The Worland Family in America and Beyond

I began my life in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, on an island filled with forests and wild rhododendrons. I was separated from my Worland family there at an early age. Recently, I was reunited with my family and learned of my heritage. And so, this journey to know my ancestors began. The Worlands, Gideons, Newtons, Conards... they were the colonists, the settlers, the pioneers. They fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War. This is their story, and the story of a nation. -Deci Worland MacKinnon

Sunday, January 4, 2015

July 1743, Rhode Island

July 16, 1743- A son, Richard, is born to George Sisson & Drucilla Cole in Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island.

July 27, 1743- A son, Isaac, is born to Isaac Tripp & Susannah Spencer in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.

Sisson Name Meaning

The name of Sisson is probably derived from Soissons, a province of France. Doubtless the progenitors of the English descendants of the name came to Britain with William of Normandy.

In the Poll-tax Returns of Howdenshire, (Yorkshire), for the year 1379 the following names are found: Johannes Sisson, Robertus Cisson, Henricus Sisson, Thomas Cysson, and William Cisson.

Canon Bardsley in his "Dictionary of English & Welsh Surnames" states: "Sisson, 'the son of Cecelia' " An English genealogist concludes that in one instance the name is derived from Syston, a populous village in Leicestershire.

The first record, yet found, of the name in the United States is at Portsmouth, Rhode Island. On
May 17, 1653 Richard Sisson was admitted a freeman of the town. (Richard Sisson is my tenth great grandfather.)

(Richard Sisson is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah F. Lawton.
Isaac Tripp is my third cousin 8 times removed. Richard Sisson is his third cousin. Our common ancestors are Richard Sisson & Mary Atkinson.)

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