2 things first. It's Gloucester (maybe you had a typo). 2nd: Cressy is also Cressey and 23 other spellings.
Almira Cressy was the dau. of Daniel Cressey and Elizabeth (Jones). Almira was b. 1812, Bradford, NH. She married Capt. Silas Bray of Gloucester, Mass., in 1834.
Please note that 3 of the Cressey children married into the Bray family.
Daniel Cressey and Elizabeth (Jones) had 8 children:
1. Almira (info above)
2. Alfred: b. 1814, Bradford, NH; m. Sarah H. Corliss of Gloucester, l1843.
3. Nancy Cressey; b. 1816, Bradford, NH; m. John W. Bray of Gloucester, 1843
4. Curtis C. Cressey; b. 1818 Bradford, NH; d. 1879, Gloucester; m. Abigail Swift. Curtis is our ancestor.
5.William ; b. 1820, Bradford, NH; m. Julia A. Steele, 1857.
6. Sarah Cressey; b. 1822, Bradford, NH; m. Eben Bray of Gloucester, 1852.
7. Daniel Cressey; b. 1824, Bradford, NH; m. Asia C. Burnham, 1856
8. Edwin Ccressey; b. 1830, Bradford, NH; m. Annie Herrick.
When a visitor stands facing the fisherman with Gloucester Harbor behind him, all the beach around the harbor is known as Cressey Beach and State Fort Park. Cressey Beach because Daniel Cressey acquired the land. Daniel also acquired the land which is the highest point in Gloucester (to the right as you look at the fisherman); and all the land crossing the Squam River and running south along both sides of Western Avenue leaving the town of Gloucester.
I will have to go to the bank and get out the slave bracelet as I recall it had either a name or initials in front of the name Bray.
If you go up Western Avenue on the left is Washington Cemetery. The brass plate on the wall tells that my husband's father had the walkways and the stone wall erected in honor of his wife, Eva (Cressey). The Cressey homestead is just a couple of houses on up Western Ave. on the left. It is mustand colored. Cressey's still live in the house.
I will send you my snail mail address directly via Juno.
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