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Cady Family Genealogy 



This is the home page for the collection of resources for the history and genealogy of the Cady family.  Anyone with Cady roots is welcome to submit data, information on Cady family books and web sites, or anything else pertaining to our family and its allied surnames.  Please feel free to contact me about any additions, corrections or suggestions.

History of the
Nicholas Cady Family

The following is a summary of what I believe to be correct about the early Nicholas Cady family.  I have used the sources noted at the end.  I am always open to changes, so please let me know if you find errors or additions - with the documentation you have used.  For those of you who are just beginning your Cady research, this history is not meant to be a primary source for your data.  Hopefully, it will be of interest and a good starting point.

Nicholas Cady, the immigrant, was born in 1618 in England - probably Suffolk County.  He settled in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.  It is thought that he immigrated from Bures St. Mary, Suffolk Co., England to Massachusetts with William Knopp/Knapp, as a carpenter's apprentice.

On December 8, 1645, Nicholas Cady and John Knapp (son of William), bought a house and land in Watertown, from William Potter.  In August of 1650, Nicholas deeded his share to John Knapp. 

Nicholas Cady married William Knapp's daughter, Judith (b.16 Jul 1629), on 14 Jun 1648 in Watertown.  They had eight children, all born in Watertown.  The children were:  John, Judith, James, Nicholas, Daniel, Ezekiel, Nicholas, and Joseph.  He took the oath of fidelity in 1652.  He sold his land and the family removed to Groton, Massachusetts in 1668. 

Records show Nicholas Cady was Highway Surveyor at Groton in 1671.  During King Philip's war, the town of Groton was abandoned and he moved to Cambridge, where he bought a farm from John Wincoll.  Nicholas Cady was a soldier in King Phillip's war (1675-76), serving in Mr. Williams' garrison.  The family returned to Groton afterwards* and Nicholas served as surveyor in 1680, 1683, 1685, and 1686.  He was also a constable in 1685, and served as corporal of the military company. 

Nicholas Cady died before 1712.

*"In 1676, during King Philip's War, the Indians attacked the town on three different occasions, forcing the citizens into a number of reinforced "garrisons" and burning the remainder of the settlement. After rebuilding the town two years later, Groton ordered its Indian neighbors out of the area and in 1694, more attacks were made on the settlement."
Taken from the newspaper article "Estaglished in 1655, Groton's root run deep", by Pierre Comtois - Groton
"Groton Plantation" by Virginia A. May, published in 1976 by the Groton Historical Society.

More soon.

My Cady Line
From Nicholas Cady to my mother, Evelyn Mae GRANGER CROWSON


Nicholas CADY and Judith KNAPP
Joseph CADY and Sarah Davis
Stephen CADY and Abigail LEE
Samuel CADY and Elizabeth WINTER
Jason CADY and Hannah MARSH
Ira CADY and Elizabeth (Betsey) AUSTIN
Thaddeus S. CADY and Sarah SIPLE
Electa Eliza CADY and Oscar Morey GRANGER
George Franklin GRANGER and Lucinda Jane BREEDING
George Harvey GRANGER and Bertha Mae BOLINGER
Evelyn Mae GRANGER and John Haskell CROWSON

 Cady Family Web Sites

All Things Cady
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Caprio Connections
Descendants of Nicholas Cady
Robb's Knapp Line
Knapp-Cady Connection
The Knapp Database
Knapp-Cady Connection
Cady Coat-of-Arms
Information on Nicholas Cady and other Cadys

Cady Family Researchers

Debbie Granger Giesenschlag
Oscar M. GRANGER m. Electa Eliza CADY June 19, 1859 in Michigan
Willie William GRANGER m. Olivia Alice BERTLING August 21, 1889
in Gonzales Co., Texas

Vickie Brown
Gage Ransom CARPENTER m. Naomi Alta PRESTON, 1936, Kalamazoo Co., MI

  Evelyn Christensen
Esther Annie TURNER m. John Henry CADY Feb. 14, 1906, Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co., KS

Cady Family Records




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Descendants of Nicholas Cady of Watertown, Mass. 1645-1910
Orrin Peer Allen, 1910

Supplement To Descendants of Nicholas Cady of
Watertown, Mass. 1645-1911 - With Additions and Corrections
Orrin Peer Allen, 1911

Cady Genealogy
James W. (Jim) Cady, 1991
Supplement To Cady Genealogy
James W. (Jim) Cady, 1995

Genealogy of Morris W. Cady of Windsor, Vermont and Alden, New York
By Rex Chase Bartlett
Typewritten manuscript microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah - Film 185443 Item 9

English Ancestry of James Cady of Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1635, soon of Boston and later of Yarmouth
By George S. Porter
Manuscript microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah - Call No. 929.273 C115c
Film 1015844 Item 14

Descendants of Nicholas Cady of Watertown and Groton, Massachusetts, 1612/15-1971
By Grace P. Laribee, Kansas City, Kansas
Typescript microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah - Film 1036089 Item 13

A Cady Saga, Vol. 1-2
By Lee D. Cady, M. D., b. 1896
Loaned by Lee D. Cady, M. D., Austin, Texas
Includes Cady, Delano, Knight, Rowley, and related families.
Manuscript microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Vol. 1 - Film 1421748 Item 9
Vol. 2 (Appendices) - Film 1421748 Item 10

The Ancestors of Edna Frances Cady:  biographical and historical information concerning all identified ancestors of Edna Frances Cady (1900-1957) containing records of the Cady and Hesselgrave lines and about sixty related families
By Robert Cady Gates, 1991
Includes index.
Family history and genealogical information about the ancestors of Edna Frances Cady who was born 8 September 1900 in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Frank Clinton Cady and Edith Frances Hesselgrave. Frank was a descendant of Nicholas Cady who was born ca. 1620 in Suffolk, England and died ca. 1710 in Massachusetts. Edith was a descendant of William Hesselgrave who was born ca. 1801 in Yorkshire, England and died ca. 1881 in St. Lawrence Co., New York. Edna Frances Cady married Gerald Henry Gates 19 October 1925. Her ancestors were primarily from New York, Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania and England.
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah - Call No. 929.273 C115g

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