The Cressy Family

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Jonathan5 Cressey (Joseph4, Daniel3, John2, Mighill1) was b. in Salem, New Hampshire, August 23, 1765, m. about 1788 Prudence Brown of Salem. He was a farmer. He served in the Revolutionary War, 3 years in the infantry and 3 years in cavalry; taken prisoner and kept in Old Sugar House Prison, 1779-80. He was one of General Washington's bodyguards for 2 years; was sentinel when the word of Benedict Arnold's treachery was brought to Washington. He d. in Rowe, Mass., July 3, 1825, in 60th year. His widow d. February 1832.

Children, 3 b. Salem, New Hampshire, 6 b. Rowe, Mass.:

335 I.

Benjamin6, b. May 17, 1789, m. Chloe Rice. He d. in Vermont.

Children: Joseph, Wealthy, Orrick, Oscar, Direxa.

341 II.

Elijah, b. 1791, m. in 1814 Susanna Willis. He d. in Wisconsin, 1856. She d. in Minnesota, 1873.

Children: Willis, Francis, Betsey, Eliza, Emily, John, Direxa.

349 III.

Betsey, b. 1793, m. in 1814 Luther Elwell of Rowe, Mass., soldier 1812 War.

Children: Priscilla, Nancy, Lovina, Sophronia, Dorothy. She d. 1828. He d. 1839.

350 IV.

John, b. March 5, 1795, m. (1) Asenath Farnsworth, (2) Betsey Willis.

351 V.

Erastus, b. May 11, 1797, m. Sophronia Smith.

352 VI.

Lovina, b. in 1799, m. Elisha Cowles, Jessup's Landing, New York. She d. 1849.

353 VII.

George Washington, b. July 1, 1801, m. (1) Susan Lanman, (2) Silvia King.

354 VIII.

Jonathan, b. May 3, 1806, m. (1) Olive Smith, (2) Sarah Maxwell.

355 IX.

Noah, b. March 1, 1809, m. (1) Lucy Brown, (2) Maria Trumbull, (3) Eleanor Brown.

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LeRoy Cressy