The Cressy Family

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Andrew4 Cressey (Joseph,3 John,2 Mighill1) was b. in Beverly, Mass., in 1745, m. Mary, dau. of Josiah and Hannah (Perkins) Woodbury of Beverly in 1770. He learned the cooper's trade, and when a young man went to sea. In 1777 he moved to Francistown, N. H., and bought a farm where he lived and d. in 1822 at 78. His widow moved to Marblehead and lived with her son, Josiah Perkins Cressey, for 6 years when she d. in 1829 at 84.

Children, 2 b. in Beverly, 5 in Francistown:

121 I.

Joanna,5 b. 1775, m. James Cochran of Windham. She d. 1829. He d. 1851.

122 II.

Joseph, b. 1776, m. 1804 Betsey, dau. Major Oliver Holmes of Francistown. They moved to Canister, Steuben Co., N.Y., had 9 children--names unknown.

123 III.

Mary, b. about 1780, d. 1790.

124 IV.

Josiah Perkins, b. 1785, m. Mary B. Woodbridge of Marblehead.

125 V.

Andrew, b. about 1786, drowned at Canister, N.Y., in 1823.

126 VI.

Hannah, b. 1788, m. 1822 Ward Woodward of Homer, N.Y. Ch.: Dr. Horace P., b. 1824 m. Emma Sprague. He was a surgeon in Civil War with General Grant and Rosecrans.

127 VII.

b. 1788, Twin dau., d.

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LeRoy Cressy