Family:Whitney, Sarah Maria (1836-1907)

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Sarah Maria9 Whitney (Henry Mason8, David7, Silas6, David5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), daughter of Henry Mason8 and Maria A. (Wood) Whitney, was born 1 Apr 1836, OH, and died 18 Jun 1907, Blue Earth, MN.

She married, 11 Oct 1860, Geauga Co., OH, Zelotes Converse Sisson, son of Zelotes and Sarah (Converse) Sisson. He was born 15 May 1822, MA, and died 21 Apr 1910, Blue Earth, MN. He was buried Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth, MN.[1]

They resided Blue Earth City, MN.

Zelotes C. Sisson
Residence: Occupation:
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Corporal on 15 August 1864 at the age of 42.
Enlisted in Company K, 10th Cavalry Regiment Ohio on 15 August 1864.
Mustered out Company K, 10th Cavalry Regiment Ohio on 24 June 1865 in Lexington, KY.[2]

April 24, 1862
R.C. Thayer, Hampden, Geauga County, Ohio. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter requesting information regarding the pay of officers and soldiers of Company G, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry from the time of enlistment to October 17, 1861; and stating that Zelotes C. Sisson was duly commissioned as 1st Lieutenant of said company on September 10, 1861, that Sisson resigned said commission on January 5, 1862, that from September 10 to October 17, 1861, Sisson received no pay, and that Sisson was told by the Paymaster that he could not draw pay for said time from the United States on the ground of the company not being full, and that he would have to look to the State of Ohio for said pay.
1 p. [Series 147-34: 167][3]

Children of Zelotes Converse and Sarah Maria9 (Whitney) Sisson:

i. Ida Sisson, b. 4 Oct 1861, OH; d. 22 Mar 1948, Blackduck, MN; m.(1) 21 Jan 1885, Albert Lea, MN, William T. Ackerman, b. 6 Sep 1858, d. 1 Mar 1888, bur. Rice Lake Cemetery, Faribault Co., MN; m.(2) 31 Oct 1891, Blue Earth, MN, Walter Raleigh Crippen, son of Samuel Crippen, b. 1863, d. 24 Jan 1937, Blackduck, MN.


  • Information from Gar Watson.

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #111931292, Zelotes Converse Sisson.

2.^  Rootsweb SISSON-L Archives, message from Cathy Sisson, 4 Oct 2003.

3.^  The Ohio Historical Society, Civil War Documents searchable database.

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