Sisson, Robert F.

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Robert F. SISSON, farmer and stockman, Ramsey, Ark. The subject of this sketch, a widely known and respected influential citizen of this township, was born in Arkansas in 1848, and is the only child of Thomas W. and Mary L. (CRAFT) SISSON. Mrs. SISSON was probably born in Alabama, where she was married a Mr. NEEL, and by him became the mother of nine children, one, Franklin NEEL, now of Texas. It was at a very early day when Mr. and Mrs. NEEL received his final summons. Mrs. NEEL then married Mr. SISSON, was born in Alabama in 1811, and who came to Dallas County, Ark., when a young man. After his marriage in that State, he located in the woods, where his son now resides, and there spent the balance of his days as an honest, industrious farmer and stockman. He was a great hunter and sportsman. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, an socially was a Royal Arch Mason. After his death Mrs. SISSON married Thomas GIBSON, and removed to Pine Bluff, to educate her son, Robert F. About this time the war broke out, and they returned to the farm, where Mrs. Gibson in 1881, at the age of about seventy-three years. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Robert F. SISSON received his education in the country schools and at Pine Bluff, and during the latter part of the war served as courier for Gen. Churchill. He surrendered at Marshall, Tex. On April 22, 1865, he married Miss Nancy WAMMACK, a native of Alabama, and the daughter of Kinchen and Mary WAMMACK. Mrs. WAMMACK died in Alabama, and afterwards Mrs. WAMMACK moved to Dallas County, Ark., and there her life terminated. To Mr. and Mrs. SISSON were born nine children—three sons and six daughters—all living. Mr. SISSON has spent nearly all his life on the farm of his birth, and still preserves the log house in which he was born, and in which his father died, although he recently has built a large and commodious frame house. He is the owner of about 500 acres of land, raises lot of sheep, cattle, horses and mules. In politics he has been a Democrat all his life, and still adheres to that party. He is a member of the Farmers’ Alliance, and a man respected and esteemed by all. His wife was formerly a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

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