The Cressy Family

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Benjamin5 Cressey (Daniel,4 Daniel,3 John,2 Mighill1) was b. November 9, 1761, in Salem. New Hampshire, m. (1) Wealthy Ann Gillett, 1787, Windsor, Connecticut. She d. 1793. M. (2) in 1796 Anna, dau. of Timothy Robinson of Ashford, Connecticut. They moved to Pomfret and then to Sharon, Vermont. He served in the Revolutionary War, 1779-83, from Hopkinton, New Hampshire, lived on a farm; was a great reader and well informed; kept a family journal; wrote patriotic poetry. His wife d. in 1815 in 46th year. He d. at the home of his son, Rev. Timothy R. Cressey, in South Boston, Mass., on March 25, 1835, in 74th year.


296 I.

Betsey,6 b. November 18, 1788, in Windsor, Connecticut, d. in 1799.

297 II.

Wealthy Ann, b. January 18, 1791, in Windsor, Connecticut, d. in 1792.

298 III.

Anna B., b. January 7, 1797, in Pomfret, m. in 1818 Thomas Eaton, Hopkinton, New Hampshire. She was a member Free Baptist Church, Cantoocook. Ch.: Lydia, Louisa, m. Thomas Piper, Elizabeth, m. (1) Phineas Nourse, (2) Enoch Adams, Hannah, m. J. S. Piper, Pueblo, Colorado, Anna R., m. Dolphus Bean, Warren, New Hampshire.

299 IV.

Rev. Benjamin Cotton, b. September 24, 1798, in Pomfret, Connecticut, m. 1828 Emma Bester of Connecticut. He graduated at Amherst College, 1826, Auburn Theological Seminary, 1828, went to Indiana and served as American Home Missionary, in 1830 was trustee of Hanover College, and the Seminary now McCormick and Presbyterian Seminary of Chicago; helped secure some funds to make it possible; was pastor at Salem, Indiana, and d. there suddenly July 20, 1834, in 36th year.

300 V.

(Rev.) Timothy Robinson, b. September 18, 1800, m. (1) Mary Peck, (2) Josephine Going.

301 VI.

Emily, b. in 1802, Sharon, Vermont, m. 1827 Nathan Sanborn. She d. 1843.

302 VII.

Daniel Alden, b. Sharon, Vermont, 1804, m. Martha E. Bailey.

303 VIII.

Elvira, b. February 2, 1806, Sharon, Vermont, m. a Mr. Gerrish. She d. in 1839.

304 IX.

(Rev.) Edwin Wrifford, b. Sharon, Vermont, 1808, m. (1) Eliza R. Cate, (2) Martha P. Gage.

305 X.

Frances Follett, b. 1811, Sharon, Vermont, m. 1829 David Sanborn. He d. 1885. She d. 1887.

306 XI.

Infant son, b. 1813.

307 XII.

Infant son, b. 1815.

308 XIII.

Infant dau., b. 1815, twins

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LeRoy Cressy