Sisselburger, Sarah Ann

Sisselburger, Sarah Ann

Female 1832 - 1911  (78 years)

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  • Name Sisselburger, Sarah Ann  [1, 2
    • Some sources indicate Sarah Ann's maiden name was Penton (her mother's maiden name), but the 1847 marriage license says it is Sisselburger.
    Born 13 Feb 1832  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Christened 27 Jan 1840  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    Census 16 Sep 1850  Southwark District, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1867  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1869  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1871  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 6 Feb 1911  Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I2823  Sackett
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 

    Father Sisselburger, Martin,   d. 1840 
    Mother Penton, Anna,   b. 1798, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Salem County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Unknown 
    Children
    +1. Sisselburger, Sarah Ann,   b. 13 Feb 1832, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1911, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     
    Family ID F13398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Orton, Thomas Norman,   b. 13 Feb 1827, Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1854, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1847  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Children 
    +1. Orton Sackett, Minnie,   b. Dec 1847, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1932, Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)  [Birth]
     2. Orton, Thomas Henry,   b. Jul 1850, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1910, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F12303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mead, James P.,   d. Unknown 
    Married 17 Nov 1855  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    • Image and records supplied by: Julie Bissell Tupker
      Page 272; Marriages
      On Saturday evening, November 17, 1855, I united in Holy
      Matrimony, Mr. James P. Mead and Mrs. Sarah A Orton.
      John Coleman
      Rector of Trinity Church
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      Name: Mrs. Sarah A Orton
      Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 977
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
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      Name: Mrs. Sarah A Orton
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1855
      Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
      Spouse Name: James P Mead
      Denomination: Episcopal
      Organization Name: Trinity Episcopal Church
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F13399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Sackett, Gen. William,   b. 16 Apr 1839, Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1864, near Trevillians, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1862  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 25 Nov 1862 date taken from Anna's "Widow's Declaration for Pension" in which she states that her name before marriage was Mrs. Anna Amodier.
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      Married in Epiphany Parish, Washington D. C.; Rev. Carles B. Hall, Rector; recorded 27 Nov 1862. Name given as Anna Modio:
      "I Wm Pitt Shearman Gegister of Epihany Parish in the City of Washington, D.C. do hereby certify that the marriage of Colonel William Sackett with Anna Modio on the twenty seventh day of November, A.D one thousand eight hundred and sixty two is duly recorded in the Register of Marriages of said Parish, attested by the signature of the officiating clergyman, Rev. Chas B. Hall, D.D.
      Witness my hand and the
      Common Seal of the Vestry this
      Sixth day of August, A.D. 1864
      Wm Pitt Shearman
      Register"
    Col. William Sackett and his wife, Sarah
    Col. William Sackett and his wife, Sarah
    Picture of Col. William Sackett and his wife sold on EBay Jan-03-04
    Children 
    +1. Orton Sackett, Minnie,   b. Dec 1847, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1932, Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)  [Adopted]  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Bissell, Amos,   b. 30 Mar 1835, Southwold, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1902, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1876  Salem, Salem, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F12304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Feb 1832 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 27 Jan 1840 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Sep 1847 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Orton Sackett, Minnie - Dec 1847 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Orton Sackett, Minnie - Dec 1847 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Orton, Thomas Henry - Jul 1850 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Sep 1850 - Southwark District, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Nov 1855 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Nov 1862 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1869 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Apr 1876 - Salem, Salem, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Feb 1911 - Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Col. William Sackett and wife, 9th NYVC at Gettysburg
    Col. William Sackett and wife, 9th NYVC at Gettysburg
    Posted by Gary Thompson at https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/489203578267134628/?lp=true

  • Notes 
    • Information supplied by Julie Bissell Tupker:
      NAME: Sarah Ann Sisilberger
      BIRTH DATE: 13 Feb 1832
      EVENT TYPE: Baptism
      BAPTISM DATE: 27 Jan 1840
      BAPTISM PLACE: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
      BAPTISM AGE: 7
      FATHER NAME: Martin Sisilberger
      MOTHER NAME: Ann Sisilberger
      DENOMINATION: Episcopal
      ORGANIZATION NAME: Trinity Episcopal Church
      Source: Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 977
      Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985; Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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      https://familysearch.org/
      1850 Census; 2nd Ward, Southwark, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
      Page 161; 16 Sept 1850
      1058/1175
      Thomas Orton, 23, M, Mariner, Delaware
      Sarah Orton, 19, F, ---, Penna
      Georgiana Orton, 2, F, ---, Penna
      Ann Seisselbury, 33, F, ---, New Jersey
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      Anna Sackett gave her age as 30 years on her Widows Declaration for Pension dated 22 Aug 1864.
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      25 Nov 1862 marriage date in Anna's "Widow's Declaration for Pension" in which she states that her name before marriage was Mrs. Anna Amodier.
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      Name given as Anna Modio when she married Col. William Sackett:
      Epiphany Parsih, Washington D. C.; Rev. Carles B. Hall, Rector; recorded 27 Nov 1862.
      "I Wm Pitt Shearman Register of Epihany Parish in the City of Washington, D.C. do hereby certify that the marriage of Colonel William Sackett with Anna Modio on the twenty seventh day of November, A.D one thousand eight hundred and sixty two is duly recorded in the Register of Marriages of said Parish, attested by the signature of the officiating clergyman, Rev. Chas B. Hall, D.D.
      Witness my hand and the
      Common Seal of the Vestry this
      Sixth day of August, A.D. 1864
      Wm Pitt Shearman
      Register"
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      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11781-93046-82?cc=1325221
      1900 Census; Colorado; Arapahoe; ED 49 Precinct 1 Denver city Ward 7
      SD No. 24; ED No. 49; Sheet No. 5A [stammped 152]; 6 June 1900
      140/110
      Bissell, Amos, Head, W, M, Mar., 1839, 61, M, 20, Canada, ?Connecticut?, ?Connecticut?*, Imm. 1858, Capitalist
      Bissell, Sarah, Wife, W, F, Feb., 1840, 60, M, 20, 5-2, Pennsylvania, England, New Jersey, ---
      [*Written above parents' birth place: "Punched N. U. S. border "]
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      http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
      The San Francisco call., January 06, 1906, Page 1, Image 1
      About The San Francisco call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913
      Image provided by: University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA
      NOTED WOMAN TO END DAYS IN MADHUSE
      Widow of Judge Bissell Is Committed to Sanitarium
      Special Dispatch to The Call
      Denver, Jan. 5. - Mrs. Sarah Bissell, widow of Judge Amos Bissell, a Colorado pioneer, has been adjudged insane and committed to the Mount Airey Sanitarium by Judge Lindsey. Her life is interesting. She is worth $100,000, which her husband left her. General Grant gave Mrs. Bissell the name of "The Heroine of Dinweddie Courthouse," after she rode bareback for thirty miles on a rainy night to give the alarm of the approach of the Confederates to the Northern troops, and during the fierce engagement that followed, although she had been in the saddle all nigh before, she cared for many of the wounded, among whom was Theodore Wilson, the famous correspondent of the New York Herald, who was reporting the campaign for that journal and who afterward said it was due to this gracious, great-hearted woman his life was saved.
      She was married three times. Her first husband was Captain Orton of the British navy, her second, General William Sackett of the Union army. She was Miss Sarah A. Benton[sic][Penton] of Salem, N. J., where she was born sixty-five years ago, and in her young days was belle of Washington, Philadelphia and other cities. Mrs. Bissell is a descendant directly of William Penn, and her ancestors at one time owned 200 square miles in the State of Pennsylvania. Her son is Thomas Orton, a wealthy land owner in Cape Charles, Va., and her daughter is the wife of Tallmadge Van Rensselaer, descendant of Stephen Rensselaer, the Dutch aristocrat, who once owned more than a hundred miles of farms along the Hudson river. Tallmadge Van Rensselaer was United States District Attorney for the State of New York and obtained a wide reputation as a lawyer before his death. Mrs. Van Rensselaer now lives at Perth Amboy, N. J.
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      HeritageQuest
      1910 > COLORADO > DENVER > 14-WD DENVER
      Series: T624 Roll: 117 Page: 96
      DS No. 1; ED No. 183; Sheet No. 1B; 18 April, 1910
      Name of Institution: Mount Airy Sanitorium - Nervous Disorders
      [Lisdted among patients]
      Line 59
      Bissell, Sarah A. Patient, F, W, 76, Wd, 12yrs, 2-2, Virtinia, Virginia, Virginis, Patient.
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      http://files.usgwarchives.net/co/denver/obits/b/bissell_sarah_1911.txt
      Obituary: BISSELL, Sarah A., Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Feb. 8, 1911, p. 2
      [Transcribed and Contribted by: Rita Timm <http://coloradoclues.com> 2001 - 2002]
      Leader in Denver Society During Early Years
      BELLE IN EAST BEFORE WAR
      Wedded Three Times; Witnessed Many Battles in Rebellion.

      Mrs. Sarah A. Bissell, widow of former Judge Amos Bissell, and a social leader during the early days of Denver, died Monday at Mount Airy Sanatorium, where she spent the last five years of her life.

      Mrs. Bissell came to Denver with her husband in 1867[*] from Philadelphia.The Bissell residence, at Thirty-sixth and Lafayette Streets, one of the handsomest in the city in early days, was the scene of brilliant social functions. After the death of her husband, on December 26, 1902, Mrs. Bissell suffered a mental decline, and in October, 1904 she was taken before the county court for an examination at the instance of her two children, Thomas Orton and Mrs. Minne Van Rennselaer, who declared that her mental capabilities were such as to render her unable to look after the property left by her husband, valued at $100,000.

      She was declared sane, but a year later she was again taken before the county court, tried secretly and committed to the sanatorium. The insanity proceedings caused great interest at the time on account of the prominence of Mrs. Bissell and her family.

      Mrs. Bissell was formerly Miss Sarah A. Penton, daughter of a wealthy Pennsylvania family, and was born in 1831. Before the Civil War she was a belle in New York, Washington, Philadelphia and Richmond, VA. She was first married in Washington to Captain Richard Orton of the British Navy. After his death she married William Sackett, brigadier general in the Civil War. She accompanied her husband on his campaigns and was present at the battles of Stafford Courthouse, Chancellorsville Yellow Tavern, Meadow Ridge Camps's Creek and Five Forks.

      General Sackett lost his life in the battle of Trevillian Station. At the close of the war his widow became the wife of Amos Bissell. For many years Mrs. Bissell took an active interest in Democratic politics in Denver.
      [*]1867 is a typo. Amos and Sarah were married in Philadelphia in 1876

  • Sources 
    1. [S1047] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940, (https://familysearch.org/).

    2. [S506] 1850 U.S. Census.

    3. [S1282] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2), 27 Dec 2018.
      Daughters of the American Revolution
      Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 103 : 1913

      p. 243
      #102795
      Mrs. Alice Orton Wilson
      Born in Sussex County, Del.
      Wife of James William Wilson
      Descendant of Capt. Abner Penton, as follows:

      1. Thomas Henry Orton (1853-1910) m. Adeline B. Counsellor (b. 1856).
      2. Thomas Horton Orton (1827-54) m. 1849 Sarah A. Susselburger (1831-1911).
      3. Martin Susselburger (d. 1840) m. 1824 Ann Penton (1798-1872).
      4. Burton Penton (1765-1837) m. 1787 Jane Morrison (d. 1805).
      5. Abner Penton m. 1864 Ann Smith (1744-1861).

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    4. [S1852] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 27 Dec 2018.
      Name: Sarah Ann Sisilberger
      [Sarah Ann Sisselberger]
      Baptism Age: 7
      Event Type: Baptism
      Birth Date: 13 Feb 1832
      Baptism Date: 27 Jan 1840
      Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
      Denomination: Episcopal
      Organization Name: Trinity Episcopal Church
      Father: Martin Sisilberger
      Mother: Ann Sisilberger

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S506] 1850 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 27 Dec 2018.
      1850 Census, enumerated 16 Sep 1850 in Southwark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

      Thomas Orton M 23 Delaware
      Sarah Orton F 19 Pennsylvania
      Georgiana Orton F 2 Pennsylvania
      Ann S*Bury F 33 New Jersey

      "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4C5-MFJ : 12 April 2016), Thomas Orton, Southwark, ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 1175, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S1163] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 27 Dec 2018.
      Washington, District of Columbia, City Directory, 1867

      Sackett, Anna, wid Wm. 7 16 1/2 W

    7. [S1163] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 27 Dec 2018.
      Washington, District of Columbia, City Directory, 1869

      Sackett, Anna, wid Wm. 450 13th W

    8. [S1163] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 27 Dec 2018.
      Washington, District of Columbia, City Directory, 1871

      Sackett, Anna, wid Wm. 1418 G NW

    9. [S506] 1850 U.S. Census, Calculated from birth of 1st child (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1047] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940, (https://familysearch.org/).
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V26R-4L4
      Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940
      Name: Thomas N. Orton
      Spouse's Name: Sarah Ann Sisselburger
      Event Date: 13 Sep 1847
      Event Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M32035-4
      System Origin: Pennsylvania-ODM
      GS Film number: 1463127

    11. [S1852] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 27 Dec 2018.
      Name: Sarah A Orton
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1855
      Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
      Organization Name: Trinity Episcopal Church
      Spouse: James P Mead

      Researched by Ted Smith

    12. [S904] U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2), 27 Dec 2018.
      Name: Sarah A Orton
      Event: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 5 Dec 1855
      Marriage Place: Philadelphia
      Spouse: James P Mead
      Newspaper: Christian Secretary
      Publication Date: 22 Feb 1856
      Publication Place: Connecticut, USA
      Call Number: 486549

    13. [S1594] New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Sarah Ann Sackett
      Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 3 Apr 1876
      Marriage Place: Salem, New Jersey, USA
      Spouse: Amos Bissell
      Film Number: 000848572

      Researched by Ted Smith

    14. [S1036] New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3).
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/
      New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985
      Groom's Name: Amos Bissell
      Bride's Name: Sarah Ann Sackett
      Marriage Date: 03 Apr 1876
      Marriage Place: Salem County, New Jersey
      Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01424-0
      System Origin: New Jersey-EASy
      Source Film Number: 1001852

      Researched by Thurmon King

    15. [S1656] New Jersey, United Methodist Church Records, 1800-1970, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 27 Dec 2018.
      Name: Sarah Ann Sackett
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 3 Apr 1876
      Marriage Place: Salem, Salem, New Jersey, USA
      Religion: Methodist
      Organization or Description: Salem County Marriage Records
      Spouse: Amos Bissell

      Researched by Ted Smith


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