The Cressy Family

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Job5 Cressey (Nathaniel4, Job3, John2, Mighill1) was born in Beverly, Mass., in 1755, married in 1778 Sally Dodge of Beverly. He was a Revolutionary soldier and crossed the Delaware River on that noted Christmas night with General George Washington. He was probably a farmer. She died in Gardiner, Maine, about 1824 at the home of her daughter.

Children born Beverly, Mass.:

418 I.

Sarah6, born about 1780, married Mr. Floyd.

Children: George, Georgianna, Abbie.

419 II.

Mary, born about 1785, married (1) Mr. Hobbs, (2) Phineas Nichols, Londonderry, New Hampshire.

420 III.

Joanna, born about 1790, married 1812 Caleb B. Seccomb, Salem.

Children: Eliza, married a minister and settled in Canada.

421 IV.

Betsey, born about 1795, married 1815 Asa Butman, Salem.

Children: Sarah, Asa, Elizabeth.

422 V.

Mehitable, born about 1797, settled in Kennebec County, Maine.

423 VI.

Abigail, born about 1800, married 1818 Benjamin Cook of Gardiner, Maine.

Children born Gardiner, Maine:

(1) George F., born 1819, married Margaret Pattern. He was a trader in Augusta, Maine.

(2) Rosaline D., born about 1825, married Mr. Klacger, New York.

(3) Sarah.

(4) Abbie.

(5) Frances, born 1832, married 1855 Peter Mabie of New York.

(6) R. Romeo, born 1836, died at sea on way to California in 1865.

(7) B. Franklin Cook, b. about 1838, a prominent criminal lawyer in Boston; invented the rubber packing for steam engines.

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LeRoy Cressy