Dresser Family Line

Dresser/Drysser

William Drysser

b.abt.1534 Caterton, England; parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. William Drysser b.1560

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William Drysser

b.1560 Acaster Selbye, England; s/o William Drysser
d.Styllynslete, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. Robertus Dresser b.1518

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Robertus Dresser

b.1518 Stillington, England; s/o William Drysser
d.1608
m.1577 ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Christopher Dresser b.abt.1579/1580

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Christopher Dresser

b.abt.1580 Yorkshire, England; parents ukn
d.Oct. 24, 1626 Gilling/Yorkshire, England
m.ca.1593 Gilling,Yorkshire, England; Margaret of Gilling
b.ca.1575 Gilling, Yorkshire, England; parents ukn
d.Nov. 1, 1615

CHILDREN included:

  1. Richard Dresser b.abt.1596 Rowley, Yorkshire, England
  2. Robert Dresser b.abt.1600 Rowley, Yorkshire, England
  3. William Dresser, Sr. b.abt.1604 Rowley, Yorkshire, England d.1680 m.Hannah ______ b.abt.1618 Whenby, Yorkshire, England d.1672 Whenby, Yorkshire, England
  4. John Dresser b.1607 Rowley, Yorkshire, England
  5. Matthew Dresser, Sr. b.1610 Rowley, Yorkshire, England
  6. Elizabeth Dresser b.abt.1612 Yorkshire, England

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John Dresser

b.1607 Rowley, Yorkshire, England; s/o Christopher Dresser and Mary ______
d.April 19, 1672 Rowley, MA
m.1638 England; Mary ______
b.1611 Skewsby, Yorkshire, England; parents ukn
d.aft.1677 Rowley, MA

CHILDREN included (all b.Rowley, MA):

  1. John Dresser Jr. b.1640 d.March 14, 1724 Newbury, MA
  2. Mary Dresser b.April 18, 1642 d.Nov. 27, 1659 Rowley, MA
  3. Samuel Dresser, Sr. b.Feb. 5, 1643
  4. Jonathan Dresser b.Feb. 3, 1646 d.Dec. 10, 1659
  5. Elizabeth Dresser b.March 10, 1649 d.March 9, 1717 Rowley, MA m.June 10, 1680 Rowley, MA Jonathan Hopkinson s/o Michael Hopkinson and Ann Gott

NOTE: John was a shoemaker.

From Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: JOHN was an inhabitant of Rowley, Mass., 1643.

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Samuel Dresser, Sr.

b.Feb. 5, 1643 Rowley, MA; s/o John Dresser, Sr. and Mary ______
d.Dec. 28, 1704 Rowley, MA
m.Dec. 9, 1668 Rowley, MA; Mary Leaver
b.Sept. 30, 1649 Rowley, MA; d/o Thomas Leaver, Sr. and Mary Allen Bradley
d.Aug. 21, 1714 Rowley, MA

CHILDREN included (all b.Rowley, MA):

  1. Mary Dresser b.June 16, 1670 d.Jan. 24, 1731 Lebanon, CT m.Dec. 4, 1696 Daniel Foster s/o Isaac Foster and Hannah Downing
  2. Elizabeth Dresser b.Dec. 2, 1671 d.Sept. 29, 1726 Rowley, MA m.bef.June 23, 1695 John Stuart, s/o Duncan Stuart and Ann Winchester.
  3. Samuel Dresser, Jr. b.Aug. 23, 1673 d.Nov. 2, 1752 Ipswich, MA m.(1)May 13, 1700 Mary Burpee; d/o Thomas Burpee, Jr. and Sarah Kelly m.(2)Nov. 17, 1733 Sarah Clarke Moulton
  4. John Dresser b.April 1, 1676 Rowley, MA
  5. Thomas Dresser b.June 16, 1678 d.Aug. 18, 1682 Rowley, MA
  6. Joseph Dresser b.March 14, 1679 d.March 26, 1718 Rowley, MA m.(1)March 12, 1706 Elizabeth Kilbourne d/o Isaac Kilbourne and Mary Cheney m.(2)Aug. 6, 1712 Johanna Barker d/o Nathaniel Barker, Sr., and Mary ______
  7. Hannah Dresser b.Feb. 17, 1681 d.bef.1730 Ipswich, MA m.March 22, 1711 Ipswich, MA Samuel Potter, Jr. s/o Samuel Potter, Sr. and Joannah Wood
  8. Thomas Dresser b.Feb. 10, 1683 d.March 1683 Rowley, MA
  9. Thomas Dresser b.April 4, 1685 d.1685 Rowley, MA
  10. Jeremiah Dresser b.June 30, 1687 d.July 25, 1714 Rowley, MA m.Dec. 3, 1725 Mehetable Bradley, b.Nov. 24, 1691 d/o Joseph Bradley and Hannah Heath
  11. Benjamin Dresser b.Sept. 23, 1689 d.bef.1724 m.Sept. 10, 1712 Lydia Vaughn
  12. Henry Dresser b.April 24, 1692 m.aft.1720 Lydia Vaughn

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John Dresser

b.April 1, 1676 Rowley, MA; s/o Samuel Dresser, Sr. and Mary Leaver
d.July 23, 1717 Rowley, MA
m.Feb, 10, 1702 Margaret Acy
b.Aug. 30, 1683 Rowley, MA; d/o John Acy and Hannah Green
d.March 26, 1718 Rowley, MA

CHILDREN included (all b. Rowley, MA):

  1. Moses Dresser b.May 11, 1704 d.bef.Nov. 25, 1729
  2. Hannah Dresser b.abt.1705
  3. Aaron Dresser,Sr. b.1707 d.Jan. 3, 1787 Lancaster, MA m.(1)Dec. 4, 1730 Mehitable Scott d/o John Scott and Elizabeth Bennett m.(2)Dec. 30, 1768 Margaret Stratton
  4. Thomas Dresser, Sr. b.May 3, 1711 Rowley, MA
  5. Jacob Dresser b.Feb. 8, 1712 m.Feb. 4, 1741 Boxford, MA Rachel Bradford d/o William Bradford Jr. and Grace Elliot

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Thomas Dresser, Sr.

b.May 3, 1711 Rowley, MA; s/o John Dresser and Margaret Acy
d.aft.1763
m.Jan. 6, 1732/33 Haverhill, MA; Sarah Tarr
b.Sept. 11, 1716 Rockport, MA; d/o Richard Tarr/Farr and Elizabeth Dicer

CHILDREN included (all b.Gloucester, MA):

  1. Moses Dresser, Sr. bapt.Dec. 27, 1733 m.(1)Jan. 6, 1756 Susannah Brown, d/o Elisha Brown and Hannah Gardner m.(2)Sept. 3, 1774 Mary (Hannah) Boynton, d/o Enoch Boynton, Sr. and Rachel Foster.
  2. John Dresser b.Oct. 26, 1735 m.March 13, 1755 Margaret Grover
  3. Jonathan Dresser bapt.Sept. 18, 1736
  4. Nathaniel Dresser b.March 5, 1737/38
  5. Thomas Dresser bapt.May 7, 1738 d.bef.1800 m.Dec. 13, 1759 Dorcas Grover d/o Ebenezer Grover and Margaret Jeffords
  6. Job Dresser b.March 12, 1739/40 d.March 13, 1739
  7. Sarah Dresser b.March 17, 1740 m.Nov. 10, 1767 Robert Luis
  8. Henry Dresser b.1742 bapt. April 26, 1743
  9. Abigail Dresser b.1742 bapt.April 26, 1743 d.Dec. 11, 1827 m.March 18, 1773 Samuel Sargent
  10. Richard Dresser b.Aug. 1743 d.Sept. 21, 1827 Cape Elizabeth, ME m.(1)Dec. 27, 1780 Abigail "Nabby" Parsons m.(2)June 6, 1796 Susanna (Woodberry) Murphy
  11. Elizabeth Dresser bapt.Aug. 1744
  12. Abigail Dresser b.Aug. 24, 1746
  13. Joseph Dresser Sr. b.March 10, 1748 d.Oct. 22, 1844 m.Dec. 5, 1773 Mary Lane d/o Job Lane and Mary Ashby
  14. Samuel Dresser b.Oct. 9, 1748
  15. Aaron Dresser b.April 12, 1758 d.Feb. 25, 1845 Pejepscot/Danville, ME m.(1)Sept. 5, 1781 Alice Ellisa Rowe d/o Jonathan Rowe and Alice Easkroot m.(2)April 15, 1804 Danville, VT Sarah ______ m.(3)June 10, 1827 Cape Elizabeth, ME Susanna (Woodberry) Murphy [NOTE: These m. dates are strange if she was his brother Richard's wife--who died in Sept. 1827--haw]

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John Dresser

b.Oct. 26, 1735 Gloucester, Mass. s/o Thomas Dresser, Sr. and Sarah Tarr
m.March 13, 1755 Gloucester, MA; Mary Grover
b.Dec. 8, 1737 Gloucester, MA; d/o Ebenezer Grover and Margaret Jeffords

CHILDREN included (all b.Gloucester, MA):

  1. Mary Molly Dresser b.Dec. 7, 1755 d.Dec. 10, 1812 Pejepscot, ME m.Sept. 7, 1777 Gloucester, MA; Thomas Finson III s/o Thomas Finson Jr. and Sarah Easecoot.
  2. John Dresser b.Dec. 1757 Gloucester, MA
  3. Elizabeth Dresser b.Nov. 1758 d.Deer Isle, ME m.Aug. 4, 1778 Gloucester, MA Benjamin Stockbridge

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