The Resseguie Family: A Historical and Genealogical Record of Alexander Resseguie of Norwalk, Conn., and Four Generations of His Descendants

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Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1888 - Genealogy - 99 pages

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Have had a copy of this book since 1995. I'm so grateful to William E. Morris for all the hard and tedious work he did in compiling the information for this book. He didn't have the benefit of being able to email people and getting quick responses. It took him a few years to do this. It's been an invaluable resource for me in researching my Resseguie family. I'm a descendant of Alexander Resseguie through his son James. James died in King George's War possibly in the battle of Fort Louisbourg. I recommend this book for anyone researching the Resseguie Family.  

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This is a wonderful resource for anyone that is of the Resseguie line. I, myself, am descended from Hannah Resseguie b.1757 d.1827. I'm very glad it has made its way to digitization so that some who don't have the means to travel to find such wonderful resources can still make use of them.

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Page 13 - Mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament...
Page 22 - Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament that is to say Principally and first of all I Give...
Page 12 - Gilder and his Heirs and assigns against the lawfull Claims or Demands of any Person or persons whatsoever forever hereafter to Warrant Secure and Defend...
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Page 81 - ... is now the fashion in these things. As to blackberry and huckleberry pies, and similar good gifts, you will find them just such as our mother made fifty years ago, when these bounties of Providence were included in the prayer — " Give us this day our daily bread," and were a worthy answer to such a petition. Immediately after my arrival, waiting only to deposit my carpet-bag in my room, I set out to visit our house — our former home. As I came near I saw that the footpath we had worn across...
Page 13 - Norwalk, to the number of twenty-five, purchased a large tract between that town and Danbury. The purchase was made of Catoonah, the chief sachem, and other Indians, who were the proprietors of that part of the country. The deed bears date Sept. 30, 1708. At this session [1 709], it was ordained, that it should be a distinct township, by the name of RIDGEFIELD.
Page 22 - Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses, at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other.
Page 13 - Christian burial at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but that at the general resurrection I shall receive ye same again by ye mighty power of God: and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise and dispose of ye same in ye following manner and form.

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