Paul and Edith (Sisley) Bongiorno
Williamsville, New York
For Papa, With Love
On His Ninetieth Birthday
March 4, 1974
To Edith and Paul
who started us being interested in our family history
who did most of the research for the updating
A generation goes,
And a generation comes,
But the earth remains forever.
-- Ecclesiastes 1:4
We appreciate the opportunity to make a revised edition of the
history of Wilber C. Sisley's ancestors and descendants. We revised
the original edition to stop the main section at Wilber C. Sisley's
children. All side branches of the ancestors and descendents are now
listed on their own pages.
The following is not intended to be a great literary masterpiece
nor historical document, but rather something for the family to enjoy.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we did collecting the information.
We started this venture when Papa became interested in Family
Histories about the time the Eberhart book was published in 1959. We
caught his enthusiasm and became addicted. Once we started we
couldn't stop. We have collected maps, tax records, census records,
lists and notes of all kinds. Whenever any of us came up with
something new, we compared notes and exchanged information. It is like
a jigsaw puzzle each little bit of information is kept and eventually
falls in place, even with some pieces left over.
We have visited libraries, courthouses and cemeteries from
Columbus, Ohio to Harrisburg, Pa. and from Pittsburgh to Meadville. We
have been locked in libraries, chased out of courthouses at closing
time and been covered with nettles and poison ivy in old cemeteries.
But we have met the nicest people. We have also written letters to
and received letters from people as far away as Oregon and Canada.
There are still many gaps in the Family History and there must be
some mistakes for which we are sorry. But we are going to keep our
charts and records and add to them as we find new information. We
still want to know where the Sisley's were before they came to
Perhaps if we had taken more time we could have obtained more
complete information about the present generations, but we feel that
this is the time to put it all together in the hope that our
grandchildren will at least know the name of their
'In foord, in ham, in ley and tun,
The moste of English surnames run.'
Verstagan; Restitution - 1605
When surnames first came into use in England they appeared to
fall into four general classes. Local, such as Towns, Fields;
occupations, such as Smith or Cooper; from the first name of the
father, as Johnson or Robertson or descriptive, as Short or Brown.
Sisley or Sicely is listed as a British personal name. The name of the
martyred Saint Cecilio, patron saint of musicians and the blind, was
introduced into England by the Normans. It soon became very popular as
Cecely or Sisley.
In the early days in America, names of settlers from all
countries were changes by misspelling and carelessness in writing.
Many people could not spell their names and in saying them to others
the spelling became changed. An example of this may be found in 18th
century lists of foreigners who took the oath of allegiance in
Pennsylvania, published in the Pennsylvania Archives. There, the names
of settlers and boats in which they arrived are tabulated, Two lists
are given -- one is the original names and one apparently made by an
English speaking person from hearing the names spoken.
Before 1800 the name Sisley is found under a number of different
spellings. Records of Lewis and Jacob Sisley found in the
Pennsylvania Archives are spelled Sisley, Cisley, Sicley, Sissley and
Cissley. In the case of Perry Sisley the Coshocton County, Ohio Court
Records show in the index of marriage records -- Cissel; on the
marriage license -- Cissle; on his wife's death record -- Cisley; in
the 1860 Census his name was listed as Sicily and his death was
recorded as Sisley.
Where the Sisleys came from before they settled in Pennsylvania
we do not yet know. Some believe they came from Virginia or Maryland.
Others think they came from France. The only basis for the belief that
they came from France is the artist Alfred Sisley. Although there is
no known connection between his family and ours, an article, "The
Ancestry of Alfred Sisley" by Claude Sisley a second cousin of the
artist, published in the 'Burlington Magazine', Vol. 91; Sept. 1949,
is very interesting to read. The following in a brief outline of the
'Very little seems to be known about the ancestry of Alfred
Sisley. In most books he is described as being the son of English
parents living in Paris, his father being a merchant trading with
South America. Sisley, it is true, was of English decent, but his
grandmother was a Frenchwoman and his English ancestors came from that
curious tract of country - Romney March.
Alfred Sisley's earliest recorded ancestor is Francis Sisley
(1748-1808), his great-grandfather. In 1770 he married Anna Chowning
of whom we know nothing. In the marriage register Francis Sisley is
Described as a husbandman, and elsewhere as a grazier - sheep farming
being an industry of Romney Marsh. But later he was actively engaged
It has been said that the Sisleys were, in their way, a curious
family, coming from one of the oddest parts of England and being
essentially of peasant stock, It must be realized that much of Romney
Marsh lies below sea-level and owning to its reputation for being
unhealthy and "aguish' it was largely cut off from the rest of Kent.
For centuries the men of Romney Marsh had been engaged in smuggling
and its seafaring population was as much at home in the French ports
across the Channel as in England. There was apparently a good deal of
inter-marriage between the two races as there were people with French
names living on the Marsh. Thomas Sisley (1772-1819), grandfather of
Alfred Sisley, went to Dunkirk at an early age to supervise the
family's smuggling enterprises on that side of the Channel. Thomas
Sisley's various marriages were somewhat involved. A family tree shows
that he married, first, Francoise Felicite Dagneau. Contrary to the
custom that when a man marries a foreigner the children are given
Christian names of the father's country, Thomas' children were given
French Christian names. Alfred's farther was Guillaume. Does this mean
that there may have been some prier connection with France before the
time of Francis Sisley, or is it merely an example of the cosmopolitan
characteristics of the men of Romney Marsh, who were prepared to be
either English or French as it suited them? Alfred Sisley had one
brother and one son, neither of whom married, so his branch of the
Sisley tree died out.'
Family history and local history are closely related. When
tracing a family it is helpful to know something of the formation and
make-up of the various counties in Pennsylvania.
Bedford County was organized in 1771. Westmoreland was created
from Bedford on Feb. 26, 1773. It covered nearly one-fourth of the
entire state of Pennsylvania. Rostraver was one of the eleven original
townships. Washington County was the first to pull away from
Westmoreland, created on March 28, 1781.
Fayette County was next, created on Sept. 26, 1783. Washington
Township, one of the original twelve in Fayette County, included what
is now Jefferson and part of Perry. Before 1783 it was part of
Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County and at that time was bounded
by the Youghagheny and Monongahela Rivers and a straight line from the
mouth of Big Redstone Creek to a point on the Youghagheny opposite the
mouth of Jacobs Creek. Perry Township was incorporated in 1839,
Jefferson Township in 1840 and Cookstown and Belle Vernon in 1863.
Allegheny County was created on Sept. 24, 1788 from
Westmoreland and Washington Counties. Greene County followed on Feb.
9, 1796 from part of Washington County.
At this time both Pennsylvania and Virginia laid claim to the
southwestern part of Pennsylvania. The Virginia counties in
Pennsylvania were Yohogania, Donegal, Ohio and Monongalia. When the
dispute was settled, Yohogania and Donegal disappeared. Ohio and
Monongalia became Virginia counties.
Military and tax records are found in the Pennsylvania Archives
and some old tax records of Fayette County may be found at the
courthouse at Uniontown. Because of the dispute between Pennsylvania
and Virginia at this time, many old Pennsylvania records may be found
in Wheeling or Morgantown, West Virginia or even Richmond, Virginia.
On some of these tax records a man may be listed as an "inmate"
or in other words a renter, An "unseated" landowner was a non-resident
landowner. Some are listed as 'freemen". Such a man would be over 21,
single and therefore taxed. To get off the tax list he took a wife. If
he was married and owned no land, horse nor cow he disappeared from
the tax list.
There were two kinds of military service. The Pennsylvania Line,
a volunteer group which fought mostly in the east against the British,
and the Pennsylvania Militia. Every able-bodied man between 18 and 53
had to be enrolled in the Militia. Each Company was formed from a
geographical area or township. You can usually tell the area by
comparing the names in the Militia with those on the tax lists.
Other sources of information in the Pennsylvania Archives are the
Land Grants, the Warrantee lists. During the land rush in the 1760's
the government in Philadelphia issued 'survey orders'. Many people
thought this was a land title until someone else came along and got
the warrant. After the warrant was issued the land had to be surveyed
and then a patent was issued. The Patent was the final title. Thus
the patent holder was not always the settler who first claimed the
The census records are a good source of information but not
always complete or accurate. From 1790 to 1840 they listed only the
name of the head of the family. From 1850 the names and ages of the
family were listed along with any persons living with the family
The first Sisley we found in Pennsylvania was Jacob Sissly paying
a state tax in Mountjoy Township, Lancaster County in 1773, taxed for
27 acres, 1 horse and 1 cow.
We next found Jacob Sisley in southwestern Pennsylvania on the
west side of the Monongahela River in what was later Allen Township.
There is a petition in the National Archives (about 1775-1780),
signed by 2000 persons from southwestern Pennsylvania and western
Virginia, asking for the formation of a new state, because they were
tired of the dispute between the two states. The idea was dropped when
the Revolutionary war settled the matter. Among the names on the
partition were Benjamen, Jacob, Jacob Sr. and Lewis Cicily.
There is no other record of Jacob Sr. nor Benjamen. I might say
here that many times in old records the term Jr. and Sr. did not
always signify father and son. If there were two men with the same
name they used this way of identifying which was which. I believe that
Jacob Sr. was the father of Jacob, Lewis and Benjamen. We know that
Jacob was the father of a later Lewis.
Jacob and Lewis Cissley were in the 5th Class of Capt. James
Hopkins Company of the 5th Battalion of Washington County Militia,
Commanded by Col. Crooks, April 25, 1782. Men of this Battalion were
taken from what later became Allen and Fallowfield Townships,
We have often wondered if this Battalion was with Col. Wm.
Crawford on the 'Expedition to Sandusky'. April 4th to June 14, 1782
is the period of time when the disastrous 'Expedition' was planned and
carried out. There is no roll or roster known to exist, but on Dec. 8,
1789, Richard Hopkins, one of the men in the 4th Class of Capt. James
Hopkins Co. at that time, was paid 4 pounds for a horse lost in this
A Class drafted and ordered to rendezvous, 6th of Sept. 1782, to
Col. Edward Cook, Westmoreland County, received payment for services
rendered in defense of the frontiers of Westmoreland, Lewis Cisley was
in this group as well as several men in the previous group, but not
It was about this time that the Sisley's moved across the river,
Lewis to the Belle Vernon area and Jacob to Freeport, later Cookstown
and now Fayette City.
One of the first grocery stores in the Mon Valley was operated by
a man named David Furnier at a site on "Spears Run" between Belle
Vernon and Gibsonton. The entire concern was known as "The Barter
Mills". Many of the names on the books were familiar pioneer settlers.
They included McLaughlin, Shepler, McCoy, Cissley, Speers, Ellis,
Cook, Patterson, Springer, Frye, Crawford and many others.
Lewis Cisley was the first to be buried in the first burial
ground intended for Belle Vernon on Gould's Hill, now known as East
Belle Vernon or Seldom Seen. The date is unknown.
The following is a Bill of Sale found in the Westmoreland County
Court Records at Greenburg, Pa.
to Know all men by these presents that I Jacob
Peter Keller Sissely, of the County of Westmoreland and
Province of Pennsylvania, yeoman for and in
consideration of the sum of Seventy Five Pounds current lawfull
money of Pennsylvania to me in hand paid before the ensealing and
delivery of these presents by Peter Keller of the County of
Washington and Provance aforesaid yeoman and thereof I the said
Jacob Sissley do acknowledge to be fully satisfied and paid.
Have granted bargained & sold and for the consideration aforesaid
do grant bargain and sell alienate release quit claim and confirm
unto the said Peter Keller a certain improvement by me purchased
of Nathan Ellis and lying and being in the County and Provance
aforesaid on the Eastern side of the Monongahela containing
seventy-five acres more or less. To have and to hold the said
bargained premises with the appurtenances thereto belonging with
one ferry boat and a canoe to the only proper use and behoof of
him the said Peter Keller Together with all the writings and
evidences touching and concerning the same & to his heirs assigns
forever yielding & paying to the Honourable the Proprietors of
Pennsylvania all monies due or to become due for the same & the
said Jacob Sissly doth for himself and his heirs covinant promise
and grant to and with the said Peter Keller his heirs and assigns
lawfully claiming or to claim by virtue of any power or authority
by from or under him them or any of them have and will warrant &
defend by these presents against all person or persons. In
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first
day of April Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and eighty
Jacob Sissely Seal
Sealed & delivered in pres- mark
ents of James Davis
Westmoreland County SS. Personally came before me the subscriber
Justice for said County James Davis and
made oath acording to law that he saw Jacob Sissly sign and
acknowledged the above Bill of Sale to be his act and deed and in
order that the same may be recorded as such. Given under my hand
and seal this 12th day of May 1783.
Edward Cook Seal
Recorded Jan. 10th 1784
The above is the only records of land transactions found in the
name of Jacob Sisley.
In the Deed Books of Fayette County at Uniontown are records of
land transactions in the name of Lewis Cissely and Lewis Sisley.
There are three men by the name of Lewis Sisley involved in these
various purchases. More about these later.
We will attempt to trace the descendants of Jacob Sisley the best
we can with the information we have. Each generation is indicated with
a letter and the children in a family with a letter and a number.
JACOB CISLEY -- Settled on the Monongahela River in what is now
Washington County Pennsylvania in about 1774. No other record.
A3 Benjemin -- no other record
A4 William Sisslee -- This man paid a State Tax in Pitt Twn.,
Westmoreland County in 1786. So far we have made no attempt to
trace this man's family.
A1 JACOB SISLEY - Jacob and Lewis were taxed as single men in 1786.
They could be Jacob and his son or his brother. Jacob's wife was named
Jane. He was a cooper (barrel maker) by trade. There must have been a
great need for coopers because of the number of distilleries in the
Jacob moved across the river into Washington Township where in
1783, he sold to Peter Keller a ferryboat canoe and seventy-five acres
of land. He lived in Washington Twn. until 1800 when he was listed on
the tax list as - gone. Where? Perhaps to Ohio.
B1 LEWIS SISLEY -- A family record owned by Robert Sisley shows
Lewis Sisley, son of Jacob and Jane Sisley and Margaret, daughter
of Nathan and Mary Ellis married on Nov. 14, 1788. Lewis born in
Pennsylvania, July 22 1765, died Feb. 14 1826. Margaret born in
Maryland Dec. 13, 1773 died Feb. 13, 1870. (This looks like 1810
but records show she was still living in 1860 at 87 years of age.)
They are both buried at Rehobeth Cemetery.
Lewis spent most of his life in Washington Township. In 1801 he
bought from John Seward, 175 acres called "Sewardton" adjoining
Cookstown which he laid out in lots. This plot was for years, known
In March 1808 he bought from Thomas Strawn 77 acres of a plot
called "Content" along Lambs Lick Run where he build a Sawmill.
Lewis died intestate on Feb. 14, 1826. In June 1827, Morgan Morgan
petitioned the court for the appointment of a guardian for Amberson
Sisley, under 14 and Wilson Sisley, over 14. William D. Mullin was
Margaret Sisley filed a petition on March 15, 1828 as Administrator
of the Estate of Lewis, late of Washington Twn. for the sale of
property in the vicinity of Cooktown. The sale was held May 12,
Before his death Lewis Sisley agreed to sell to James McCrory, Lot #21
in "Sewardton". In 1835 this deed was signed by Margaret Sisley and
her children with their husbands or wives. Wilson signed for himself
and W. D. Mullin for Amberson.
After the death of Lewis, Margaret lived the rest of her life with
Children of Lewis and Margaret Sisley:
C1 Mary Ann Sisley (1789) married Samuel Shepler on Jan. 3, 1809
C2 Nancy Sisley (1792) Married Morgan Morgan on Jan. 18, 1809
C3 Hester Sisley (1795-1899) married James McCrory in 1812
"James McCrory came from England and settled near what is now
Allenport, Washington Co., over 100 years ago. Their son has in
his possession as relics, the Sisley 'conch shell' bearing the
date 1806. At that time a conch shell was used as a horn to
sound a warning in times of danger. Wilson McCrory also has the
old indentures - over a century old - by which his father was
bound to work three years for about two pounds sterling, three
months schooling and a "freedom suit" (from 'Cyclopedia of
Fayette Co.' by Greshem & Co. Publishers, 1889). Hester McCrory
died in 1899 at the age of 104.
D1 Wilson McCrory (1815)
D2 John McCrory (1816)
D3 Thomas McCrory (1818)
D4 William McCrory (1821)
D5 Lewis McCrory (1824)
D6 Margaret McCrory (1826) married William Kyle
D7 James McCrory (1828)
D8 One Child died in infancy
C4 Eleanor Sisley (1797-1860) married Robert Lyons on Sept. 4,
C5 John Ellis Sisley (1800-May 26, 1855) married Sarah Boden in
1828. They had 10 children. Sarah (Boden) Sisley, at the time of
her death in 1885, lived in the second house above the creek in
Fayette City. James H. Sisley, son of Samuel and Elizabeth
(Boden) Sisley was her administrator. All her property was left
to Nancy Jane, Cornelia and Mary E.
Children of John E. and Sarah Sisley:
D1 Ellis William Sisley (1829) married Margaret Sisley (1831)
daughter of Morgan and Hannah Sisley. Ellis died sometime
between 1867 when Charles was born and 1870 when Margaret and
her children were living with Morgan in Perryopolis.
Children of Ellis William and Margaret Sisley:
E1 John Morgan Sisley (1851) married 1st Laura Cross, 2nd
Emma B. Cook
F1 Ellis W. Sisley (1875-1963) married 1st Blanche
Seighman (1875), 2nd Mary Croushore
G1 Frederick W. Sisley (1908-1964) married Harriet
H1 Emily Lucretia Sisley, New York City. Dr. of
Chiropractic on the faculty of Chiropractic
Institute of new York in the dept. of psychiatry,
BA degree in psychology, writer and illustrator
for professional journals. Won the Thomas Alva
Edison Award for a book "You and Your Brain".
Attended the University of Vienna
H2 Frederick E. Sisley, Norfolk Va.
G2 Edytha Sisley (May 11, 1898-April 14, 1969)
married Lee Eckman
G3 Maude Sisley married William E. McEwan
G4 Lucretia Sisley
F2 Charlotta Sisley (1881) married in 1898 to Fred
E2 Benjemin (Ben or Benona) Sisley (1854) married Nancy
Jane Essington. In the 1880 census Benjemin was a farm
worker for Milton Patterson near Fayette City
F1 Leroy (Roy) Sisley (May 22, 1884-May 25, 1969)
married in 1907 to Sarah Cook (1890-1921) 2nd married Anne
E. (died Feb. 27, 1966)
G1 Lois Sisley married William D. Walsh
E3 James Sisley (1856) married Adaline Mullin
F1 James Edward Sisley (1883-1960) married Emily Morgan
F2 Ellis E. Sisley (1893) married Stella Stewart (1891)
E4 Alice Sisley (1860) married Playford Wilgus
E5 Hezakiah Edward Sisley (1862-1937) married Jessie B.
Nichols at Quaker City, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1888 under the name
Edward Sisley. Died somewhere in Pennsylvania. Jessie
Nichols born at Quaker City, Ohio, June 25, 1871, daughter
of George E. and Lizzie Nichols. She died Dec. 28, 1945,
at Martins Ferry, Ohio and was buried at Quaker City.
Hezakiah left his family and the two boys were raised by
their mother and strict Quaker Grandmother. On Dec. 27,
1919, Jessie married E. T. Bauer who died May 28, 1931.
F1 George E. Sisley (Aug. 29, 1888-June 5, 1965)
married Gertrude Ann Edmunds (Sept. 1887-March 5, 1949) on
Nov. 16, 1910. She was the daughter of Edmund and
Elizabeth (Fry) Edmunds
Children of George E. and Gertrude Sisley:
G1 Ruth Pauline Sisley (April 23, 1912-Mar. 2, 1961)
married William T. Murray on Nov. 22, 1933
H1 Shirley Jean Murray (Jan 2, 1935)
G2 Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Sisley (Aug. 29, 1916-Feb.
1961) married William Harrigan (Jan. 25, 1915-June
1955), 2nd marriage Richard C. Smith in 1958.
H1 Jean Ann Harrigan
G3 Jean Ann Sisley (1920- July 6, 1922) buried in
Greensburgh, later brought to Martins Ferry, Ohio
G4 Jessie Sisley (Apr. 1923-Apr. 1966) buried New
Orleans, La. married William E. Davis (1920) son of
Wm. O. and Laura Miller David.
H1 Cindy Davis (1944)
H2 Judy Davis (1947)
G5 Georganna Sisley (Jan. 28, 1926) married on Nov.
27, 1946 to Charles Thorngate (May 30, 1926) son of
Ross and Loretta Thorngate.
H1 Sisley Ann Thorngate (Dec. 8, 1952) married on
June 3, 1972 to Phillip Allen Synowiec.
G6 George E. Sisley (Jan. 28, 1926) on Feb. 13, 1948
married Betty Lou Fisher daughter of C. G. Fisher.
H1 George Clive Sisley (May 3, 1949)
H2 Steven Sisley (April 21, 1950)
(These boys were later adopted by Betty Lou's 2nd
Husband, named Kurtz).
George E. Sisley married 2nd time to Louise Steward,
daughter of Ezra Stewart.
F2 Joseph Sisley (Jan. 17, 1891-Nov. 18, 1924) buried
at Greensburg, Pa. Married Ethel M. Sanders (Mar. 30,
1898) on Dec. 20, 1922.
G1 Joseph Sisley, Jr. (Jan. 21, 1925)
H1 Joseph Sisley
H2 Timothy Sisley
H3 Rebecca Sisley
H4 Cynthia Sisley
H5 Robert Sisley
E6 Charles Sisley (1887) youngest child of Ellis and
D2 Elizabeth Sisley (1832) 2nd child of John E. & Sarah
D3 Margaret Sisley (1834) Tailoress by trade
D4 Nancy Jane Sisley (1836) Weaver
D5 Cornelia Sisley (1838)
D6 Mary E. Sisley (1840)
D7 Hester Sisley (April 30, 1837-July 7, 1842)
D8 Sarah Sisley (1844)
D9 Elisa Sisley (1848)
D10 Twin sons- infants (died Oct. 29, 1850) buried at
D11 Samantha Sisley (1853)
C6 Louisa Sisley (1803-Aug. 12, 1823) Sixth child of Lewis and
Margaret (Ellis) Sisley married Samuel Nutt (July 7, 1811-Oct.
C7 Ruhama Sisley (1805) married Samuel Nutt widower of Louisa on
July 29, 1824
C8 Indiana Sisley (1809) married Conrad Stein
C9 Wilson Sisley (Dec. 3, 1811-Oct. 7, 1857) married Nancy Wells
D1 James Sisley (1837)
D2 Margaret Sisley (1840)
D3 Nancy Sisley (1842)
D4 A Boy (1844)
D5 William Sisley (1846)
D6 John Sisley (1848)
C10 Amberson E. Sisley (1814-1862) married Mary Ann Shepler (?)
D1 A daughter (1842)
D2 Austin Shepler Sisley (1844-1933) married Ocie J. Rose
(1849-1918). Many of this family are buried in the Belle
E1 Allie Sisley married H. W. Phillips
E2 Ella Sisley (1870) married Wm. James Watkins in 1889
E3 Addie Sisley married Lutes
E4 John Sisley
E5 Robert C. Sisley (July 30, 1879-Sept. 13, 1897)
E6 Myrtle Sisley
E& Joseph Sisley
E8 Ocie Sisley married Kulleck
E9 Mary Sisley
E10 Jesse B. Sisley (1890-Nov. 29, 1941) married Annie R.
E11 Bartha Sisley
E12 Stewart Sisley
Also in the Belle Vernon Cemetery are “Son of Austin and
Orie J. Sisley died May 21, 1881” and “Little Ollie son of
Austin and Ocie J. Sisley died Feb. 5, 1874, 1 yr. 8 mo. 6
D3 Mary C. Sisley (1846)
A2 LEWIS CISLEY -- We believe this man is the father of Samuel, John
and Jacob Sisley for several reasons. We hope to check this further
someday. Lewis Cisley owned property and was buried in the Belle
Vernon area; his son Jacob lived close to the county line between
Westmoreland and Fayette Counties near Belle Vernon and the name Lewis
runs through the families of these men.
In the Deed Books of Fayette County at Uniontown are records of
land transactions in the names of Lewis Cissely and Lewis Sisley.
There are three men by the name Lewis Sisley involved in these
purchases. Three deeds in particular we would like to check more
thoroughly, that we believe belongs to the first Lewis.
Item No. 439, Book B, Page 274 -- To Lewis Sisley from John
Owning (Owens) 52 acres called "Addition" situated on the Monongahela
River in Westmoreland County when granted, now in Fayette County.
John Owens, on the 18th day of May 1793 received of Lewis Sisley the
sum of one hundred and five pounds. This is the same plot of land that
according to history, on which Noah Speers founded Belle Vernon. It
was given him by his father, Henry Speers, who obtained it by purchase
from John Cockey Owens to whom the state granted a patent on May 17,
Item No. 554, Book C, Page 1238 -- In 1796 Lewis Cissely brought
from Joseph Chester, who bought it from Ignatius Jones, 137 acres, a
place called "Jones Folly". This land was subject to one-fifth of all
gold and silver ore for the use of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
to be delivered at the pit's mouth free of charge. In 1812 he obtained
a 'release' from George Hogg on a promise to buy 31 acres of this land
which he then sold to London Darry. This land would be along the river
between Belle Vernon and Fayette City.
Item No. 605, Book D, Page 84 --In 1797 Lewis Cissely bought from
Dan Springer, 12 acres 132 perches, being part of the plot called
"Springerburg", part of which was in Westmoreland County and part in
B1 SAMUEL SISLEY (born about 1771-1814)
From the History of Crawford Co. -- 'Among the list of settlers
of Crawford County, prior to 1804 were John and Samuel Sisley who
were brothers. The latter was a 'cooper' by trade and settled on
Tract 33. (This is in East Fallowfield Township -- east of the town
of Atlantic). During his last sickness the nearest physician
resided at Meadville and Mr. Sisley expired before medical aid
could reach him.'
Samuel Sisley was taxed in Washington Township, Fayette Co. as a
cooper. He left there in 1798. He went to Fallowfield Township in
Crawford County, where, in 1801, he owned four hundred acres and
two cows. When he died on Jan. 26, 1814, Joe Mattock and John
Sisley were named administrators for his estate. The estate was
settled and the property sold on Dec. 11, 1816.
Samuel Sisley was married and had three boys and two girls.
B2 JACOB SISLEY (see Page 13)
B3 JOHN SISLEY (1775-1843) settled in Fallowfield Twn., Crawford
Co., Pa. before 1800. In 1801 he owned 400 acres, 2 oxen and two
cows. His wife's name was Anney.
From The Crawford Weekley Messenger of March 10, 1813.
"Notice - Whereas John Sisley obtained from the subscriber dated
the 23rd day of Feb. last past, one for the payment of thirty
dollars on or before the first of May next, the other for ten
dollars or twenty gallons of whiskey, to be paid on the 25th day
of Dec. next. These are, therefore, to forewarn all persons from
taking assignments of said obligations, as I am determined not
to pay the same until the said Sisley fulfills an article of
agreement for which the said obligations were given.
Fallowfield Twn., March 3, 1813”
John Sisley was in the Pennsylvania Militia under Gen. David Mead,
at Fort Erie from July 23 to Aug. 9, 1813. He published a notice of
insolvency on March 8, 1827. He died in South Shenango in 1843. On
Jan. 24, 1844, Lewis Sisley and Joseph Sharp were appointed
administrators of his estate. On Dec. 30, 1844 Joe Sharp denounced
Lewis Sisley on mismanaging the estate. No results were given as to
John Sisley had seven children in the 1820 Census, 3 boys and 4
girls. Two of the boys were John and Lewis. John and his wife Mary
(Betts) Sisley settled in Kinsman Twn., Trumbull Co., Ohio in about
C1 Lewis Sisley (April 25, 1803) married Catherine Betts (March
1, 1807). They had twelve children, four girls and eight boys.
D1 John Sisley (1833-Sept. 23,1910)
He moved west and homesteaded a government claim near Marion,
Iowa, now a suburb of Cedar Rapids. There is a graveyard with
a large sign "Sisley Cemetery" over the gate that is plainly
seen from U.S. Route #30. John Sisley is buried at Glasgow,
Valley County, Montana. He married, first, Olive Woodard of
Galena, Ill. They had 2 girls and 2 boys.
E1 Eunice Alvira Sisley married Almond Baker
E2 Cassie Sisley married Charles Weller
E3 Simon Sisley married Ella McCord. He was shot by
E4 John Lewis Sisley (1860-1937) born - Lancaster, Wis.
F1 Arthur Lewis Sisley married Ellyn Norris - Chicago
F2 Simon Anderson Sisley married Daisy Dobson
F3 Grace Sisley married Barton
F4 William Bryan Sisley married Anna Henderleiter
F5 Gertrude Cassie Sisley married James Russell –
John Sisley deserted this family and later married
Julia Ann Duell (Curry). They had three children, 2 girls
and 1 boy.
E1 Frances Eunice Sisley (1876-1958) married William James
E2 Mary Sisley (1878-1966) married Chaffee
E3 Benjamin Sisley (1880-1955) married Adeline Trask
Frances had ten children. Nine are living in Oregon. One of
the youngest ones, Mrs. Viola Vaughn of Walton, Oregon is
tracing this branch of the family.
B2 JACOB SISLEY - born in Pennsylvania (1773-1834) married Margaret
Morgan, born in Pennsylvania (1782-1865), daughter of William and
Brittie Morgan of Westmoreland County. They were married about
1798. They lived in Washington Twp., Fayette Co. until 1815, when
they moved to Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., where in 1825,
Perry H. age 10 and John Sisley age 8, children of Jacob and
Margaret Sisley, were listed as poor children to be educated by the
We had believed that Jacob died in 1827 but he was listed in
the 1830 census of Washington Twp. with his wife and two sons,
(Perry and John). Jacob evidently died in about 1834 as Margaret
was listed in the 1835 tax returns as a widow with a horse and a
cow. In the 1840 census Margaret and her two sons were still in
Margaret went to Bedford Twp., Coshocton Co. Ohio with her son
Perry. We do not know if John went with them. She died there in
1865. Jacob and Margaret had seven children, five boys and two
girls. They had one daughter in 1800 who may have died young.
C1 Margaret Sisley (1802-1844) married David Gibbs (1800-1843)
C2 Lewis Sisley (1804-Sept. 25, 1883 married Sarah Stephens
(1812-Sept. 6, 1879). They lived in Jefferson Twp., Fayette Co.
and are both buried at the Redstone Churchyard. Lewis was a
Blacksmith and farmer.
D1 John Sisley - no other record
D2 Levi Sisley (1831-Nov. 13, 1862) married Ester Moss (1827-
Oct. 23, 1905). Levi was a Master stonemason.
E1 France Madira Sisley (1848)
E2 Mary Ellen Sisley (1850) married Wm. J. Thorndell
E3 Milton H. Sisley
D3 Lewis N. Sisley married Annie S.. Settled in Scottdale -
D4 Malinda Sisley (1841) married Thomas Herwick
E1 Lewis Herwick married Bertie Goe - daughter of Sarah
Jane Sisley Goe - daughter of Morgan Sisley.
D5 Phoebe Sisley married Thompson
D6 Sarah Sisley married John Culler
D7 Margaret Sisley died Sept. 11, 1849, 2yrs, 5mo., 2 days
C3 Samuel Sisley (1807-May 3, 1868) married Elizabeth Boden
(1813-Jan. 18, 1881). Samuel was a Stonemason by trade. The
homestead of Samuel was about a mile out of Perryopolis on the
Red Lion Road at the top of what was called "Sisley Hill". Both
are buried at Redstone.
D1 Jacob Sisley (1834-1842) buried at Rehobeth Cemetery.
D2 James Henry Sisley (Aug. 22, 1835-Oct. 24,1912) married
Elizabeth Hamilton (Nov. 24, 1838-Sept. 28, 1917). James and
Elizabeth are both buried with some of their children in a
lot just west of the Fuller Mausoleum at the Mt. Washington
Cemetery. They lived on the homestead of his father Samuel.
This family record was furnished by Walter Sisley.
E1 Cynthia Ann Sisley (1856-1909) married Joseph Wilgus,
2nd Nesley Murphy
E2 Infant (1856)
E3 Izora Sisley (1859-1881) married Nesley Stickle
E4 John Douglas Sisley (1860-1924) married Dorotha May
E5 Emma Sisley (1862-1898) married John Hopkins (1853-
F1 Ina May Hopkins (1882-1951) married Armstrong
F2 William H. Hopkins (1887-1889)
F3 Martha B. Hopkins (1890-1891)
F4 Helen Fay Hopkins (1894-1918)
F5 James Henry Hopkins (1898)
E6 Viola Sisley (1864-1883) buried at Redstone
E7 Sarah Addie Sisley (1866-1942) married Robert Herwick
(1862-1895), 2nd Abraham Norton
F1 Lelia Herwick married Earl McBride
F2 Claude Robert Herwick (1889-1935) married Grace
E8 Kate Sisley (1886) married Samuel McCrory (1856-1936)
F1 Elizabeth McCrory (1893) married Charles Roberts
F2 Elta McCrory (1902) married 1st Wm. Comer, 2nd David
F3 Robert Earl McCrory (1907) married Josephine V.
E9 George Franklin Sisley (1872-1936) married Effie (1875)
F1 France May Sisley (1901) married Howard Shoup (1901)
F2 James Sisley (1907)
F3 Marie Sisley (1908) married John D. Anthony (1901)
E10 Jennie May Sisley (1875-1878) buried at Redstone
E11 Walter S. Sisley (1877-1972) married Clara K. Sisley
(1881-1903) daughter of Samuel L. and Lucinda (Martin)
Sisley (see page 22 – E7).
F1 Clare Walter Sisley (July 23-Aug. 8, 1903)
Walter married Charlotte Hazlett (1879-1941)
E12 James Norman Sisley (1883-1946) married 1st Dessie,
F1 James Watson Sisley (1903-1954) married Leona (1905)
F2 Claude Parker Sisley (1904-)
F3 Earl Hamilton Sisley (1906)
F4 Nesley Everett Sisley (1906-1951) twin of Earl
F5 Stewart Maxwell Sisley (1907-1957) married 1st
Josephine M., 2nd Ruby Munnery (1920)
F6 Zara Zadel Sisley (1910) married Towsen
D3 William Sisley (1883-1910) married Loretta Evans (1844).
He was a Stonemason. They lived in Perryopolis. They had ten
children. We have the names of only five.
E1 William Sisley, Jr. (1867-1902) married Ella V.
Ferguson born in Pittsburgh (1867-1953). He was a Railroad
F1 Helen Sisley (1894-1951)
F2 June Sisley (1903) married Wauschak -- Youngstown
F3 William Ferguson Sisley (Aug. 6, 1904)
E2 Samuel E. Sisley (1868) married 1st Esther M. Jones
(1867-1894), 2nd Elizabeth Hill (1868). Engineer on P.R.R.
F1 Jeannette A. Sisley (April 23, 1897)
F2 Louise M. Sisley (Jan. 14, 1900)
F3 Elizabeth Sisley (April 11, 1905)
E3 Cora Sisley married John Hasson, married in 1900
E4 Harris Sisley, Conductor on the B & O R.R., lived in
E5 Roland Sisley died in McKeesport
D4 Samuel S. Sisley (1841-1843)
D5 John Sisley died Aug. 8, 1843, buried at Rehobeth
D6 Margaret Elizabeth Sisley (1846) married Thomas Hixenbaugh
in 1866. He was a Blacksmith in Perryopolis.
E1 Bert Hixenbaugh
E2 Orville Hixenbaugh
E3 Adam Hixenbaugh
D7 Sarah C. Sisley (1850)
C4 The fourth child of Jacob and Margaret Sisley was a daughter
born in about 1810. She married a man named Bell and moved west.
C5 MORGAN SISLEY (1812-1882) married HANNAH LAYTON (1812-1872)
this family's record begins on page 16
C6 Perry H. Sisley (1815-1888) married Eliza A. Ogle (1853-1886)
The first information we found of Perry Sisley was in the
"History of Coshocton County, Ohio" by N.N. Hill, Jr. 1881.
Later information and records checked, proved some of this
information wrong. Since these histories were written on a
subscription basis they were written, of course, to please the
subscriber. The following is a corrected version.
Perry Sisley, a farmer of Bedford Twp., Coshocton Co., Ohio,
address Tunnel Hill, was born in Westmoreland Co., Pa.. He moved
to Ohio with his mother sometime before 1859. His mother died in
Perry Cissle married Eliza A. Ogle, on March 8, 1870. Eliza
A. Cisley died of consumption Jan. 7, 1886. Perry Sisley died
Sept. 25, 1888. They are buried, with their daughter Laura, at
the Smith Hill Cemetery also known as the Tunnel Hill M.E.
Cemetery. Perry and Eliza had five children, one girl and four
D1 Lora J. (Laura) Sisley died of consumption in 1889 age 17
D2 Charles Sisley died 1935 Unmarried
D3 Silas Sisley (1875-1940) married Maude (Manda) Dobson
E1 Zetta Sisley married an Underwood
E2 Delpha Sisley married a Norris
E3 Brice Sisley (died 1965) married Helen
F1 Dale Sisley in Florida
D4 William K. Sisley married Ada Milligan
E1 Charles Sisley (1896-Oct. 6, 1918) AEF - World War I
D5 Bert Sisley (1881)
E1 Herbert Sisley (died in service)
C7 John Sisley (1817) unmarried in 1840. No other record.
C5 MORGAN SISLEY (1812-1882) - third son of Jacob and Margaret
Sisley - born in Washington Township, Fayette County. He married
HANNAH LAYTON (1812-1872) daughter of Abraham (1769-1852) and
Sarah Layton (1775-1857). Morgan and Hannah are both buried in
the old cemetery in Perryopolis bounded by Union, Lafayette and
Morgan was a farmer for many years but the latter part of
his life was spent in keeping the Perry Hotel in Perryopolis.
He sold the hotel property to George Layton in 1881. He was a
taxpayer in Jefferson Township when it was incorporated in 1840.
They evidently still did their shopping in Cookstown for he was
a customer on the books of E. Martin's store, charged $1.60 for
an English History book in 1849. In a "Directory of Fayette Co.,
1872" - by G. M. Hopkins, Pittsburgh, is a map of Perryopolis
showing a number of lots in the name of Morgan Sisley.
Morgan sold a lot in Perryopolis in 1858, to Caleb
Jeffries. Said lot being next of that of Izaac Martin.
Witnessed by Hezakiah Goe. Signed by Morgan and Hannah Sisley.
The family then went to Coshocton County, Ohio, where he
rented a farm next to his brother Perry H.. They stayed only one
season, however, returning to Fayette County in 1859 when the
crops were frozen in June of that year. According to "History of
Westmoreland County" by Boucher. The people woke on the morning
of June fifth to find all vegetation totally destroyed. The year
of 1859 become known as the 'Year of the Frost', although
actually it was a regular freeze. It covered an area from the
northwestern lakes southward through Indiana and Ohio, crossing
western Pennsylvania and into Maryland and northern Virginia.
It did not extend beyond the Allegheny Mountains or south of the
Ohio River. All fields of grain were plowed up and sowed in
buckwheat. Others were planted in potatoes.
When Morgan died in 1882 he left to his daughter Sarah Jane
Goe, two lots in Perryopolis on Olive Street on the south and
Erie Street. A two story house and frame stable. The property
was conveyed to Pierson Cope by sheriff deed on June 9, 1852; to
John Bell, 1859; John Bell to his wife, Sarah Ann; to John L.
Sisley, 1864; John to his wife Hannah J. to Thomas Herwick,
1865; to Morgan Sisley on March 1, 1881.
Morgan and Hannah Sisley had four children, two girls and
D1 Margaret Sisley (1831) married Ellis William Sisley (1829)
son of John Ellis Sisley. (See page 7, D1) Margaret and her
children were living with Morgan and Hannah in Perryopolis in
E1 John Morgan Sisley
E2 Bejemin Sisley
E3 James Sisley
E4 Alice Sisley
E5 Hezakiah Edward Sisley
E6 Charles Sisley
D2 John L. Sisley (Aug. 10, 1837-1922) married Hannah J.
Wilgus (Sept. 1, 1837-1913) daughter of Edward Wilgus. John
L. Sisley was born in Washington Twp., was a farmer, moved to
Gibson, near Connellsville, in 1869 and become a carpenter.
E1 William M. Sisley (June 14, 1858) a merchant of Gobson
in 1878, married Alice Kincell daughter of Alfred and
F1 Joseph F. Sisley (Dec. 17, 1880-Sept. 1967) died in
F2 Ella Sisley (May 12, 1885-Oct. 15, 1928)
F3 John A. Sisley
E2 Commadore Sisley (Jan. 15, 1860) married Lizzia Welling
E3 Irene Sisley (June 20, 1862) married John Stafford,
went to Topeka, Kansas
E4 Marsilla Sisley (Oct 12, 1864) married William Mason -
went to Alhambra Calif.
E5 John Nelson Sisley (Feb. 19, 1867) married Mary Trump
(1871) - went to Alhambra Calif.
F1 Cora E. Sisley (1892) married Frank A. Gaal in 1915
D3 Sarah Jane Sisley (1840-1928) married Hezakiah Goe (1837-
1910) a Blacksmith, born in Ohio
E1 Morgan Daniel Goe (1862-1894) married Anna Meishner
E2 Conley Gettings Goe (1864-1911) married Asia Swearer
F1 Clyde Conley Goe (1901-1939)
E3 Jessie Goe (1867)
E4 Bertie Goe (1869) married Lewis Herwick (His mother was
daughter of Lewis Sisley brother of Morgan)
E5 Everett Melburn Goe (1872-1896)
E6 Carl Goe -- died in California
E7 Wilma Oreta Goe (1880-1910)
E8 Grover Glenn Goe (1883-1961) 2nd wife Florence
D4 SAMUEL LAYTON SISLEY born near Gillespie, Washington Twp.,
Fayette Co., Pa., Jan. 27, 1844. He lived most of his adult
life in Perry Township. He was a carpenter, a teamster and a
farmer. He died Aug. 5, 1921. In 1868 he married LUCINDA
MARTIN, daughter of ISAAC and LOUISA (EBERHART) MARTIN (Sept.
10, 1850-Jan. 11, 1918). Both are buried in Mt. Washington
Cemetery at Perryopolis.
E1 Oliver Sisley (April 1869-Dec. 8, 1967) married Annie
Stickle (1868-1959). Both were born in Fayette County, Pa.
and died at Temple City, Ca. and buried at San Gabriel
Cemetery in California.
F1 Rebecca Sisley (Nov. 23, 1896-Dec. 14, 1972) born in
Perry Twp., Pa. died at Yucca Valley, CA.. Buried at
Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Ca.. Married Edward
Thrasher on Dec. 28, 1915.
G1 Sara Thrasher – (Sept. 7, 1916-Feb. 1920)
F2 Oreta Sisley (Oct. 31, 1900-1969) died in
California. Married John Rough on Sept. 22, 1926.
G1 John Oliver Rough (Nov. 16, 1929) married Irene
H1 Diana Rough (July 19, 1954)
H2 David Rough (March 16, 1956)
H3 Kathleen Rough (Feb. 9, 1957)
G2 Melda Lee Rough (Jan. 31, 1931) married Bert
H1 Lester Pickett (May 26, 1950)
H2 Rebecca Pickett (Jan. 10, 1955)
H3 Linda Pickett (Oct. 6, 1956)
F3 Luther Cope Sisley (2 in 1920) died of diphtheria,
buried in Mt. Washington Cemetery
E2 Alvin M. Sisley born Dec. 19, 1870 at Perryopolis and
died at Perryopolis on Feb. 11, 1957. On Jan. 31, 1894 he
married Cora Gue, daughter of James E. and Sophia (Norman)
Gue, born May 22, 1875 at Perryopolis and died May 2, 1962
at Uniontown. Both are buried at Mt. Washington.
F1 Pearl Agnes Sisley (Nov. 30, 1894-May 21, 1951)
Married Luther Cope (April 5, 1888-April 6, 1962).
Both are buried at Mt. Washington.
F2 Laurena Maude Sisley (July 24, 1899). Married
William Wise (March 19, 1883-March 19, 1967), buried at
F3 Freeda Mae Sisley (Sept. 14, 1902-1975). Married
Charles Earl Grimm (Feb. 25, 1901-1981), son of George
and Ella Grimm. Lived at Uniontown, Pa.
G1 Charles Earl Grimm, Jr. (July 6, 1929). Married
Emma Jane Hansaker, (March 19, 1928)
H1 Charles Earl Grimm, III (Aug. 23, 1960)
F4 Ruth Etta Sisley (Dec. 26, 1905). Married Clarence
E. Shaner. Live at Monongahela, Pa.
G1 Kendall Shaner
G2 Herold Shaner
G3 Quinton Shaner
G4 Carol Shaner
G5 Rae Adair Shaner
G6 Kevin Shaner
F5 Dwight L. Sisley (Aug. 29, 1914)
F6 Alvin J. Sisley (Dec. 21, 1917). Married Roanna
Falbo - divorced
G1 Patricia Sisley
G2 Kenneth Sisley
E3 Harry Sisley born in 1872 in Fayette Co., Pa., died
Jan. 5, 1949 at Toronto, Ohio. In 1897 married Maleta
Headley (June 10, 1877-Dec. 3, 1929). Both are buried at
F1 Ethel Sisley (Aug. 13, 1898-Nov. 22, 1973). Died at
Pittsburgh, Pa.. Buried at Allegheny Mortuary, Married
Ralph E. Garret.
F2 Idris Sisley (Sept. 21, 1900-Sept. 2, 1921). Died in
a railroad accident at Warner Mine. Buried at Mt.
F3 John Sisley (Aug. 15, 1903-March 1961). Married
Lillian Anderson. Lived at Toronto, Ohio.
G1 John Edward Sisley (Sept 1924)
G2 Lois Orthelia Sisley (Dec. 27, 19--)
G3 Charles Sisley
F4 Lawrence Sisley born at Victoria, Fayette Co. Dec.
2, 1905. On June 2, 1926 married Mary E. Fowler, born
Dec. 17, 1905 at Gillespie Hollow, Fayette Co..
G1 Leatrice Mae Sisley (May 24, 1929) married
Costner on Feb. 14 1947 at Parma, Ohio
H1 Gladys Marie Costner (Nov. 7, 1947) at
G2 Myron T. Sisley (Oct. 5, 1931-Oct. 20, 1932)
G3 Laverne Sisley (June 13, 1936-Feb. 14, 1938)
F5 Florence Sisley, twin of Lawrence, born at Victoria,
Dec. 2, 1905. Married Feb. 10, 1925 at Wellsburg, W.
Va. to Nicholas Racios, born at Volos, Greece on Feb.
19, 1900, died March 18, 1958. Buried at Monongahela
G1 Herman Nicholas Racios born at Charleroi, Pa.,
March 11 1926. On March 2, 1946 married Helen
Manandise, born May 24, 1929 at Charleroi.
H1 Laura Melita Raicos born at Charleroi, Nov.
H2 Paula Jane Raicos (July 1, 1954). Married
Charles Caldwell July 1972 at Chicago.
I1 Leigh Ann Caldwell (Feb. 11, 1973)
H3 Joyce Ellen Raicos born Aug. 18, 1957 at
G2 Elaine May Raicos born Feb. 15, 1929 at
Charleroi. On May 1, 1955 married William Powis,
born Sept. 9, 1929 at Stockdale, Pa.
H1 Janice Elaine Powis born Dec. 29, 1958 at
G3 George Edward Raicos born March 1, 1933 at
Charleroi. Married Rosemary Jackovich, born Oct. 31,
19-- , on Aug. 20, 1953 at Donora, Pa.
H1 Lynda Ann Raicos born Sept. 21, 1957 at
H2 Nicholas George Raicos (July 11, 1961)
G4 Jane Lois Raicos born Dec. 14, 1938 at Charleroi.
Married Charles B. Dorincz, born Dec. 21, 1935 at
H1 Diana Lynne Dorincz born Sept. 27, 1968, at
H2 Steven Charles Dorincz born Nov. 24, 1971, at
F6 Herbert Sisley (Nov. 6, 1907-May 1977), married
G1 Harry Sisley
G2 Norma Jean Sisley
F7 Herman Sisley (Nov. 6, 1907), twin of Herbert, died
June 1965. Married Julia Boris
G1 Carl Sisley
G2 Elizabeth Sisley
G3 Marlene Sisley
G4 Herman Sisley
E4 Bertram Sisley born in Fayette Co. in 1875. On Dec.
25, 1893 married May Schiebler who died about 1947. He
died in 1942. Both are buried at New Castle, Pa.
F1 Claude A. Sisley (died 1954) married Ruth -
G1 Ornette Sisley married Robert Davis
G2 Samuel Sisley
G3 Bert Sisley
G4 Jack Sisley
F2 Arthur Sisley (died 1954) married 1st Georgie--; 2nd
Gertrude--. Lived at Youngstown, Ohio
G1 Vivian Sisley
F3 Edwin Perry Sisley (July 1899-June 22, 1954).
Married Ruth Kaufman (May 1899-Jan. 31, 1959). Lived at
East Liverpool, Ohio.
G1 Edwin Bertram Sisley (Feb. 14, 1924), married
Mary Finney (July 9, 1925). Lived in East Liverpool.
H1 Treva Kae Sisley (July 26, 1952)
G2 Richard Thomas Sisley (March 4, 1926), married
Barbara Robinson. Lived in East Liverpool.
H1 Danny Sisley
H2 Gary Sisley
H3 Lisa Ann Sisley
G3 William Lee Sisley (May 19, 1932), married Starr
Lynn Mort. Divorced
H1 William Lee Sisley, Jr.
H2 Staphanie Sisley
H3 Melissa Sisley
E5 Roswell Sisley born 1876, died at Star Junction in
1953. In 1899 married Hattie Huffine (1878-1909). Both
are buried at Mt. Washington.
F1 Frank Henry Sisley (July 15, 1901-Oct. 2, 1972),
buried at Mt. Washington. Married Mary Belle Echard
(Nov. 14, 1901-1969).
G1 Joan Sisley (Stoner) divorced
G2 Thomas Sisley (1929-Nov. 1975) married Ruth
Roswell Sisley married a second time to Sarah M. Nutt
Sisley, widow of Percy D. Sisley (1878-1939).
F2 Kathleen Sisley died in infancy
F3 Rodney Sisley (Feb. 2, 1911-April 24, 1960). Buried
at Mt. Washington. Married Gertrude Bell (Nov. 11,
G1 Gretchen Sisley
G2 Edward Sisley
G3 William Sisley
F4 Catherine June Sisley, (Feb. 25, 1918), married
William Bock (divorced)
G1 Fritzi Lee Bock married Armand G. Caron, son of
Leo and Mary Caron. Live at Fairfax, Va.
H1 Lisa Lee Caron (Nov. 26, 1963)
H2 Guy Armand Caron (Aug. 7, 1970)
F5 Mary Jean Sisley (Feb. 25, 1918), married George
Brinker, son of George G. and Hettie M. Brinker (July
G1 James Brinker
G2 Vickie Brinker
G3 Robert Brinker
G4 Jill Brinker
E6 Percy D. Sisley (1879-1905), married Sarah M. Nutt
(1878-1939). Buried at Mt. Washington.
E7 Clara K. Sisley, born in South Connellsville, Pa. in
1881, died July 23, 1903. Buried at Mt. Washington with
her parents and infant son. Married Walter S. Sisley,
(1877-1902) (see page 14 - E11)
F1 Clare Walter Sisley, (July 23, died Aug. 8, 1903)
E8 WILBUR C. SISLEY, born March 4, 1884 at Perryopolis, in
a house that was across the road from the Fulling Mill,
above the mill dam of Washington's Mill. At one time Jacob
Strawn built five stone buildings, including a distillery
near Washington's Mill. This was at one time George
Washington's property. It now belongs to Kerr Hixenbaugh.
He died at home in Star Junction on May 12, 1975. On
June 27, 1906 at Perryopolis, WILBUR SISLEY married NELLIE
RUSSELL, born at Vanderbilt, Oct. 21, 1885, died at
Warner, Washington Co. on Feb. 16, 1921. She was the
daughter of DR. LINDSEY TAYLOR and SETTURAH (BLAIR)
RUSSELL. Both are buried at Mt. Washington Cemetery,
F1 MARION RUTH SISLEY born at Perryopolis Oct. 13,
1907, died June 20, 1991. Married June 14, 1929 to
AUGUST HUCKLES (Feb. 10, 1901-Sept. 8, 1987), son of
MARCUS JOSEPH and MAGGIE (CRISE) HUCKELS.
F2 RHODA MAE SISLEY born at Perryopolis Jan. 6, 1909.
Married JACK WILSON (March 15, 1910-Feb. 8, 1963).
F3 PERRY RUSSELL SISLEY born at Mckees Rocks Oct. 1,
1910, died May 29, 1991. Married in 1934 to KATHERINE
REYNOLDS (Aug. 29, 1912).
F4 SAMUEL KENNETH SISLEY born Jan. 27, 1913 at West
Brownsville. Married on Jan. 1, 1933 to FLORENCE LAMMAY
(Jan. 24, 1911).
F5 EDITH IRENE SISLEY born Oct. 26, 1914 at West
Brownsville. Married Dec. 29, 1933 to PAUL BONGIORNO
(Jan. 25, 1914).
F6 BERNICE ELAINE SISLEY born Feb. 9, 1917 at West
Brownsville. Married on Feb. 25, 1936 to ROBERT FINLEY
HUGUS (June 24, 1916-March 27, 1964). Married second
time to GLENN REESE GOTTHELD (Oct. 22, 1912).
F7 WILBUR CLARENCE SISLEY born July 7, 1919 at West
Brownsville. Married April 7, 1945 to DOROTHY WILKINSON
(Feb. 14, 1922).
WILBER C. SISLEY, on Nov. 16, 1921, married FRANCES
HUCKELS (born Dec. 25, 1899), daughter of MARCUS JOSEPH
and MARGARET (CRISE) HUCKELS.
F8 AUBREY JOSEPH SISLEY born Dec. 16, 1922 at Warner.
Married in Dec. 20, 1952 to EDNA LINK REINIG (Dec. 21,
F9 LOIS EVELYN SISLEY born March 29, 1924 at Warner.
Married in 1942 to HOWARD LAUDERBACK born May 27, 1920.
F10 DOROTHY VERNE SISLEY born July 23, 1925 at
Monessen. Married in 1953 to PAUL OLOCK (July 12,
F11 FRANCES ARLENE SISLEY born Jan. 22, 1927 at
Monessen, died Feb. 20, 1961 at Star Junction.
F12 Infant died at birth in 1932 at Charleroi.
E9 Viva M. Sisley, born June 13, 1886 in Perry Twp., in a
stone house on the Strawn Place. Died Feb. 21, 1936 at
Fayette City. She is buried at Mt. Washington. In 1908 she
married Job Haney. He is buried at Mt. Washington.
F1 Oliver Perry Haney, (March 21, 1909), married Ruth
Wilkins in Toledo, Ohio on April 7, 1934. Live in
G1 Gail Katheen Haney, (Jan. 19, 19--)
F2 Avis Lucille Haney, (Sept. 25, 1912). Married 3
times, her present name is Avis Guy. Lives at R.D. 1,
Viva M. Sisley, in 1915, married Clyde Thorpe, (Aug. 17,
1883-Dec. 27, 1923). Died at Pittsburgh, Pa.. Buried at
F3 Willow Mae Thorpe, died at 9 months. Buried at Mt.
F4 Maxine Elliott Thorpe, born Nov. 19, 1923, at
Perryopolis. Married Dean E. Watkins in Toledo, Ohio,
March 29, 1952. He died on Feb. 11, 1966. They moved to
California in June 1962.
G1 RoAnn Watkins, (Nov. 27, 1956)
Maxine married George H. Schenk on Jan. 28, 1967
Her third Husband was Fred Vernon.
E10 Raymond Sisley, born 1889, in Perry Twp. in what was
called the McIntyre Place, died in 1939 at Brownsville,
Pa.. Married Ada May Myers, born 1894, daughter of Charles
and Maria (Miller) Myers. Born at Mt. Pleasant, Pa., died
at Brownsville in 1950. Both are buried at Mt. Washington.
F1 Erma Sisley, born March 17, 1915 at Star Junction,
Pa.. Married on Feb. 26, 1932 to Robert Camino (June 7,
1907), Son of Joseph and Maria (Gubitosa) Camino.
G1 Nila Jean Camino, born Aug. 17, 1935 at
Brownsville, Pa.. Married June 8, 1956 to Andrew
Paul Nagy of Washington, Pa..
H1 Michael Joseph Nagy, (Dec. 15, 1957)
H2 Mark Edward Nagy, (Aug. 3, 19600
G2 Raymond K. Camino, born Sept. 8, 1938 at
Brownsville, Pa.. Married Marian McCollum of
H1 Robert Joseph Camino, born Feb. 15, 1963 in
H2 Gina Louise Camino, born Feb. 11, 1964 in
H3 Nile Jean Camino, born Oct. 9, 1967 in England
G3 Kathy Ann Camino, born Nov. 21, 1941 at
Brownsville. On Sept. 12, 1960, married Franklin
LaScala, born June 13, 1935 at Newell, Pa.
H1 Lisa Ann LaScala, (June 6, 1961)
H2 Linda Marie LaScala, (Feb. 16, 1963)
H3 Frank Robert LaScala, (Feb. 13, 1964)
H4 Jon David LaScala, (Sept. 23, 1965)
G4 Robert Barry Camino, born Dec. 16, 1943 at
Brownsville. Married Connie Shriver, born Sept. 17,
1944, at Rogersville, Pa.
H1 Jeffrey Robert Camino, (Nov. 7, 1967)
H2 Tracy Lee Camino, (Aug. 2, 1971)
F2 Myra Sisley, born May 8, 1919 at Brownsville, Pa..
Married Howard Powell, born Feb. 7, 1914, son of James
and Nellie (Dowler) Powell, on Nov. 11, 1950 at
F3 Harold Keith Sisley, born Nov. 5, 1921, at
Brownsville, married Esther V. Smith, (Oct. 1, 1923).
G1 Keith William Sisley, (Oct. 18, 1951), married --
H1 Brian Keith Sisley, (Aug. 20, 1970)
F4 Vera Mae Sisley, born Jan. 12, 1924 at Brownsville,
married Howard Edwin Swords (May 28, 1920), on July 28,
G1 Susan Swords (April 17, 1947)
G2 Gala Swords (Sept. 7, 1949)
G3 Nila Swords (Dec. 22, 1953)
G4 Ross Swords (Feb. 25, 1958)
E11 Valentine Sisley, died in infancy
E12 Gilbert Sisley, born in Perry Twp. Feb. 24, 1893,
died Oct. 10, 1976. Unmarried. Veteran of World War I.
On the following pages are some of the side branches of the
Sisley’s tree. Since many of the following families were all born
and raised in the Perry Township area, it might be well to know
something of the origin of Perryopolis.
Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pennsylvania is thirteen miles
north of Uniontown and about one-half mile west of the Youghiogheny
River. The town plan was designed by Thomas Burns, Thomas and
Nathan Hersey and Samuel Shreve. It is in the shape of a wheel
with Washington Diamond as the hub and the streets the spokes.
There are eight triangular lots that were set aside for the public
use. The street names are from the Revolutionary War period, such
as Independence, Liberty, Federal, Concord, Union, Hancock,
Randalph, La Fayette etc. The town was first known as New Boston
but after Oliver Hazard Perry's victory at Lake Erie, the name was
changed to Perryopolis. The Charter was filed in the recorders
office on March 18,1814. Recorded and Compared May 3, 1837.
PAUL BONGIORNO, born Jan. 25, 1914, at Dunlevy, Pa., son of Phillip
and Anna (Campana) Bongiorno of Charleroi, Pa.. Married, on Dec. 29,
1933 to EDITH IRENE SISLEY, born Oct. 26, 1914, at West Brownsville,
Nancy Lee Bongiorno, born Aug. 29, 1934 in Charleroi, Pa.. Married
on March 19, 1955 to Charles David Husted, born March 23, 1917 in
Wheeling, West Virginia, son of Charles D. and Bess (Hughes) Husted
of Bridgeport, Ohio.
Charles David Husted (July 7, 1957). Married in December 1985 to
Janet Kathryn Cerasoli, born Aug. 31, 1956, daughter of Mario
and Helen (Morelli) Cerasoli. (Janet was first married to
Anthony Bradley – divorced. Daughter Amy Christine Bradley, born
Dec. 13, 1975)
Alexandria Elizabeth Husted, born June 2, 1996 in Wheeling,
Beth Irene Husted, born May 20, 1960 in Martins Ferry, Ohio.
Married Oct. 11, 1997 to Michael Lois Tully (Jan 17, 1959).
(This was Michael second marriage. Children by first marriage,
Michael born Feb. 13, 1986 and Magen born Sept. 7, 1989, both in
Nellie Anne Bongiorno, born April 21, 1936 in North Charleroi, Pa..
Married on Dec. 18, 1955 to Thomas Parker (May 15, 1936), son of
William H. and Lenora Parker of Shadyside, Ohio.
Elaine Anne Parker, born Aug. 26, 1967, in Bellaire, Ohio.
Married Mar. 12, 1994 to William Edward Hess (July 22, 1962).
Son of Louis Kenneth Hess, Jr. and Cynthia Sue (Reline) Hess.
(Son by Williams First marriage, William Edward Hess, Jr, born
Aug. 17, 1984 in Wheeling, Wv.)
Lucinda Pauline Parker, born Oct. 1, 1970 in Bellaire, Ohio.
Married on Dec. 17, 1988 to James Thomas Ault born February 5,
1970 in Bellaire, Ohio, son of James Elmer and Sue Ellen
Suzanne Elaine Ault, born July 12, 1989 in Bellaire, Ohio
Bethany Danielle Ault, born Aug. 16, 1991 in Bellaire, Ohio
Megan Elizabeth Ault, born July 14, 1994 in Bellaire, Ohio
Emily Rose Ault, born July 9, 1996 in Bellaire, Ohio
Paul David Bongiorno, born Oct. 31, 1938, in Charleroi, Pa..
Married on June 4, 1958 to Eunice Pearl McMahon, born Nov. 13,
1940, daughter of Onward and Helen (Ice) McMahon, of Shadyside,
Paul David Bongiorno, Jr., born Feb. 28, 1960 in Bellaire, Ohio.
Married on Feb. 25, 1984 to Tamera Denise Davis, born Sept. 1,
1964 in Wauseon, Ohio. Divorced.
Crystal Elaine Bongiorno, born Dec. 9, 1983 in Wauseon, Ohio
Paul David Bongiorno III, born Aug. 29, 1985 in Wauseon, Ohio
Timothy Allen Bongiorno, born June 14, 1961 in Bellaire, Ohio.
Married Lori Ann Fortner on Feb. 5, 1983. Her mother was a
Mandi Leah Bongiorno, born Dec. 22, 1983 in Bryan, Ohio
Chelsea Lynn Bongiorno, born Nov. 3, 1987 in Bryan, Ohio
Tina Marie Bongiorno, born Jan. 6, 1964 in Bellaire, Ohio.
(Adopted, natural parents Eunices brother Daniel Wayne McMahon
and Elsie Bayes – divorced)). Married first on Sept. 25, 1982 to
Todd Bradley Reeves, born July 14, 1964, divorced. Married
second on Nov. 9, 1990 to Bernard C. Metcalf, divorced. Married
Third to David McClay
Devyn Augusta McClay born Oct. 26, 1995 in Wauseon, Fulton
Danielle Marie McClay born Oct. 9, 1997 in Wauseon, Fulton
Henry Irwin Bongiorno, born January 19, 1945 in North Charleroi,
Pa.. Married on Aug. 6, 1966 to Susan Lynn Ward, born March 13,
1944 in Belmont, Ohio, daughter of Nelson and Virginia (Imhoff)
Ward of Shadyside, Ohio.
Jason Michael Bongiorno, born Feb. 9, 1972 in Akron, Ohio.
Married Dec. 27, 1992 in Walterboro, S. C. to Antonia Paige
Sykes, born Mar. 8, 1973 in Tallahassee, Fl., daughter of Jerry
David and Martha Ann (Kemp) Sykes. Divorced.
David Alexander Bongiorno, born Feb. 14, 1994 in Walterboro,
Jeremy Nelson Bongiorno, born May 10, 1973, in Akron, Ohio.
Mathew Henry Bongiorno, born Dec. 31, 1976, in Akron, Ohio
Christopher Allen Bongiorno, born June 22, 1983 in Charleston,
RICHARD BISHOP born in England, married on Dec. 5, 1644 to ALICE
(ALIS) MARTIN CLARK hanged c. Oct 4, 1648 (see below)
DAMARIS BISHOP died Feb. 6, 1682/3 at Piscataway, NJ, married
WILLIAM SUTTON on July 11, 1666 in Eastham, Cape Cod, Ma
ALICE (ALLIS) MARTIN was first married to Georg(e) Clarke on Jan. 22,
The "Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England" edited
by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff (Boston 1855), volume two of Court Orders
(1641-1651) contains the following:
II:132 Court session held at New Plymouth on 1 August 1648. On 22
July 1648 a committee was sworn by Governor William Bradford "to make
inquiry of the death of the child of Allis Bishop, the wife of Richard
Bishope." Their report stated that they had found blood on the floor
at the foot of the ladder what lead to the upper chamber in the Bishop
house, and that in the upper chamber they found the body of a female
child, about four years of age, with her throat cut several times. In
addition they found the knife, and reported that Mrs. Bishop confessed
to five members (all at the same time) of the twelve-man jury that she
had killed her child. The child's body had originally been discovered
by one Rachel Ramsden, the twenty-three year old wife of Joseph
Ramsden. Mrs. Ramsden had told her parents of her discovery and very
shortly the law was after Mrs. Bishop.
II:134 Two months later, at the Court held at Plymouth on 4 October
1648, Alice Bishop was indicted "for felonius murder by her comited
upon Martha Clark, her owne child, the frute of her own body." The
Grand Jury of seventeen men found a true bill, and immediately
following the petit jury of twelve men found her guilty of the murder.
She then "had the sentence of death pronounced against her, viz., to
bee taken from the place where shee was to the place from whence shee
came, and thence to the place of execution, and there to be hanged by
the necke vntell her body is dead, which acordingly was executed."
Very likely she was executed almost immediately. There is no mention
in the records that the execution took place in Daxbury, but even so
the delay would not have been very long.
II:137-138 On the following 6 March 1648/9 Richard Bishop was
presented at court in Plymouth for stealing a spade belonging to one
Andrew Ring. He was judged guilty, and sentenced to both sit in the
stocks and also replace the spade with a new one prior to the June
General Court, or be whipped. He had not complied with the court order
by 1 May 1649. That same court ordered that one John Churchill of
Plymouth was to sell or lease the property of the late George Clark
for the benefit of his daughter Abigail Clark.
A more exact copy of the Plymouth Colony Records - Court orders-
Volume I, pages 132, 3 & 4 follows (with current spelling):
(.175) These shown, that on July the 22th, 1648, we whose names are
underwritten, were sworn by Mr. Bradford, governor, to make inquiry of
the death of the child of Allis Bishop, the wife of Richard Bishope.
We declare that coming into the house of the said Richard Bishope
we saw at the foot of a ladder that led into an upper chamber, much
blood; and going up all of us into the chamber, was found a dead woman
child, of about four years of age, lying in her shift upon her left
cheek, with her throat cut with divers gashes cross ways, the wind
pipe out and stuck into the throat downward, and a bloody knife lying
by the side of the child, with which knife all of us judged, and the
said Allis hath confessed to five of us at one time, that she murdered
the child with the said knife.
John Howland James Cole
James Hurst Gyells Rickard
Robert Lee Richard Sparrow
John Shawe Thomas Pope
Francis Cooke Francis Billington
John Cooke William Nelson
Rachell, wife of Josepth Ramsden, age about 23 years, being
examined, said that coming to the house of Richard Bishop upon an
errand, the wife of the said Richard Bishope requested her to go fetch
her some buttermilk at Goodwife Winslows, and gave her a kettle for
that purpose, and she went and did it; and before she went, she saw
the child lying abed asleep, to her best decerning and the woman was
as well as she had known her at any time; but when she came she found
her sad and dumpish; she asked her what blood was that she saw at the
ladders foot; she pointed unto the chamber, and bid her look, but she
persisted she had killed her child, and being afraid, she refused, and
ran and told her father and mother. Moreover, she said the reason that
moved her to think she had killed her child was that when she saw the
blood she looked on the bed, and the child was not there.
Taken upon oath by me, William Bradford
The day and year above written
At a Court of Assistants held at New Plymouth, the first of August,
1648, before Mr. Bradford, Governor, Mr. Coliar, Captain Miles
Standish, and Mr. William Thomas, Gent, Assistants, the said Allice,
being examined, confessed she did commit the aforesaid murder, and is
sorry for it.
1648 "At the General Court of our Sovereign Lord the King, held
at Plymouth aforesaid, the 4th of October, 1648
4 October before Mr. Bradford, Governor,
Mr. Thomas Prence
Captain Miles Standish
Mr. Timothy Hatherle and
Mr. William Thomas,
MR. At this Court, Allice Bishope, the wife of Richard
BRADFORD Bishope, of New Plymouth, was indited for felonious murder
GOV. by her committed, upon Martha Clark, her own child, the
(177.) fruit of her own body.
The names of the grand inquest that went on trial of the aforesaid
bill of indictment, were these:-
John Dunham, Sen. John Barker
Isaske Weels Josepth Colman
Mr. Thomas Burne John Allis
Robert Finny Thomas Bordman
Henery Wood James Bursell
Ephrain Hickes Josepth Tory
James Walker Micsell Backwell
James Wyat Daniell Cole
These found the bill's true bill
The petty jury names that went upon her trial were these:-
Josias Winslow, Sen. ) Gyells Rickard )
Thomas Shillingsworth ) John Staw, Sen. )
Anthony Snowe ) Steuen Wood )
Richard Sparrow ) sworn William Mericke ) sworn
Gabrlell Fallowell ) William Brete )
Joshua Prat ) John Willis )
These found the said Allice Bishope guilty of the said felonious
murder of Martha Clarke aforesaid; and so she had the sentence of
death pronounced against her, viz., to be taken from the place where
she was to the place from whence she came, and thence to the place of
execution, and there to be hanged by the neck until her body is dead,
which accordingly was executed.
Ref: the Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England edited
by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff (Boston, 1855), volume one of Court Orders
(1633-1640) and volume two of the same (1641-1651).
ROBERT BLAIR, born in Dublin, Ireland, c1750, died in Franklin Twp,
Fayette Co, Pa Jan. 8, 1839. He was married to LETTY (LETICE) PARKHILL
born in Ireland c1760. Soon after his marriage he came to America and
settled in Delaware, and then to Franklin Twp., Fayette Co., Pa.
JAMES BLAIR, born April 16, 1793 in Franklin Twp. where he bought a
farm. He sold it and bought 110 acres in Perry Twp. in 1825 and
built a fine brick house. In 1850 he bought 90 acres more and
became quite prosperous. He was drafted in 1812 but the war ended
before he served. Died Dec. 27, 1877 in Perry Twp, Fayette Co., Pa.
On Jan. 7, 1819 he married RHODA RITTENHOUSE (March 21, 1796-Oct.
9, 1843). Both are buried at Flatwoods.
Sarah Blair married John Bell a wagonmaker in Perryopolis
David Blair (born c1822) a farmer, moved to Iowa
James Rittenhouse Blair (Aug. 3, 1822-Feb. 7, 1905), a farmer
and local Baptist Preacher, married Christine Bowne
JOHN B. BLAIR (1823-Aug. 22, 1874) was born and died in Perry
Twp. He was a contractor, carpenter and barn builder and was
well known for his work. He owned two saw mills as well as one-
fourth of the first circular saw-mill at Buena Vista. He owned
and operated McDonald Mill at Virgin Run. For six years he did
Undertaking in his home. He owned a farm in the southern part
of Perry Twp. He was married by Rev. Milton Sutton on Sept. 5,
1844 to MINERVA SUTTON (c1829-Aug. 2 1899), daughter of Rueben
(1790) and Jane (1793) Sutton of German descent, who moved from
eastern Pa. to Georges Township then to Perry Twp..
Martha Jane Blair (1845-1863)
Christina Blair (1846), married Johathan Shaffer
Milton Taylor Blair (1849-1877) married Mary Yokum. He was a
carpenter in West Newton
Ansley Blair (c1849), married Isabel Cook. He was a Doctor
in Barricksville, W. Va.
Olen Sutton Blair (1853) married Josephine Gallatin first
then Cora Graham daughter of William Graham
Pelina Blair (1855) married John Lynn, a farmer in Perry Twp.
Anna Belle Blair (1859) married John Clark, a farmer in Perry
Ulysis Grant Blair (1863-1947) married Catherine
SETTURAH BLAIR (1865-1947) married Dr. LINDSEY TAYLOR RUSSELL
Melissa Blair (born c1867) married Andrew Carson, lived on
John Humbert Blair, died at age 2
Naomi Blair, Stillborn
Avaline Dunn Blair (born May 1870) married Augusta Freiburger
Joy T. Blair (born c1872), married James Wells, a farmer in
Robert Blair, a farmer in Perry Twp., married Dec. 29, 1858 to
Harriet Oldacre (June 17, 1833-May 13, 1903), daughter of Isaac
and Catherine (Little) Oldacre
Three sons born c1861, 1863 and 1868
Isaac Blair (c1872)
Dow Blair (c1876)
Ira Blair(c1877), Undertaker in Perryopolis, married Luvada
Mary Irene Blair (Jan. 10, 1901)
Harry Donald Blair (March 12, 1903-1936)
Russell Jenkins Blair (Oct. 1, 1907-March 12, 1994)
Ray Blair, (Sept. 22, 1909-1938)
Rhoda Blair (c1832)
Mary Jane Blair (c1833)
Samuel Parkhill Blair (Aug. 12, 1834-1885) married Elizabeth
Strickler (but 1880 census lists wife as Deborah, second wife?)
Obadiah Blair, a carpenter, Civil War Veteran
Milton Blair, farmer in Coffee Co., Okla., Civil War Veteran
On Dec. 25, 1845, James Blair married Susanna Slonaker, born July
21, 1811 in Dunbar of German Decent.
Christopher Blair (Oct. 8, 1846), farmer
William Blair, farmer in Westmoreland County, Pa.
Susanna E. Blair, married Lynn Piersol, Belle Vernon, Pa.
Polly Blair (1804?)
Sarah M. Blair (1807-Aug. 8, 1888)
JOHN CONGER born 1600 in Yarmouth, Norfolk England, married in 1616 to
ELIZABETH born about 1595.
JOHN CONGER born Sept. 8, 1633 in Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, died
Aug. or Sept. 1712, in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, came from
England and settled in New Jersey. Married April 12, 1666 in
Newbury to MARY KELLY born Feb. 12, 1641 in Newbury Ma., died about
1689, in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ and was the daughter of JOHN
Mary Conger (Dec. 29, 1666)
Enos Conger (about 1667-Nov. 21, 1689)
Sarah Conger (Jan. 1688-about 1702)
Johannah Conger (Aug. 1, 1670)
John Conger (May 24, 1674-1727)
ELIZABETH CONGER born Jan. 1, 1678 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ,
married JOHN SUTTON
Lediah Conger (Jan. 1 1679)
Jonathan Conger (May 29, 1683-May 8, 1733)
Gershom Conger born about 1685, died about 1711
John Conger married a second time to Sarah Cawood
Abigail Conger (1690)
Joseph Conger (May 17, 1692)
Job Conger (June 9, 1694-1758)
Rachel Conger (May 12, 1696)
Lydia Conger (April 28, 1698)
Benjamin Conger born about 1700, died March 1762
Ref: New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Torrey
The Conger Family in America by Maxine Growell Leonard
WILLIAM CRISE, born Dec. 1837, in Pennsylvania married about 1863, to
MARY (unknown), born Jan. 1848, in Virginia
In 1880 and 1900 lived in Rostrover Twn., Westmoreland Co. Pa.,
William was a coal miner in 1880 and a day laborer in 1900.
Anna Crise, born about 1868, in Pennsylvania, married a Ghrist
Josephine Crise, born about 1871, in Pennsylvania, married a
William Crise, born about 1875, in Pennsylvania
Alvin E. Crise, born Oct. 1876, in Pennsylvania
MAGGIE OLIVE CRISE, born Dec. 18, 1879, in Pennsylvania, died Nov.
5, 1914. Married MARCUS JOSEPH HUCKELS on April 8, 1896 (see
Amelia Crise born Aug 1880 in Westmoreland Co. Married on Oct. 23,
1897 to Frank A. Bergman born 1876 in Germany. Both were residing
in Rostraver Co. at time of marriage.
Charles O. Crise, born March 1886, in Pennsylvania.
Harrison N. Crise, born Oct. 8, 1888, in Pennsylvania, died March
1969 in Greensboro, Green Co, Pa. .
Data for birth dates from 1900 census. Census showed Mary had 12
children with 7 living.
Ref: 1880, 1900 and 1910 census
Social Security Death Records (for Harrison)
Marriage Records (for Amelia)
JOHN ADAM EBERHART
Andrew Eberhart (1732-1799)
George Eberhart (1732?-1806)
Martin Luther Eberhart (died 1792)
ADOLPHUS EBERHART (Jan. 4, 1760-1828), came to this country from
Karlsruhw, Baden, Germany. He married SOPHIA SPEELMAN (Feb. 7,
1770), daughter of DAVID and ELIZABETH (BRANDENBURG) SPEELMAN,
on Jan. 11, 1787, at Frederick, Maryland. He served in the
Revolutionary War as a private. After the war he returned to his
trade of glass-blowing.
Adolphus and his brother Martin and several friends went to
Frederick, Maryland where they worked at the new Glass House at New
Bremen, a small typical German Community established by John
Frederick Amalung, a native of Bramen, Germany. The project failed
and was offered for sale in 1795.
After the failure of the Amelung Glass Works, a group of the
best glass workers moved to New Geneva, Fayette County, Pa. where,
in partnership with Albert Gallatin, they built the New Geneva
Glass Works. Gallatin was a member of the United State House of
Representatives from 1795-1800. He was Secretary of the Treasury
under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, from 1801-
1813. He helped negotiate the treaty of peace with England
following the Was of 1812 and served as Minister to France, 1815-
Gallatin's duties kept him in Washington more and more so he
decided in 1803 to dispose of his half interest in Glass House. It
was bid in by Christian and Baltzer Kramer, John Gabler, George
Rappert and Adolph Eberhart. In 1817 they dismantled the old
furnace and built a new one across the Monongahela River near
Greensburg. It has been claimed that these men were the pioneers of
the glass manufacture, not only in Green County, but also in
Children of ADOLPHUS and SOPHIA EBERHART:
Martin Adolph Eberhart died in childhood, March 3, 1795
Charles Eberhart (Feb. 18, 1789) married Minnie Kirkwood
Sophia Annette Eberhart (1791-1870) married Joseph Dunlap (May
31, 1791-March 15, 1870)
Margaret Elizabeth Eberhart (March 6, 1793) married James Vance
Christine Eberhart (June 11, 1795) unmarried
George Frederick Eberhart (March 30, 1797) married Betsy Welter
Anna Eberhart (April 28, 1800) married Robert Jones
Henry Eberhart (May 30, 1803-c1880) married Abigail Squires; 2nd
Mary M. Butterfield
John Lenhart Eberhart (Dec. 9, 1806) married Nancy Plunket; 2nd
LEWIS ADOLPHUS EBERHART (see next page)
Rev. Albert Gallatin Eberhart (Oct. 8, 1810) married Eliza Evens
LEWIS ADOLPHUS EBERHART (April 14, 1808-March 13, 1885) born at
New Geneva, Pa., married by Rev. Z. S. Barstow on Jan. 23, 1828
to LUCINDA BANKS (1809-died May 10, 1890 per grave stone) of
Keene County, New Hampshire. He was a glass blower and worked
for a time at the New Boston Glass Works, a window and bottle
works at Perryopolis, Pa.. Lewis Eberhart was a school director
in Perry Township in 1848. He died on the North Side, Pittsburgh
in 1885. Lewis and Lucinda are both buried in the old cemetery
on the hill at Fayette City.
LOUISA EBERHART (May 8, 1831) married ISAAC MARTIN
Frances Eberhart (born about 1833, died August 13, 1881),
born in New Jersey
Sophia Eberhart, born about 1835 in New Jersey, married James
Stewart, October 18, 1885
Charles Eberhart born about 1837 in New Jersey
William Eberhart born about 1840 in Fayette Co., Pa., married
James Eberhart born about 1843 in Fayette Co., Pa., married
Laura Eberhart born about 1847 in Fayette Co. Pa., died in
1927, married Christian Baird
Cecelia Eberhart unmarried (not on 1850 census)
Ref: Most taken from “Historical Sketch of John Adam Eberhart, Duke of
Elsass, Germany” by Rev. A. D. Eberhart
1850 and 1860 Census
THOMAS HOWELL born c1638 in Harleston, Stafforshire, England, died
Oct. 1687 at Cooper's creek, Watherford Twp, Glouchester, NJ. Married
in England c1659 to KATHERINE (?) born c1640 in Farnsworth, Warwick,
England, died prior to Oct. 4, 1695 in Philadelphia, Pa.
DANIEL HOWELL born c1660 in Tamworth, Warwick, England, died prior
to Sep. 8, 1739 in Solebury, Buck Co., Pa. Married on Sep. 4, 1686
in Philadelphia, Pa. to HANNAH LAKIN born c1666 in Cooper's Creek,
Hannah Howell (born c1687), married Job Howell
Daniel Howell (c1688-1733), married c1710 to Elsie Reading
Benjamin Howell (c1695-Sep. 6, 1774) married July 19, 1721 to
Catharine (Gertrude als) Papen, daughter of Heivert Papen and
Joseph Howell (c1698-prior Feb. 5, 1776), married Gertrude (?)
CATHERINE HOWELL born c1700 in Philadelphia, Pa, died 1728.
Married c1720 to WILLIAM RITTENHOUSE
Mordecai Howell (born c1662) in England, married 1st Elizabeth (?),
2nd Elizabeth Morgan on Aug. 9, 1732 in Philadelphia, Pa, 3rd
Miriam Howell (born c1664)in England, married c1693 Henry Johnson
Priscilla Howell (born c1666) in England, married Nov. 2, 1699 to
Robert Stiles in Philadelphia, Pa
Catherine (Cathren) Howell (born c1668) in England, married James
ANTON LUCAS HUCKELS, born in Germany Feb. 1837 died Oct 1 1906 in
Gilmore, buried at St. Mary’s, Monongahela, married FRANCES
SCHOENBERGER. He came to the United States in 1895 and was in Donora
in 1900 and lived next to his son Marcus Joseph.
MARCUS JOSEPH HUCKELS, born in Essen, Germany on Sept. 16, 1864.
Died at Donora, Pa. on March 7, 1956, buried March 10, 1956 at
Monongahela Valley Memorial Park. Married April 8, 1896 to MAGGIE
OLIVE CRISE (Dec. 18, 1878-Nov. 5, 1914), daughter of WILLIAM and
MARY CRISE of Jacobs Creek.
Joseph Huckles born in 1897, died July 2 1898, 8 months old, in
Charleroi, buried in St. Mary’s, Monongahela
Irene M. Huckles (Nov. 12, 1898-May 14, 1973). Married 1st on
Jun 15, 1923 to Jack Ashton born about 1890 (divorced), 2nd
Harry F. Miller
Marilyn Miller, married Harold Motzer
FRANCES HUCKELS (Dec. 28, 1899-Dec. 20, 1995). Married WILBUR C.
SISLEY on Nov 16, 1921.
AUGUST HUCKLES (Feb. 10, 1901-Sept. 8, 1987). Married June 14,
1929 to MARION RUTH SISLEY
RAYMOND HUCKLES (May 13, 1930)
Lucas Huckels(Mar. 6, 1902, died at birth)
Emily Huckles (April 17, 1903), married Percy Wilson (Sept. 20,
1900-March 27, 1994)
Mary B. Huckels (May 2, 1905-Jan. 15, 1984). Married on Oct 10,
1925 to Robert Fulmer (Feb. 1, 1905-April 30, 1960)
Robert Joseph Fulmer, Graduated from Donora High School May
28, 1943. Killed Jan. 13, 1945 in the Philippines invasion
of World War II.
Marcus Huckels (1907)(not on 1910 census)
Ida Huckels (1909-1913) (3 years old on 1910 Census)
Marcus died at birth (assumed in Nov. 1914 as Margaret died
Married a second time to Helen (unknown) who was 45 per 1920
census, born in New York.
Anthony Huckels, born about 1870, died December 2, 1955 (85 years
old), in Akron, Ohio
Edith A. Huckels (May 26, 1901), married Denious
Robert John Huckels (May 31, 1902)
Emilie (Melie) Huckels, born about 1873 in Germany, married on Dec
26, 1896 to Wm. Schigner (not alive in 1956 per Death notice of M.
Mary Rosina Huckels, born In Essen, Germany, January 16, 1877,
She was still alive in 1960 and at Funeral of Robert Fulmer.
Married on Dec 24, 1895 to Martin Daily who died in 1932.
William Huckels, born Jan. 11, 1878 in Benge Bonbek (spelling?),
Germany. He was still alive in 1956 and at M. Joseph Huckels
Funeral). Arrived in New York in Dec 1892.
There is an Ernest Wm. Huckels (Sept. 19, 1906-Feb. 1, 1953) -
who’s son, Anthony or William, believe Anthony.
Difference in spelling of Huckels (Huckles) was due to error in the
recording of the births in the church and other records.
Birth dates of Ida and Marcus must be confirmed.
The 1910 census shows that Margaret had 11 children with 6 living.
Ref: Birth and Death Records
Social Security Records
ROBERT FINLEY HUGUS, (June 24, 1916-March 27,1964). Buried at
Monongahela, Pa.. He was the son of Paul M. and Olive Mae (Winnett)
Hugus, of Fallowfield Twp. Washington County. Married on Nov. 25, 1936
to BERNICE ELAINE SISLEY, born Feb. 9, 1917 at West Brownsville, Pa..
Janet Mae Hugus, born Sept. 12, 1937 at N. Charleroi. Married Feb.
8, 1958 to Francis Henry Lapinsky of Monongahela, Pa., born Dec. 4,
1930. Son of J.J. and Isabelle Lapinsky.
Kathryn Anne Lapinsky (March 1, 1964)
Staphen Francis Lapinsky (June 24, 1968)
Meredith Lynne Lapinsky (Sept. 8, 1970)
Robert Alan Hugus, born Jan. 9, 1940 at N. Charleroi, Pa..
Married, Jan 14, 1961 at Monongahela, to Charlene Peters (Nov. 15,
1941), daughter of Thomas and Susan (Fields) Peters. Live at
Brunswick, Ohio near Janet and Frank.
Michael Alan Hugus (Dec. 17, 1962)
Robert Thomas Hugus (Sept. 24, 1968)
Keith Charles Hugus born Dec. 13, 1942 at N. Charleroi, Pa..
Married, Jan. 4, 1964 in Charleroi to Barbara Dale (Sept. 15,
1942), daughter of Raymond and Betty (Lynn) Dale. they live in
North Palm Beach, Fla..
Rebecca Lynn Hugus (June 19, 1967)
Jeffrey Armstrong Hugus (July 29, 1969)
Judith Anne Hugus, (Sept. 11, 1946) at New Eagle, Pa.. Married,
Oct. 16, 1969 at Honolulu, Hawaii, to Walter Francis McDermott, Jr.
(July 7, 1946), son of Walter F. and Helen McDermott. They live at
Bernice married, June 1, 1967, to Glenn Reese Gottheld (Oct. 22,
1912), of Charleroi, son of Daniel and Georgia Mae (Reese) Gottheld.
They live in Florida.
HOWARD LAUDERBACK (May, 27, 1920). Howard served in Europe during
World War II. Married in 1942 to LOIS EVELYN SISLEY born March 29,
1924 at Warner, Pa.. They live at Rt. #1, Charleroi, Pa..
Arlene Ann Lauderback (March 14, 1947). Married David Lee Rotta
(Dec. 15, 1947)
David Michael Rotta (Jan. 26, 1970)
Lisa Marie Rotta (Dec. 9, 1972)
Natalie Rotta (Dec 21, 1976)
Howard Joseph Lauderback (June 29, 1954)
The land on which Layton Station in situated was a track called
"Springfield", patented in 1791 to Mary Higgs, containing 217 acres.
Abraham Layton bought a portion of this land in 1821 for $2353.00.
After his death, his sons, Michael and Abraham II, built keel-boats to
ship sand and glass down the river.
After the death of their father in 1852 and the sale of the lands
at Layton Station, Michael Layton purchased a tract south of the
river. It is a tradition that before the warrant was obtained for this
land, Michael Sowers lived in an old cabin and ferried people across
the river. After his death a man named Dun lived in the cabin. He was
drowned a few years later and the place was long known as "Dun's Deep
Hole", but was changed to "Layton" after the purchase by Abraham
Layton. There were at one time hundred of graves back of where the
ABRAHAM LAYTON, born in 1769 in New Jersey, died in 1852. SARAH,
his wife, born in 1775 in Pennsylvania, died in 1857. Both are
buried at Redstone
Michael Layton (1795-1875), married Sarah (1805) buried at
Susan Layton, born 1829
Catherine Layton, born 1838
Michael Layton, born 1840
Abraham Layton II (1797-1862), married Susan Branthoover (1816-
1906), buried at Redstone
George W. Layton
Sarah R. Layton married Benjamin Slocum
Ellen Layton (1852), married --- Carson
Abraham Layton III (1858-1933)
HANNAH LAYTON, born 1812, died 1872, married MORGAN SISLEY
The history of the Martin family begins in Fayette County with
the history of Perry Township surrounding Perryopolis.
MICHAEL MARTIN settled in Perry Twp., being the original holder of
land near Perryopolis. His settlement antedated the American
Revolution and no records are found to dispute his claim to having
been one of the original settlers in what is now Perry Twp. where his
land was patented to him in 1809. He was Scotch-Irish descent. He was
married but there is no record of his wife.
BENJAMIN MARTIN - born in 1773 in what is now Perry Township and
died in Perryopolis on June 18, 1850. He was his father's
assistant in the work of clearing fields and compelling them to
produce. He became a large land owned and cattle dealer, driving
his herds and flocks to eastern markets long before the era of
railroads. There was a generous rivalry between Benjamin and James
Fuller as to who should control the greater land acreage in the
township. Ellis' History tells of them buying a part of the
George Washington track as partners. He married MARY FREEMAN,
daughter of John Freeman of Franklin Township. She died in
Perryopolis Nov. 20, 1842. Both are buried in the old Smock
Betsey Martin - unmarried, died April 5, 1835 buried at Smock
John Freeman Martin (died Nov. 16, 1849) a prominent merchant
and glass manufacturer in Perryopolis and Cookstown. He married
ISAAC MARTIN (1820-June 29, 1862) married LOUISA EBERHART (May
8, 1831-Feb 27, 1918). Both are buried at Mt. Washington
John F. Martin (1848-1914) raised by Pierson and Mary Cope.
Buried at the old Quaker Churchyard
LUCINDA MARTIN (1850-1918) married SAMUEL LAYTON SISLEY
Isabel Martin (1852-1884) married Patrick Curren (1840-)
Charles L. Martin (1854-1921) married Mary E. Jackson
Isaac Martin Jr. (1856-1921) married Jennie Jackson
Albert Martin (March 1861-Sept. 1861
The above five are buried at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
William Martin (died Nov. 11, 1871) born in Perry Twp., was a
farmer and lived on the home farm. Married 1. Margaret Rossell
(1811-1846) she had seven children, 2. Sarah Ann Britt, she also
had seven children.
Mary Martin (died Oct. 2, 1887) married Pierson Cope
Edmund Martin (died May 5, 1876)
Isaac Martin (1790-1818) buried in Harmony Churchyard
Nancy Martin married a Sunderland, moved to Ohio
Marcella Martin married Robert Lynch
Samuel Martin married Huldah Wilgus
Ref: Certificate of death for Louisa (Eberhart) Martin
Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County
by J. W. Jordan and James Hadden: 1912.
PAUL OLOCK (July 12, 1926). Married in 1953 to DOROTHY VERNE SISLEY,
born July 23, 1925 at Monessen, Pa.. They live at Boyertown, Pa.
Frances Valerie Olock (October 19, 1955), married on June 12, 1976
to Brian Johnson (Apr. 3, 1954)
Todd Michael Johnson (Jan. 27, 1978)
Steven Craig Johnson (Nov. 29, 1984)
Paul Michael Olock (Dec. 24, 1956)
Brittany Victoria Olock (Nov. 8, 1990)
Carol Anne Olock (August 4, 1958). Married Jack Allen Kauffman
(Oct. 6, 1956)
Noah Nathaniel Kauffman (Aug. 17, 1994)
CLAUS RITTENHOUSE born about 1615 in Mulheim, Westfalia, Germany,
married MARIA HAGERHOFFS born about 1619 in Mulheim, Westfalia,
Margaret Rittenhouse (c1619)
WILLIAM RITTENHOUSE born about 1644 in Mulheim, Westfalia, Germany,
died in 1708 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. He came to America on
the Ship Concord in 1688 with his three children. He was the first
paper maker and first Mennonite Bishop in America. Married GEETRUID
PIETERS born c1646 in Holland
Nicholas (Claus) Rittenhouse
GARRETT RITTENHOUSE born about 1674 in Holland, died Feb. 1742
in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. Name of his wife is not known.
WILLIAM RITTENHOUSE born in 1695 in Cresheim, Pa (near
Germantown), died in 1767 in Rosemont, NJ. Married
about 1720 in Pennsylvania to CATHERINE HOWELL born about
1700 in Philadelphia, Pa, died in 1728
WILLIAM RITTENHOUSE born about 1722 in Delaware Twp,
Hunterdon, NJ, died about 1799 in Hunterdon, NJ. Married
Benjamin Rittenhouse (1746/7-Dec. 29, 1821)
Garret Rittenhouse (born 1754)
WILLIAM RITTENHOUSE born about 1755 in Delaware Twp,
Hunterdon, NJ, died July 14, 1816 in Franklin Twp,
Fayette Co, Pa. Married REBECCA BRAY
David Rittenhouse (1782-1853/1860)
James Rittenhouse (1786-Jan 1852)
RHODA RITTENHOUSE born March 21, 1796, died Oct. 9,
1843 in Perry Twp, Fayette Co. Pa. Married on Jan.
7, 1819 to JAMES BLAIR
Thomas W. Rittenhouse
Rebecca Rittenhouse(Sep. 10, 1758-June 21, 1830)
Abner Rittenhouse (born May 5, 1760)
Daniel Rittenhouse (May 2, 1760-May 19, 1848)
Catherine Rittenhouse (1762-Jan. 10, 1830)
Abigail Rittenhouse (born Jan. 6, 1764)
Anna Rittenhouse (born about 1765)
Hannah Rittenhouse (about 1767-before 1799)
Peter Rittenhouse (1724-1804)
Priscilla Rittenhouse (born about 1725)
Isaac Rittenhouse (July 13, 1726-Feb. 23, 1809)
Moses Rittenhouse (about 1728-1774)
Lott Rittenhouse (1737-1813)
Hannah Rittenhouse (died May 19, 1798)
Heinrich Nicholas Rittenhouse (c1648)
Ref: Rittenhouse Family Association
Historic Rittenhouse Town
JOSEPH RUSSELL, born Jan. 28, 1789 in Westmoreland County, died May
4, 1854, a shoemaker, came to Perry Township in 1848. June 2, 1828
he married ANNA MARY TEAGARDEN (Nov. 8, 1803), still living with
daughter Susanna per 1880 census.
Bethsheba Russell (June 4, 1829), married Joshua Gaut on Jan.
Anna Mary Russell (Jan. 31, 1831), married John Moody on Aug. 12
WILLIAM T. RUSSELL (see below)
Susanna Russell (June 10, 1834), Married William P. Trump
Esenith Russell born in Flatwood Pa. April 22, 1837, died in N.
Belle Vernon Pa. Nov. 9 1892, Married in 1863 to Francis Marion
Miller born in Brownsville 1839, died in Monessen on Aug. 9,
Margaret Marinda Russell (March 16 1841)
WILLIAM T. RUSSELL, born Dec. 29, 1832 (date on death
certificate but in family bible listed as Nov 29, 1832), died
Sept. 18, 1911. He came to Perry Twp. with his father in 1848.
He was a farmer. Served in the Union Army in the Civil War.
Enlisted at Pittsburgh, 16 Oct. 1862, Co. B 168th Reg. Pa. Inf.,
private - mustered out at Harrisburg 23 July 1863 as Sgt., re-
enlisted as Sgt. of Capt. Cyrus Thomas unassigned Co. 103rd Reg.
of Pa. Inf. - discharged 25 June 1865 at New Bern N.C. School
Director and Tax Collector in Perry Twp.. On June 10, 1855
married LAVINIA KREPPS (1837-1862)(date on grave stone but on
William's pension request listed as July 6, 1863), daughter of
Mary E. Russell (July 6, 1856-1916), married 1st Jacob B.
Husband, on Oct. 1, 1914 married Harry Griffith (1856-1916)
Susan Russell (March 23, 1858), married W. M. Stickel
LINDSEY TAYLOR RUSSELL (see below)
Allean Russell (Aug. 31, 1859), married William Hartwick
William married a second time on May 4, 1866 to Louisa Hagerty
(July 11, 1826-Sept. 5, 1908), daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth
LINDSEY TAYLOR RUSSELL, born Aug. 31, 1859 in Perry Twp.
He was educated in the public schools in Perry Township. He
commenced his medical training in 1879 under Dr. S. S. Stahl
at Dawson, Pa.. He attended the Physic Medical Institude at
Cincinnati, Ohio until 1882. Practiced in Ruffadale, Pa. for
one year. He returned to Physic Medical Instirute for post-
graduate work. He then went to Vanderbilt from 1883 to 1886.
He practiced in Monongahela City for six years and returned
to Vanderbilt. He spent the later part of his life in
Perryopolis. On July 4, 1884 he married SETTURAH BLAIR, born
Oct 31, 1865, daughter of John B. Blair and Minerva Sutton.
She died at Vanderbilt in Sept. 1947. Dr. Russell died in
Perryopolis on May 4, 1931. Both are buried at Flatwoods
NELLIE RUSSELL, married WILBUR C. SISLEY
Gertrude Russell (Nov. 14, 1895-Sept. 1986), Married Frank
Bessie Russell, born abt. 1889, married Oscar Brown
Charles Russell (Feb. 7, 1891-Feb. 1975), married Zona
Robison (Mar. 13, 1894-Jan 1975)
Maud Russell (abt 1897), married Wm. Harry Brown
Kent Scott Russell born June 5, 1898, in Connellsville,
died 17 Nov. 1964, buried at Flatwoods. Married Sarah
Leona Lynn, born Nov. 2, 1898, in Connellsville
Norma Jean Russell, married Allan Gray Miller Jr.
Nancy Jane Russell, married Phillip Hedges
Louisa Russell (Sept. 6, 1900-Dec. 1987), unmarried
Ref: Birth dates from 1910 census for E3, E5
Social Security Death Index for E2, E4 and E7
Family bible for C1-C6
AUBREY JOSEPH SISLEY
AUBREY JOSEPH SISLEY (Dec. 16, 1922). Married Dec. 20, 1952 to EDNA
LINK REINIG (Dec. 21, 1924). Daughter of Fredrick J. Link and (Minnie)
Rose W. Wilke.
William E. Sisley (Aug. 7, 1946-July 8, 1969), killed in action
in South Vietnam. Buried in Forest Ave. Cemetery, Angola, NY.
PERRY R. SISLEY
PERRY RUSSELL SISLEY, born October 1, 1910 at McKees Rocks, Pa., died
May 29, 1991. Married in 1934 to KATHERINE REYNOLDS (Aug. 29, 1912).
Peter Linsey Taylor Sisley (Dec. 9, 1935-Aug. 20, 1988). Married
Kathryn Severns Ripp (March 4, 1939)
Deborah Anne Sisley (March 29, 1962)
David Linsey Sisley (Aug. 30, 1967)
Daniel Russell Sisley (May 14, 1970)
Patricia Jane Sisley (June 6, 1937). On June 14, 1958 married
Robert E. Webb (Feb. 7, 1930).
Robert Harold Webb, Died age one day
Robin Elizabeth Webb (May 2, 1961)
Russell Ellisworth Webb (Aug. 25, 1971)
James Perry Sisley (Feb. 18, 1939. Married Bonnie Lou Bareis
(September 23, 1938). Divorced.
Garrett Emerson Sisley (Jan. 1, 1957)
Cynthia Margaret Sisley (Oct. 11, 1968)
Married second time to Lucy
SAMUEL KENNETH SISLEY
SAMUEL KENNETH SISLEY, born Jan. 27, 1914 at West Brownsville, Pa..
Married on Jan. 1, 1933 to FLORENCE LAMMAY, born Jan. 24, 1911 at West
Brownsville, Pa., daughter of Stephan H. and Mabel Louise (Osborne)
Russell Lynn Sisley (March 14, 1934). Married Donna Kitser -
Russell Lindsey Sisley (Sept. 1, 1954)
Russell Lynn Sisley married on Aug. 4, 1956 to Marilyn Claire
Milton (Nov. 14, 1935), at Carson City, Nev. daughter of James and
Judith Anne Sisley (June 19, 1957), married on Apr. 26, 1985 to
Tom Lee Harris
David James Harris (Nov. 18, 1985)
Katherine Marie Harris (July 8, 1987)
Kenneth Russell Sisley (Oct. 11, 1959), married on March 2, 1993
to Lisa Ann Marnell (July 2, 1963)
Anne Coleen Sisley (March 22, 1992)
Laura Louise Sisley (Oct. 18, 1963), married on Feb. 9, 1985 to
Joseph Allen Clark (Sept. 21, 1960)
Justin Anthony Clark (Oct. 1, 1985)
Sarah Elizabeth Clark (Aug. 24, 1988)
Nikke Allen Clark (June 13, 1990)
James Edward Sisley (Aug. 20, 1965), married on March 1, 1996 to
Etsuko Hishio (May 1, 1966)
Jonathon Masaru (July 11,1995)
Russell Lynn Sisley (May 14, 1967-June 14, 1967)
Lynne Marie Sisley (July 3, 1968), married on June 1, 1991 to
Pat McNulty (May 12, 1971)
Kara Lynne McNulty (Jan. 11, 199
Kayleen Brianna McNulty (Jan. 12, 1994)
Daniel Wayne Sisley (Jan.3, 1939). Married on December 27, 1959 to
Margie Eileen Mortensen (March 24, 1938), at Sacramento, Ca.,
daughter of Clair and Elsie Mortensen.
Michael Wayne Sisley, (April 30, 1961), married on Oct. 17, 1987
to Pauline Dabolos (Dec. 31, 1951)
Hawaikikalanihaahaa (uses Kalani for short) (Jan. 16, 1976)
Linda Christine Sisley, (Nov. 30, 1962), married on Sept. 25,
1993 to Zack Scibior (Oct. 1, 1957)
Steven Edward Sisley, (Nov. 17, 1964), married on June 27, 1992
to Libby Ann Budd (Jan. 8, 1967)
Tyler Alan Sisley (April 9, 1996)
WILBER CLARENCE SISLEY
WILBER CLARENCE SISLEY born July 7, 1919 at West Brownsville, Pa.
Married April 7, 1945 to DOROTHY WILKINSON (Feb. 14, 1922), daughter
of Robert and Cordalia (Polk) Wilkinson of Buffalo, NY.
Linda Lee Sisley (June 23, 1946). Married June 18, 1966 to LeRoy
Gill born June 12, 1946.
Scott Douglas Gill (Dec. 11, 1966)
Darak Gill (Oct. 19, 1970)
Karen Ann Sisley (July 5, 1947-Nov. 22, 1947)
Robert Kent Sisley (Jan. 18, 1949), married Dec. 20, 1975 to Donna
Stephens (Sept. 18, 1948)
Cara Sisley (June 8, 1978)
Tina Marie Sisley (Feb. 5, 1956)
Dena Mae Sisley (June 2, 1958). Married Oct. 25, 1980 to Dale
England (Nov. 19??).
Heather Sisley England (June 12, 1987)
Brent Roger England (Feb. 7, 1989)
Clarence Served in the Army From Feb. 1941 until Aug. 1945. He spent
time in the Pacific Theater from Dec. 1941 until Apr. 1945 when he was
returned to the States.
GEORGE SUTTON born in England, died April 12, 1669 in Perquiman Co,
NC, Married in Plymouth Co, Ma about 1636 to SARAH TILDEN
WILLIAM SUTTON born about 1641 in Scituate, Plymouth Co, Ma, died
April 28, 1718 in Woodbridge, NJ, Married in Eastham, Cape Cod, Ma
July 11, 1666 to DAMARIS BISHOP
JOHN SUTTON born Jan. 14, 1673/4 (April 20, 1674 in one
reference) in Piscataway, NJ, died in 1750 (Will probated Dec.
20, 1750) in Piscataway, NJ. Married ELIZABETH CONGER
DAVID SUTTON born July 31, 1703 in Piscataway, NJ, died in
1775 (Will probated Dec. 19, 1775) in Bernard Twp, Somerset
Co, NJ. Married ELIZABETH COX
MOSES SUTTON born about 1734 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co,
NJ. He was a Minister. Married SUSANNA COX
ISSAC SUTTON born about 1765 in Bridgewater Twp, Sommerset
Co, NJ, died about 1837 (Will probated Nov. 13, 1837) in
Lyme Twp, Huron Co, Oh. Married about 1790 in Fayette Co,
Pa to PAMILA REED
RUEBEN SUTTON born about 1790 in Fayette Co, Pa, died
1863 (Will probated June 25 1863). Married about 1805 to
MINERVA SUTTON born 1829 in Georges Twp, Fayette Co,
Pa, died Aug. 2, 1899 in Perry Twp, Pa. Married in
Perry Twp. Sept 5, 1844 (by Rev. Milton Sutton) to
JOHN B. BLAIR
JOHN de TYLDEN died before 1370 in England. Married ISOLDE REVE born
in Maden, Kent, England, daughter of JOHN REVE
THOMAS TYLDEN married JOHANNA (?)
THOMAS TYLDEN married JOHANNA (?)
JOHN TYLDEN married JOAN (?)
ROBERT TYLDEN married ALICE (?)
RICHARD (or JOHN) TYLDEN married JOAN (?)
RICHARD TILDREN born c1510 in Beneden, Kent,
England, buried Jan. 26, 1565/6 in Tenderdon, Kent,
England. Married ELIZABETH GLOVER
THOMAS TILDEN born c1550 in England, buried June
6, 1617 in England. Married March 11, 1576/7 to
ALICE BIGGE (c1550-buried May 13, 1593)
Thomas Tilden was in Marchfield, Plymouth
Colony before 1628
NATHANIEL TILDEN (1583-1641). Was in
Scituate, Plymouth Colony before 1628 .
Married LYDIA HUCSTEPE (1588)
Joseph Tilden died June 3, 1670. Married
SARAH TILDEN born c1613, baptized Jan. 13,
1613 in St. Mildred's Church, Tenterdon,
Kent, England, died March 20,1677 in
Perquiman's Co., NC. Married c1636 to
Lydia Tilden married Richard Garrett
Stephen Tilden born in Scituate, Plymouth
Ref. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Torrey
JACK WILSON born March 15, 1910 in Brownsville, Pa., died Feb. 8
1963). Married RHODA MAE SISLEY born Jan. 6, 1909 in Perryopolis, Pa.
LENNIS GANELL WILSON (Aug. 3, 1933). Married Nov. 1956 to Joseph
F. Piccolo (Sept. 26, 1933).
David James Piccolo (Aug. 28, 1957)
Susan Madalen Piccolo (Dec. 7, 1958)
Melania Marie Piccolo (April 24, 1968)
Joan Elizabeth Wilson (Aug. 2, 1938-Aug. 2, 1938)
Madalen Kay Wilson (Oct. 22, 1939). Married 1962 to William J.
Hession (July 11, 1939).
Michele Lynn Hession (Sept. 26, 1963). Married David Monk (Oct.
Meghan Lynn Monk (April 12, 1991)
Shannon Ann Monk (June 18, 1992)
Molly Erin Monk (July 5, 1995)
Kristine Marie Hession (Oct. 18, 1964). Married Michael
Shofner (Oct. 28, 1958).
Taméra Lee Shofner (Jan. 26, 1982)
Jeremy Michael Shofner (Oct. 14, 1987)
William James Hession (Oct. 16, 1965). Married Pam Kidd (March
Connie Hession (April 25, 1986)
Morgan Elizabeth Hession (July 7, 1994)
Only the last names listed except for Sisley families. Wilber C.
Sisley’s children listed in bold type. Wives of Sisley men listed
by maiden name or first name if maiden name not known.
, Anna E. 8 Bock 21
, Anney 12 Boden 7, 14
, Annie S. 13 Bongiorno 22, 26, 27
, Dessie 14 Boris 20
, Effie 14
, Georgie 20 Bordman 30
, Gertrude 20 Boucher 16
, Hannah J. 17 Bowne 31
, Helen 16 Bradley 26
, Jane 6 Brandenberg 35
, Josephine M. Branthoover 42
15 Bray 46
, Leona 14 Bredford 28, 29, 30
, Mary 14 Brete 30
, Ruth 20 Brewster 30
Allis 30 Britt 43
Amlung 35 Brown 49
Anderson 19 Budd 52
Andrieosin 8 Burkett 34
Anthony 14 Burne 30
Armstrong 14 Burns 25
Ashton 38 Bursell 30
Ault 26 Butterfield 35
Backwell 30 Caldwell 20
Baird 36 Camino 24
Baker 12 Campana 26
Banks 35 Caron 21
Bareis 51 Carson 31, 42
Barker 30 Cassady 35
Barstow 35 Cawood 33
Barton 12 Cerasoli 26
Bartosick 18 Chaffee 13
Bauer 8 Chester 11
Bayes 27 Chowning 1
Belconger (Conger) 33 Churchill 28
Bell 15, 17, 21, 31 Clark (Clarke) 28, 30, 31, 52
Bergman 34 Cole 29, 30
Betts 12 Coliar 29
Bigge 55 Colman 30
Billington 29 Comer 14
Bishop (Bishope) 28, 29 Conger (Belconger) 33, 54
30, 54 Cook 4, 5, 7, 8, 31
Blair 22, 31, 32 Cooke 29
46, 49, 54 Cope 17, 18, 43
Blaney 48 Costner 19
Cox 54 Gaal 17
Crawford, Col. Wm. 4 Gabler 35
Crise 22, 23, 34, 38 Gallatin 31, 35
Crooks, Col. 4 Garret 19
Cross 7 Garrett 37, 55
Croushore 8 Gaut 48
Culler 13 Ghrist 34
Curren 43 Glover 55
Curry 13 Gibbs 13
Dabolos 52 Goe 13, 16, 17, 18
Dagneau 2 Gottheld 22, 40
Daily 39 Graham 31
Dale 40 Griffith 48
Darry 11 Grimm 18, 19
Davis 5, 9, 20, 26 Gubitosa 24
Denious 38 Gue 18
Dobson 12, 16 Guy 23
Dowler 24 Hadden 44
Duell (Curry) 13 Hagerhoffs 46
Dun 42 Hagerty 48
Dunham 30 Hamilton 14
Dunlap 35 Haney 23
Eberhart 18, 35, 36, 43, 44 Harnet 46
Echard 21 Harrigan 8
Eckman 8 Harris 52
Edmunds 8 Hartwick 48
Ellis 4, 5, 6, 9, 43 Hasson 15
England 53 Hatherle 30
Essington 8 Hazlett 14
Evens 15, 35 Headley 19
Falbo 19 Henderleiter 12
Fallowell 30 Hersey 25
Ferguson 15 Herwick 13, 14, 17
Fields 40 Hess 26
Findley 12 Hession 56
Finney 21 Hickes 30
Finny 30 Higgs 42
Fisher 9 Hill 15
Fortner 27 Hishio 52
Fowler 19 Hixenbaugh 15, 22
Freeman 43 Hogg 11
Frieburger 31 Hopkins 4, 14, 16
Fry 8 Howell 37, 46
Frye 4 Howland 29
Fuller 43 Huckels 22, 23, 34, 38, 39
Fulmer 38 Huckles 22, 34, 38, 39
Furnier 4 Hucstepe 55
Huffine 21 Lyons 7
Hugus 22, 40 Madison 35
Hunter 10 Manandise 19
Hurst 29 Marnell 52
Husband 48 Martin 14, 16, 18, 28
Husted 26 36, 43, 44
Ice 26 Mattock 11
Imhoff 27 May 14
Jackovich 20 McClay 27
Jackson 43 McCord 12
James 13 McCoy 4
Jefferson 35 McCrory 7, 14
Jeffries 16 McCollum 24
Jenkins 32 McDermott 40
Johnson 37, 45 McEwen 8
Jones 11, 14, 15, 35 McIntyre 23
Jordan 44 McLaughlin 4
McMahon 26, 27
Kaufman 20 McNulty 52
Kauffman 45 Mead, Gen. David 12
Keller 4, 5, 6 Meishner 17
Kelly 33 Mericke 30
Kemp 27 Metcalf 27
Kidd 56 Miller 9, 23, 38, 48, 49
Kincell 17 Milligan 16
Kirkwood 35 Milton 52
Kitser 52 Monk 56
Kramer 35 Moody 48
Krepps 48 Morelli 26
Kulleck 10 Morgan 6, 7, 8, 13, 37
Kurtz 9 Mort 21
Kyle 7 Mortensen 52
Lakin 37 Motzer 38
Lammay 22, 52 Mullin 6, 7, 8
Lapinsky 40 Munnery 15
LaScala 24 Murphy 14
Lauderback 23, 41 Murray 8
Layton 15, 16, 42 Myers 23
Leonard 33 Nagy 24
Link 23, 50 Nelson 29
Litman 8 Nichols 8
Little 32 Norman 18
Luce 49 Norris 12, 16
Lutes 10 Norton 14
Lynch 44 Nutt 9, 21
Lynn 31, 40, 49
Ogle 15 Rough 18
Oldacre 32 Russell 12, 22, 27
Olock 23, 45 31, 48, 49
Oswald 21 Sanders 9
Owens 11 Schenk 23
Owning (Owens) 11 Schiebler 20
Page 36 Schoenberger 38
Papen 37 Scibior 52
Parker 26 Seighman 8
Parkhill 31 Seward 6
Patterson 4, 8 Shaffer 31
Peasley 20 Shaner 19
Peters 40 Sharp 12
Phillips 10 Shawe 29
Piccolo 56 Shellenberger 31
Pickett 18 Shepler 4, 7, 10
Piersol 32 Shillingsworth 30
Pieters 46 Shofner 55
Plunket 35 Shoup 14
Polk 53 Shreve 25
Pope 29 Shriver 24
Porter 14 Shurtleff 28, 30
Powell 24 Sisley (Cicily, Cisley, Cissel,
Powis 20 Cissle, Cissley, Sicely,
Prat 30 Sicily, Sicley, Sissley)
Prence 30 Addie 10
Alfred 1, 2
Racios 19, 20 Alice 8, 17
Ramsden 28, 29 Allie 10
Reading 37 Alvin J. 19
Reed 54 Alvin M. 18
Reese 40 Amberson 6, 7, 10
Reeves 27 Anne Coleen 52
Reinig 23, 50 Arthur 12, 20
Reppert 35 Aubrey Joseph 23, 50
Reve 55 Austin Shepler 10
Reynolds 22, 51
Rickard 29, 30 Bejemin 17
Ring 28 Ben 8
Ripp 51 Benjamen 3, 4
Rittenhouse 31, 37, 46, 47 Benjamin 6, 8, 13
Roberts 14, 36 Benona 8
Robertson 21 Bernice Elaine 22, 40
Robinson 37 Bert 16, 20
Robison 49 Bertha 10
Rose 10 Bertram 20
Rossell 43 Brian Keith 24
Rothasz 18 Brice 16
Cara 53 Frances Eunice 13
Carl 20 Frances Madira 13
Cassie 12 Frances May 14
Catherine June 21 Frank Henry 21
Charles 7, 9, 16, 17, 19 Frederick E. 8
Charlotta 8 Frederick W. 8
Clara K. 14, 22 Freeda Mae 18
Clara Walter 14, 22
Claude 1 Garrett Emerson 51
Claude A. 20 Gary 21
Claude Parker 14 Georganna 9
Commodore 17 George Clive 9
Cora 15 George E. 8, 9
Cora E. 17 George Franklin 14
Cornelia 7, 9 Gertrude Cassie 12
Cynthia 9 Gilbert 24
Cynthia Ann 14 Grace 12
Cynthia Margaret 51 Gretchen 21
Daniel Russell 51 Hannah 7, 16, 17
Daniel Wayne 52 Hannah J. (Wilgus) 17
Danny 21 Harold Keith 24
David Lindsey 51 Harris 15
Deborah Anne 51 Harry 19, 20
Delpha 16 Helen 15
Dena Mae 53 Herbert 16, 20
Dorothy Verne 23, 45 Herman 20
Dwight L. 19 Hester 9
Earl Hamilton 14 Hezakiah Edward 8, 17
Edith Irene 22, 26
Edward 8, 21
Edwin Bertram 21 Idris 19
Edwin Perry 20 Indiana 9
Edytha 8 Irene 17
Eleanor 7 Izora 14
Elizabeth 9, 15, 20 Jack 20
Ella 10, 17 Jacob 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11
Ellis E. 8 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Ellis W. 8 Jacob Sr. 3, 4
Ellis William 7, 9, 17 James 8, 10, 14, 17
Emma 14 James Edward 8, 52
Emily Lucretia 8 James H. 7
Erma 24 James Henry 14
Ethel 19 James Norman 14
Eunice Alvira 12 James Perry 51
James Watson 14
Florence 19 Jean Ann 9
Frances 1, 2 Jeanette A. 15
Frances Arlene 23 Jennie May 14
Jesse B. 10 15, 16, 17
Jessie 9 Margaret Elizabeth 15
Joan 21 Margaret (Ellis) 6, 7
John 10, 11, 12, 13 Marie 14
15, 16, 19 Marion Ruth 22, 38
John A. 17 Marlene 20
John Douglas 14 Marsilla 17
John Edward 19 Mary 10, 13
John Ellis 7, 9, 17 Mary Ann 7
John L. 17 Mary C. 10
John Lewis 12 Mary E. 7, 9
John Morgan 7, 17 Mary Elizabeth (Betty) 8
John Nelson 17 Mary Ellen 13
Joseph 9, 10 Mary Jean 21
Joseph F. 17 Maude 8
Judith Anne 52 Melissa 21
June 15 Michael Wayne 52
Milton H. 13
Karen Ann 53 Morgan 7, 13, 15
Kate 14 16, 17, 42
Kathleen 21 Myra 24
Keith William 24 Myron T. 19
Kenneth 19 Myrtle 10
Kenneth Russell 52
Nancy 7, 10
Laura 15, 16 Nancy Jane 7, 9
Laura Louise 52 Nesley Everett 15
Laurene Maude 18 Norma Jean 20
Laverne 19 Ocie 10
Leatrice Mae 19 Ollie 10
Leroy (Roy) 8 Olive (Woodard) 12
Levi 13 Oliver 18
Lewis 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Oreta 18
9, 11, 12, 13, 17 Ornetta 20
Lewis N. 13
Linda Christine 52 Patricia 19
Linda Lee 53 Patricia Jane 51
Lisa Ann 21 Pearl Agnes 18
Lois 8 Percy D. 21
Lois Evelyn 23, 41 Perry 1
Lois Orthelia 19 Perry H. 13, 15, 16
Lora J. 16 Perry Russell 22, 51
Louisa 9 Peter Lindsey Taylor 51
Louise 15 Phoepe 13
Luther Cope 18 Raymond 23
Lynn Marie 52 Rebecca 9, 18
Rhoda Mae 22, 56
Malinda 13 Richard Thomas 21
Margaret 7, 9, 10, 13 Robert 6, 9
Robert C. 10 William K. 16
Robert Kent 53 William Lee 21
Rodney 21 William M. 17
Roland 15 Wilson 6, 7, 10
Ruhama 9 Zetta 16
Russell Lindsey 52 Zora Zabel 15
Russell Lynn 52
Ruth Etta 19 Slocum 42
Ruth Pauline 8 Slonaker 32
Smith 8, 24
Samantha 9 Snowe 30
Samuel 7, 11, 14, 20 Sowers 42
Samuel E. 15 Sparrow 29, 30
Samuel Kenneth 22, 52 Speelman 35
Samuel L. 14 Speers 4, 11
Samuel S. 15 Springer 4, 11
Samuel Layton 18, 43 Squires 35
Sarah (Boden) 7, 9, 13 Stafford 17
Sarah 9, 13 Stahl 48
Sarah Addie 14 Standish 29, 30
Sarah C. 15 Staw 30
Sarah Jane 17 Stein 9
Silas 16 Stephens 13, 53
Simon 12 Stewart 8, 9, 36
Simon Anderson 12 Stickel 48
Stephanie 21 Stickle 14, 18
Steven 9 Stiles 37
Steven Edward 52 Stillion 26
Stewart 10 Stoner 21
Stewart Maxwell 15 Strawn 6, 22, 23
Thomas 2, 21 Sunderland 44
Timothy 9 Sutton 28, 31, 33
Tina Marie 53 49, 54, 55
Treva Kae 21 Searer 17
Tyler Alan 52 Swords 24
Valentine 24 Synowiec 9
Vera Mae 24
Viola 14 Teagarden 48
Viva M. 23 Thomas 29, 30, 48
Vivian 20 Thompson 13
Walter S. 14, 22 Thorngate 9
Wilber C. 22, 23 Thorpe 23
38, 49 Thrasher 18
Wilber Clarence 22, 53 Tilden (Tylden) 54, 55
William 6, 10, 15, 21 Torrey 33, 55
William Bryan 12 Tory 30
William Ferguson 15 Towsen 15
Trump 17, 48
Washington 22, 43
Wells 10, 31
Wilgus 8, 14, 17, 44
Walkinson 22, 53
Wilson 22, 38, 56
Winslows 29, 30