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Joshua Cresson, Il

Birthplace: Staten Island, Richmond, New York, United States
Death: 1790 (99-100)
Immediate Family:

Son of Joshua Cresson, Sr. and Alche Olive Cresson
Husband of Catherine Browder and Catherine Cresson
Father of Abraham Crisson; Joshua Creson, Ill; John Creson; Abraham Creason and Aletie Creson
Brother of Rachael Cresson; Allsea Olive Enyart (Creson) and Elizabeth Phoebe LaRue
Half brother of Abraham LaRue, III; James LaRue; Daniel LaRue; David LaRue; Isaac Larue and 3 others

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About Joshua Cresson, Il

Joshua Cresson was born about 1685 on Staten Island, New York. He moved with his mother, sister Elizabeth and stepfather Abraham LaRue to Hunterdon, New Jersey in 1702, and then to Buck's Co., PA before 1710.

  • Parents: Joshua CRESSON ,1st b: 1658 in Harlem, NY & Aletye GERRIETZSEN b: 1672 in Harlem, NY


  1. 24 SEP 1710 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania to Catherine Browder. She was the daughter of William BROUWDER & Lysbeth SIMPSON


  1. Joshua CRESSON ,3rd b: 1711.
  2. John CRESSON b: 1714
  3. Abraham CRESSON b: 1717 in New Jersey. Married 1) unknown; 2) Mary Williams.
  4. Aletie CRESSON b: 20 APR 1720 in New Jersey.


  • Cresson died in 1690 at Harlem, New York County, New York. There was a Joshua Cresson living at North Branck, NJ. He was named in the will of Abraham LaRue in 1702 in 1720.
  • Much of the Info on the early members of the Creson [Cresson] family was gathered by Mrs. Delfa Wright Ellis and published in "Ancestry of William Henry Wright and wife Polly Ann Royal and Their Descendants, " 1991, pp. 283-292.
  • Joshua Cresson, Jr. may have left New Jersey and moved to the Huguenot settlement in Virginia. The tithable list for King William Parish, Virginia, 1723-24 has the name Joshua Coroson (Cresson?) (see Virginia Colonial Records, Vol. IV, p. 520). He is also reported to be the 1749 tithable list for Augusta County, VA (unverified by Mrs. Ellis).



Not sure when the spelling change came. They were "Creson" (with emphasis on both syllables "Cree sawn"), but I read somewhere, the earlier Joshua liked to spell it with the 2 ss, "Cresson".

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Joshua Cresson, Il's Timeline

Staten Island, Richmond, New York, United States
Hunterdon, NJ
North Branch, Hunterdon, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
Age 100