Stephen Sisney recorded 2 land warrants in Lancaster Co., PA, in 1743. The Supreme Council of PA, in 1744 minutes, mentions "Stephen Sisney's Place" at Pine ford on the Swatera (now Middletown) as the beginning of a road extension. In 1749, John Sisney is mentioned on a deed in what is now Cumberland Co. Several Sisney family units lived in Comberland and Bedford Co.s from 1749 into the 1800s. They are referred to on various documents as Sisney, Cissne, Sisna, Cisna, and Cissna. Being able to write, Cessnas who lived in the same area would not have allowed their names to be incorrectly recorded. The will of John Cessna who died in York in 1751, his son, John Cessna of Shippensburg who died in 1796, and his son, Major John Cessna who died in Bedford Co.--all establish these men could write, so the names did not evolve from one another. No basis exists to conclude otherwise.