Rev. Noah5 Cressey (Joseph4, Daniel3, John2, Mighill1) was b. in Salem, New Hampshire, April 9, 1777, m. in 1809 Sophia, daughter of Moody and Dolly (Farnum) Spofford of North Andover, Mass. She was b. 1789. He graduated at Williams College in 1805, studied Theology with Rev. Theophilus Packard, D.D., of Shelburn, Mass., was licensed to preach in 1806, ordained in 1809 at the First Congregational Church, Norway, Maine, was pastor 10 years; at North Yarmouth 8 years; at Gilead, Maine, for several years. He was Home Missionary for 20 years, in Vermont, New York, Michigan and Wisconsin. Then he became pastor of Second Congregational Church at Sanford and Shapleigh, Maine, until 1861. He preached as supply at Gorham, Buxton, and Portland, Maine, moved to Portland on Dow Street about 1835. It is said he wrote and read an original poem at the celebration of Bunker Hill Monument when the Hon. Edward Everett gave the address. He had a most remarkable memory and would repeat Scripture by the chapter and the long Watts hymns from memory; devoted his long life to preaching, teaching school and missionary work for over 60 years. His wife was a devoted Christian woman. Died in Portland in 1845 in 57th year. He d. in Boston, Mass., while visiting his daughter, Marcia, on December 15, 1867, in 92nd year. Buried in the Western Cemetery in Portland, Maine.
Children, 5 b. Norway, 4 b. Yarmouth, Maine:
Marcia6 A., born August 19, 1810, married in 1860 John W. Lombard of Boston, Mass. He was a stationary engineer. She d. in Boston, 1882, buried at Truro, Cape Cod.
Luther F., b. March 29, 1812, d. in 1814.
Sophia, born February 12, 1814, married in 1854 Samuel H. Brackett of Portland, Maine, mason, plasterer, and stucco worker. She was teacher in Portland 15 years. Members State Street Congregational Church. He d. in Portland in 1875.
(Sea Captain) Walter K., born March 6, 1816, married about 1840 Kate Ewing of New York. He was a sailor and became captain of his ship; sailed to foreign ports for many years. In the Civil War he was made Lieutenant Commander in U.S. Navy and was in command of 4 different war vessels during the war. He had a very brilliant record -- was at the siege and capture of Richmond and New Orleans; d. in Brooklyn, New York, hospital, October 28, 1864, buried in Cypress Cemetery, Long Island.
Children: (1) Katie, (2) Harry, (3) Clarence, (4) Maria.
Noah, born May 25, 1819, married in 1849 Margaret E. O'Neal of North Bridgewater, Mass. He was an engineer on the Canadian Pacific R.R. and was killed by accident on the road at St. Hyacinth, Canada, in 1852 at 33; buried in Canada.
born May 27, 1822, married in 1840 William H. Foye of
Portland, Maine. He was in the insurance business. She died in
1879 in 58th year.
born August 6, 1824, married about 1844 Charles H.
Wilkins of New Boston, New Hampshire. They lived in Deering,
Maine, for several years, where he kept a hotel and was
Superintendent of Evergreen Cemetery. She died in 1880.
born January 22, 1826, married in 1853 Benjamin F. Preble
of Dover, New Hampshire. He was in the carriage business.
They moved to Cleveland, Ohio.
born June 23, 1828, married in 1854 Samuel E. Williams of
Dover, New Hampshire. He was clerk and paymaster in the
Swampscot Machine Works, South Newmarket, New Hampshire.