Samuel Kissam was born at Huntington, Long Island, New York, on July 28, 1796, to Dr. Daniel Whitehead Kissam, M.D. (1763-1839) and Elizabeth Tredwell (1767-1803). He was a hardware merchant in New York City associated with the firm of Tredwell, Kissam & Co. He moved to Plymouth, North Carolina, sometime between 1841 and 1846 and ran a wholesale house there. He was married to Elizabeth Addoms on December 31, 1822, and they had nine children. He died on July 12, 1856, and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York. His wife died on April 30, 1889, and they are buried in Hackensack Cemetery, in Hackensack, New Jersey.
George Kissam, was Samuel’s younger half-brother. He was born in Huntingdon, Long Island, New York, on March 23, 1763, to Dr. Daniel Whitehead Kissam, M.D. (1763-1869) and his second wife Phebe Oakley (1777-1861). He worked briefly during the 1840’s as a dry-goods merchant in New York City. He then took a position at the Southern Commission trade which he held until his retirement in 1869. George Kissam was married twice, first to Elizabeth W. Rose of New Jersey (1812-1852) then to Phebe Ryerson of New York (1817-1900). He was a longtime resident of Brooklyn and an Elder of The Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn, which has a stained glass window dedicated to his memory. He died in Brooklyn on December 16, 1889.
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