The Cressy Family

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Daniel4 Cressey (Lieutenant Daniel,3 John,2 Mighill1) was b. in Beverly, Mass., October 11, 1730, m. (1) Eunice S. Morgan, Salem, N.H., in 1754, d. 1763, m. (2) Abigail (Bowers) Allen, Beverly, in 1765. He lived in Salem and Hopkinton, N.H., and moved to Bradford, where he was the third settler. He and his brother Richard4 were two of the 10 soldiers in the Revolutionary War with Bradford. He was a fifer in Captain Isaac Baldwin's 8th Company and Colonels John Stark and Joseph Cilley's 1st Regiment, 1777-1779, under General Putnam. He signed the Declaration of Fidelity in Hopkinton. His name appears on the original petition for a town organization in 1786, also was among the first office holders. He kept a tavern, was constable and surveyor of lumber. Religious services were held in his barn. He d. in Bradford in 1817 at 87.

Children, 5 b. Salem, N.H.:

136 I.

Elizabeth,5 b. 1755, m. (1) Abel Wrifford, (2) a Mr. Hand, lived in Sharon, Vermont.

137 II.

Daniel Ashley, b. 1757, soldier in Revolutionary War and killed by a cannon ball. His uncle, Daniel Ashley, Esq., of London, England, bequeathed all his property to one Daniel Ashley Cressey, amounting to 20 or 21 thousand pounds sterling in 1775.

138 III.

Sarah, b. in 1759.

139 IV.

Benjamin, b. November 9, 1761, m. (1) Wealthy Gillett, (2) Anna Robinson.

140 V.

Eunice, b. in 1763.

141 VI.

Andrew, b. February 10, 1766, in Bradford, m. Huldah Stiles.

142 VII.

Edward W., b. 1768, m. (1) Sarah Presby, (2) Sarah Sawyer.

143 VIII.

Bartholomew, b. November 19, 1769, m. Abigail Blake, Beverly. Ch.: (1) Sally,6 (2) Achsah, (3) Asenath.

144 IX.

John, b. 1772, m. (1) Mary Lovett, (2) Polly Parmenter.

145 X.

Abigail, b. 1774, m. Henry White. She d. Dracut, Mass., 1840.

146 XI.

Mary, b. 1776, m. Benjamin Bryant. She d. Boston in 1862.

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LeRoy Cressy