The Cressy Family

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Joseph5 Cressey (John,4 Daniel,3 John,2 Mighill1) was b. in Gorham, Maine, October 26, 1753, m. 1776 Hannah, dau. of Abner and Mary (Cressey) Ashley of Hampton, Connecticut. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War in Captain Hart Williams'Company, and marched to Cambridge in 1775, with Colonel Edmund Phinney's Regiment soon after the Battle of Bunker Hill. They had a tedious march to Ticonderoga, served in three campaigns. After his discharge he married and settled in Pomfret, Connecticut. About 1780 he returned to Gorham and lived on his father's farm near Fort Hill, where he did tanning and shoemaking. In 1804 he bought the 100-acre lot, No. 67, of Barnabas Harding on the Flaggy Meadow Road. He would start out on horseback and buy cows and sell them in Boston. At times he would have 100 cows at home and let them out to the settlers. He gave each of his sons a farm and left an estate of $15,000. Members First Parish Church. He d. in 1832 in 79th year. She d. in 1848 at 89.

Children, 1 b. Pomfret, 6 b. Gorham:

289 I.

Ebenezer,6 b. January 16, 1779, m. Sally Chick.

290 II.

Alvin, b. July 13, 1781, d. in 1798.

291 III.

John, b. July 22, 1785, m. Martha Higgins.

292 IV.

Joseph, b. March 1, 1788, m. (1) Sarah Watts, (2) Sarah J. Harding.

293 V.

Mary, b. September 6, 1792, m. in 1815 William Ashley of Hampton, Connecticut. She d. 1834.

294 VI.

Sally, b. March 7, 1796, unm., d. about 1810.

295 VII.

Noah, b. July 28, 1798, m. Hannah Watts.

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LeRoy Cressy