanow, same State, where he was paroled in October 1864. He
rejoined his regiment at Nashville, and after the battle at that place was in the
command of Gen. J.B. Wilosn, when he was promoted captain of the company.
He served until the close of the war, when he was discharged at Edgefield, Tenn.,
July 10, 1865, since which time he has lived in Gallatin County. Politically Mr.
Sisson is a Republican. He was appointed county assessor of Gallatin County. His
wife is a member of the Baptist church." Annie adds that there was a "Scission
Reunion in 1930 at George's house and all ten of his children were there with
their children and grandchildren.
Sources: Sisson Newsletter v 12 #4 p 6; obituary of George Marion Sisson,
possibly from the Patriot, Indiana newspaper; Gallatin County, Kentucky birth
records, Gallatin County Library; family research done b Donnie (Stachwell)
Flynn, great-granddaughter of George Marion and Sallie (Marcey) Sisson;
George's biography from Kentucky Biographies Project; Battle, Perrin & Kniffin's
"Kentucky: A History of the State," 7th ed., 1887, Gallatin County.
George married Sarah A. MARCY "Sallie" on 26 Feb 1861. Sallie was born 7 Dec 1840
in Ohio Co., Indiana. She died 8 Sep 1897 in Gallatin Co., Kentucky.
Sarah A. "Sallie" Marcey was a Baptist.
George and Sallie had the following children:
+ 5365 M George Washington Sisson was born 22 Feb 1862 and died 23 Mar 1944. + 5366 F Dora Belle Sisson was born 25 Aug 1866 and died 14 Jan 1952.
+ 5367 F Laura L Sisson was born 1868.
+ 5368 F Emma E Sisson was born 1870.
5369 M Allen J. SISSON was born about 1872.
+ 5370 M Benjamin Franklin Sisson was born 17 May 1876.
5371 M Amos Hayes SISSON was born 22 Mar 1877 in Gallatin Co., Kentucky. He died Jan 1966 in Gallatin Co., Kentucky. Amos Hayes Sisson was a bachelor who lived at the home place on Sugar Creek with his
brother Allen and sister Lucie and her family.
+ 5372 F Mattie C Sisson was born about 1879.
5373 M Taylor J. SISSON was born 18 Apr 1881 in Gallatin Co.,
Kentucky. He died Sep 1970 in Gallatin Co., Kentucky. Taylor married Allie STEPHENSON. Allie was born 1886. She died 1969.
+ 5374 F Lucie O Sisson was born about 1882.
Henry B Sisson (1820 - 1909)
Mary R Shaffer Sisson (1818 - 1902)
Sarah Marcy Sisson (1840 - 1897)
Paint Lick Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Kris Harper Bush
Record added: Aug 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40421595
Rest in peace.|
Added: Apr. 11, 2012
Great Great Grandfather, Rest in Peace|
Kris Harper Bush
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