from History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania by J. Simpson Africa Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883, pp. 307-317. Contributed by Mike Gifford & Ken Boonie. Revised and proofread by Judy Banja.
Robert Cresswell emigrated from the County Down, Ireland, and settled in Kishacoquillas Valley, Mifflin Co. . . . doubtless moved to what is now Huntingdon County with his sons, as his remains rest in the Ewing graveyard in Barree township. His children were:
7. Edward Potter.
8. A daughter, who married Silas Anderson and moved to Ohio.
9. A daughter, who married --- Denyne.
Matthew [Cresswell] married a daughter of Patrick Leonard. . .
Robert [Cresswell] married Mary, a daughter of Nicholas Graffius, who had settled on Shaver's Creek. He and his brother Matthew bought and made their homes on the tract on Warrior's Ridge. . . After a residence here of some years, where most, if not all, his children were born, Robert pushed with his family into the wilderness of Clearfield County, and settled on the bank of the Susquehanna above Anderson's Creek, at a spot designated by the watermen as the Pewees' Nest, where he died Aug. 24, 1807.
His children were:
Robert's wife survived him many years. She returned to Barree township and died there about 1832.