The Cressy Family

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William5 Cressey (Richard4, Daniel3, John2, Mighill1) was b. in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, in 1781, m, in 1806 Hannah Noyes. They lived in Henniker, New Hampshire, where he built a fine country house on the main street opposite the town house about 1812. He was considered wealthy. She d. in 1833. He d. in 1860 at 79.

Children born Henniker, New Hampshire

402 I.

William6, born April 2, 1809, died in 1809.

403 II.

Mary, born September 2, 1810, died in 1824.

404 III.

(Aunt) Sally, born September 5, 1812, unmmarried, respected woman, lived to be almost centenarian. This great longevity was not the only remarkable feature of the life of "Aunt Sally," as she was affectionately known to a host of relatives, friends and townspeople. In her younger days she was a lady of much beauty and charm of manner and force of character. She was born in the new house her father had recently built on Main Street, and in which she lived to the day of her death. Though never touched by the tender passion for any village swain, her love for humanity was such that during middle life she gave shelter and loving care at different times to several orphaned boys and girls who lived to call her name blessed. She died in 1910 at 98 years, 2 months.

405 IV.

William P., born July 15, 1818, married in 1849 Susan, daughter of Thomas Wallace, a merchant of Goffstown, New Hampshire. Mr. Cressey was collector, sheriff, mechanic and farmer. Lived in same house with Sally. He died in 1901 at 85.

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LeRoy Cressy