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