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Researching GRAHAM, PASSMORE, CAME and CRESSY

Query by GGraham

Howdy to those who will read this!

As a boy (we're talking toward the middle of the last century) my paternal grandmother got me interested in genealogy and the family history. When she passed they gave her genealogy papers to me. But my life took unexpected and twisted turns and my dad, who had the papers in his possession 'til I could "settle down" sent them th an LDS cousin.

A year ago I go a job at the Tennessee State Library & Archives -- one of those "dusty repositories" that family researchers frequent. And I got back into it BIG-TIME! I'm most interested in the history of the GRAHAM line (imagine that!), and have rather quickly run into a brick wall; if anybody knows anything about the parents, grandparents or siblings of Rev. Windsor Graham (d 1865 Georgia USA), please share.

What brought me to this site was query about the CRESSY (various spellings) family. I'm 3-great-grandson of Major Mark R. CAME and wife Harriett CRESSY. Any info on her ancestral lines will be appreciated. His lines too -- I don't even have his father!

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on 2012-08-22 14:46:56

GGraham , from Live in Clarksville and work in Nashville, Tenn., has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2012.

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by gingercookie on 2012-08-27 14:30:14

I have a Daniel Ashby(could be Ashly)CRESSEY b. 22 Dec. 1757 Rockingham, NH. Son is Benjamin b. 1785 in VT or NH, where spelling is changed to CRISSEY. Ben's dtr is Mary Jane, b. 1825 in NYC who married my ancestor Robert P. Pote about 1835. Does any of that mesh with your research?

by GGraham on 2012-09-22 10:33:33

The names don't necessarily mesh, but the lication in NH does, since my CRESSEY or CRESSY ancestors lived in Maine. The earliest of this line that I have is a Mighel (various spellings) CRESSY in the 1600s (he may be the immigrant to Maine; I'm not certain without looking it up, which I cannot do at the moment).

by GGraham on 2012-09-22 16:11:54

Well, I was correct. Mighill or Mighel ( various spellings) was the immigrant CRESSEY (CRESSY). My info, from an on-line edition of "The Cressy Family" (apparently taken from a 1935 tome compiled by Ernest W. Cressey titled "Cressey: 286 years in America"), has Mighill probably born in Kent County, England, in 1628 and landed in Massachussetts in 1648. He married (1) 1658 Mary Batchelder (d. 1659 in childbirth)and (2) 1660 Mary Quilter (d. 1707). Mighill's children were Dea. John (my guess is that abbreviation for "Deacon"?) b. Aug 1659, Maghill b. 1 Apr 1661, William b. 1663 and Mary b. 1667. For further detail and history, I highly recommend researching the source(s) cited above.

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