William Sisty (1781-1841)
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William Sisty was born 1 September 1781, the son of John & Susannah Sisty, and baptized eight days later at the Christina Congregation, Trinity Church, Wilmington, Delaware.
William Sisty and wife Mary are seen in the Berwick area, in present-day Columbia County, PA, in 1805, four years after the death of his father in Philadelphia. From Historical and Biographical Annals of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania:
The original stone church mentioned above was built in 1808 and is generally known as the “Old Stone Church.”
Note the name of James Herin; this is the name given to Curtis Sisty’s first-born son.
The Sisty Genealogy states that William Sisty was married to Mary Roth on 1 Nov 1807, although this article suggests that they were married by 1805. All we know of Mary’s background is that she was born 13 Nov 1784 in Pennsylvania.
The 1810 census shows William and family living in Briar Creek Township, Columbia County. By 1820, he is in Salem Township , Luzerne County. As his son Wilson was born in Berwick, which straddles the border of Columbia and Luzerne Counties, in 1825, we suppose that William lived in that sliver of Berwick in Salem Township. His occupation in 1820 is given as manufacturer.
By 1830, William and family had moved across the Susquehanna to Nescopeck, where he lived the remainder of his life. William died 9 May 1841 and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick. Following William’s death we see his widow living with daughter Mary and son-in-law Aran Hampton in Lausanne Township, Carbon County, PA in 1850. By 1870 she is living with grand-daughter Phoebe A. Fritz and her husband W. C. Barnard in Berwick Borough, Columbia County. Mary died 27 Feb 1872 and is buried next to her husband in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick.
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