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      Sisson Family Bible

Owned by Rexford and Mildred Carmen Paris

Submitted by Dana Richter

February 20, 2001

Family bible of A. E. Sisson

Printed 1874


Able E. Sisson to Phebe A Button Jan 1, 1874

Able E. Sisson to Phebe L Updyke May 4, 1879, Millerton, Tioga county, PA

Eva B. Sisson to Clark A Updyke August 24, 1892, Elmira, NY

Alda Bell Sisson to John Impson June 1899, Southport, NY

Ruby E. Sisson to Guy C. Doolittle July 30, 1910, Caton, Stueben County, NY

Rose Lee Sisson to Bertie M Smith Feb. 22, 1912

Rose Lee Sisson to Ray Nelson Paris Oct. 17, 1917, Elmira, NY


Sisson, Able E. Born July 1, 1850 Rutland Township Tioga Co. PA

Phebe A Button b Tioga Pa.

Phebe Luisa Updyke b July 30, 1855 Jackson Township, Tioga County, PA

Eva B. Sisson b May 2, 1875 Jackson township, daughter of Able and Phebe A


Alda Bell Sisson b April 2, 1881 daughter of Able E and Phebe L. Sisson, Jackson township.

Ruby Edith Sisson b Dec. 24, 1890 Ward Township daughter of Able E. and Phebe L Sisson

Rose Lee Sison b Dec. 29, 1894 Ward Township daughter of Able E. and Phebe L Sisson.

Phebe L. Sisson b July 30, 1856


Button, Phebe A. died Jan. 1 1884 Tioga, PA w/o Able EBertie Smith April 1916

Phebe L Sisson 1934

Clark A. Updyke Dec. 3, 1929

Eva B. Updyke May 2, 1949

Alda Bell Impson Dec. 25, 1951

John H. Impson Sep. 11, 1964

Flora Grace Smith Dec. 23, 1944

Ann Sisson Petty is sister to Able E Sisson 

Sisson - Petty Bible
This Bible is owned by Donald Holton and was submitted by Donald and by Mary HOLTON Robare in 2005

Putnam C. Sisson was born Nov. 13th 1832 in the town of Jackson, Tioga PA

Whitsel H. Sisson was born Dec. 6th 1854 in the town of Jackson, Tioga Co. PA

Rosamond May Petty was born Oct 18 – 1882 in the town of Jackson, Tioga Co, Pa
Died 8-18-16  1916

Philip Petty was born May 15 – 1840 at Tingewick, Buckinghamshire, England
Died Dec, 22, 1914  USA

Alexander Sisson died Feb 18th 1839

Mary Sisson Died Jan 8th 1841

Malysa Sisson Died Feb 14th 1843

Bennett L Sisson Died Aug 27th 1849  Aged 3 years & 4 months

Philip Petty, Died Dec 22 – 1917 at Daggett Pa Age 77 years 7 mo and 7 days.

Mary A Sisson Petty Died Apr 9 – 1921 Age 76 – 11 mo -15 days

Theodore H. Sisson Died Nov 29th 1872. Aged 57 years 10 Months and 1 say

Nancy A. Sisson. Wife of Theodore Sisson  Dide March 1st,  1880. Aged 62 years 5 months and Nine days

Rosamond May Petty Daggett. Died Aug 10th 1916 Age 33 yrs 9 mo. and 23 days

Putnam C. Sisson Died Jan 17th 1934 age 82 years 2 mo’s

Abel E Sisson died Jan 31 – 1937 

Philip Petty of Daggett- Congressional Medal of Honor Winner
Note: The two photos show a different Medal of Honor. That is because the design was changed and recipients were issued newer ones. [Photos and articles submitted by Donald Holton]

Wellsborro Agitator    1-2-1918
 Phillip Petty died at his home at Daggett Saturday night, after a month’s illness, aged about 76 years.  He is survived by his widow, tow sons, Howard of Wellsburg, and Curtis of Fassets, and one daughter, Mrs. John Updike, of Gilletts.  The funeral was held Wednesday.  Deceased was born in England and came to this country with his parents just before the civil war.  In 1861 he enlisted and served a short time and was discharged for disability.  After he had recovered his health he again enlisted, this time in the 136th Pa., and served until the close of the war.  He was awarded a medal of honor for conspicuous bravery at the battle of Fredericksburg.  He was a member of Deming Post, G. A. R., and Seely Creek Lodge, I. O. O. F.

Millerton, Dec. 28-Philip Petty of Daggett, Pa., died at the family home on December 22.  He was a Civil War Veteran, having serviced two enlistments in the 12th Pa. Vol. and Co. A, 136th Regt, Pa. Infantry.  A medal of honor was awarded to him for conspicuous gallantry in the battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862, when he took the colors of the regiment as they fell out of the hands of the color bearer and carried them forward in the charge.  He was a member of the Daggett M. E. church, Medal of Honor Legion, Deming Post G. A. R., Seeley Creek Lodge I. O. O. F., Daggett, Pa.
 The deceased was 77 years old May 15, 1917, and was born at Tingwick, Burkinghamshire, England.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary A. Petty, a loving companion for 53 years; also three children, Howard H. Petty of Lockwood, N. Y.; C. E. Petty and Mrs. J. F. Updike of Gillett, Pa; ten grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also one sister, Mrs. Mary A. Boyer of Newfield, N. Y. 

Memoirs of Philip Petty

 I was born at Tingewick, Buckinghamshire, England on the 17th day of May 1840.  When eighteen years of age I sailed for America landing in New York, U.S.A. in August 1858, and settled in Jackson Township, tioga Co., Pennsylvania
 On Aug./ 1, 1861 I inlisted in the Troy Guards, Troy, Pa. Company C. to serve three years or during the war.
 We were armed and equipped at Camp Curtain, Harrisburg, Penn’a; and were soon on our way to Washington, D. C.  We camped at Tennallytown, near Georgetown.  There I did lots of Picket Duty, fortification work and guarded the Chain Bridge.
 We drew our rations of soft bread from Washington, but one morning the bread did not come.  Our Company was detailed and formed into line to goto the fort to work.  As we reached the fort, we were divided into squads in charge or different officers, and at once set to work.  It was a very sultry day and we worked until about 4:00 O’clock in the afternoon without rations.  Our pay was $11.00 per month.
 If felt usually well on arriving at camp which we reached at about sundown.  We were ordered to break ranks and go to our quarters.  I unbuckled my belt with my cartridge box and fell insensible into my tent.
 I cannot remember the date and do not know how long I remained in that condition.  The first I knew the doctors told me that I had been very sick and had the typhoid fever, and that I must be very quiet and not try to talk.  As I looked around me I could see that I was in the hospital.  Oh how I had wished that I would not get sick.  Before I was able to leave the hospital, our Division was ordered to leave camp across the Chain Bridge into Virginia and camped at Camp Pierpont, Va.   I was put in a big covered wagon drawn by four horses.  I was terribly shaken up and thought it would kill me, and begged to be take from the wagon and for help of some kind.  On arriving at camp I was taken from the wagon and laid on the ground in a perfectly helpless condition and was told that I would soon be make more comfortable, out I was either neglected or forgotten and was left in this condition throughout the night in a drizzling rain.  Just at daylight I was found and cared for by the pioneers of my regiment.  The next day I was again taken to the hospital, but as soon as I was able to take care of myself, I secured a permit to join my company, although not able to do much duty.  The doctors saw me every day and I was glad to be back with the company again.  I had lost all trace of my gun and accountrements.
ON the morning of Dec. 20, 1861 our brigade was ordered out on quick time to Drainville, Va. To break up a rebel camp a that point.  I asked my Captain for a permit to go with the company.  He said: “If you think you can make it, you may go”.  I soon found a gun, belt and cartridge box and took my place in the ranks, but after the battle I was so lame and footsore I could not walk and was brought back to camp by a cavalier who had been on picket duty.  I was not so well after that and had to keep to my tent.  My Captain was very kind to me and allowed me to stay with the company, as I did not want to go back to the hospital.
 I was discharged for disability on the 17th day of March, 1862 at Camp in the woods near Alexandria, Va. And owing to my condition I was compelled to stay in Washington, D.C. for several days before I was able to go to my home.


 After being home though out the summer months of 1862, my health was quite improved, but I was not very strong.
 In Aug. 1862, there was a call for more men for nine months service, and on the 9th day of August, 1862I enlisted as a musician in Company A., 136 P.V.I., credited to Jackson Township, Tioga Co., Penn’a.  On examination the board of doctors rejected me twice.  I was again allowed to go before the board and the third time they passed me.
 The company had already chosen their officers.  By permission of the Captain I soon traded my fife to a man, who wanted my position..for his gun.
As yet, I had said nothing to the officers about my previous service, but they soon found out I had done military service, and I was often requested and appointed to do some special duty.
 After our arrival at Washington, D. C. we were encamped at Bennings Bridge, a draw bridge on the east branch of the Potomac to guard the bridge and do picket duty.
 Out next camps were at Frederick City, Md., Warrenton, Va. And Sharpsburg, Va.  On Nov. t, 1862 we heard Gen. McClellan make his farewell speech at Warrenton, Va.
 Our next move was on to Falmouth, Fredericksburg, Va. and Aquia Creek.  Camped at Camp Bayne, named after our Col. Thomas M. Bayne, Com. Of the 136 Re’gt., near Bell Plain Landing.  Went Through the Burnside Mud March and Chancellorsville.
 At the battle of Fredericksburg, Va. Dec. 13, 1862, I seized the flag as it fell from the hands of the Color Bearer in the hottest of the engagement.  I planted the flag staff in the ground on the front line and continued firing until we were ordered to fall back, and I brought the colors safe off the ground.  The next morning as the regiment was in line Col. Bayne made a speech to the men speaking of my bravery and promoted me to Color Sergeant, and the men gave me three rousing cheers.  On counting the cartridges left in my box, I found that I had fired 32 rounds.
 After I received my discharge on May 29, 1863 at Harrisburg, Penn’a the same day my Colonel, Thomas m. Bayne, came to me and remarked that he had intended to procure for me a commission, but on account of active service he had failed to do so, but asked me to accompany him to Gov. Curtain’s Headquarters and he would get me a Commission, but to make it a sure thing he said I had best re-enlist---this I declined.  The boys were going home and I wanted to go with them.  The Colonel then asked me for my discharge papers and I handed them to him.  He then wrote on the back of my discharge the following:-
  “Headquarters 136 Rgt. Harrisburg, Pa, May 31, 1863.
  “I take pleasure in hereby certifying to the diligence,
   soldierly bearing and good conduct of Philip Petty
   while a member of my Regiment,  He wond the admiration
   of the whole Regiment in the battle of Fredericksburg
   Dec. 13, 1862 by taking the Colors in the hottest of the
   engagement after they had been deserted by the man who
   carried them.”
     Signed T. M. B ayne, Col. 136 Regt.
 In Recognition of my bravery, the U. S. Congress awarded me a Medal of Honor on the 14th day of Aug. 1893, bearing the following inscription:-
  “The Congress to Philip Petty, Color Sergeant, Company A.
    136 Regiment, P.V.I. for conspicuous gallantry in the Battle
    Fredericksburg, Va. Dec. 13, 1862”.
 I also hold a certificate under the act of Congress approved Apr. 27, 1916 with special pension.
 My Father, Chas. Petty, enlisted in Company A. 207 Regt. R.V.R served all through the Petersburg campaign, and contracted disabilities from which he died.
 On May 15, 1864 in Jackson Township, Tioga County, Penn’a I married Mary A. Sisson, who was born Apr. 24, 1844 in Delaware County, N.Y., a daughter of Theodore H and Nancy Eggelston Sisson.  Four children were were born to our marriage, Howard H., Curtis E., Burnettie G. and Rosamond M.  Rosamond died very suddenly on Aug. 10, 1916.
       Philip Petty
Tioga County
Millerton, Pa. Rd 1

Philip Petty,  born in Tingewick Buckingham Shire, Eng May 17, 1840.
Married mary Annie Sisson in M.E. Church, Daggett, Pa by Jonathon Putmum May 15, 1864
Children born: Howard H. Petty- July 25, 1865   Curtis E. Petty – Oct. 7, 1874    Berniti Gertrude – Feb 20, 1876   Rosamond Mary Oct 18, 1882
John – lived at Windsor but Married in Boston 1662 to Ann Canning.
John Petty died 1680 & his widow Ann married Samuel Owen
James 1662 moved to S Hannah, child – died 1666
Joseph 1672, Ann 1675, Ebenezer 1678.
James & John each had families
Peter Petty sailed from Salem on fishing voyage & was killed by Indians in 1677

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