William M. Sissom was born 2 Jun 1818 in Jackson co., Alabama. On 5 Dec 1845 he married Rebecca Jane Ogle in St. Clair co., Illinois. To this marriage were born seven children. William and Rebecca, along with a group of St. Clair county residents, eventually moved to Wilson county, Kansas. A number of descendants continue to live in St. Clair county, however, reflecting the fact that several of his children married in St. Clair county and raised their families there.
A database of all of William's descendants is being maintained by the author of this page, and anyone descended from William is urged to write to Jim Bridges.