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                                Some Early History of the Johann Heinrich Cress Family of Clements Tp, NS

 

Introduction:

 

This essay summarizes the early history of the family of Johann Heinrich Cress family of Clements Township, Nova Scotia, and provides a general summary of the expansion of that family from that Clements Township base at the southwest end of Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley, across Annapolis, Digby, Lunenburg, Yarmouth, Colchester, and Pictou counties, into Massachusetts and Maine and eventually across North America. The detailed family database from which this summary is derived is a work several years in the making and was finally brought together in the period 2006-2010 through the collective actions of a number of Cress researche