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----------------------------------------- Parents -----------------------------------------
Gabriel Friend Sisler
    Birth: 11 Mar 1802 - Friendsville, Maryland
    Death: 22 May 1902 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania
    Marriage: 26 Sep 1834 - Garrett County, Maryland
Elizabeth Gable
    Birth: 18 May 1811 - Pennsylvania
    Death: 1890 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania
---------------------------------------- Children ----------------------------------------
  John Wesley Sisler
    Born 22 Apr 1835 - Virginia
     Died 01 Jan 1901 -
  Meresa Jane Sisler  
    Born 30 Jun 1837 - Eldora, West Virginia
     Died 11 Jan 1901 - Fairchance, Fayette, Pennsylvania
  William Henry Sisler
    Born 29 Jun 1839 - Virginia
     Died BEF 1870 -
   Sharlotte A. Sisler
    Born 1841 - Pennsylvania
     Died -


Research Notes -- David G Brewer 
Research Data:

1848 Land Records, Georges, Fayette, PA

Land: Basil Brownfield to Gabriel F. Sisler, 1848: Georges Twp, Fayette Co, PA

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This Indenture made this thirty first day of March in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and forty eight by and between Bazil Brownfield of
Union Township Fayette County and State of Pennsylvania and Sarah his wife
of the one part and Gabriel Sisler of George Township County and State
aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Bazil Brownfield and Sarh
his wife for and in consideration  of the sum of one hundred and sixty five dollars
to them paid by the said Gabriel Sisler at or before the sealing of these presents the
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Have granted bargained and sold and by
these presents do grant and bargain and sell unto the said Gabriel Sisler a certain
piece or parsel of land situated and laying in George Township County and State
aforesaid adjoining lands of Joseph Sweney Othaniel Rhodes Phillip
Miller/others whereof said Sisler now resides and bounded as follows  Beginning
at a stone on Rhoads and Millers lands thence by lands of said Miller S38E.-
50.3 perches to a post thence S.49.E.52.2 Perches to a post thence N.39.:
E.130 Perches to a post thence by the lands of Joseph Sweney S.86.W39.3
perches to  post thence N4. W22.7. perches to stones thence S86. W66.8 perches
to stones thence S53.W 23.6 perches to stones thence N 53 W 65. perches to
stones thence S. 45.:W.30.6 perches to the beginning.  Containing Fifty five
Acres and one road and twenty seven perches.  To have and to hold the above
described lot or parsel of land together with all and singularly the appurtenances
hereditaments whatsoever thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining to the
only proper use benefit and behalf of the said Gabriel Sisler, his heirs or assigns
forever and the said Basil Brownfield and Sarah his wife for themselves their
heirs executes administrators or assigns will forever warrant and defend the above
described lot or parsel of fifty five acres one rood and twenty seven perches of land
to the only proper use benefit and behalf of the said Gabriel Sisler his heirs and
assigns from any person or persons claiming as to claim by or set their hands and
seals the day and date above written                 Bazil Brownfield (Seal)
                                                     Sarah Brownfield (Seal)
Signed/Sealed in the presence of
WW Stumph                            Received March the 31st AD. 1848 of
AM Gim                            Gabriel Sisler one hundred and Sixty five
                                  dollars in full of the within consideration,
                                                Basil Brownfield
                                                WW Stumph

Fayette County
On the 31st day of March 1848 Before me one of the Justices of the Peace in and
for said County personally appeared the before named Bazil Brownfield and Sarh
his wife and acknowledged the foregoing Indenture or deed of conveyance to be
their act and deed for the purpose therein expressed she the said Sarh being by me
examined separate and apart from her husband said she signed and sealed the
same of her own voluntary act without any compulsion or coersion of her said
husband they desiring the same may be recorded Witness my hand and seal the
day and date above written
                                                        WW Stumph J.P. (Seal)

                Recorded and Compared 24th May A.D. 1848

1850 Census - Fayette Co., PA Georges TWP

  1 1
  John Gable		25 M Farmer - 40 VA
  Mary			25 F		PA
  Catherine		 5 F		PA
  James			 1 M		PA
  Rosanna Bumble	35 F		PA
  William Bumble	22 M Laborer	PA
  4 4
  Gabriel Cissler	41 M Farmer 300	Md
  Elizabeth	        39 F		PA
  John W.		15 M		VA
  Maresa		13 F		VA
  William H.	        10 M		VA
  Sharlotte A.	         9 F		PA
  321 321
  Thomas Cisler	22 M Farmer	PA
  Margaret	21 F		PA
  Albert     11/12 M		PA
  323 323
  Mary Downer   55 F Widow 5000 Md
  Bazil Cissler 17 M Farmer     Pa

1850 Census - Fayette Co., PA, Nicholson TWP

	224 224
	John Cissler	40 M Farmer	MD
	Mary		33 F		PA
	-----?		11 F		PA
	Cassa		 8 F		VA
	John W.		 6 M		Ohio
	Rufus		 4 M		Ohio
	Lydia		 2 F		PA
1860 Census - Fayette Co., PA Georges TWP

	1127 1121
	Sisler, Thos	31 M		Pa
	Margaret	30 F		Pa
	Albert		10 M		Pa
	Jas. D.		 8 M		Pa
	Phillip		 5 M		Pa
	?Harman		 5 F		Pa
	1379 1375
	Sisler, Gabriel	52 M		Md
	Elizabeth	49 F		Pa
	Jno. W.		24 M		Va

	1391 1387
	Seisler, William H.	21 M Day Laborer Va
	Mary J.		        17 F		Pa Married within year

1870 Census - Fayette Co., PA Georges TWP

	414 418
	Sisler, G.F.	64 M Farmer 3000 1178	Maryland
	Elizabeth	62 F	Maryland
	Annie		 8 F	Pa
	Joseph		 5 M	Pa

1880 Census - Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Georges TWP

  97 97
  Sislter, Gabriel   W M 71        Farmer               Pa Pa Pa
    Elizabeth        W F 69 Wife   Keeping H
    Anna             W F 17 GDau   Works in the Kitchen
    Grant            W M 15 GSon

  98 98
  Sislter, Wesley    W M 46        Farmer & H Keeper    Pa Pa Pa
   Leroy             W M 12 Son
   Liza Jane         W F 10 Dau
   Albert            W M  8 Son

1893 Will Of Elizabeth Sisler

Wills: Elizabeth Sisler, 1893: George Twp, Fayette County, PA

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Will of Elizabeth Sisler: Will Book 9, Page 100, Probated 1893.


Will of
Elizabeth Sisler
I Elizabeth Sisler of George Township Fayette County Pennsylvania
being in failing health but of sound mind and memory do make & publish
my last will and testament To wit:  First after my funeral expenses
(Interment & c. shall be fully paid out of my effects.  I give direct and
bequeath to my beloved husband Gabriel F Sisler my entire real estate
Situate in George Township Fayette County Penna. together with all
my personal effects rights Interests, demands, notes , judgements &
whatsoever belonging to me or that I may at any time be possessed of
and hereby appoint my husband Gabriel F. Sisler my executor with full
power to act as such without giving bond.
Witness my hand and seal this 14th day of April A.D. 1891
Signed  & sealed in the presence of,
Sarah E. Swaney,
T.H. Trader

Fayette County SS:
|Regr. Seal| Be it remembered that on the 6th day of May A.D. 1893
before me David R. Anderson Register for the Probate of Wills and
granting Letters of Administration, in and for said County ca,e Sarah
E. Sweany and T.H. Trader subscribing witnesses to the foregoing
Instrument of writing, purporting to be the last will and Testament of
Elizabeth Sisler, deceased, who being duly sworn according to law, did
each depose and say that they were personally present, and saw the said
Elizabeth Sisler sign by mark and seal the foregoing instrument of
writing and heard her declare the same to be her last Will and
Testament, where of sound and disposing mind and memory, to the best
of their belief.  That they signed their names as Witnesses thereto, by
request of the said Testator in her presence and in the presence of each
other.  That they know of no undue influence being used in making said
Will or any later will made.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
6th day of May A.D. 1873 as witness my hand
and official seal.      Sarah E. Swaney
        David R. Anderson,      T.H. Trader.
Now May 6, 1893 the testimony of the above witnesses being
adjudged sufficient.  I do hereby admit the foregoing will to Probate and
order the same to be rendered as such.
Given under my hand, at, Uniontown, the above date.
        David R. Anderson, Register.

Registered & Recorded May 6, A.D. 1893
        David R. Anderson,

1900 Census - Fayette County, Pennsylvania
South Union TWP

  Fayette County Home
  Sisler, Gabe  Inmate  W M About 90  Penn Penn Penn
1902 April 19:
 In a newspaper article from the Apr 19 1902 Daily News Standard in Uniontown Pa Fayette County on
Gabriel Friend Sislers 100 th birthday celebration on Mar 11 1902, Gabriel gave the following
             According to his own story Mr Sisler was born in Garrett Co Md. March 11 1802.
His mother was a Friend an extensive family from whom Friendsville Md.was named. When he was quite
small his parents moved to Belmont Co Ohio,where they resided until he was almost grown.They returned
to MD residing at Friendsville for a short time, then moving to Selbysport,where they resided for
many years.Gabriel married and moved to Preston Co Va where he lived for 15 years.He then went to
Monongalia Co Va. and after living there for 5 years moved to Pennsylvania.He lived for a time in
Springhill Twp Fayette Co near Morris' crossroads but later went to Georges Twp.  where he resided
for many years.He goes on to say all of his friends of former years have departed and he says he is
the only one of his family that is left and most all of his children have been dead for many years. 
He was married to ELIZABETH GABEL on 26 Sep 1834 in Garrett Co Md.

1902 - Records of the Past By Kathryn Cooley Miller
  Vol. 1 p. 170
  Funeral Records of J. C. Williams Furniture and Undertaking
  Fairchance, Pennylvania

  5-22-1902 Gabriel Sisler Funeral Expenses paid by Victor Miller

7/4/90 -  Information from Arch Miller as written in his book. (brackets are my comments)
			Arch Miller
			c/o Barbershop
			Fairchance, PA 15436

Gabriel Sisler owned a 500 acre farm surrounding the Miller Cemetery, Glendale Pa.  Gabriel's 
daughter married Phillip Miller's son Victor.  The old Sisler place was behind the home Price on 
the hillside.  George W. Sisler was road supervisor in 1819 in Friendsville, MD.

Jennie Sisler  Jun 30, 1837 - Jan 11, 1901

William Sisler & Jennie Kuntz children:
	Grant - Lottie Newmyer
	Anne - John Buttermore
	Wesley - Mary Myers
	Leroy - single bn 1866
	Jennie - Jessie Cannon (Masontown)
	Albert - single - left area

It is remembered by Ewing Miller, he and his sister Pearl went to the store at Haydentown there 
meeting their great Uncle Wesley.  Wesley walked back with them.  They went thru the woods to 
their home.  Upon coming to a fence Wesley spit tobacco juice all over the fence before he let any 
of them cross it.  He said that it would keep the witches away.  He also used to kill snakes and 
hang them on three poles to keep witches away.

Gabriel F. Sisler					Betsy (Elizabeth) Gabel
(Small, thin, wore					b. May 18, 1811
mustache, born MD)					d. very near 1890
	b. Mar. 11, 1807
	d. May 22, 1902
	101 years old
				left are:
				William - Jennie Kuntz
				Wesley - Mary Myers
				Jennie - Victor Miller
						Maresa Jane Tressa Sisler
								June 30, 1837
								Jan 11, 1901
Betsy Gabel's father may have been William from Frionsville [Friendsville?] MD.
				John Wesley - Apr 22, 1835
				Jane		- Jun 31, 1837
				William Henry - Jun 29, 1839


Misc: From the SISLER-L Archives:

From: lois kleinhenn lanier  
Subject: Sisler History (fwd) 
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 1997 18:23:54 -0400 (EDT)

For your collective information!

Lois L.

To: (112)
Subject: Sisler History

Dear Lois, I just wrote to a Dallas Johnson and he sent me this information
on the Sislers. It is under the title of "Hoye's Pioneer Families of Garrett
County" complied by Garrett County Historical Society. 1988
The Sislers were early settlers in Somerset Co., Pa., Garrett Co., Md., and
Preston Co., W.Va. John and George Sisler appear to have been the family
ancestors here, and it is said they emigrated from Germany, but it is more
probable that they were born in Pennsylvania, and that their father or
grandfather was the German immigrant. Among the Germans arriving at
Philadelphia before the Revolution were Johan Adam Schisler, Sept. 16, 1738
and John Peter Siesler, Oct 17, 1741. 
In the census of 1790 there were listed as heads of families in eastern
Pennsylvania George, Jacob and Michael Sisler; also John Shisler, John
Shislor, and in what is now Somerset County, a John "Cislor", is the John
Sislor who, with his wife, Sophia, in 1796, deeded a part of a tract called "
Allegany" in Allegany Co.,Md. to George Winters vs. John Sisler, dated 1803
by which this deed was confirmed.
So the Sislers were a part of the great German migration to Pennsylvania
before the Revolutionary War, who soon moved west and southwest into Maryland
and Virginia. According to West Virginia history a John Shisler came from
Winchester, Va. in 1796 and began to manufacture wagons in Morgantown by
John and George Sisler, who settled in what is now Garrett County, were
apparently brothers. 
John Sisler 1st, in 1790, was residing in Elk Lick Township (Salisbury. Pa.)
He was not listed in the Maryland census of 1800, so it appears that he did
not settle in the Blooming Rose neighborhood of this county until after that
date. In 1797 Jacob Markley, who was also from Elk Lick, Pa., bought the old
Richard Hall plantation on Blooming Rose, and it is probable that Markleys
and Sislers came across the same time. In 1804, John Sisler, Sr. was
assessed here with two horses and one cow--- total valuation $53.
In 1806, Jacob Markley deeded to John Sisler, for the nominal sum of $10, 100
acres of land beginning at the first line of military lot 2950. This was the
original Sisler settlement in this county, the same land that, in 1829, Jacob
Cisslor of John deeded his one half interest to his brother, Samuel, for
$250. Their father, John 1st, was then "deceased." The old Sisler homestead
is in the Trappe Run neighborhood, probably on the old Indian Path from
Blooming Rose south to the Pine Swamp near the Virginia line.
John Sisler, Sr. is said to have married a Markley, possibly a second wife,
who died in 1857 and was buried in the old Hall graveyard at Blooming Rose .
He died prior to 
1829, about 84 years of age and is said to have been buried in the Kelley
graveyard near Cranesville.
Children Of John Sisler, Sr: (a) John, m(1)--------------Birch. (2) Harriett
(b) Samuel, m Barbara------------. (c) Jacob, m. Peggy Teets.
(d) George, m Clara Wolf. (e) Mariah, m Levi Fearer. (f) Elizabeth, m John
Teets. (g) Margaret, m George Kelley. (h) one son, who died in early manhood.
Of these children we note that: (a) John Sisler finally resided near
Albright's in Preston County. He had eighteen children.
(b) Samuel Sisler resided south of Blooming Rose. He had ten children:
Alfred, Henry, Samuel, Clara (Friend), Sarah, Ellen(Hook), Elizabeth (Van
Sickle), Martha (Reckard), Catherine (Frazee).
(c) Jacob Sisler settled on the Charles Miller farm west of Cranesville. He
had fourteen children among whom were: John, Harry, Samuel A., George, Henry,
Huldah (Kelley).
(d) George Sisler resided on the Sisler Farm on Briery Mountain, north of
Terra Alta, now owned by his youngest son, Joseph F. Sisler. George Sisler
had sixteen children: three of his daughters married residents of Garrett
County, viz., Martha (Bishoff) , Margaret (Custer), Amanda (DeWitt). Thomas
E. Bishoff of Oakland is a son of Martha Sisler Bishoff.
These four brothers had fifty-eight children of whom the only one surviving
is Joseph F. Sisler, of Dority near Terra Alta. He was born Feb 4, 1862 and
married Rhena M. Cramer.
George Sisler, Sr. appears as " George Sisslor" on the assessment roll of the
Selbysport district in 1804, assessed with one horse and four cattle. 
But, George Sisler does not appear in the census of Allegany Co., Md for
1810, and we infer that he had moved across the line into Virginia, though in
1816 a George Sisler was supervisor of the road from Selbysport to Wm. W.
Hoyes farm near McHenry. Also in 1828 George Sisler of Allegany Co., Md.
sold 26 acres of "Salem" and lot 3101 adjoining on the Youghiogheny River to
the Allegany Iron Company as a site for their forge at Friendsville.
The History of Preston County says that George Sisler, a pioneer settler of
Garrett Co., Md. settled at Blooming Rose near the Preston County line. His
sons, George and Samuel, came across the line. Samuel, a soldier in the War
of 1812, located after the war near Cranesville.
George Sisler, Jr. is said to have settled at Morgan's Glade in Preston
County, and have later moved to Point Marion, Pa. He married Deliah, a
daughter of David Friend. Their children were: (a) Gabriel, m Elizabeth
Gable. (b) John, m Mary Bower and moved to Iowa. (c) Elizabeth , m Moses
Martin. (d) Kate, m. William Morton. (e) Margaret. (f) Persis A.,
m-------------- Friend. (g) Sarah. (h) Mary Ann, m Samuel Rodeheaver. (i)
Lorenzo, resided near Morgantown. (j) Samuel, m Mrs. Mahala Rodeheaver Auman.
In the 1810 census of Allegany Co., Md. there were listed John Sislor,
family of seven, and Samuel Sisler, family of six.
Sislers in the Wars.
In the War of 1812, in addition to Samuel Sisler, already mentioned, there
was a William Sisler, captain of riflemen in Virginia Militia.
In the Centenary, Preston Co., W.V cemetery there are buried five Sislers,
Union soldiers of our Civil War as follows:
Andrew S. Sisler, Co. "F", 17th Wv
Andrew S. Sisler, Co. "L", 4th Wv Cavalry.
John Sisler died in service.
Samuel A. Sisler, Corporal, Co. "A" 7th Wv
Samuel B. Sisler, Co "K" 3d Md,, P.H.B.
Note: We have written this sketch of the Sisler family as best as we could
from the data at hand. We lacked dates and there may be some errors but we
hope some members of the numerous Sisler connection will continue the
research and write a genealogy that will be worthy of the family.
The Boy and the Panther.
(As told by George Sisler to his son Joseph)
When I was a boy of about twelve years of age my father, John Sisler, lived
in the Sisler settlement near where the Trapp Run school now stands: the
County around was mostly rough and covered with great forest trees, a
favorite refuge for all kinds of wild animals. 
One day father sent me to the Meshack Browning grist mill at Sang Run. At
that time there was only a horse trail from Blooming Rose to a ford across
the Yough River at the mouth of White Rock In.
Father put a sack of shelled corn on our mare, tied to fast and I sat on the
middle of the sack. I called my feist dog to follow and we were off to the
mill. But when we came near White Rock the fiest suddenly met a big cat just
below the trail and barking furiously, scared if so badly that it climbed a
tree near the trail. The old mare was more frightened than the cat; she
whirled about and ran home with me. And to tell the truth I was not sorry
she did so.
Arriving at our home, I quickly told father about the big cat. He unloaded
the corn, took down his old flintlock rifle and followed the trail toward
White Rock where he found the brave little dog still barking at the panther
in the tree. It was easy for father to shoot the beast, which measured
eleven feet from tip to tip. 
But I was too badly frightened to go to the mill that day.

Lois: Please say you didn't have this information, my neck is so stiff. ha
To get a copy of this- you can send a SASE to Dallas Johnson 5607 a Sailfish
Lutz.Fl 33549.
My great grandfather was Andrew Franklin Sisler and his father was Samuel
Blaine Sisler. Samuel's B.D. was 2/7/1838 and Andrew's B.D. was 8/27/1877
Andrew's Children were:
George Earl Sisler B.D. 2/18/1918 died 7/2/1951
Charles Audley Sisler B.D. 6/9/1900
Edna Gertrude Sisler (my grandmother) 2/5/02 died 8/20/1991
Opal Mildred Sisler B.D. 4/25/08 died 1/31/1975
Aldona Pearl Sisler B.D. 6/1/1912
Russell Ray Sisler B.D. 6/4/15 died 1996
Woodford Millard Sisler B.D. 2/22/1917
Dana Franklin Sisler B.D. 1/5/23
I hope that you find this interesting and again hope you haven't already read
all of this.
I also have that Andrew Sislers brothers and sisters were:
Marcella Sisler
Blane Sisler
Lydia Sisler McGinnis
Bell Sisler Deavers
Lis Sisler Britton
Joe Sisler.
Got to go for now it is 12:30 a.m. Jane 
2010-10-13 18:22:01
1850 Census - Fayette Co., PA, Georges TWP -- David G Brewer 
	4 4
	Gabriel Cissler	41 M Farmer 300	Md
	Elizabeth		39 F		PA
	John W.		15 M		VA
	Maresa		13 F		VA
	William H.		10 M		VA
	Sharlotte A.	 9 F		PA
2003-08-11 20:58:38