Stephen Cisney (Sisney) (c.1750 - c.1823)

Christian, KY, United States

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Place of Burial: Christian, KY, United States
Birthplace: Guilford, North Carolina
Death: Died in Christian, Kentucky, United States
Occupation: Planter
Managed by: Erica Howton, (c)
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About Stephen Cisney (Sisney)

Stephen Sisney was baptized on September 15, 1755 at Saint James Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Stephen is listed as one of the Tories captured at the battle of Moore's Creek Bridge in North Carolina on February 27, 1776. "Scotch Highlanders In America" by J. P. MacLean describes the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge as a fight between Highlanders Settlers numbering between 1,500 and 3,000 (including about 200 regulars) and nearly 9,000 Revolutionary Patroits. The actual battle lasted about 10 minutes and the Highlanders were soundly defeated whereupon they returned to their homes and did not take up arms again.

Their support for King George had been based on an oath of loyalty to the Governor of North Carolina, not on political inspiration. They were Scotish and spoke Gaelic, not English. They were told that the revolution was usurping their civil rights. The guestion is was Stephen Sisney a Highlander who settled in North Carolina or was he a Regular who may have been Christened in Pennsylvania? Did he migrate from North Carolina to Christian County, Kentucky? It is interesting to note that Stephen's son John Sisney, who married Matilda Tompkins in Christian County, Kentucky, was called "Scot".

Will

The following document is on file in Christian County, Kentucky: Page 559, Will. I, Stephen Cisney, of C, being in my perfect senses and memory to my wife Dolly-my land and plantation that I now live on and household goods and chattels and all the stock, to have her lifetime or widowhood, and after her death To my grandson G. Washington Cisney, son of Robert Cisney and Mary Cisney, his wife-all the land and plantation that I live on, and all the other property except the land, for her to do with as she sees proper. To my daughters Mary Grace, Rachel Taylor, and Elizabeth Ray-5 shillings each. To my son Robert Cisney, 5 shillings

Executers: wife Dolly Cisney and son Robert Cisney. Signed September 9, 1823-Stephen (+his mark) Cisney, Witness-Alex Vinson, James McKinsey Sr., subscribing witnesses thereto.

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-------------------- REVOLUTION WAR PAPERS PROVE HE SEVER IN THE CONTINENTAL ARMY. PENSION PAPERS HAVE HIM COLLECTING UNTIL HIS DEATH ON AUG 15 1823 ROSS COUNTY, OH

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Stephen Cisney's Timeline

1750
1750
Guilford, North Carolina
1755
September 15, 1755
Age 5
Carlisle, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
1768
1768
Age 18
Guilford, NC, USA
1780
1780
Age 30
1785
1785
Age 35
Charlotte, Mecklenberg, NC, USA
1788
1788
Age 38
1794
1794
Age 44
Virginia, United States
1797
January 18, 1797
Age 47
Guildford, NC, United States
1801
1801
Age 51
KY, United States
1823
September 9, 1823
Age 73
Christian, Kentucky, United States