Martha TISON

Submitted by Descendant:  Glenn F. ROUTH

Martha B. Tison was born in Georgia on 21 April 1826.  On 1 April 1841 she married Henry C. Wilson.  This marriage took place in Alachua County, Territory of Florida.  Between 1841 and 1853 she gave birth to five (5) children, Jasper, Louisa, Frances, Virginia, and Harry.

On 23 December 1853 misfortune struck with the death of her husband at the age of thirty-six (36), also the father of her children.  Martha remained a widow for the better part of two (2) years and then married Juan A. Sisterre on 5 November 1855.

Martha died in 1882 and was buried in the Newnansville Cemetery in Alachua County, Florida.  Her tombstone shows her last name as Wilson.  We do not have an explanation as to why her married name of Sisterre was not used on her tombstone.

Martha Tison was first established as a Florida Pioneer in