Saturday, January 11, 2014

Abigail And Peleg Sisson

Peleg Sisson (1754 - 1836) was first married to Abigail Richmond.  They had no children.  Peleg deserted Abigail and married Mary VanValkenburg (1768 - 1831) with whom he had several children.

Source: Fold3

 From the Richmond Family book:

302. EDWARD RICHMOND5  (Benjamin4, Edward3, Edward2, John1) was b. in Little Compton, R. I., July 7, 1723. He married, in 1736, Elizabeth Powell. He died about 1804. Residence, Spencertown, N. Y.

 +934. BENJAMIN6 , born about 1750; married, 1st , Lois Griffith; 2nd, Mrs. Polly Richmond.
 +935. ELIZABETH6, born in 1752; married Jonathan Shepherd.
 +936. STEPHEN6, born Jan. 7, 1754; married Rebekah Sisson.
 +937. EDWARD6, born about 1770; married Huldah --------.
 +938. JONATHAN6, married Polly Richmond.
 +939. SYLVESTER6, married Harriet Covell.
 +940. SYLVANUS6, born about 1771; married Rachel Phillips.
 +941. MARTIN6
 -941a. ELIJAH6, born about 1778; married Elizabeth Fowler. [Note: My Ancestors]
+942. ABIGAIL6, married Peleg Sisson. 
+943. Rhoda6, married Deliverance Smith.
-944. DANIEL6, married ------- Hunt, and lived near Lenox, Mass.

Marriage 1 Abigail RICHMOND b: 1770 in Spencertown, Columbia, New York
Note: They had no children, but she adopted Peleg Richmond, son of her brother Edward. Her husband deserted her, eloping with a person by the name of Van Volkenburg, by whom he had nine daughters.

Peleg and his second wife (Mary/Polly) lived in Murray, Orleans County, New York.  From the History of Murray:

"The first settlement of this town was commenced in 1809, or previous to that, by Epaphras Mattison. Daniel Wait, Joshua Rockwood and Peleg Sisson were among the other early settlers."

From the VALKENBURG-L Archives:

Peleg SISSON (John , Jonathan , James , Richard ) was born 18 Jan 1756 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Peleg married (1) Polly VAN VALKENBURG. Polly was born 1785, d. before 1833.
They had the following children: Anna, Sarah, PhoebeRhoda W., Peleg, Hannah, Milbourne, Jesse 

Peleg married, as his third wife, Clarissa BURLINGAME.  Peleg's Revolutionary War pension application and that of his widow, Clarissa.  At the time of his service he was of Claverack, Albany, New York. [Note: Also At Fold3]

Peleg Sisson in the Surrogate Index of Orleans County
Sisson, Peleg Murray 1836 o,w,t 21-408

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