My father's family is from Mississippi. I am interested in where they came from prior to Mississippi. What is the origin of the name, etc. There are a lot more Gressetts than I had realized. My father was Linzy Gressett (1921 - 2001) his father was Troop Gressett (died in the mid 60's). Who was married to Nancy Emma Castle. They had 9 children. They lived in the tiny country town of Chunky, Mississippi - Newton County. There are MANY Gressetts who still live there.