The Cressy Family

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Lieutenant Mark4 Cressey (John,3 William,2 Mighill1) was b. Rowley, Mass., January 18, 1733, m. (1) in 1757 Elizabeth Richards, (2) Elizabeth, dau. of Dr. William Hale, in 1790, of Rowley. He lived in the house his father built on Bradford Street. He served in the army during the Indian War on the Eastern frontier, 1754-1757. In the Revolutionary War he was in the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, as Ensign in Captain John Baker, Jr.'s Company of Colonel Doolittle's Regiment, and later became Lieutenant. He d. in Rowley, 1816, in 83rd year. Value of estate, $5,660. His wife, Elizabeth (Hale) Cressey, executrix. She d. in 1838 at 80.

Children b. Rowley:

220 I.

Elizabeth5, b. October 5, 1757, m. in 1788 Thomas Merritt of Rowley. Child: 1, Betsey6, b. 1788, m. Michael T. Todd, 1807.

221 II.

Mehitable, bapt. January 3, 1762, d. March 15, 1762.

222 III.

Mark, bapt. May 9, 1767, d. November 20, 1767.

223 IV.

Martha-Hale, b. April 27, 1792, m. 1816 Captain Allen Perley, Rowley.

224 V.

Mark, b. April 21, 1798; went to sea 1825 and never heard from.

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LeRoy Cressy