ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
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DESCENDANTS OF HENRY CRANE,
WETHEKSFIELl) AND GUILFOKD, CONN.
SKETCH OF THE FAMILY IN ENGLAND.
ELLERY BICKNELL CRANE.
PRESS OF CHARLES HAMILTON
311 MAIN STREET.
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Fa:\iily Ai!Moi!ial of the Ckanks of Suffolk Co., Exg. . FruHtispiece
Explanation how to trace tiik line of descent t)
Other Crane Armori^u^s, with an account of the saime .... 11
ORKilN OF THE NaME CraNE ■ 17
Crane Family in England 20
FiitsT OF THE na:\ie ix New England 47
Henry Crane of Wethersfield and Guilford, Conn., and
Cranes as Law-makers and Public Officials • . 171
The Crane Gallery' 175
Poll of Honor. Those wik) served in the Wars 17(3
Mrs. William A. Judsok 120
Henry P. Judson 12(;
Robert Crane, M.D 130
Richard Teller Crane 131!
Charles S. Crane i;5S
Gen. Nirom M. Crane 143
Ellery B. Crane ir.H
Warren Copy Crane 1(J4
fTlHE observance of the Centennial anniversary of the l)irth of
-*- our Nation as a Republic in 1876, drew tjie attention of every
patriotic citizen to the charming picture to be seen by a careful
retrospective view* of the past history of the growth and develop-
ment of our government and Nation. It also fanned into a tlame
of activity the then smouldering desire among American people
to know something of their ancestry. The brilliant achievements
of men throughout the various walks of life became emphasized
through the means and influence of that Centennial anniversary,
inquiries regarding the earl}' founders of New England l)egan
rapidly to multiply, and during the past fifteen years family
histories have appeared in comparatively rapid succession.
It was about the year 1876 that tlie writer l)ecame interested
in gathering materials for a history of the Ckaxe Family, and
on Wednesday, the -Sth of September, 1880, a company of descen-
dants from the early emigrants to this coiuitry who bore that [)atro-
nymic, met at the Elliott House in New Haven, Conn., to con-
sider the advisability of publishing a family history. It was an
exceedingly enjoyal)le occasion, the expression on every hand was
decidedly in favor of completing the undertaking. After the
report of progress in collecting materials for the work, and the
attempt to ascertain the location from whence our emigrants came
to this country had been made ])y the writer, an organization for
business was effected by the choice of Robert Crane, j\1.1)., of
New Haven, Chairman, and Mr. William R. Crane of Hartford,
Secretary. A motion to form an association for carrying for-
ward the work passed unaiiimously, and a committee was at once
selected to rei)ort on a permanent organization. After full dis-
cussion had been given to the delectable dinner prepared by land-
lord Samuel H. Crane, the party again entered the parlors to
listen to the following report from their committee : ' ' Name of
the Society to be The Crane Genealogical Association ; Presi-
dent, Zenas M. Crane, Dalton, Mass. ; Vice-Presidents, Gen.
NiROM M. Crane, Horn ells ville, N. Y., Phineas M. Crane, Jr.,
p]ast Boston, Mass. ; Secretary and Treasurer, Ellery B.
Crane, Worcester, Mass. Executive Committee, Dr. Sajhel
L. G. Crane, Hartford, Conn., James E. Crane, New York
City, Robert Crane, M.D., New Haven, Conn., Rev. Elias N.
Crane, Norfolk, Va., Augustus S. Crane, Elizabeth town, N.
J., Albert Crane, Esq., New York City. President of the
Association to be ex-officio member of the Committee."
This report was accepted and its recommendations adopted.
It was further voted that the P^xecutive Committee be empowered
to take all necessary steps to perfect the organization and arrange
for a general meeting of the family to be held in the future at
such time and place as they might determine. An interesting
sketch of Col. John Crane of Revolutionary fame, descendant
of Henry of Dorchester, Mass., prepared by Mr. George Hay-
ward Allen of Boston, was read by Albert Crane, Esq., of New
York City, the author not being able to be present. It was then
voted to open a subscription list for the piu'pose of raising funds
with which to defray the expense of collecting genealogical data
and for locating, if possible, the home of our emigrants on the
otiier side of the Atlantic. The Executive Committee to see that
jiropei- and economical use was made of the money.
The next meeting was called by the Executive Committee in
New York City, and held on Wednesday, October 5, 1881, at
Chickering Hall. There were a goodly number present. Gen.
NiROM M. Crane presided. Rev. Ethan B. Crane of Brooklyn
delivered an address of welcome. Mr. James E. Crane read an
eulogy on the character and services of Commodore Homer
Crane Blake.* The Secretary and Treasurer reported progress
oil the genealogical work, and after a sumptuous dinner the meet-
Descendant of Benjamin Crane of Wethersfleld, Conn.
For a time the work was pushed witli cousideralile ■sdgor, but
through too close application to business, which demanded atten-
tion, and extra hours given to genealogical research and compila-
tion the writer became overworked and forced to put aside his
lalior of love. At no time, however, has the task been wholly
abandoned, correspondence has l)een kept up, and as promptly as
responses arrived were noted in the manuscript.
The Treasurer has received in contributions to the genealogical
fund three hundred and eighty-four dollars. Three hundred and
nine dollars has been expended in the attempt, by examination of
wills and other records in England, to locate our emigrants before
coming to this country. Two hundred and fifteen dollars was
expended in purchasing parish and other records in England with
the hope of accomplishing the same purpose and at same time
ol)tain a clue to the history of the Cranes in England. Twenty-
live dollars was given to Mr. Phixeas M. Crane, at his request,
to aid him in his work on descendants of Henry Crane of Dor-
chester, Mass., and forty-seven and ninety-seven one hundredths
dollars has been expended in obtaining genealogical information
in this country. The object of the writer has been to secure
Crane genealogical data from every source possible, and as a
result has brought together long lists of descendants, not only of
Henry and Benjamin of Wethersfield, and John of Bolton,
Conn., Ijut those of Jasper of New Haven, Conn., subsequently
of Newark, N. J., and Stephen of Elizabethtown, N. J. Should
the present volume meet with such approval and endorsement as
to warrant the outlay, an account of the descendants of each of
the above mentioned progenitors will be published. That work
is now so far advanced that, with prompt replies to inquiries, no
great amount of delay would attend their publication. It often
occurs, Jiowever, that in the final arrangements some break
appears, necessitating the addition of a word or two, or the
record of a family, that may consume weeks and even months to
supply, owing to the slackness or disinterestedness with wliich
some members of the family treat the subject. Some time ago
members of the family were asked to subscribe for copies of the
Crane Family History with the expectation that it would soon
be published in a large volume at five dollars per copy, but not
sufficient encouragement was received and the writer has deferred
the work to a more convenient season, at the same time adopting
the plan of issuing the work in more than one volume.
That the work of compiling the Crane genealogy has been no
easy task, will readily be understood, when it is known that there
were six progenitors, the relationship between them unknown,
who left numerous descendants, some of them locating in close
l)i-oximity to each other, and bearing the same Christian names.
Especially where records are received under such conditions, and
lacking the age or place of residence of the heads of the families,
the puzzle has been quite complete. Perfect accuracy in a work
of the nature herewith presented can hardly be expected, for even
names and dates vary, while intended for the same family, when
reported ])y different memliers of the family; and not infre-
quently, dates given in such records will not correspond with
tliose of the Town or Church Records, and the compiler is then
left to conjecture.
To all persons who have in any way rendered aid in this work,
the writer would return grateful acknowledgments, and especially
does he desire to remember Robert Crane, M.D., of New
Haven, Conn., by whom considerable assistance was rendered in
furnishing some of the early records of Henry and his brother
Ben.jamin ; also Mr. Geor<;e W. Crane of New Haven, Conn.,
William Wallace Lee of INIeriden, Conn., and Gen. Nirom M.
Crane of Hornellsville, N. Y., who have been active in their
efforts to help lighten the burden of the writer.
ELLERY BICKNELL CRANE.
Worcester, Mass., August, 189.'}.
To find the name of a Crane consult Index 1., where their Christian
names only are alphabetically arranged. The number after each name
is the consecutive number. Turn to this number in the body of the
l)ooli and you will And the person's /ffl})»7.v record; if the person had no
family the number will refer to the birth under the father's name.
When there are several names alike the year of birth placed before the
name may help to indicate the one sought.
The bracketed [ ] number after the name of a parent refers to the
number where the person appears as a child.
After the name of a parent the pedigree is indicated in parenthesis
( ) -with small figures above, showing to what generation the name
belongs, and giving the names as far back as our progenitor Henry'.
In- Index II. will be found names of descendants and persons who
have intermarried with the various families mentioned in the book and
bear other names than Crane.
The surnames are entered alphabetically and the Christian names fol-
low in regular order, while the consecutive numbers appended refer to
the several names in the body of the book. Where the person has no
family the number in the Index may refer to the parent of that person.
Some peculiarities in orthography have been produced by following
records as they were reported.
The following abbreviations have been used : b. for born, m. for mar-
ried, num. for unmarried, s. for settled, d. for died.
EBB AT A.
(4, No. 155-2, Eussell b. Sept. 25, read Sept. 5.
277-0, Lidia read Lydia.
673-1, Amy Smith read Amy Clark & d. JVov. 4.
856, No. 1952 read 1252.
951  read .
953  read .
954  read .
979, No. 2029 after Francis E. Jndson read 132,9.
CIJANE OF LONDON.
Gil. on a fesse betw. three crosses pattee or.
as many annnlets az.
Crest. A denii liind or, ducally gorged az.
SIR I'RANCIS CRANE
Stoke rark, Woodrising & Mortlake.
Per Bend or and az.
Cr.ANK OF LOUOHTON.
(ju. on a fesse betw. three crosses
Pattee titchee or, a crane az. endorsed
bv two annnlets of the last.
CltANK OF CAMBORNF,
Connty of Cornwall, Eng.
Ar. a crane sa. standing on
a staff ragnly in base vert.
CRANE FAMILY ARMORIALS.
For inauy centuries coat armor has been used in England as a
mark of honorable distinction among families whose representa-
tives, back in the dim and misty historical past, rendered gallant
or meritorious service to the crown, and for such service received
in return a reward of merit or a coat of arms. These armorials
have been placed on record, and are held as the absolute prop-
erty of the family to whom they have been assigned. According
to the laws of heraldry in England no person is entitled to bear
arms without a hereditary claim by descent or a grant from the
proper authorities. The use of a crest even is prohibited, and
the bearer is subject to an armorial tax. Guillam, who is excel-
lent authority on heraldry, says : " The right to property could be
established by finding on the premises any known or recorded
coat armor, and if any man be convicted of treason for betraying
his country or of heresy to the end he should be branded with
infamy, his arms are broken down and utterly defaced, and in
the event that the last of a noble family should die leaving no
issue, so that there is left no legal bearer of the family arms, the
arms are placed in the grave with the deceased." It is also
claimed that the coat of arms is stronger proof of the relationship
of families than the names themselves, for names were instituted
to distinguish persons, and in the early use of them brothers suc-
ceeded to entirely different patronymics. Many families although
bearing arms do not possess mottoes, and the several Crane family
armorials that have come to our notice have been lacking in that
respect, still one member of our family, a native of Cheshire
County, England, on noticing his neighbor Corbett's motto,
'' Dea.H pascit corvos," ''God feeds the' crows," wrote the follow-
ing for his motto: ^^ Qui pascit corvos non obliviscitur gras,"
•' He who feeds the crows will not forget the cranes." At least
three Crane family armorials have found their way to New Eng-
land. One of them seems to serve as a connecting link between
the Cranes of Old and New England. Kate E. Crane, in whose
Xiv CRANE FAMILY ARMORIALS.
hands it was found some years ago, is a granddaughter of Col.
Jonathan Crane, who was l)orn in 1747. This armorial can be
traced in the family for more than one hundred and fifty years,
and Miss Crane was confident that it has been preserved in the
family since their arrival in this country. Col. Jonathan, through
whose hands the coat of arms came down, was son of Joseph,
who was great-grandson of Benjamin Crane of Wethersfield,
brother of Henry, whose descendants we have attempted to
record in this volume.
This armorial, which 'you will iind opposite the title-page, is a
copy of that of the Suffolk County family, England. The mant-
ling or lambrequins as well as the ornamentations under the
escutcheon, however, are not mentioned in the printed description
of the ancient armorial and are quite immaterial, doubtless put
there merely to help out the picture. It is described in heraldry
as Argent,. a fesse between, three crosses crosslet titchee Guls,
crest a crane ppr. The Cranes in England have borne five coats
of arms, whether all were originally of one family it does not
appear, although there are reasons for believing that they were,
receiving special grants for special service.
The frontispiece belongs to the Suffolk County family.
No. 1. The Cranes of London., or that of John clerk of the
kitchen to King James I., granted in 1606.
No. 2. Crane of Stoke Park, Woodrising and Mortlake.
No. 3. Crane of Longhton.
No. 4. Cranes of Camborne., County of Cornwall.
In regard to the armorials that have come across the water, the
one found in the possession of Miss Kate E. Crane the reader is
already familiar with. Another, similar to No. 3, is a copy of
the Cranes of Loughton and was found with a Crane famil}^ in
New Orleans, La., during the war, by the brothers of Hattie R.
Crane of Collinsville, Conn., who sent the description' to the
Another, similar to No. 1, was used by the Cranes of Nova
Scotia, descendants of Benjamin of Wethersfield, Conn., through
Silas Crane who went there from Lebanon, Conn., about the
Also another, said to have been granted to Sir Joshua Crane in
1647, and taken from an old cutting found in London, Eng., by
Mr. John Wells Crane, then a citizen of Paris, France. Copies
of which were brought to this country by Mr. Waldworth Douglass
CRANE FAMILY ARMORIALS. XV
Crane of Philadelphia, Pa., some years ago, and is also similar
to the arms of Craue of Loughton.
An attempt has been made in producing the cuts of the four
Crane armorials that appear on a foregoing page to have the lives
represent the various colors according to the rules of heraldry,
and the heraldic description is also given under each of them.
But for convenience of the reader might here add in explanation,
that the shields of Nos. 1, 3 and 4 are silver, while that of No.
2 is bine, the bend or diagonal band on the latter is in gold.
The crests on 1, 2 and 3 are a demi-hinc^ or young deer, also in
gold, which represented the office of Steward to the King. The
fesse or horizontal band was red, while the annulets or rings and
the bird were blue. The crosses gold. In No. 4 the bird is
black, standing on a staff in base, green.
OIMGIN OF THE NA^IE.
In common with other family names, great latitude has been
taken in the spelling of our patronymic. The records in New
England disclose the following styles : Crane, Cran, C'ranne,
C'rain, C'raine, C'rayne. During the early period of our colonial
settlements it often occurred that men were ushered into i)u1)lic
ottice who certainly were, to say the least, adept spellers. lUit
if judged by the present educational standard wonld be char-
acterized as somewhat defective in their orthography; nevei--
theless they served their time and generation, making good and
valuable citizens. It is not very many generations ago that the
man who could write his name was the exception rather than the
rule, l)ut we are now well past that period of our national history.
Henry Crane could and did write his own name, and in the man-
ner it is most commonly spelled, Crane. Careful investigalions
in the Doomsday Book of England, a record covering the ];eriod
from 1066 to 1086, have thus far failed to disclose our sur-
name, and it is not until the year 1272 that we find it, in com-
mon with other Norman family names, in the record publication
styled liotull Hutidredormn. There, among the tenants of Sir
AVilliam le Moyne, a Norman lord, we have Andreas, John,
Oliver and William de Crane, the de undoubtedly conveying the
intelligence that tliey were of or from Crannes in Maine, an
ancient province in France. Thereby furnishing excellent reason
for the assumption that the Cranes of England were of Norman
extraction, and that they kjcated there at the time of the conquest
or not long thereafter. Family names or surnames were not in
general use previous to the Conquest, and their popularity was
measured by an exceedingly slow growth. It was only when it
became necessary to distinguish persons bearing the same Christ-
ian name, then the only customary name, that it was found need-
ful to add the second one, and the latter was suggested by some
prominent characteristic or peculiarity of the person, his occupa-
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tion, or from the locality in which he lived or came from, or possi-
bly it might be from some natural object.
Many have supposed that our appellation came within the class
last cited, for it has been so classed by writers on surnames. It
doubtless was the easiest way for them to dispose of the subject.
To be sure, members of the family have used the bird about their
coat armor, but it was not only proper, but in the line of custom,
that they should adopt a crest that would be the most appropriate
pto the family name, and the Crane would certainly not be inap-
It seems, however, possible and quite probable, that the source
of one may also disclose the origin of the other. In the Dooms-
Aay Book, before referred to, are to be found the following
named places : Craneforda, Cranesford, Cranesforda, Cranesfor-
dam, Cranewarda, Cranewisse, Cranefort, Cranawarda, Cranlea,
Cranslea and Cranbone ; nearly all these names appear within the
Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, the very localities to which we
trace the origin of our family pedigree. These words or rather
names* are from cran, meaning water, and /ord, a shallow place,
or a village by the ford, stream or lake. These words have for
their root the Gaelic word an, water, with the prefix cr. We
have cranmere, a water source or marshy place, also Crane, the
name of a stream in the southerly portion of the County of Kent,
In consulting ancient maps, bearing dates from the year 11 HO
down to the present period, the town of Craon can be located
within the province of Maine. This may not be the place referred
to from whence Sir William and his associates went to England
some seven or eight hundred years ago, yet it is quite certain that
they went, from near that locality in France, and it may he the
very town, surely it is located on the banks of the river Oudin or
Oudon,* and the name has the same Gaelic root, and signifies a
place by the water or stream. In the northern portion of France
we find the name Cranne also located on a stream, and there are
many other names to be found in this portion of France that
would illustrate the point, so that there appears little doubt as to
the origin of our patronymic. It is a loccd name from Crannes
or Craon and has for its root the Gaelic cran or an, water, and
the bird doubtless received its name also from being a frequenter
of brooks or ponds of water and wet, marshy places.
* Spelled both ways, and Oudiu is a family name.
ORKilN OF THE NAME. 19
Other iiistauces may be fouud where the name has been used
for a locality.* Cranae, an island of Laconia, and its inhabitants
were called Cranates. Cranaus, a town of Caria, and there was
a king of Athens bearing that name who succeeded Cecrops.
Cranea, a small country of the Ambraciotji?. Crane us was the
first king of Macedonia. Crania., the ancient name of Tarius in
Cilicia. Crane, a city of Arcadia in ancient Greece, and it is
quite likely that with the successive movements of population
from east to west, which for many centuries continued throughout
southwestern Europe during those ancient periods, the old local
names, in a greater or less degree, were brought into use,
Roger de Mortimer, William de Warrenne^ William de Tracy,
Ralph de Percy, are also local names. Roger was descendant
from the barony of Mortimer in Normandy, William Tracy was
from the castle and barony of Tracy in Normandy, while the
names of Warren and Percy are found in the same class, with
many others. But it does not seem necessary to multiply illustra-
tions. It would thus appear that the name has no special refer-
ence to the bird, that the name of the place, as well as the bird,
may have been suggested by location and habits. While the
family name is taken from the place from whence their representa-
tives emigrated to England.
A few members of our family write their names Grain or
Craine ; in is termed one of the diminutive endings, and would
imply a very small stream, rivulet or streamlet. In a dictionary
published in London in 1627 we find cranie or craine or cleft,
to cleave, divide, possibly a narrow opening, a cranny or crannie.
In many instances the prefixes and also the sufltixes to the root
an in Gaelic indicate whether the water or stream be clear, deep,
shallow, stagnant or swift running, and when it stands for the
name of a place, whether its location be at the source, confluence
or outlet of the stream.
'■ Cole's Dictionary.
CllANE FAMILY IN ENGLAND.
The Crane.s in England are classed among the families belong-
ing to the County of Suffolk. Numerous families bearing the
name have been found residents of other counties in Great
Britain, but it is among the records of Suffolk County that we
find delineated the long roll of aristocratic landholders in a line
of succession from father to son covering a period of time marked
by hundreds of, years. Here their estates are to be found recorded
which have been retained in the family for nearly 300 years,
beginning with the fifth year of Richard II., A. D. 1382, at
which time William Crane of Stowmarket married Margaret,
daughter and co-heir of Sir Andrew Butler, Knight, by whom he
came in possession of Chilton in the Hundred of Stow. A number
of pedigrees of this branch of the family may be found recorded
in the Harleian Collection, British Museum, London, England,
reference to their numbers is as follows: 155, fo. 34; 1103, fo.
2; 1177, fo. 7; 1449, ff. 13, 88 ; 1484, fo. 42 ; 1560, ff. 8b, 17Gb.
One of Crane of Camborne, County of Cornwall, 1079, fo. 8 ; also
several of the family of Crane of Loughton, Buckinghamshire,
1102, fo. G9b; 1151, fo. G.sb ; 1193, fo. 69b; 1234, fo. 51 ; 1391,
fo. 73b; 1533, fo. 157b. The pedigrees here referred to were
collected by officers commissioned by the crown for this special
work. They were called Heralds, whose mission it was to make
periodical visits over the territory assigned them for the purpose
of recording the arms, pedigrees and marriages of the nobility
and gentry within their respective districts. These records were
preserved, and are known in England as the Herald's Visitations.
The very earliest of them were made just after the close of the
first quarter of the sixteenth century, and the custom was con-
tinued for little more than a century and a half, the latest com-
mission issued bearing the date of May 13, 1686. In many
instances pedigrees were noted down as given, and were doubt-
less believed to be correct by the informer ; but as it was pre-
sented without documentary evidence opportunity was left for
CIJAXE FA:MILY IX KN(iLA\D. 21
considerable variation in returns for the same family. But not-
withstanding the errors or discrepancies that have been found in
those manuscripts, they constitute a most valuable historical and
genealogical record, and form tlie principal source of evidence
establishing the hereditary right of persons in England to bear
arms, and also in many cases furnish untold satisfaction to the
patient student of family genealogy.
The Crane family pedigrees that have been refoi-red to in the
Harleian Collection for Suffolk County were collected in the years
1561-1.577, 1611, and are intended to delineate tlie line of heirs of
the family of Chilton, covering a period of from six to twelve gen-
erations ; although they do not entirely agree in every particular,
it can be readily seen that the heirs follow in the same general
order. It appears by an examination of these pedigrees that this
long chain of heirs had its origin in the County of Norfolk, some
five generations prior to its settlement at the little village of
Chilton, near Sudbury ; and in order to begin at the end most
remote we must turn to the MS. for the County of Norfolk.
Here, in No. 1552, fo. 183, we find the beginning or starting point
for our Suffolk family pedigree. Although copies of the first men-
tioned pedigrees have been obtained from England at considera-
ble expense, we omit their publication here to give place for the
one last referred to, it being, perhaps, the most accurate and
It begins with Sir Thomas Crane, ^ Knight, who married Ada,
sister to Giles de Kerdiston, and the line of descent proceeds
through their sou and* heir, Sir Thomas Crane, ^ who married
Petronella Bettesley and had three sons, Richard, Clement, John,
and a daughter Alice, who became the wife of Sir Edmond Berry,
Knight. Richard Crane, ^ eldest son and heir, married and had
John C'raiie,'^ wlio married Alice, daughter and heir to Sir
Edmond Berry 1)v Alice, daughter and heir to Sir Joiui Jerl)ridge.
Knight. The result of this union was two sons, Symond. Adam
and a daughter Alice, who married first a Mr. Briggs and second
.lohn Davis. Adam Crane'' married and left Elizabeth, only
daughter and heir. Si/jiiond Cnnir,-' heir of .lolni. mai'ried
Margery Smallwood, and had Wil/iinn. C/vom\'' wliost' wives wei\'
Anne, daughter of William Forcey oi- Forrecy, and Margery,
daughter of Sir Andrew Butler, Kniglit; l)y tlie latter lie liad two
sons, .lohn, ^ and Robert C'/v/z/e,''' who nuirrii'd first, Agnes, daugli-
ter of Thomas Greene of Creeting, st'cond. a daughter of Thomas
22 CRANE GENEALOGY.
Shiugleton or Singleton, and was of Stouham and Chilton. They
had Robert, John, and Agnes, who married Appleton of
Suffolk. Robert Orane^ was twice married : to Katherine, daughter
of Robert Darcy, by whom he had no children ; and Anne, daugh-
ter of Sir Andrew Ogard, by whom he had George, who died with-
out issue. Elizabeth, who was Abbess of Brusyerd, Margery,
who married Thomas Appleton of Little Waldingfield, County of
Suffolk, ancestor of the Appletons of Ipswich, Mass. Rol)ert
Crane^ leaving no male heirs the line was perpetuated by his
brother, John Crane,^ who married Agnes, daughter of John
Calthorpe of Norfolk County. They had Robert, Edward and
Elizabeth, who married Richard Martin or Marton of Melford.
P^dward^ married Isabell ; owned Stratford Hall ; left a will
dated March 19, 1558, in which no children are mentioned.
Robert Crane,^ heir of John,^ married first, P^lizabeth, daughter
of Richard Southwell of Woodrising, Norfolk County, by whom he
had Robert,^" Anthony,'** Dorothy, i^ who married Thomas Moul-
ton or Moultinge of Dereham, Norfolk County, and second, Jane
White of Pvssex County by whom he had John,'** Elizabeth,'"
wife of Edmond Markauut of Dunham Hall, Suffolk ; Grisselli"
or Cryssell, wife of Robert Bogas ; Anne,"' wife of John Sandon,
also of Ambrose Coole, and Agnes, i" unmarried. Anthony'"
married first, Elizabeth Aylmer ; second, Elizabeth Hussey. By
first wife he had Elizabeth, who married Anthony Death of Lin-
colnshire ; by second wife had Dorothy," wife of Thomas Baxster
and Mary,'^ wife of Gerard Gore, Loudon. Robert Crarie^'^ mar-
ried Bridget, daughter of Sir Thomas Jgrmyn, Knight, and had
Robert, '1 who died without issue, Elizabeth, ^^ wife, first, of
Edward Wright, second, Edward Reve, Ursula, ^^ wife of Henry
Smith, Agnes, 11 wife, first, of John Smith, second. Sir Edward
Cleere, Knight, Anne,ii wife of Ralph Choppiu, Gent., Bridget,"
wife, first, of F'rancis Clopton, second, John Warberton, Mary,"
wife of, first, Bartholomew Strangman, second, Dudley Fortescue,
Esq., and Henry Crane," who married, first, Anne, daughter
Thomas Goodwin, by whom had daughter Rubice or Reuben,
who married Sir Thomas Harvey, Knight; Henry Crane" was
divorced from this wife and married, second, Catherine, third
daughter to John Jernegan or Jerningham, p]sq., of Somerleyton.
She was widow of Sir Wymond Carew of Snettisham, County of
Norfolk, who was Knighted Feb. 20, 1546. The fruit of this
marriage was a son Robert, '^ born after the death of his father.
CRANE FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 23
This Robert Grane^"^ married, first, Dorothy, dauo-hter of Sir
Henry HoTjart or Hubart, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of the
Common Pleas, slie died witliout issue, April 11, 1624; second,
Susan AlUngton, Sept. 21, 1624, she was daughter of Sir Giles
Allington of Cambridgeshire. By wife Susan had Susan ,,^^ born
Oct. 12, 1626 ; died Aug., 1628. Dorothy,^^ born Oct. 29, 1627 ;
died Jan., 1638. Mary,^^ born March 19, 1629; m. Nov. 26,
1647, to Sir Ralph Hare of Stow, County Norfolk. Snscm,^^
born May 26, 1630. Anne,^^ born Oct. 17, 1631. Giles,^^ born
Dec. 13, 1632; died May, 1639. Elizabeth,^^ born Aug. 18,
1634. AS'«m,i3 born Dec. 23, 1641 ; died Sept. 10, 1643. It will
be noticed that the pedigree given traces the line of heirs for
thirteen generations, covering a period in the existence of this
family in England not far from three hundred years.
As a careful examination of the original Doomsday Book failed
to reveal the record of a person bearing our appellation, it is
possible that at the time when that famous survey was made,
1080 to 1086, there may not have been living in England a per-
son by the name of Crane. Still it is not by any means certain
that persons bearing that name were not there, for it is not
claimed that the Doomsday Book furnishes a complete roll of the
family names that existed in P^ngland at the time that record was
made. That our family are descended from the Norman blood
we are reasonably sure. Our ancestral stock may have been
represented among the humble followers of William the Con-
queror when he passed over into England to take possession of
the government which Edward the Confessor had bequeathed to
him. They were not all barons and nobles that formed that
victorious army of the Norman conqueror ; all classes were repre-
sented. It was, perhaps, a body of men fairly representing the
Norman people of that period, many of them, it may be, of lium-
l)le birth, who, through subsequent deeds of bravery and heroism,
arose by promotion to exalted stations, receiving various marks
of distinction as a reward for their services. It is claimed that,
as a class, the Norman people were the most practically intelli-
gent and energetic race of their age, and the author of a recent
publication on "The Norman People," says, in addition, that the
ancestry of the intellectual aristocracy of England was generally
Norman. This quotation may give a comforting thought to those
of the family who are sensitive to the value or reputation of ])lood.
The American people generally have grown to place not so much
24 CRAXE OENEALOOY.
stress ou blood alone, but no doubt the most of our family may
be willing to accept that for what it is worth. It must, however,
be conceded that good family blood seldom serves as an embar-
rassment or obstruction to the formation of true manly character,
but on the other hand it frequently proves to be the leaven that in
the end works for good. King William, after he had gained
possession of the lands in Phiglaud by conquest, and in order to
better protect his followers in their acquired rights to the soil,
sent commissioners into each county for the purpose of accumu-
lating exact statements of the property and revenue of the king-
dom wherever rents and services were due to the crown. These
inquisitions or surveys were completed in the year 1 ()«(), and
afterwards arranged in proper order in a record called Doomsday.
It did not constitute a complete survey of all the land in the
country any more than it did a census of the entire population.
Estates that were free from the claims of the crown, as well as
the names of persons not under obligations or indebted to the
king were omitted. Through the means of this record we learn
that estates or manors were managed for the crown by stewards
or lords as subtenants. Many Normans who had rendered assist-
ance to the Conqueror were rewarded by being made tenants in
chief to the king. Of these teyumts in chief there were about
fourteen hundred in number. They were considered the most
distinguished men of that period, and stood ready at a moment's
notice to render any service that the king might require of them,
whether of a civil or military nature. These lords of the manors
could sublet to under-tenants of various rank in the boroughs
where they lived, and known as cottagers, freemen, socmen, ten-
ant by socage, and villein or bondmen. These numerous ten-
ants, under their lords, constituted the standing army of the
king, and furnished not only the defence, but support of the
crown. From an EngUsh record, bearing date A. D. 1272, called
Rotuli Iliiiidredoriiin, vol. II., 659, we learn that at that period a
Norman, Sir William le Moyne by name, was lord over Saltrey-
Moyne in Huntingdonshire, and that among the sixty-eight tenants
under him the name of Crane appears. This ancient roll also
gives the names of Andreas, John, Oliver, and WilUam de Crane,
evidently taking the name from Crannes, a town then within the
Province of Maine, from whence they emigrated to England.
That the Sir Thomas Crane heading the pedigree we have
quoted, was a son oi' not of one of the above named Normans
CRANE FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 25
we may never know, but a\\ data at hand seems to verify or eon-
firm the predication that our family is of Norman extraction.
Whether Ada, the wife of Sir Thomas, was a danoliter or a sister
of Fulco de Kerdiston or, as the pedigree we liave quoted gives
it, the sister of Giles de Kerdiston, it matters little, the Norman
blood would still remain as the fountain head.
The period at which our family pedigree is taken up would
carry us back very nearly, if not quite, to the time when the
record of our patronymic first appears in England. A mere
record of names of a line of family heirs running down thi'ough a
space of three hundred or more years, although furnishing evi-
dence of wealth, rank and titles that have been shared and
enjoyed by members of the family, it does not fully satisfy the
curiosity of an American genealogist ; there is too much left out,
it is not sufficiently complete, the very branches of the family
tree that he desires most, perhaps, to find have been lopped off l)y
the wayside, and he must content himself with examining the
closely shorn trunk. The task of supplj'ing any considerable
number of these missing branches would be confronted l)y so
many almost unsurmountable difficulties that it could not lie
undertaken at this time, but owing to the fact that the policy of
the English government has been in years past to keep or hold in
sight, by authoritative records, the proprietors of wealth}- or
landed estates for the purpose of drawing revenue therefrom
whenever needed, we are able -to present to the reader a few addi-
tional names of members of the family who arose to positions
worthy of mention. As we turn again to the pedigree of the
family in England let lis briefly consider the place of its origin
or geographical starting point. Sir Thomas Crane married Ada,
sister of Giles and probably daughter of Fulco de Kerdiston.
The Kerdeston* Manor is situated in the Hundred of Elynesford,
al)Out two miles northwest by north from Rupham in the County
of Norfolk, and was in the possession of Tord, a freeman, who
was deprived of it at the conquest. Geoffrey Bainard is said to
have held it under his father, Ralph, Lord Bainard at the time of
the survey ; but Rev. George Munford in his analysis of the
Doomsday Book of the County of Norfolk, tells us that "William
de Warren was tenant in capite of this manor, but held only (»ne-
lialf the clnirch. The familv of Kerdiston was earlv ensossed of
Variously spelled Kerdestone, Cardiston.
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this lordship.* Fiilco de Kerdiston was lord here in the reign of
Henry III., coming into possession about the year 1259.
For a period of more than a century after the first persons
bearing our patronymic located in England they, for the most
part, according to our record, continued to reside within a radius
of twenty-five or thirty miles of each other. Within the extent
of such a circle were also to be found the early representatives of
the famiUes of Berry, Calthorpe, C.arbonel, Ogard, Botelir or
Butler, and Jerningham or Jeringan, into which the Cranes sub-
sequently married. John Crane, who married Alice, daughter
and heiress of Sir Edmund Berry, Knight, was of Wood-Norton
in the Hundred of Eyuesford, County of Norfolk, seven miles
northwest of Rupham and within five miles of Kerdiston. Hugo
or Hugh de Norton was early in possession of this manor. John
de Norton was lord here A. D. 1250, and William de Norton A.
D. 1361, who for some crime fled beyond the sea and the manor
escheated to the crown. Nicholaa, the wife of William, married
John Spoo, and they were in possession of it A. D. 1386. Sir
Thomas Geney held it in 1401, and John Bryston, Esq., in 1424,
The above John Crane was lord here A. D. 1428, and by an
agreement made April 20, 1430, it appears that this John Crane,
Esq., and Sir Edmund Berry were seized in the fee of Norton
Hall, also Lyng Hall and their tenements. The records also
show that Lyng Hall was A. D. 1414 in possession of Joan, relict
of William Gerbridge, Esq., from whom it passed to the above
John Crane, who presented it to All Saints' Church, as lord of the
manor, in A. D. 1427. He also presented to St. Peter's Church
the following year, as lord of, the manor of Norton Hall, there
being two consolidated parishes in the village of Wood-Norton.
In the year 1457 Alice Crane, presumably widow of John, pre-
sented with Edmund Docking and Margaret, his wife, each.
Crane and Docking, holding a moiety of presentation in, Lyng
Hall to All Saints' Church. John Crane, Esq., of Wood-Norton,
conveyed in 1437 to William Oldhall a moiety of the manor of
Ilney, and two parts of the manor of Yaxham, which was the
Gerbridge Manor. About the year 1473 Hugh Gerbridge was
lord here and the manor was divided into two parts. Crane held
one which he sold to Henry Stunner. Ilney was also divided
into two parts, and Crane sold his to Stunner. In 1547 Richard
Southwell held this manor and it fell into the hands of the Cranes
Blomefleld History, County Norfolk.
CRANK FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 2i
and C'laytons. The family liad noAV liecome quite numerous in
England, the greater number of them, perhaps, residing in the
County of Norfolk. In 1416 John Pyke, late prior of the Holy
Trinity of Ipswich, granted to John Crane and Roger Cottemower
his manor of Minyots, paying yearly to the Church of St. Marga-
ret's of Seething six marks. There was also a John Crane of
Tilney, a yeoman, who made his will June 30, 1583, in which he
mentions a sister Joan Peers, a brother Walter and wife Margery,
children Margaret, Cyprian, Thomas, and John who was to have
at the age of sixteen j^ears ten pounds yearly until he reached
the age of twenty, then he was to have all lands, etc., in freehold
and copyhold in Tilney, Islington, Wigenhall, and Terriugton
forever, also the lease of Hilmoredikef Robert Crane of Wymond-
ham, draper, gave by will, dated 28 May, 1620, to wife Margery
house and tenements called "The Griffin," with other houses and
lands, both freehold and copyhold, for life ; son Richard to have
a copyhold estate of ten acres near Fiffard Bridge in Wymond-
ham, and what his mother may leave ; also mentions son Thomas,
daughters Johane, Elizabeth, Anne, and Frances, each receiving
thirty pounds on becoming of age.
But among the most prominent of the family in the County of
Norfolk was Sir P^raucis Crane and his brother Sir Richard, both
of Woodrising. Whether they were natives of the county or not
the writer is unable to state, but there are many reasons for
l)elieving that they were descendants from some of the earl}'
families there. Sir Francis was secretary to Charles I., Prince
of Wales, and Knighted at Coventry, Sept. 4, 1617, by King
James I., father to the Prince. He was also made Chancellor of
the Order of the Garter, a mark of special and rare distinction.
The emblem of the order is a dark ribbon edged with gold, 1)ear-
ing the motto, '•''Honi salt qui mal y x>ense," * in golden letters,
with a buckle and pendant of gold richly chased, and is worn on
the left leg below the knee. The mantle is of blue velvet, lined
with white taffeta, and on the left breast a silver star is embroid-
ered. The hood and surcoat are of crimson velvet, lined with
white taffeta. The hat is of black velvet, with a plume of white
ostrich feathers, in the centre of which there is a tuft of l)lack
heron's feathers, all fastened to the hat by a band of diamonds.
The collar is of gold and consists of twenty-six pieces, e:icli in
the form of a garter.
* " Accursed be he who thinks there 's evil in it."
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.Sir Francis in the year 1611) introduc3d into England tlie man-
ufacture of curious tapestry and, with the assistance of King-
James I., who contributed two thousand pounds towards the
enterprise, built a mill at Mortlake, then a village on the river
Thames in the County of Surry, about nine miles distant and in
a westerly direction from London. This mill contained three
rooms, one twenty feet in width by eighty-two in length, in which
were set twelve looms, the second room was half the size of the
first and contained six looms, the third was called the " Linning
Room." He engaged workmen to come from the tapestry works
at Paris, France, and from other parts of Europe, employing the
highest skilled labor that was at that time to be obtained. To
accommodate his Flemish ttipestry weavers he, on the 20 March,
1()21 (O. S.), secured a license from the Archbishop of Canter-
Iniry for them to assemble for worship in the parish church of
Mortlake, at his house or in any other suitable place, and arranged
that a minister and an elder should be sent out from the Old Dutch
Reform Church, Austin Friars, in London, when necessary to
perform the service. July 8, 1623, for the encouragement of the
work, King James I. wrote to the King of Denmark asking that
Francis Cleyne, a painter and native of Rostok, a town in the
Doutehy of Mecklinbourgh, might be allowed to come to England
for the purpose of being employed as a designer at the Mortlake
Tapestry Works. About the close of the year Mr. Cleyne arrived
in London with his family, and was immediately called into ser-
vice at Mortlake. The success of the work was now doubly
assured and great progress in the art of weaving rare and beauti-
ful designs in tapestry was achieved during the years that followed.
At the death of King James I., March 27, 1625, his son Charles
I. ascended the throne, and during the first year of his reign became
indebted to Sir Francis £6000 for three suits of gold tapestry.
Through the assistance of Francis Cleyne Sir Francis succeeded
in manufacturing many historical and grotesque pieces of gold
tapestry, and the records state that the work was carried to singu-
lar perfection. The five cartoons of Rafaele were copied in tap-
estry and put up in Hampton Court, where they were to be seen
in 1884. A suit of hangings, representing the five senses, were
in the palace at Oatlands, and sold in 1649 for £270. The beauti-
ful liangings at Houghton, Lord Orford's seat, containing whole
length ])()rtraits of King James, King Charles, their queens, and
the King of Denmark, with heads of the royal children in the bor-
(HANK KAMILV IN EN(iLANI). "29
(lers, are said to have been mamifactured at ^Nlortlake. Williams,
Archbishop of York and Lord Keeper, paid Sir Francis £25U0
for the four seasons. At Kuowl, the Duke of Dorset's, in Kent,
there was in 1814 a piece of silk tapestry containing portraits of
Vandick and Sir Francis Crane himself. In 1634 he was chosen
one of a commission to purchase a tract of land to be used by
King Charles I. as a game park. For seventeen years he was
given by the King exclusive privilege of making copper farthings
for circulation, at the yearly rent of one hundred marks payable
into the exchequer. He contributed f 50U tOAvards the building
of St. Paul's Church iu Loudon.
This Sir Francis Crane has been styled as of Surry, on account
of his tapestry works at Mortlake, and also of Northamptonshire,
because he owned lands in that county. But he called himself of
Woodrising, County of Norfolk. He married Mary, daughter of
David and sister of Sir Peter de la Maire. He made his will
Aug. 27, 1635, ])y which he gave to wife Dame Mary lands in
Northampton and other places, and to brother-in-law Sir Peter la
Maire iu trust to found five dwellings for five poor knights at
Windsor; names his brother Richard Crane sole executor and
heir to all his property. In a codicil, dated Paris, June 23, 1636,
he expressed a desire to be buried at Woodrising. He died there
three days later, leaving no children, and was buried at Wood-
rising on July 10. His brother Sir Richard, who came in posses-
sion of the tapestry factory at Mortlake, assigned it to the crown
and retired to the Manor of Woodrising, also bequeathed to him
by his brother. He was created a baronet March 20, 1642, and
also knighted b}^ King Charles I. at Chester, September 26, same
year. First wife was Mary, daughter of AYilliam, Lord Widdring-
ttni, and after her death he married Jane , but left no chil-
dren by either marriage. At his death, in 1645, by his will,
Sept. 20, 1645, the manor passed to his adopted heiress and niece,
Frances, youngest daughter of his sister Joan Crane, who became
the wife of William Bond, of Earth, in the County of Connvall.
Frances Bond married William Crane of Loughton, son of John,
Clerk of the Kitchen to Kings James and Charles. AVilliam
Crane and wife Frances sold the Manor of Woodrising iu Kills to
Gabriel Bedle, citizen and stationer of Loudon. No elfort has
been made towards furnishing, at this time, a complete list of the
Cranes of Norfolk C-ounty, for they were at one time quite numer-
ous in that portion of England, and as one generation after
30 CRANE GENEALOGY.
fiiiotlier came forth to face the necessities and responsibilities of
life they became scattered about, finding new homes in other
counties, some of them quite remote from the spot where the
family name was first established.
Several of the family early made their way into the neighbor-
ing County of Suffolk. The year 1417 found a John Crane in
the parish of Coddenham, situated not far from the centre of the
county, and it is possible that some of the family may have estab-
lished homes in this county even earlier than that period, but
William Crane, who married Margery, daughter of Sir Andrew
Butler, Knight, is the first person mentioned in the line of our pedi-
gree (previously quoted) who settled in Suffolk. He was styled
of Stonham and Creeting, villages in close proximity to Codden-
ham. Their son Robert inherited through his mother the Manor
of Chilton, situated near the southern boundary of the county and
within less than two miles of the flourishing town of Sudbury.
Here for more than two hundred years the Cranes remained lords
of the Manor of Chilton Hall. Mr. William S. Appleton of
Boston, Mass., who traces his ancestry to this branch of the
Crane family, and who, after making a personal and careful
examination of the records in England relating to this family,
published a unique volume entitled, "Memorials of the Cranes of
Chilton," in which he gives some very interesting statements con-
cerning the family, including several pedigrees and illustrations,
with full descriptions of the tombs and memorial tablets that
were erected by members of the family in the parish church dedi-
cated to St. Peter in honor and memory of Robert Crane and
Lady Arundell, his wife, also Sir Robert Crane and wife Dorothy,
daughter of Sir Henry Hobart of Blickling, in the County of
Norfolk, Knight and Baronet, sometime Lord Chief Justice of
Common Pleas. A more complete illustration of the latter monu-
ment, however, may be found in Vol. I. of the "Visitations of
Suftolke," edited by Joseph Jackson Howard, LL.D., F.S.A., in
which also may be found some thirty pages devoted to the publi-
cation of pedigrees, wills, extracts from parish records, etc.,
relating to the Crane family. In making up the narrative con-
cerning this branch of the family advantage has been taken of the
contents of that volume, as well as other data, including extracts
from wills that have been copied expressly for the purpose of
aiding in the compilation of this work. Robert Crane, the son
and heir of William, above mentioned, resided at Chilton and left
CRANE FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 31
a clauiihter Agnes, who married Appletoii ; sons, Jolni and
Robert, the latter became heir to his father's estate and married,
first, Katherine Darcy, who died childless ; second, Anne, daugh-
ter of Sir Andrew Ogard of Buckingham," County of Norfolk,
Knight. He died Oct. 23, 1500. She was widow of Sir Renfrey
Arundell, Knight ; the result of this union was three children :
Greorge, who died 1491 without issue; Elizabeth, who became
Abbess of Brusyerd ; and Margery, who married Thomas Apple-
ton of Little Waldiugfield, and from whom are descended the
Appletons of Ipswich of Mass., U. S. A.
After the death of Greorge, the only son of Robert Crane^ of
Chilton, the latter made his nephfew, Robert,^ son of his Ijrother
John Craiie^ of Stonham, heir to his estate at Chilton. This
Robert^ married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Southwell
of Woodrising, County of Norfolk, who left three children :
Robert, 10 Anthony, i" Dorothy i ^ ; after the death of E^lizabeth he
married Jane White of Essex, by whom he had John,!" Elizabeth, ^^^
Anne,^*^ Gryssellii*^ and Agnes, i*' By will dated the 27 of Eeb-
ruary in the ' ' fourth year of the most gracious reign of Edward
\T.," we learn that after providing for special gifts by various
sums of money to five of the children, and in addition to Anthonyio
" one annuitee of tenne marks yerely " during his natural life, and
certain sums to be distributed among the poor of the parishes of
Newton, Great Waldiugfield, Acton, Great Cornard, the three
parishes of Sudbury, and among every household in Chilton. The
residue of all his goods, movable and immovable, he bequeathed
to his son Robert, i*' who was to be sole executor and he to answer
l)efore God at the last day for the faithful performance of the trust.
Anthonyi" married, first, Elizabeth Aylmer ; second, IClizabeth
Hussey. He was cofferer to Queen Elizal)eth, and dying in Lon-
don was buried at St. Martins in the Fields. Will was dated 16
Aug. and proved 9 Sept., 1583. He left two daughters, ICliza-
beth,ii who married Anthony Death of Lincolnshire, and Mary,i'
who liecaine the wife of Gerard Gore, whose father was alderman
of London. Dorothy'^ married, first, Thomas Mantinge of Dere-
liam, County of Norfolk ; second, Thomas Baxster. Elizabeth^''
married P^dward Merchant. Annei*^ married, first, John Saiiden ;
second, Ambrose Coole. Gryssell'" became the wife of Robert
Bogas. Robert Crane^ died previous to Aug. 5, 1551, and his
son and heir, Robert Crane, i" married Bridget, sister to Sir
Ambrose, amL daughter of Sir Thomas Jermyn, Knight. By a
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will executed October 7, 1590, by the last luuned Robert Crane,
we learn that he was born about the year 1508 ; that the death of
his wife Bridget had recently occurred, as well as that of Henry, ' '
his only son and heir apparent. This Henry, i' however, left a
son Robert,!^ who by this will was to receive, on reaching the age
of twenty-one years, substantially the bulk of his vast estate,
which was of no mean proportions. It consisted of some fourteen
manors or farms situated within the confines of twenty-one or
more different parishes in the central and southern portions of the
County of Suffolk. The young heir at the time of the execution
of his grandfather's will being but about three years of age gave
abundant opportunity for others* of the family to derive considera-
ble benefit from the use of the estates before the grandson could
arrive at the legal age as property holder ; consequently Robert
Crane^^ devised it somewhat in this wise : the manors of Creeting
St. Olive, called Woluhall or Wouhall, and Minetts, alias Min-
cotts, with the appurtenances holden of her Majesty in chief, the
advowson of the Church of Creeting St. Olive and the manors or
farms called or known by the name or names of Thedwardes,
Cookes or Cranes, Bacons or Bakens, with all the lands, tene-
ments, etc., belonging to said mentioned manors or farms lying
and being in Creeting St. Olave, Creeting St. Mary, Creeting All
Saints, Earl Stonham, Stonham Aspall, G-osbeck, Coddenham,
Crowfield, Mickfield, Bayleham, Barking and Brettenham were to
be occupied and held in trust by his daughters Anne, wife of
Ralph Choppin, and Dame Agnes, wife of Sir Edward Cleere ;
gibbes at the barn and all lands, etc., in Acton not a part of the
Manor of Waldingfield Hall, and in the towns of Melford, Great
Cornard, Little Cornard was to be used and occupied by Thomas
Smyth, son of his daughter Ursula, she being dead; the Manors
of Fledhall and Waltam Hall and appurtenances with freehold
and charter-lands, etc., being and lying in Little Stonham and
Mendlesham were to be held by Robert Reve, son of his daughter
Elizabeth, she being dead. This Robert Reve was also to come
in possession of Chilton in case young Robert should not live t<j
reach the age of twenty-one. The manor or farm called the
Marshes, lying in Creeting All Saints and other towns adjoining,
and all other lands or tenements of whatsoever description, not
otherwise disposed of, were to be placed in the possession of Sir
Robert Jermyn, Knight, whom he especially appointed guardian
of the young heir, that the proceeds of same migjit be used for
CRANE FAMILY IN ENCiLANI). 33
the purpose of giving young Robert a virtiunis education and a
Godly bringing up. The Manor of Morereves in Waldiiigfield,
which he held l)y copy of court roll, was during the minority of
the young heir to go to the use of JMary, his daughter, now the
wife of Dudley Fortescue. The Manor of Chilton was also to
remain at the use of this daughter Mary and her said husband,
and they to occupy his mansion house at Chilton until said
Robert'- come of age. The ]Manor of Eav\ Stonham, which
was held by copy of court roll, with the appurtenances, was to go
to the use of the aforementioned Robert Reve. Catherine, widow
of his deceased sou Henry, is also provided for during her life-
time, and all the leases are bound to Sir Robert Jermyn, Sir
Philip Parker, Sir William Spring, and Sir John Heigham,
Knights, for the faithful performance on their part of every obli-
gation imposed upon them by the terms of the will, which is, in
substance, that after the use of the estates during the minority of
said Robert Crane^^ they shall, after doing all needed repairs upon
the several estates during the terms in which they have held pos-
session, yield and deliver up said estates to said Robert Crane^^
on his arriving at the age of one-aud-twenty. Two hundred and
ten pounds was to be equally divided betn^een his twenty-one
grandchildren. All the tools and farming implements, and house-
hold goods, furniture, horse-mill, etc., about his mansion house
at Chilton or elsewhere were to be inventoried and an account
rendered for the said Robert when he should come of age. For
the better preservance aud safe-keeping of all records, papers, etc.,
and for the better accomplishment of his good intent, a chest or
'■'■ presse " was to have been provided with a lock, and each executor
with the supervisor to have a key. His gold chain and signet of
gold was also to be kept in the chest and go to said Robert Crane^^
at the age of twenty-one, and should he die under age the chain
and ring were to go to Robert Straungman, from whose father the
chain was purchased. He gave forty shillings to the poor people
of Great Waldingfield and Chilton, three pounds to the poor peo-
ple of Sudbury, forty shillings to the poor of Long Melford,
twenty shillings to the poor of Acton, and the same amount to
tlie poor people of Newton. Each man servant engaged in his
employ at the time of his death was to receive the sum of twenty
shillings, aside from their just dues. Dudley Fortescue and
cousin Thomas Appleton, Esq., executors, with Mr. Justice
Clenche supervisor. The young heir had the good fortune to sur-
34 CRANE (iENEALOGY.
vive the allotted period and receive the valued possession. Sir
Robert Jermyn of Rushbrook, Knight, in whose family young
Robertas was reared, no doubt was faithful to his trust, no pains
having been spared in giving the young heir a reasonable educa-
tion, one that, as subsequent events proved, enabled him to take
high and responsible positions among the people of his own neigh-
borhood, and at last elevate him to a seat in the House of Parlia-
ment. Before he was out of his teens honors began to be laid
upon him, a fact that furnishes sufficient evidence of a certain
amount of worthiness and high social standing that placed him
among the favorites of King James I., who conferred upon him
the order of Knighthood at Newmarket, Feb. 27, 1604-5. About
two years afterwards, Jan. 19, 1606-7, he married Dorothy,
daughter of Sir Henry Hobart, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of the
Common Pleas, and soon came in possession of the extensive
estates left him by his grandfather, taking up his residence at the
old family mansion, "Chilton Hall." William S. Appleton,
Esq., in his narrative, tells us of his being on terms of intimate
friendship with the Appletons of Little Waldingfield and the
Winthrops of Groton, and quotes from the diary of Adam Win-
throp an invitation, under the date of Oct. 4, 1608, for himself,
wife, and daughter to dine with Sir Robert Crane at Chilton, and
that his coach was sent to bring them. Mr. Appleton also
informs us that King James I., by letters patent, on the 22 of
Nov., 1615, granted to Sir Robert Crane "Free Warren" in his
extensive estates, which was giving exclusive privilege to keep
and hunt certain beasts and fowls within the confines of his
estates. The original charter, bearing the portrait of the king,
was, in 1868, in the possession of Mr. Appleton. In the year
1620 Sir Robert Crane came before the freeholders and inhabitants
of the County of Suffolk as one of the two candidates for ' ' Knights
of the Shire." At this election, which occurred in the month of
December, he was successful, and at once made himself conspic-
uous as a member of Parliament, joining that body at its session
which convened 50 Jan., 1621. His manifest faithfulness and
thorough devotedness to the best interest of his constituents,
together with the earnest zeal he displayed for the welfare and
prosperity of the country in whose service he labored, brought
him many renewals of the confidence reposed in him by the inhabit-
ants of his district. The next election gave him a seat in Parlia-
ment as a representative from Sudbury. April 11, 1624, his wife
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Donttliy (lied, and he married 21 Sept., foll()win<>-, Susau, dauuhter
of Sir Giles Allingtou of Cambridgeshire, Kniglit. On the 11
May, »1 627, he was created by King Charles I. a Baronet. In l(i.'32
he was High Sheriff for the County of Suffolk. At the election
in 1640 there arose a question whether Mr. Brampton Gurdon,*
who claimed he had been chosen, or Sir Robert was entitled to
the seat in Parliament. Oil the eighth of the month of December
Mr. Maynard reported the question and a committee was chosen
to hear witnesses and decide the case. After due consideration
they reported "that Sii* Robert Crane is duly elected." This
decision gave him his seat in the famous "Long Parliament,"
where he joined the party opposed to the course adopted by King
Charles, although it does not appear that he took an active part
ill the notable struggle. He affixed his name to the Protestation
of May 3, 1641,t which declared strongly for the Protestant
Religion and the Privileges of Parliament. By authority of the
King's most Excellent majesty, and the Lords and Commons
he was appointed one of the Commissioners for the County of
Suffolk, whose duty was to attend to the enforcement of an act
passed by that honorable body for the punishment of scandalous
clergymen and others. This act begins as follows : "Whereas it
is the duty of every christian Commonwealth not only to provide
able and painful ministers for Preaching of Gods Word, whereby
the Gospeil may be advanced, and mens souls saved. But also to
l)urge the^. Church of insufficient, scandalous, and idle ministers,
b}' home Religion is defamed, the Church scandalized, and the
souls of men endangered ; And when such are discovered, the
Remedy ought to be as speedy as possible may be, which of late
years hath been much neglected, as appears by several informa-
tions, complaints, and examinations, had, made, and taken, in
this present Parliament from the several parts of this Kingdome.
Be it therefore Elnacted by the Kings most P^xcellent Majesty, the
Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, and
by the Authority of the same, That the Lord Chancellor or Lord
Kee[)er of the Great Seale of England, for the*time being, upon
suit unU) him made in that behalf from time to time, from and
after the tenth day of march, in the year of our Lord God 1641
* Brampton Gurdon was son of John Gurdon of Assington, County
Suttblk, and in his will bequeathed five pounds to Mr. Rogers of Ipswich
in New England. He was also connected by marriage to the Saltonstalls.
t Memorials of the Cranes of Chilton.
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Shall award Commissioners under the Great Seale of England,
to such persons of worth and credit in every County within the
Realme of E^ugland, Dominion of Wales and the Isles of Gearnsey
and Jarsey." Then follows full list of the Commissioners for the
several counties. Three or more of these Commissioners were to
constitute a board for the trial of cases, hear complaints, issue
warrants for bringing before them the accused, who were to be
tried before a jury of "twelve good and lawful men of the
county," and also to summon persons who may testify in the
cases to be heard. The crimes made punishable by this act were,
not preaching the Word of God at least six times a year by any
ecclesiastical person under forty years of age having care of souls
and not hindered by sickness or imprisonment. Blasphemy,
wilful and corrupt perjury, and subordination of perjury, fornica-
tion, adultery, common alehouse or tavern haunting, common
drunkenness, common profane swearing and cursing, done or
committed within three years now last past before the first day of
this present session of Parliament, or that shall be done or com-
mitted before the first day of November, which shall be in the
year of our Lord 1645, at which date power to try cases under
this act was to cease. But whatever was executed in the mean
time under the act was to stand in law and remain in force.
It will be seen by the following incident related in the Life of
Mr. Arthur Wilson, then steward to the family of the Earl of
Warwick, that Sir Robert Crane, Baronet, remained l^aithful to
the side of Parliament. Mr. Wilson relates that in August, 1642,
a mob surrounded Long Melford, the seat of Lady Rivers, a
recusant, and he was sent with some few men and a coach with
six horses to fetch Lady Rivers to Leeze.* On reaching Sudbury
he was stopped, and after a time, being recognized by the town
clerk, was set free, but he could go no further to succor Lady
Rivers, for there was so great confusion at Melford that no man
who appeared like a gentleman l)ut was made a prey to that
ravenous crew. So Mr. Man, my ladies gentleman, and Mr.
Wilson took horse, leaving the coach at Sudbury, and went a by-
way to Sir Robert Crane's, a little nearer Melford, to see what
might be learned about the Countess. By Sir Robert they were
told that Lady Rivers had escaped to Bury and was on the way
to London, while he was compelled to retain a trained band in
* Mr. Appleton says it refers to Lees Priory, near Braintree in Essex,
a seat of tlie Earl of Warwick.
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his bouse to secure himself from the rabble who threateued him
for assisting her to escape, although he was a Parliament man.
Sir Robert was a subscriber to the equipment and maintenance
of the army. He furnished in the years 1641 and 1642, besides
a considerable sum of money, two gay geldings for Christopher
Reps Troope, valued at £30. Four were sent, but two of them
were returned, the Troope being full, "And in leiue thereof hee
keepes fower horses for the service and defence of the Country."
He died at London, Feb., 1643, and on the seventeenth day of
the same month the House of Commons ordered "that the Lady
Crane shall have Mr. Speaker's warrant to carry down into the
country the body of Sir Robert Crane, lately a member of this
House." The burial took place at Chilton the following day,
Feb. 18, 1643. By his second wife he had ten children, two
sons, who died very young, and eight daughters, three of whom
died before their father and one soon after him. The remaining
four, Mary, Susan, Anne, and Elizabeth, became his co-heiresses.
Mary, born March 19, 1629; married in 1648, Sir Ralph Hare
of Stow-Bardolpb, Norfolk, Baronet, and became the mother of
seven children. Susan, born May 26, 1630; married 1649, Sir
Edward Walpole of Houghton, Norfolk, Knight of the Bath, and
was ancestress of the present P^arl of Orford and of all the famous
members of the Walpole family; she died July 7, 1667, and
was buried at Houghton. Anne, born Oct. 17, 1631 ; married
Aug. 28, 1649, William Airmyne, Esq., afterwards Sir William
Airmyne of Osgodby in Lincolnshire, Baronet, and left only daugli-
ters ; after his death she married second, Hon. John Belasyse,
Baron Belasyse of Worlaby, County of Lincoln, no children by
this marriage; she died Aug. 11, 1662, and was buried at St.
Giles in the P^ast, London. Baron Belasyse was a noted military
commander under King Charles I. and also King Charles II.
He raised six regiments of horse and foot for the civil wars of
that period ; took part in the battles of Pxlghill, Newbury, and
Naseby ; also the sieges of Redding and Bristol ; afterwards was
Governor of York and Commander-in-Chief of the forces in
Yorkshire. He fought the battle of Selby with Lord Fairfax, at
the same time was Lieut. -General of the Counties of Lincoln,
Northampton, Derby, and Rutland, also Governor of Newark,
and enjoyed the honor of being General of the King's Horse
Guards, He was three times imprisoned in the Tower of London,
but at the restoration of King Charles II. was made J^ord-Lieiit.
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of East Riding, County of Yorli, Governor of Hull and General
of His Majesty's forces in Africa, Governor of Tangier and
Captain of the Guard of Gent. Pensioners. Elizabeth, born Aug.
18, 1634; married Edmund Bacon, P^sq., afterwards Sir Edmund
Bacon of Redgrave, Suffolk, Premier Baronet of England, and
left only daughters; she died Dec. 6, 1G90, and was buried at
Susan, Lady Crane, widow of Sir Robert, became the wife of
Isaac Appleton, Esq., of Little Waldingfield, a descendant in the
fifth generation of that Thomas Appleton who married al)out 1490
Margery, daughter and heiress of Robert Crane of Chilton.
Isaac Appleton died about IGfU, and slie was ])uried at Chilton,
Sept. 14, 1681.
With the death of Sir Robert Crane there came a break in the
line of male representatives of the family at Chilton, and to
wliom fell the honor of continuing that line we are unable to tell,
possibly the descendants of his grand-uncle, John Crane of Nor-
folk. Sir Robert had cousins Robert and John Crane, and a
relative of the name of William Crane of Cavendish. It is a
matter of record that Joseph Crane of Earl Stonham, Suffolk,
bears the same coat armor as Sir Robert did, also that Robert
Crane, Esq., of Suffolk was one of the gentlemen chosen by
King Charles II. in 1660 to be made Knights of the Royal Oak.
This Robert then had an estate of £1500 a year. There was
another Robert Crane, doubtless of same family and cotemporary
with Sir Robert of Chilton, he was of Coxall, alias Coggeshall, a
parislj on the Blackwater and near Braintree, County of Essex, a
man of considerable prominence in his day, having an estate of
mucli value, was a generous supporter of the Parliamentary
Party. He was active as a member of the original company to
settle Massacluisetts and owned land in Dorchester, Roxbury and
Ipswicli, to which latter place the Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, who
married his daughter Margaret, came, and it is quite probable
that the Cranes who came early to New England were related to
this land-owner.* This Robert Crane was in 1643 appointed a
*,Tohn Rogers, fifth President of Harvard College, born Jan. 23, 1630,
in Coggeshall, Essex, England, and who arrived in New England with
his parents Nov. 17, 1636, was grandson of this Eobert Crane. He was
doubtless named for his grandfather, John Rogers, who was known as
the famous preacher of Dedham, County of Essex,. England. His son,
Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, Avho married in 162G Margaret Crane, resided
CRANE FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 39
member of the committee for the execution of the several ordi-
nances of Parliament, and again, Feb. 15, 1644, on committee
for raising and maintaining of forces for the defence of the king-
dom, under the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, in the County
of pjssex. Five days later he was placed on another committee
for raising and levying a monthly sum of twenty-one thousand
pounds among the several counties for the maintenance of the
Scottish army under command of the Earl of Leven. Again, in
August of the same year, to raise the weekly sum of one thousand
one hundred and twenty-five pounds from his own County of
Essex to maintain the army of Parliament. It appears that Mr.
Crane was a grocer, and may have been interested as a clothier,
from his signing a petition with fifty-one others of Coggeshall in
that trade, Nov. 3, 1652, to the Right Honorable the Council of
State for the Commonwealths of England sitting at Whitehall,
asking that they might have some assistance and protection in
placing their goods among some of the foreign nations, in lieu of
their having assisted Parliament to so large a sum of money, it
being far beyond their abilities, greater in amount even than any
other place in the nation, so far as they had been able to learn.
This Robert Crane married, first, Mary ; second, Mary,
daughter of Samuel Sparhawke of Dedham in Essex. He had a
brother John Crane of Horram, County of Suffolk. His will was
proved in 1658, in which he mentions a deceased brother Thomas,
Rol)ert, son of "Cousin" Robert Crane of Braintree, and his own
children : Samuel, Thomas, Robert, Margaret, wife of Rev.
Nathaniel Rogers, now in New P^ngland;* Mary, wife of Henry
Whiting of Ipswich; Elizabeth, wife of William Chaplyn.
Samuel Crane, we suppose to be the son of Robert, made his
will in November, 1669, and gave the rents and profits of his
for a time in Coggeshall before emigrating to Massachusetts in 1G30.
Three of their children were born there: John, June 17, 1027; buried
June 21, 1627. Mary, Feb. 8, 1628. John, Jan. 23, 1630.
* In view of the fact that Robert Crane of Coggeshall was personally
connected with the settlement of Massachusetts ; that he owned lauds in
various towns within this commonwealth ; that his daughter Margaret,
wife of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, came with her husband and settled in
Massachusetts ; that the Cranes who emigrated to New England bore
Christian names corresponding to those borne by members of this
Robert Crane's family in England,— it may not be assuming too much to
entertain the idea that our ancestors were in some way related to this
Robert Crane of Coggeshall.
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messuage in Stoneham Street, Great Coggeshall, to the use of the
poor of Great Coggeshall forever, to he laid out in bread and
delivered to them every five-and-twentieth day of December and
so continue forever. He authorized his executors to make a
feoffment of the property to at least twelve of the most substan-
tial inhabitants of the town of Great Coggeshall, which they did.
The deed also contained a provision for the appointment of new
trustees when the number acting should be reduced to seven;
and from the year 1669 to 1890, at which the latest report was
obtained, the property has been continued from time to time
through the hands of new trustees and the revenue expended in
charity work, although a portion of the property was for more
than a quarter of a century from 1837 occupied by the Hitcham
School at the nominal rent of a peppercorn a year, the trustees of
this School having expended quite a sum of money in repairs on
the property. The object of this School, as described in the will
of its benefactor. Sir Robert Hitcham, was to give opportunity
for twenty or thirty of the poorest children of Coggeshall to read,
write and cast accounts. Mr. Henry Emery, who died Nov. 4,
1844, in the seventy-eighth year of his age, was master of this
School forty-nine years during occupation of the Crane charity.
We may infer that this very kind and generous provision for the
poor, made by Samuel Crane, may have been suggested to him
by the act of widow Johan Smith of London, who willed, April
21, 1601, that the income from a certain sum of money in the
hands of her son. Sir William Smith, should be used to purchase
bread, five shillings' worth of which was to be distributed among
the poor of Coggeshall every Sunday. This Sir William Smith in
1605 made over to a board of trustees — Robert Crane, father of
the above Samuel, being a member of this board — the rental of a
certain piece of property to ensure the twenty marks that were to
be expended yearly for the purpose above named. The property,
the rent of which was donated for a charity fund by Samuel
Crane, was called his messuage in Stoneham Street, Great Cogges-
hall, then occupied by widow Elizabeth Starling, and doubtless
consisted of a dwelling with more or less land and outbuildings.
It is now, 1890, in the hands of "The Amalgamated Charities,"
an organization having the care and distribution of five different
charity funds. Mr. Crane's being dealt out on Christmas Day.
There was a family of the name of Crane in the County of
Cornwall, England, (originating, according to records at hand,
CRANE FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 41
with John de Crane, ^ who died May 20, 1503, leaving a son
Richard," eight years of age, who left a son Stephen, ^ who mar-
ried Agnes, daughter and heir of John Newton, Their children
were : John,"* who married Florence, daughter of John Cxodolphin ;
William,'' buried at Camborne, 1580 ; Richard,^ buried at Cam-
borne, 1559 ; John,'* who had Thomas, ^ baptized at Camborne,
1565, who had daughter P^lizabeth,^ who married, Nov. 21, 1614,
John Jeffry ; Richard, ^ who married Mawde, daughter of Nicholas
Vyan; he died at Camboi'ue, Nov. 9, 1606, lea\'ing Nicholas,'^
buried Oct. 25, 1616; Henry,^ Humfry,^ Jane,^ Elizabeth,^
Cheston,^ Katherine,^ Margaret'' and Richard,^ who married Jane,
daughter of Richard Lanyon of Gwynear, and left a son Richard,'''
who was baptized at Camborne, May 8, 1576. He had Arthur,^
died 1606; Eleanor,^ died 1606; Thomas,^ baptized Sept. 12,
1614 ; James, ^ buried Jan. 20, 1656 ; Richaixl,^ baptized Oct. 27,
1606, married Elizabeth ; had Richard^ of Crane, baptized
July 18, 1631, who had Richard'o of Crane, who had Richard"
Crane of Camborne, baptized Jan. 14, 1687.
C. S. Gilbert, in his "History of the County of Connvall,"
says the name originated with its principal residence in the Parish
of Camborne, and that Sir Francis Crane, Knight, fifth in descent,
who had resided at that place, was one of the Representatives for
Penryii in the year 1620. But that the name appears in 1820 to
be extinct in these parts.
Among early records in England, the names of Richard and
Alexander Crane appear in an agreement made between them-
selves and Hugh Eversden, twenty-seventh Abbot of the Monas-
tery and the Burgesses of the Borough of St. Albans, Hertford-
shire, conferred by King P^dward III. in the year 1327.
Nicholas Crane was sheriff of London in 1337, and one of same
name, possibly same person, was alderman of London. Hugo
Crane was fifth sheriff of Hampshire in the reign of Richard 11. ,
1377 to 1399.
William Crane owned a house and grounds near the ship-yards
at Woolwich, Kent, and in March, 1511 or 1512, it was occupied
by King Henry VIIL April 8, 1561, Queen Elizabeth, for the sum
of £437-9-6, granted to Anthony Crane, gent., and P^lizabeth
his wife, the manor and lordship Ockham, "parcel of the posses-
sions lately of Pklward Courtney, P^arl of Devon, and the advow-
son of the rectory of Ockham, as fully as they came to the crown
by the attainder of the late Marquis of Exeter, to hold them and
42 CRANE GENEALOGY.
to the heirs and assigns of Anthony Crane." That person in
1566 obtained a license to alienate the manor and advowson to
trustees for the benefit of John Vaughu, Esq., and Lady Ann
(Kinoitt) his wife. She was dau^^iter of Sir Christopher Picker-
ing, and Vaughn was her third husband. July 10, 1573, Anthony
Crane purchased of John Massingberd and Dorothy his wife, she
being one of the co-heirs of Lady Anne Bourchier, the Manor,
Lordship or farm of Wickham Hall, Hadam, County of Hertford,
^ne Sir William Say Knight owned this manor. There was a Sir
James Crane of Christhall, County of Essex, Bart., who married
Susan, daughter of Sir Peter Soame of Therlow in Essex, but she
deceased a few months later.
During investigations in England a very interesting pamphlet,
entitled ' ' Memorials of an Old Preston Family of the Name of
Crane," found its way into the hands of the writer, and as the
Christian names as well as the characteristics of this family har-
monize so well with the records of our own line of ancestors in
America it seems proper that extracts from it should have a
place here. The family was without much doubt an offshoot of
the Norfolk or Suffolk line, some account of which has been given
in the preceding pages, and seems to have originated with John
Crane of Eccleston in Leyland Hundred, Lancashire, who was
there as early as the year 1561. The same name appears as wit-
ness to Dame Anne Langton's will in 15/2. It may have been
his son William that Mr. Farrington commended to Oxford Uni-
versity in the year 1573, and Henry Crane appears among the
household of the Earl of Derby at Knowsley in 1590. The de-
scendants of this John Crane of Eccleston, as did many others of
our ancestral line of that period of the Civil War, 1642-51, sided
with the Parliamentarian Party, and John Crane was appointed a
member of the Commission of Sequestrators serving in 1643, and
"John Crane of Eccleston, yeoman," was made a lay-member of
the six classes of the Lancashire Presbytery in 1646. After the
Restoration this family continued with the Presbyterians in their
non-conformity. Samuel Crane, a son or grandson of John of
Eccleston, was a prominent supporter of the Non-conformist
meeting-houses at Rivington and Horwich, and a leading member
of those societies. He died in Sept., 1698, leaving two sons,
David and Roger. David was also a Presbyter dissenter, and
opened liis own house about tlie year 1723 for the preaching of
that doctrine, and was succeeded by his son Samuel. Roger
CRANE FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 43
Crane settled in Preston as a tradesman, was born about 1687,
and admitted to the ancient guild known as the Smiths' Companj^
of Preston, Sept. 7, 1717 ; in his !*eligious connection was a Pres-
byterian Non-conformist. He left sons Edward, Thomas, Samuel,
and possibly James. Edward became a Presbyterian minister
and was settled to preach in Norwich, Norfolk County; for a
time he was joint assistant pastor with Rev. John Taylor, after-
wards the eminent Dr. Taylor, but was soon given a call by the
Dutch Presbyterian Church in Noi'wich, which call he accepted,
and acquired the Dutch language that he might preach to them
when necessary in their own tongue. But in August, 1749, after
a shoi't illness of a malignant fever, he died at the age of twenty-
eight years, sorely lamented by all who knew him. The other
brothers followed the occupation of their father.
It would seem that during the last of the sixteenth and the
early portion of the seventeenth centuries the representatives of
the Crane family were enjoying the very zenith of their popularity
at the hands of their fellow-citizens as well as the royal family.
Anthony Crane, a descendant of the Chilton family, and in the
tenth generation from Sir Thomas, was Master of the Household
of Queen Elizabeth. John Crane, no doubt a relative. Clerk of
the Kitchen to James I. Sir Francis Crane, Secretary to King-
Charles I., Prince of Wales; his brother, Sir Richard Crane,
also received numerous honors at the hands of the King, as did
Sir Robert Crane of Chilton and Robert Crane, Esq., of Cogges-
hall. The period in which these honors were principally enjoyed
lying between the years 1560 and 1640.
John Crane, Clerk of the Kitchen to King James I., was a
descendant of the Norfolk County family, and his branch has
been styled of Loughton, Buckinghamshire, and is as follows :
William Crane, ^ Esq., of London, born about 1520, left a son
John, 2 born about 1550, and married Phillis, daughter of Greorge
Morton of Morton in the County Palatine of Durham. He left a
son John, 3 born 1576, Clerk of the Kitchen to King James I, and
Chief Clerk of the Kitchen to King Charles I., who married Mary,
daughter of Sir Thomas Tresham of Newton, County of North-
ampton. They had eight sons and five daughters. William,^
l)orn 1608; married Frances, daughter of William Bond, she
being the heiress, through her mother, to the estate of Sir Francis
Crane, deceased, at Woodrising, County of Norfolk. That pi'op-
erty came into the possession of this William Crane, who sold it
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in 1668. Their children were : Francis,^ William,^ Mary,^ Eliza-
beth,^ Jane.^ Thomas,'* second son of the Clerk to the King,
died without issue; John,^ living in 1651; Robert^ ; Henry^ ;
Valentine"*; Francis, ^ died March 31, aged 82 years, buried
April, 1703, at Stoke Bruern; Ricbard,^ living in 1651; Mary,^
married Thomas Fowkes of London, living in 1651 ; Dorothy, ^
married Mr. Davenport of Wellesbourne, County of Warwick,
living in 1651 ; Anne,"* married Francis Arundell and died Jan.,
1674; Fillis,^ married Mr. Hilder of London; Elizabeth,'* died
unmarried at Stoke Bruern, Nov., 1672.
The origin of this Loughton branch of the family may be deter-
mined by the following, taken from records of Buckinghamshire,
Oct. 1,1612: Edmund Pigott and wife E^lizabeth conveyed by deed
to John Crane, Esq., of Woodrising, County of Norfolk, the Little
Loughton Manor. Later, Mr. Thomas Hopper conveyed to Mr.
Crane the Great Loughton Manor. Subsequently he sold a por-
tion of this estate to Edward Alston, Esq., reserving the Manor,
but which he sold May 29, 1655, to Ralphe Holt, gent., and
either his son or grandson, Francis Crane, P^sq., gave by deed,
Nov. 14, 1678, the advowson of the church to Trinity College,
Cambridge, of which society he had been a fellow. It was the
Capital Mansion House at Little Loughton, where the Cranes
lived and which they held for something over forty-three years.
In the Commons Journal, vol. 5, page 313, among events of the
Civil War, we learn that Sept. 22, 1647, it was resolved that this
house doth accept £1080 fine for delinquency of John Crane of
Loughton. His offence was that he deserted his house and lived
at Oxford while it was a garrision held against the Parliament,
and being there when it surrendered, was to have the benefit of
these articles. His estate in fee per annum £218, for 80 years
per annum £264. Personal estate £1505, for which his fine at a
tenth was £1080.
Another Crane manor was situated near Kidderminster. It was
known as the Habberley House and has, since the time of Queen
Elizabeth, been in the family of which Henry Crane of Oakham-
ton, Worcestershire, was a descendant and Lord of the Manor of
Habberley in 1839.
The Civil War wrought many changes among the inhabitants
of the kingdom, persons occupying exalted political positions
were glad to retire to private life, if only they might feel secure
in the possession of that life. Soon as the political affairs in
(HANp; FAMILY IN ENCiLAND. 45
Eugluiul were brought under proper sul)jection Cromwell turned
his attention to the subjugation of the Catholic people of Ireland,
and with the army that accompanied him on that fearful mission
were many persons from England who were given certain rights
to the lands in Ireland and became settlers there. Among them
were some of the name of Crane who may have left descendants
bearing their name. Among them Symon Crane, Alice, daughter
of Henry Crane, was wife of Major Solomon Cambie, a Crom-
wellian otlicer who settled in Ireland. This Henry was son of
Robert Crane of Chilton, Suffolk County, E^ngland.
Jane, daughter of Richard Crane of Dorset, married George
Evelyn of Maryland.
There was a Gilbert Crane, master of the Ckuianj Merchant^
a vessel used in transporting merchandise, etc., from England to
Boston for the New England Corporation. But his name does
not appear as a settler this side the Atlantic.
We also have a record that John Crane, styled an Ambassador
from Holland to Prussia, erected a chapel at Cologne, where are
kept in store the relics of the church of Ursula, and the church
proper contains a monument to the memory of St. Ursula, also
erected by him in 1G43.
There was a noted divine to whom at one time some of the
New Jersey Cranes looked as their possible ancestor. Thomas
Crane, M.A. of Exet College, Oxford, a native of Plymouth,
Devonshire, where his father was a merchant. Upon his arrival
from the university he became assistant to Mr. Richard Allein,
and at length was put into his living by Oliver Cromwell, from
whence he was ejected at the Restoration. He afterwards settled
at Beaminster, where he continued till his death, which was a few
days after that of Queen Anne's, 1714, aged 84. He was
indicted in King Charles II. 's time, at the sessions at Bridport,
for absenting himself from Church, but the word not happened to
l)e omitted in the indictment so that itran_/o/' roiiiiitg to diciiie
service, etc., which occasioned it to be dismissed, so that Mr.
Crane escaped the severe penalty. From the known character of
the officer concerned it was plain that it was not the fruit of any
design to do him service, but Mr. Crane viewed it as a kind inter-
position of that Providence in his favor, the honor of Avhich he
had so earnestly studied and eudeavored to promote. For he
was so great an observer of the steps of divine Providence towards
himself and others, and was so frequent in his remarks upon it
46 CKANE GENEALOGY.
that he was commonly called Pmvidence. He at length published
a treatise on that subject, which is much commended by Mr.
Flavel in the postscript to his own book upon the same topic.
Mr. Crane was a hard student and had a penetrating genius.
His composures were remarkably judicious. He was a good
textuary and an excellent casuist, but much inclined to solitude.
A mirror of patience and remarkable for his charity towards his
bitterest enemies, if he found them in want. He continued the
constant exercise of his ministry till within a month of his death.
His works publis^ied were Isagoge ad Dei Providentiavi, or a
Prospect of Divine Providence, printed in London by A. Max-
well, 1672; a dedication of a posthumous piece of Mr. Lyford's
(his father-in-law) upon conscience.*
*rhe Nonconformist's Memorial, by Edmund Calamy, D.D.
FIRST OF THE NAME IN NEW ENGLAND.
The earliest record of the Cranes found in New England appears
in the year 1637. The day of their arrival, as well as the parish
in Old P^ngland from whence they came, are questions ^s yet
unsolved. There are various traditions gathered from different
brandies of the family as to who came and where they came
from, but tradition without documentary evidence to substantiate
it is of little avail ; certainly little credence should be given mere
tradition, for investigation often proves that they were born of
imagination and vanish before the light, like the morning mist
before the rising sun.
So far as existing dates indicate time of arrival in New Eng-
land, John Crane., who was in Boston, January 8, 1637, heads the
list. Jasper Crane, who early settled in New Haven, Conn.,
attended a general meeting of all the free planters there, held June
4, 1639, in Mr. Newman's barn. Samuel Crane was in Dorches-
ter, Mass., in 1640, at which time he was elected to serve on a
committee to administer town affairs. Henry Crane's name also
appears on the records there, 1654, presumably son of the latter.
Benjamin Crane of Wethersfield, Conn., was in that place as
early as 1655, as was also Henry Crane, his brother. The latter,
however, went as one of the early settlers to Guilford, arriving
there about 1660. StejyJien Crane, one of the original planters
of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was there in 1666; and John Crane
appeared at Coventry or Bolton, Conn., about the year 1712.
Now the important question arises, where did all these Cranes
come from ? As yet no record has been found to solve the query.
A tradition comes from the descendants of Jasper that he was a
l)rother of John Crane, and came from London, P^ngland. The
descendants of Benjamin, by same authority, claim descent from
a John Crane from Norfolk County, P^ngland. While the line of
Stephen of Elizabeth, N. J., with an equal degree of authority,
announce that he came from England or AVales between the years
1640 and 1660, and claim no connection with the other families.
4(S CRANE GENEALOGY.
Considerable time and money has been expended with the hope
of tinding some trace of them in PLngland, especially of Jasper in
London, and it would seem that such a peculiar or uncommon
name might be traced, especially as he married and had children
born before coming to America. But nothing has been discov-
ered, although hundreds of Crane wills and various other docu-
ments have been perused with the idea of connecting some one of
our progenitors with the family on the other side of the water.
The names John and Henry are quite common prefixes to our patro-
nymic in England, also the Christian name Samuel may frequently
be fqund, but the names Jasper and Benjamin have not as yet
been discovered having connection with our name in that country.
The Cranes who early came to New P^ngland were of the Puritan
stamp, and owing to their religious views it may have been neces-
sary for their personal safety to hold themselves for a time in
comparative seclusion, until the opportunity came for them to
take passage for .America, or they may have been driven into
Holland and there made their home for a brief period bef(jre
shipping for this country.
Out of a list of many thousand names of persons who emigrated
from Old England to New England but three of the name of
Crane are found. Richard, thirty-two years of age, who took
passage in the Thomas^ Henry Taverner, Master, in August, 1635.
John, aged eleven years, who came in the Speedwell^ Robert
Lock, Master, which vessel reached Boston June 27, 1656; and
John, who was convicted, together with a long list of other per-
sons, of treason, for their association in the Monmouth Rebellion
of 1685, and sent October 12, 1685, to Barbadoes, or some other
of his Majesty's plantations in America. It is needless to say the
latter was too late in arriving, if he ever did arrive here, to be
the progenitor of any of our New England families, and as to
Richard, that name does not appear among our early settlers,
thus leaving the John aged eleven years, born in 1645, to fill the
place of John Crane of Coventry or Bolton, Conn., he being the
only one of that name in New England whose birth has not been
reasonably accounted for. But as this John of Coventry or
Bolton was born in 1689, forty-five years later than the John
Crane who came in the S2?eedwell^ it would seem very difficult to
make them out to be one and the same person. As to what
became of this emigrant John our records are silent. He possibly
died without issue.
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From the best information :it liand it appears that l)et\veen the
years l6So and KMO John, Samnel, and Jasper Crane came to
Massachusetts ; John making a home in that portion of Boston
now BroolvHne, Samuel in Dorchester, and Jasper removing
about 1639 to New Haven, Conn. ; whether they were brothers
or not is yet an open question. Jolm was in Boston as early as
January <S, l(Jo7, but must have died or returned to England
within a few years, as did also Samuel. The latter was succeeded
by Henry Crane, who was born about the year 1621, probably,
in England, and married Tabitlia, daughter of Stephen Kinsley,
settled in Braintree, and left a large line of descendants. With-
out evidence to the contrary it may reasonably l)e supposed that
Samuel was the father of this Henry.
Jasper removed to Branford, Conn., in 1652. He was a very
pi'ominent member of the New Haven Colony, Init became dis-
satistied with the action of the Colony when it united with the
Connecticut Colony. It is understood that he wished the New
Haven Colony to renuun independent. The change or union not
being satisfactory to him lie joined the movement to settle New-
ark, New Jersey, and IxM-ame one of Iier oi'igiual settlers, in
1 (■((■)(!. So far as known all the members of his iunnediate family
went with him to New Jersey, and mnnerous l)ranches of his
descendants are scattered throughout the Middle, ^\'estern, and
Southern States. There was a Phebe Crane, who l)ecame the Avife
of Sargent Thomas Camfield of JMilford, Conn. The descendants
spelled the name Canfield. They had Jeremiah, Phebe, the latter
born at Milford, May 8, 1()56, and possibly other children. Sar-
gent Thomas Camtield died 1G<S9. His wife Phel)e may have
been daughter of Jasper Crane and born in England, or she may
have been sister of Benjamin and Henry of AVetherslleld. The
name Phebe follows in the family of Henry of Guilford, Conn.,
and Stephen of Elizabeth, N. J. The writer is inclined to asso-
ciate hei- with Jasper.
As to the ancestry of Ijcnjamin and Ileni-y, whom we tnid in
Wetherslield, Conn., in Kioo, and wliom we claim to have been
lirothers, the records are neither complete or satisfying. ^Messrs.
Trumbull and Hinman, historians of considerable repute, both
claimed that they were from Massachusetts. And Benjamin
Crane, ])elieved to have been the person who settled at Wethers-
ileld, testified on May 15, 1653, at Flushing, ''that he had lived
some time at Dedham witli INlr. Joseph Clark (nine years) and
50 CRANE GENEALOGY.
with Mr. Howard of Dorchester (one year), then aged twenty-
four years. Also that he lived up Hudson River ten miles
with one Mrs. Vandunkes dau' Mr. Daughty that his Mrs.
could speak good Indian, and that she told him 3 Sagamores that
lived up the country said that the Dutch Gov'' had hired them to
cut off all the english and kill all they could, for which they were
to have a shipload of powder, kettles, &c." Putting this with
the tradition that has long existed in the family, that they were
descendants from John Crane, and supported by the fact that
the families who settled Wethersfield went there mainly from the
eastern portion of Massachusetts, it would rather lead us to con-
nect them with John Crane of the "Muddy Brook" section of
Boston, which is now known as Brookline, where, January 8, 1637,
he was the possessor of sixteen acres of land adjoining the homes
of Benjamin Ward* and Robert Houlton, family names that were
more or less associated with that of the Cranes in their Connecti-
cut homes. Other families went from Muddy Brook district to
Connecticut. This John Crane was, about 1642, recorded as
having 26 acres of land in Roxbury. He must, however, have
died or returned to England, for the latest date in which his name
appears is 1649, as Deputy to the Great and General Court.
At this time Benjamin was about twenty years of age and
Henry about fourteen. They doubtless were either bound out to
serve until they were of age, or taken into the family of some
friend who should properly care for them during their minority.
Nothing is known of their early life, except what is given in the
deposition of Benjamin at Flushing. Thus, in the absence of
complete or specific data, the parentage of Benjamin and Henry
Crane of Wethersfield, Conn., has been accounted for. That
there was a kinship existing between them and the family of
Henry Crane of Dorchester, Mass., there appears strong proba-
bility, not only in the close proximity of their first settlement, but
in similarity of the Christian names adopted in their several
In looking for the parentage of Stephen Crane of Elizabeth,
N. J., there seem several reasons for placing the honor upon
Jasper. The latter had children born before arriving at New
Haven, and as they went to New Jersey about the same time,
and Stephen occupied lands adjoining lots owned and occupied
* Trial Meggs, sister of Concurrence, who was wife of Henry Crane
of Guilford, married Andrew Ward.
FIU.ST OK THE NA:MK IN NEW ENGLAND. 51
by cliildreii of Jasper, with suitable age, and family names that
were more or less adopted in common, are, to say the least,
strong indications that there existed close family ties between
As to John Crane of Coventry, Conn., there are various reasons
for believing that he was grandson of Benjamin of Wethersfield,
and possibly son of John who married Abigail Butler, October
27, 1692. He was then twenty-nine years of age, and may have
l)een previously married. There seems to be considerable varia-
tion in dates relating to this family of Benjamin Crane of Wethers-
1.' Henry Crane, born about 1635, was first engaged in lousi-
ness with his brother Benjamin in Wethersfield as farmers, and
tanners and curriers of leather. He was there as early as
1655, possibly earlier. Aug. 17, 1658, he with Benjamin and
forty-eight other persons signed a petition for the dismission of
Rev. John Russell from the pastorate of the Church at Wethers-
field. He doubtless soon after this date removed to Guilford,
where in 1660 he is recorded as a planter, although at the
Quarter Court held at Hartford, June 6, 1661, action was taken
in a suit of Leonard Dix against Benjamin Crane and Henry
Crane to recover pay for the use of a man (perhaps a slave), and
said Dix was awarded the sum of £20. Again, at a court held
in Hartford, Sept. 4, 1662, George Tonge, administrator on the
estate of Robert Loveland, represented an item of £2 8s. due
from Henry Crane at Hartford. As further records show that
Loveland was interested in the sale of hides at New London, it is
fair to suppose that the above account referred to may have con-
nection with the tanning business, and while he was associated
with his brother. In October, 1663, the Legislature of Connecti-
cut resolved that it was important that a settlement be made at
Hammonnassett, a place lying between Guilford and Saybrook.
That same month twelve planters located land there, among them
the above Henry Crane, although lie held a residence in Guilford
as late as Sept. 24, 1669. About the year 1663 he married Con-
currence, daughter of John Meigs, who removed from New
Haven, first to Guilford, his residence fronting on the public
green or burying-ground, recently the estate of Ralph D. Smith,
Esq., and later became one of the first planters at Hanunonnassett.
Vincent Meigs, his father, then an old man, came Avith his son.
The name of this place was changed May 9, 1667, to Kenil worth
or Killing-worth, and that portion of the town is now known as
Clinton. While in Guilford Henry Crane's residence was on the
east side of the town, near Killingworth line. The deed by which
he conveyed his land in Guilford is dated June 29, 1670. The
number of his lot in KilHiigworth was 21.
It is a misfortune not to have further information concerning
the early life of the progenitor of this branch of the Crane family
in America. Whether born in Old or New England Ave knoAV not,
but tliere is no lack of evidence to confirm tlie statement that his
early ti-aiiiiiig Avas of such a character as to prepare him for the
active au<l useful life wliich lie eventually pursued. He acquired
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somethino- of an education, and was called upon hy a vote of the
town of Killinoworth to l)ecome the schoolmaster at eleven shilliniis
per week, so that fi-oni the very starting-point in the history of
the plantation Henry Crane was one of the leading spirits, and he
continued to merit the confidence and esteem of his fellow-towns-
men throughout his entire life. How much of the spirit that
finally took shape in the founding of Yale College at this place,
was due to the teachings imparted by this first schoolmaster of
the town we do not venture to state, but he may have sown the
seed that in due time l)rought forth fruit a hundred fold, thereby
making it possible to establish the school in 1701, which for six
years was carried on in Killingworth, and which was in the year
1716 removed to New Haven, and two years later given the
appellation of Yale College.
The period from the year 16(51 to 1(367, covering the inceittion
and culmination of the Church and town organization of Killing-
worth, was one of peculiar interest. The political and religious
affairs of both the Connecticut and the New Haven colonies had
assumed a most serious aspect, while the commotion and excite-
ment of the existing contest seemed to centre in and about the
territory of Guilford and Killingworth, for certain it was that the
then great questions pertaining to the civil and religious agitations
of the day had much to do with the settlement of the latter named
place. Perhaps no period of the colonial history in Connecticut
was more eventful or critical. The alarms and dangers from
savage warfare had scarcely subsided when internal excitements
and disturbances arose, followed by dissensions and jealousies
between the New Haven and Connecticut colonies, and what
promised for a time to lead to the clash of arms and bloodslied,
was averted by the union of the two colonies in 1665. Among
the leaders in behalf of the New Haven Colony were Jasper Crane
and Gov. William Leete, while the cause of the other*faction was
supported by Henry Crane, John Meigs, his father-in-law. Dr.
Bryan Kossiter, and others to the number of sixteen, who finally
petitioned the General Court at Hartford in May, 1664, for pro-
tection and redress against the grievous oppressions and exactions
of the New Haven Colony. The additional powers acquii'i'd
under their new charter, granted by King Charles H. in 1(>62,
gave the Hartford Colony courage to assume a firm position and
present a l>old front as to their governmental authority, thereby
defeating the attempt of the Dutch at New York from extending
tlieir arm of protection over this locality and making the settlers
in this portion of the territory subject to their will.
AnT)ther cause of the unrest and disturbed condition of society
was the fact that Guilford was without a pastor. Kev. John
Iligginson had severed his connection Avitli the parisli in KI.V,) and
taken his departure for England, and from that time until the
settlement of Rev. Joseph Kliot, son of the noted apostle to tjie
Indians, John Eliot of Koxbury, Mass., in 1664, the Church at
54 CRANE GENEALOGY.
Guilford was without a head, and as a sequence the members
exercised their own wills and independent ideas to such an extent
that confusion seemed to have her sway. But political considera-
tions, no doubt, had much to do with increasing the difficulties,
while the social turmoil conspired to facilitate the settlement of
Killingworth and the formation of the Church there, and many
families residing in the eastern portion of Guilford attached them-
selves to the Church at Killingworth or contributed to its support,
among them that of Henry Crane. This feeling of discord con-
tinued to smoulder in the minds of the people of Guilford quite a
number of years, and as late as 1672 the Church there entered a
complaint, and the subject was brought before the General Court
at Hartford, and by order referred to the mutual consultation of
the inhabitants of Guilford and Killingworth, aided by the good
offices of Lieut.-Gov. Leete. According to the records the meet-
ing was rather of a spirited character, John Meigs, Dr. Bryan
Rossiter, and Henry Crane representing their faction and the
Hartford Government, while Lieut.-Gov. Leete and others pre-
sented the side of the New Haven Colony. This " case of molesta-
tion in a hostile manner" was finally terminated, although Dr.
Rossiter, and John Meigs, Senior, also, removed to Killingworth,
but some years later, after the excitement attending this political
and religious controversy had subsided, they returned to Guilford.
It is to be presumed with the union of the two colonies, harmony
and contentment found their way into the hearts of all the con-
Nov. 26, 1669, the inhabitants of the town purchased of the
sachem of the Mohegan Indians, Uncas, and his son Joshua, all
the lands in the township which had not already been conveyed to
George Fenwick, Esq., excepting six acres on the "big hum-
mock," which lay on the eastern shore of the harbor, reserving,
however, fr«e liberty to hunt in the woods and fish in the rivers,
and to use any trees for making canoes, and rushes and flags for
mats. The deed bears the signature of Henry Crane, and his
name very often appears in succeeding records, up to the time of
his death, in connection with various public trusts, civil, military,
and religious. A freeman Sept. 24, 1669; Representative from
Killingworth to the General Court, May, 1675 ; chosen Lieu-
tenant of Killingworth Train Band in 1676; was also Justice of
the Peace for the County of New London, serving several years,
1698-1701-2-3. He was one of the assistants in the upper
house of the General Court, Oct. 12, 1665, also in May, 1666.
Lieut. Crane was deputy May 11, 1676, and with Edward Gris-
wold, again May 10, 1677. For twenty-seven years, iintil*1703,
when his sou John succeeded him in that office, he served the
town as Representative to the General Court of Connecticut, his
nephew, Jonathan Crane of Windham, also being a member of*
the house with him at the sessions in October, 1701 and 1702.
As a first settler in Killingworth he was granted by the town com-
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mittee sixteen acres of land; subsequently, Feb. 25, 1698-9, he
purchased of Mathew Bellamy of Wallingford all the land of
Mathew Bellamy, Senior, of Killing-worth, then deceased.
Mr. Crane became captain of the militia, and was frequently
called to serve on committees and arbitrations involving varied
and important questions relating to public and private affairs.
At this remote distance from the scene of events in the life of
our progenitor, it does not seem strange that with his endowments
of talent and for that period uncommon training, he should desire
to carve out for himself character and standing, a reputation for
manhood and citizenship, and that, too, without the help of his
elder brother, with whom in a business way he had been associ-
ated at Wethersfield. In casting about for a location in which to
plant himself, he may have been attracted to Guilford by sucli
names as Hubbard, Ward, Rossiter, Clark, Howard, Bartlett,
Stone, Stevens, Dudly, Ruggles, and Eliot, family names that
may have been familiar to him from childhood.* Thither he cer-
tainly went, and there he met the family of Mr. John Meigs. It
is possible that this patronymic may not have been entirely strange
to him, for both he and Vincent Meigs, John's father, formerly
lived in Weymouth, Mass. It was there that John Meigs, Jr.,
was born about 1641, also a sister of John, Jr., Concurrence,
born about 1643, and who afterwards became the wife of our
progenitor. Another sister. Trial, married Andrew Ward, and
became the maternal ancestor of Henry Ward Beecher. Mr.
John Meigs removed from Weymouth to Rehoboth about the year
1643, at which time his estate was valued at £120. Four years
later he removed to New Haven, Conn., and thence to Guilford,
about March 3, 1653-4, at which time he purchased a hundred-
pound allotment at Hammonassett. Vincent Meigs, then quite
an elderly man, came with his son John to Guilford, and died at
Hammonassett in December, 1658.
Hon. Ralph D. Smith, historian of Guilford, writes that .lohn
Meigs seems to have become unpopular there and removed to the
plantation of Killingworth on its first settlement. It appears
that Dec. 4, 1657, John Meigs was complained of for Sabl)ath
breaking, because he came home from Hammonassett late on
Saturday evening ; but was forgiven on acknowledging his fault
and promising to declare it on the next Lecture or Fast Day. It
may be he was not sufficiently strict to the letter, and on account
of such indiscretions as cited above, made himself unpoi»ular in
the eyes of those models of religious sanctity. He died at Killing-
worth, Nov. 9, 1713. Many of his descendants proved them-
selves to be worthy men and valual)le citizens, among them
Return Jonathan Meigs, a colonel in the Revolutionary ai-my,
who received a vote of thanks and a sword from Congi-ess for
meritorious service at Sag Harbor, May 23, 1777, and his son, of
' Same names appear anions settlers of Muddy Brook, tliuu a part of Boston, now Brook-
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same name, a jurist and statesman, United States Senator, and
Postmaster-General from 1814 to June, 1823.
It is a fact well known to readers of our colonial history that
about the year 1G75 there was a determined attempt on the part
of a number of the Indian trilies to drive out from New England
all the English people who had there established homes, and con-
fiscate or destroy their property. And the Connecticut colonies
had not recovered from their fright over the expected attempt of
the Dutch to disposses them of their valuable lands, and subse-
quently of the action of that unpopular official. Major Andross,
who sought to coerce them to a place under his dictation before
this struggle for extermination, known as King Philip's war, was
upon them. The united strength of all the eastern colonies was
l>r()ught into requisition for the defence of their homes ; nearly
all male persons between sixteen and seventy years of age were
compelled to attend their course of watch or ward, as the com-
manding officer should assign. In the Connecticut Colony, from
the "shutting in of the evening and continuing until sunrise," a
watch was to be kept in each plantation, and one-quarter of the
soldiers or Train Band of each town were to be in arms every
day, by turns, to constitute a guard ; all to be under direction of
their chief military officers, and whenever a requisition was made
foi- a i)articular number of soldiers from any town the constable
of tliat place was instructed to see that they responded with
promptness. When there was work to be carried on in the fields,
if lialf a mile distant from the town, no less than six persons were
allcjwed to go to attend to it, and they must have arms and ammu-
uition at hand, well fixed and fittexl. It is a matter of public
record that Henry Crane was an active member of the Killing-
worth Train Band during this troublesome and anxious period in
the history of the Connecticut Colony, that he gained the posi-
tion as lieutenant, May, 1676, and in due course of time reached
the rank and title of captain, goes far to support the assumption
that he was not derelict in the duties and responsibilities that fell
to him as a citizen during those perilous times. Nov. 2^'), 1675,
he, with Mr. Griswold, were ai)})ointed by the Council of Connecti-
cut to sign l)ills for Killingworth that were contracted for defence
of the C'olony. His signature also appears as witness on the will
f)f Eleazer Isliel of Killingworth, made Aug. 27, 1677.
In October, 1678, the General Court ordered that Thomas
R()l)inson and William Stone, both of Guilford, appear before
Lieut. Henry Crane and Mr. Edward Griswold and present tlieir
case regarding the sale of a house and lot of land, there being
some disagreement as to the amount due between them, and that
they report their findings at the next session of the Court.
Oct. 8, 1685, the General Court appointed Lieut. Henry Crane,
Sergeant John Chapman, and Mr. Josiah Rossiter to distribute
the estate of Benjamin Wright, Senior, and Jane, his wife. This
estate gave the committee considerable to do, owing to disputed
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lioundary lines and other complications. Their linal report on
this matter was not rendered the Court until June 17, 1701, at
which time it was accepted, approved, and confirmed, making a
final disposition of the whole case.
The town of Killingworth having failed to hand in their list of
persons and estates to the General Clonrt, the latter, October,
KS'.tO, ordered and appointed Lieut. Henry Crane, John (Jriswold,
and Samuel IJuel to prepare a list and send the same to the kSecre-
tary of the Court. The year following the town again omitted to
furnish the list, and the Court appointed Lieut. Henry Crane and
John Griswold to si;pply the needed list. From the year 1600 to
1(51)8 Lieut. Crane was also appointed by the assembly one of the
commissioners for Killingworth. On the death of his brother
Benjamin of Wethersfield in 1693 he was appointed one of the
distril)utors of his estate.
In October, 1703, the Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut
granted to Lieut. Henry Crane, William Stephens, Samuel Buel,
John Kelsie, and their associates, the present proprietors and
inhalntants of Killingworth, their heirs, etc., forever, a tract of
land lying between the towns of Saybrook and Guilford, Haddam
and the sea. This grant was, no doubt, made by the General
Court to confirm, or fix more securely, if possible, the title of the
lands in Killingworth to the settlers there.
One year later, October, 1704, the Assembly appointed Lieut.
Henry Crane as captain of the Train Band for the town of Killing-
worth, Ensign John Kelsie to be lieutenant and Sergeant John
Hull to be ensign.
Captain Crane in signing his name to the rei)ort of findings on
the estate of Benjamin Wright wrote it Henerie Crane.
At a town meeting held in 17U6 he was appointed one of a
committee of five to report some action in regard to the further
continuance there of the collegiate school, now Yale College.
The following inventory was found among the Records of the
Probate Court, New London, Conn. The original form and
clhrography have been followed as far as possible.
" An Inventory of the Estate of Captain Henry Crane of Killing-
worth who decesed april y'' 22'' 1711.
Taken by us whose names are su1)sci"ibed
£ s p
Aparrell, arms, and amunition S — IC — 7
Item. Books, Razor and Spectels — 13 — (>
" Old Oxen 7£ Young Oxen 6£ — 6s two bores
4£— 6s ' 17—10—
" One three year old 1 of two year old 2 — 1 ") —
" One Mare 3 f Swine £1 — l-Ss 4 — IS —
" 23 sheej) (;£— 1-Ss Ten lambs £1— 10s -S- S— o
Feather beds, bolsters. Fellows 10 — !) —
other beds, bedsteds cords and bolsters 3^—13 — 3
58 CRANE GENEALOGY.
Curtains 1£— 7s— 6p Woolen beding 6£— 18s 8— 5— 6
bedlinen 10£ — 8s paler and one sheets 5 — 16 —
bolster Kase and pilow beers — 16 — 6
Table cloathes and Napkins 1 — 8 —
Brass Kittels and Skillets 4 — 15 —
Iron potts, Kittels and pott hooks 2 — o —
Ironing-box and cloath — 3 — 2
puter 10 — 8 platters and one plate wait 27 lbs 2 — 14 —
to cassons, porrengers, pots spoons and cups 2 — 4 — 1
Occome spoons and knives — 2 —
to tinn ware — 7 — 8
to wooden boles, ways, dishes, ladels and
spoons — 14 —
to pails small Keler and wenches — 11 — 10
Tabels 15s — 6p Joyn Stools 5s chaiers and
Cushens lis — 8p 1 — 12 — 2
Hogshead, barrels and tubs 17s — 7p bottels
and churn 18s — 7p 1 — 16 — 2
Cobord with drawers 2£ chest with drawers 18s 2 — 18 —
Small Coboard, board-chests and boxes — 18 — 9
to wheals Linen and woolen 18s wool cards
5s— 9p 1— 3— 9
meal sives, tubbs and Lumber 14s Shoe
Leather 13s 1 — 7 —
Syeths and tacklin 8s — (5p pease hook Is
horse gears 6s • — 15 — 6
Augor, hand saw. Chisel gemblets and ham-
mer " 0— 6— 6
half bushel and baggs 4s — 6p Old Iron 4s — 8 — 6
Axes lis — 6p forks and rakes 4 — 10 hoes,
shovel and mathook 6s — lOp 1 — 3 — 2
Betle rings and wedges 6s — 9p cart and
wheels Is— 18p " 2—4—9
Yoke and Irons 9s — 2p plough irons 12s — 6p 1 — 1 — 8
Chains plough chape 13s — 6p grinding stone
Is— 8p " 0—15— 2
fire tongs Slice and gridiron 7s — 6p Tramels
and Spitt 15 1 — 2 — 6
Sickels 3s Tayler and sheep shears 4s Hetchel
4 Stillards 10s 1— 1—
Saddles 3s bridel and pillion 1 — 4 — 6
looking glass and bottels 6s — 4p Earthenware
13s— Ip 0—19— 5
Sheeps wool and yarn 9s cow bell 4s Red-
wood Is — lOp — 14 — 10
Hopps 3—4 barley 6 toe 2—6 Rideingwhod 2 0—13—10
Sope 8 wheat ridder 10 • " — 8 — 10
the homested 90£ ye pasture 12£ — 10s ye
field lott 20£ 122—10—
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The neck lott 12 £ lono' point 4£ little lott in
Neck 1£ ^ 17— 0—
Eighteen acres and a qnarter of meadow at 30 — 10 —
Taken may ye 2'' 1711
£280 — —
Nathaniel Parmele "
Jnne 12, 1711, the widow of Capt. Henry Crane appeared
before Richard Christopher, P^sq., Judge at New London, and
requested that Capt. John, eldest sou of Capt. Henry Crane,
deceased, be appointed administrator for his father's estate. The
appointment was made, aud Capt. John Crane signed a bond for
£400 same day for the faithful discharge of his duties as admin-
istrator, with Joseph Harris of New London as surety.
June 15, 1711, the above inventory, handed in by the widow,
was filed in court. During the summer Capt. John Crane joined
an expedition against Canada, aud died in New York on the way
home. Nov. 13, 1711, Theophilus Crane, brother of Capt. John,
was appointed administrator of his father's estate by the same
judge, Richard Christopher of New London, and signed a bond
the same day for £400, Joseph Harris also signing with him.
April 8, 1712, the following report was placed on file with the
Probate Court at New London, showing that even in those early
days there was some profit to be gained in farming or that the
appraisers in the first inventory filed a safe and conservative
" Theophilus Crane admins on the estate Capt Henry Crane of Killing-
worth desceased gave into this court an account of the payment of sun-
dry debts and of charges on the crop of graine the last summer amounting
in the whole to £50 — 15 — 1 and of 5 — 9 — 8 in debts that are not yet paid
which account is on flle. He hath also made an addition to the inventory
£34 which makes the whole inventoryed estate now to amount to £327 —
2s — 8p out of which the above sums in the administrations amt being
taken there remains for distribution as foUoweth viz. To the widow and
Kelict i part of the Real Estate during life being £56—14—0, l- of the
personal estate forever being 31—12—0. To thechildren of Capt John
Crane deceased who was eldest son of the above said Capt Henry Crane
a double portion being £44 — 2s — 4p and to the surviving children who are
Theophilus, Henry, "Mary, Concurrence, Phebe and Marcy 22 — 1 — Ga
piece, and whereas the homestead of said Capt Crane cannot be divided
without predudice to or spoiling of it. Therefore this court do order it
to the said Theophilus as it shall be apprised by the persons hereafter
named he paying to the other legatees their equal and proportionable
parts or thirds thereof within two years next coming and give good
security for the same and for paying after the rate of 6 pr cent pr
annum in the mean time, and this court appoint Deacon John GrisAvold,
Mr Peter Ward and Mr John Nettleton of Killingworth to divide the
estate according to this distribution and to apprize the homstead, to be
sworn to that service by Mr Nathaniel Lynde or Mr Daniel Taylor of
Saybrook, and all further charges in the divission of the estate and also
of this present court or if any further debts appear to be due from the
60 CRANE GENEALOGY.
estate it must be paid by the several legatees in proportion to what they
are to receive pr this distribution."
Capt. Henry Crane married Concurrence, daughter of Mr. John
Meigs of Guilford, about the year 1663. She died in Killingworth,
Oct. 9, 1708. He then married, Dec. 26, 1709, Deborah Champ-
ion, widow of Henry Champion of Lyme, Conn. After the death
of Mr. Crane, which occurred April 22, 1711, his widow married
Richai'd Towner. The remains of Mr. Crane were linried in the
old cemetery at Killingwoi'th.
Births of his first tin-ee children are recorded in Guilford, the
others at Killingworth. Children :
2—1. John, b. about 1664.
3—2. Elizabeth, b. about 166G; d. Nov. 22, 1G86.
4—3. CoNCURRENCK, b. Dec. 27, 1667.
5_4. Mary, b. Aug. 23, 1670; m. Samuel Hackitt, March 28, 1690;
supposed to be son of Jabez, and b. at Taunton, Mass., Julv
29, 1664, where his father d. Nov. 10, 1686.
6—5. Phebk, b. Dec. 24, 1672; m. John Kelsey, Jr., June 27, 1697, at
Killingworth, Conn. She d. Oct. 19, 1728. He d. March 8,
7—6. Theophilus, b. Jan. 5, 1674.
8 — 7. Abigail, b. April 3, 1G76; d. in infancy.
9—8. Henry, b. Oct. 25, 1677.
10-9. Mercy, b. June 21, 1680.
11-10. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 7, 1682; d, Nov. 17, 1683.
12. John Crane^ , (Henryi), the eldest son of Henry,
married Martha, daughter of John Daggett of Rehoboth, jNIass.,
iNIay 2H, 1(!U4, and settled in that part of the town of Killing-
Avorth now Clinton, Conn. He in many respects was much like
lii.s father, an intelligent, self-reliant, enterprising man. In all
his endeavors and aspirations thoroughly devoted to the general
good of the public. Although he was cut down in middle life,
yet l)y virtue of the confidence reposed in hhn by his fellow-citi-
zens he already had assumed the high position in the affairs of
state which his father had so long and acceptably occupied before
him. In minor public matters Mr. Crane was also ever ready to
contribute his full share of time and energy.
He was delegate to the General Court for thirteen sessions,
from 1703 to 1711, the year of his death. In 1708 he received a
captain's commission, and went in command of a company with
the expedition under the command of General Sir Francis Nichol-
son against Canada, which proved so unsuccessful, in the year
1711. Captain Crane returned with his company as far as New
York, which place they reached in the month of October on their
way home. Worn out and completely exhausted, and diseased
in consequence of the exposures and hardships attending this dis-
astrous campaign, he was unable to journey further, and died in
New York, October, 1711, and w^as there honored with a State
funeral. The expense of that funeral in New Y'ork was paid by
the Colony of Connecticut, as will be seen by the following vote
passed by the General Court in October, 1711 :
" Whereas by the Providence of God Captain John Crane of KiUing-
worth on his returninsr from the Expedition aiiainst Canada, died t)y the
way at New York, It is therefore ordered by this Assembly, that the
cost and charges of his fnneral there be borne and paid out of tiie pnbhc
treasnrery of this colony, and the Honorable the Govenor and council
are desired to examine Lt Col Livingstons account of the said charge
and to make out an order to the treasurer to pay what is reasonable and
At a meeting of the Governor and Council held in New J.on-
don in the month of I)ecenil)er following, we find that the account
of Captain Josei)h Aspinwall for the charges of Captain Crane's
funeral, amounting to £11) — lis — 6p, was laid before that board
and allowed; that an order was given the treasurer to pay the
same. Tliis Capt. Aspinwall was Ixjrn at Muddy River, Mass. ;
62 CRANE GENEALOGY.
went with others of his father's family to Couuecticut, resided at
Seabrook and perhaps Wethersfield.
It also appears that Captain Crane took part in a previous
expedition against Canada, for at the session of the Assembly in
February, 1711, an order was passed "To pay 5* company
Captain John Cranes £150 — 13s — 4p for pay and Bounties due."
He was captain of the 5th company in the regiment of the
Colony of Connecticut. At the request of his stepmother he was
appointed administrator of his father's estate, but died before the
duties of the office had been fulfilled.
Nov. 13, 1711, his widow Martha was appointed administratrix,
and Nov. 11, 1712, she presented to Richard Christopher, Judge
of Probate at New London, an inventory of the estate. At Court
of Probate held in New Loudon, June 9, 1713, before the same
judge, the following report was made and distribution ordered :
"Mrs Martha Crane of Killingworth admhiistratrix on the estate of
her deceased husband Capt John Crane of said place presented to this
court an account of sundry debts paid by lier and costs and cliarges on
the estate and in housekeeping together witli £10 towards the repairing
of the house and barn to which account she made oath, and it is accepted
by the court and now on file, amounting in the whole £53 — — 9 money.
She also made an addition to the inventory of said estate to the value of
£23 — 15—4 money. And this court do now proceed to make distribution
of the said estate the whole whereof after the £53 — 0—9 is taken out
being £348 — 12s — lOp of which this court distributes to the widow one
third of the Real Estate during life being £78—13—2 and one third of the
personal forever being £37—12 — 1. To the eldest son a double portion
being £66 — 8—3 and to the other Ave children single portions being
£33— 4— li a piece, and this court appoints Mr John Gi'iswold, Mr John
Kelsey and Mr Nathaniel Pamerly of Killingworth to divide the said
estate accordingly. And desire Mr Justice Taylor of Saybrook to sware
them accordingly to that office. The charge of this court and of the
division of said estate to be born in proportion to what they receive by
the widow and children. If any debts hereafter appear to be due from
said estate they must be paid by them in like proportion."
The above named persons each appeared Nov. 13, 1711, and
signed a bond to the court for £500, and subsequently rendered
the following report :
Janizary 25, 1721-22. Distribution of Capt. John Crane's
We whose names are hereunto subscribed being appointed by
ye Honorable Court of Probate for ye county of New London to
make distribution of the estate of Capt John Crane late of Killing-
worth deceased accordingly we have done as followeth.
To the widow and Relict of ye deceased A of the
homestead witli meadow adjoining, appraised
£55, £18— G— 8
One third of ye meadow at ye neck poynt on AYest
Side of it 3 — 6 — 8
One third of ye meadow at ye farm bridge on ye
north of Megs Lott and ye South of Welmous Lott 8 — 6 — 8
SECOND GENEKATION. 63
Oue third of the Lott at ye hamock poyiit next
Theopliilus Cranes Lott o — —
One third of the Lott iu the planting Held West
Side of it ' (!— 0—0
The two acres within the planting tleld gate ap-
praised at 4 — —
The pasture that was Capt Henry Cranes at ye
rear of Home Lott 1 2 — 10 —
half the long the lott in the neck ye west side of it G — —
one third of the Lott in ye woods on rost meat hill 5 — 10 —
the land by ye Bnreh tree 6 — 10 —
the meadow bought of the Town att Nod 4 — —
the little Lott iu the neck 1 — —
Of the movable Inveutoryed P^state 37 — 11 — 1
To John ye eldest sou for his double por-
tion Right in homestead 10 — I) — (>
the Lott on long hill by John Lanes ap-
praised att 15 — 0—0
I of the A^ acre lott in ye planting field ye
east side of it 12 — —
f of the meadow above the farm bridge at
ye south side
^ of the Lott on Roast meat hill
the laud at the place called Rodges meadow
half ye long lott in ye Neck east side of it
To Ebenezer the 2^^ son ye land on ye long hill
above Kelseys appraised at 14 — —
I of the lott of meadow below the farm bridge that
was formerly Wm Wellmans the north part of it 8 — (! — iS
-| of the lott on Roast meat field 5 — 10 —
f of the lott at the great Hamock the west end of it 6 — —
To Hannah right in ye homestead according
to inventory 6 — 10 — Hi
the right iu Durham 6 — —
Right in the land at West meadow accord-
ing to inventory 2 — 12 — 6
in money that was due from John Kelsey 7 — 4 — 1)
from sheep 1 — —
movable inventoried estate in ye guardians
hands " 9—16— 5
33— 3— 71
To Jane, Right in the homestead according to inven-
tory ^ 6_l()_iy
The little lott in meadow in planting field 3 — 10 —
right in ye land at woolf meadow according to
inventory 5 — 2 — 6
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in money that was due from John Keleey 7 — 4 — 9
moveable inveutoryed estate in ye guardians hand^ 10 — 15 — 1 1
To Concurrauce. Right in homestead ac-
cording to inventory 6 — 10 — IH
The lott of upland on long poynt in ye
Neck 4— 0—
Right in the land at Woolf meadow ac-
cording to inventory 4 — 12 — 6
moveable inveutoryed estate in the guard-
ians hands 18— 0— 8
To EUina. Right in the homestead according to in-
ventory ' " (')— 10— lU
i part of ye })lanting llekl lott formerly Capt Henry
Crane ^ " 5— 0—0
Right in ye land at woolf meadow according to
inventory 3—12 — G
Inveutoryed estate in the guardians hands 8 — 0— 8
Made out in liandwritiug of -lohn Keleey at Killingworth April
Estate entered in Killingworth -'J'^ book of Records Jany 25,
1721-2 l)y John Kelcey Town Clerk.
This inventory or statement of account Avas entered in New
London Probate Court records at request of Isaac Kelsey, husband
of Jane Crane, daughter of Capt. John, and who presented the
above paper Sept. 23, 1737, when it was recorded by order of
the court. Children :
13—1. John, b. March 23, 1695; died without issue Feb. 15. 1722.
14—2. Hannah, b. Auo;. 28, 1697.
15—3. .Tank, b. Feb. 10, 1701.
16—4. Ebkniczkr, b. May 19. 1702.
17 — 5. CoNCURUKNCK, b. June 4, 1709.
18—6. Elkanor, b. Aug. 25, 1711.
I'J. CoNCiniUENCE Crane^ , (Henryi). She married Daniel
Bartlett for his second wife, Feb. 11, 1691. Mr. Bartlett's first
wife was Sarah Meigs, by whom he had a son Daniel. Concur-
rence Crane died Oct. 9, 1703, and Mr. Bartlett married for his
tliird wife Susannah Lord, l)y whom he had four children.
20—1. John (Bartlett), b. Jan. 21, 1692.
21—2. Nathanikl (Bartlett), b. Feb. 10. 1694; lived 10 months.
22—3. Deborah (Bartlett), b. Nov. 4, 1695.
23—4. Georgk (Bartlett). b. Feb. 7, 1698.
24—5. Nathaniel (Bartlett), b. July 1, 1700.
25— G. Ehenezer (Bartlett), b. Feb. 12, 1702.
SECOND OENEIJATION. 65
26. Theophilus Crane^ , (Henry'), married Margaret
Lane, Dec. 5, 1699, and settled in Killingworth, Conn. Nov. 13,
1711, after the death of his brother, Capt. John Crane, he was
appointed administrator of his father's estate. April H, 1712, he
rendered account of the estate to the Probate Court at New Lon-
don, the original paper now (1880) being on file at that office,
made out and signed in his own handwriting. His share of the
personal property was £22 — Is. — 6p., and as the homestead of
his father, Capt. Henry Crane, could not be divided at this time
without injur}', the court ordered it to Theophilus at an appraised
valuation, he to pay the remaining heirs for their portions of the
estate within two years from date, April 8, 1711, with interest at
six per cent, per annum. By this we learn that he purchased the
old homestead and we presume resided there. The town records
give him the title of sergeant. He died Oct. 24, 1732, leaving a
will which he executed Marcli 29, 1731, in which he disposed of
his property in the following manner :
" To my beloved wife Margaret one third of all my ijoods chattels and
moveable estate also nse and profit of all buildinss dowellings itc and
my tract of land called the srcat pasture Avith the meadow thereunto
belonging and laud lying in the planting field near the landing place and
my lot lying at the great Hammock until my sou John arrises to the age
of twenty one, then the widow is to have but one half of the above.
To my son Nathaniel his heirs and assigns forever my tract of land east
side of Orchard Meadow which I have secured to him by deed of gift,
my lot of Salt meadow lying in the planting field near long point also my
lot of meadow lying between the Neck and the Quarter. To my son
John all my buildings my houselot and great pasture and meadow there-
unto belonging and my lot lying in the planting field near the landing
place and my lot at the great Hammock half the said buildings and
several parcels &c to be his on reaching twenty one. At the death of my
wife or if she marry again then all belong to him. Also to John my gun
and sword and half my waring apparel, the other half of my apparel to
my son Nathaniel, my right to common and undivided lands to Nathaniel
and John equally to be divided between them. All moveable estate
goods & chattels not above mentioned to my daughters Elizabeth, Mary,
and Jemima equal parts and portions to each of them,
My wife Margret to be sole Executrix
Signed Theophilus Ckane "
The widow presented an inventory of his estate amounting to
£158— 8s.— Op. at Probate Court at Guilford, Jan. 16, 1733.
At same time she was appointed guardian for her son John. She
died May 1, 1741. Children:
27—1. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 18, 1701.
28—2. Thkophilus, b. June 25, 1703; d. young.
29—3. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 1705.
30—4. Mauy, b. March 4, 1707.
31—5. Mahgaket, b. Sept. 26, 1710; d. May 1, 1714.
32— r>. Jemima, b. April 23, 1713.
33—7. John, b. March 21, 1720.
34. Henhv Cuane2 , (Henry')- married Abigail, daughter
of Robert Flood of Wethersfield, Conn., Jan. 27, 1703-4, and
settled in that part of Killingworth afterwards set off to Durham,
66 CRANE GENEALOGY.
Oil the place now (1866) occupied by Heury E. Nettletou. Mr.
Crane was one of the thirty-four original proprietors of Durham,
and in March, 1708, was one of a committee of three to run out
the boundary line between KiUingworth and Durham. In June,
same year, he with his brother John Crane were on the committee
to adjust the laud claim between the said towns. He was chosen
deaecni of the Congregational Church at its organization in 1710,
and performed theduties of the office with signal acceptance and
usefulness up to the time of his death. Oct. 8, 1714, chosen one
of a committee to seat the meeting-house. For twenty-eight
sessions, from 1718 to 1740, he represented the town in the State
legislature. He was justice of the peace for the County of New
Haven from 1728 to the time of his death. It is recorded of
Deacon Crane that on a certain Sabbath Rev. Nathaniel Chauncey,
the pastor, did not make his argument quite clear to the mind of
the Deacon, who after the service arose and said, "Reverend Sir,
will you please to explain further on that point of doctrine in
your sermoii?" "Deacon Crane, if you will walk to my study I
will explain it to you," was Mr. Chauncey's reply, and went
immediately home, while nearly the entire congregation followed,
eager to hear the explanation which he gave them on their arrival
athis house. May, 1716, commissioned as lieutenant. Oct.,
1718, he was confirmed captain of the Durham Train-Band by the
General Court of the Colony, and ranked among the most esteemed
and influential men in that community.
About 1732 he purchased for £30, of Jonathan Rose of Guil-
ford, sixty acres of land near Black Rock, just south of Durham
l)ouiid8. He had a negro servant named Holland, who died Jan.
7, 1728-9. He died April 11, 1741, leaving a large estate for
the time, which the two sons, Silas and Henry, after having
settled with their sister, divided the real estate between them by
a partition deed dated Nov. 10, 1741, granting to Heury three
hundred and fifty-eight acres and three hundred and ninety-one
to Silas, besides undivided land rights. This transaction exhibits
a spirit of brotherly affection not often met with in these later
days. His widow died Aug. 31, 1754, aged 78. Her mother
was Abigail, daughter of Nicholas Desborough.
In 1734 the General Assembly of Connecticut appointed Cap-
tain Crane and James Wadsworth, Esq., a committee to return
the thanks of the Assembly to Rev. Mr. Nathaniel Chauncey for
the sermon he preached before that body May 9, that year, and
solicit a copy of the same for printing.
Oct., 1738, Capt. Crane was again appointed by the Assembly
on a committee with James Wadsworth, Esq., both of Durham,
and Captain Samuel Hall of Wallingford, to locate a site for a
meeting-house in the parish of Amity in New Haven County (the
place is now known as Woodbridge) ; after viewing the place the
committee selected a spot on laud belonging to Lieut. Ebenezer
Beecher, and May, 1739, so reported to the Assembly, also stat-
SECOND GENERATION. 67
ing that said Beecher would give two acres of the hand for tlie
purpose. The report was accepted and the location coutirined.
35—1. Silas, b. Jan. 25, 1705.
36 — 2. Concurrence, b. March 25, 1708.
37—3. Henry, b. March 20, 1710.
38—4. Abigail, b. June G, 1712; d. June 25, 1724.
39. Mercy Crane^ , (Henryi), married, Oct. 30, 1791,
John Hoadly of Branford, Conn., son of William. Their first
child was born in Ivillingworth, but the other children were born
in Branford. He died in Branford, Nov. 1, 1725. The widow,
July 11, 1733, married Capt. Josiah Stevens of Killingworth, and
died Aug. 18, 1739. Mr. Stevens died Dec. 17, 1736.
40—1. Thomasine (Hoadly), b. Nov. 30, 1702; d. 1743.
41—2. Mary (Hoadly), b. Ang. 18, 1706; ra. Joseph Frost, Jr , Jinie
27, 1733. »
42—3. Hannah (Hoadly), b. April 18. 1708; m. Samuel Harrison.
43—4. John (Hoadly), b. March 5. 1710; m. Feb. 17, 1730, Lydia
Kogers, and d. March 23, 1776.
44—5. Joseph (Hoadly), b. April 17, 1712; m. Abigail Bradtield,
Feb. 13, 1739.
45—6. Abigail (Hoadly), b. Sept. 12, 1714; m. Jedidiah Pierson of
Killingworth, Oct. 21, 1736. She d. Feb. 13, 1769. He d.
Dec. 29, 1784.
46—7. Dinah (Hoadly), b. Sept. 11, 1716; m. Samuel Xettleton of
Killingworth, March 25, 1737.
47-8. Nathan'iel (Hoadly), b. April 11, 1721; m. Dec. 12, 1745,
48. Hannah Crane^ , (Johu,^ Heuryi), married Joseph
Seward, Jr., of Killingworth, April 26, 1720, by Rev. Jared
Elliot. They settled in Durham, where their children were born
and baptized. She inherited from her father's estate a piece of
land in the salt marsh called "Nod," also another lot near Roast
Meat Hill. Children :
49—1. Joseph, bapt. April 16, 1721.
50—2. HicpziBA, b. Nov. 27, 1722; bapt. Dec. 2, 1722.
• 51—3. Brothekton, b. July 28, 1724; bapt. Aug. 2, 1724.
52—4. Bkulah, b. May 8, 1727; bapt. May 21, 1727.
53—5. Jaked, b. Feb. 21, 1729; bapt.
54—6. Hannah, bapt. Feb. 21, 1731.
55 — 7. LucuETiA, b. Jan. 21, 1733.
56—8. Samuel, b. Jan. 30, 1735 ; bapt. Feb. 2, 1735.
57—9. John, b. May 11, 1737; bapt. May 15, 1737.
58-10. Caroline, b. Aug. 6, 1739; bapt. Aug. 12, 1739.
59. Jane Crane^ [1'5]i (John,^ Henry^), married Capt. Isaac
Kelsey, April 21, 1723. She survived her husband, who died
leaving a large fortune for that day. He left a will making her
administratrix of the estate, which amounted to £5604 — 18s. — Op.
Their sons Isaac and Aaron were minors, and she was appointed
their guardian. She also inherited from her father Capt. John
Crane's estate at the time of the redistribution, March 5, 1754,
one-half the tract of salt marsh near the Farm Bridge.
60 — 1. Phebe (Kelsey), Avho m. James (probably) Stevens.
61 — 2. SiLVANUS (Kelsey).
62—3. Jonah (Kelsey).'
63—4. Reuben (Kelsey).
64 — 5. Isaac (Kelsey).
65—6. Aaron (Kelsey).
66. Ebenezer Crane3 , (John,^ Henryi), married Anna
Wilcox, Sept. 6, 1723, and settled in Killingworth, Conn. The
share of his father's estate which fell to him at the time of the
first distribution was valued at £33 — 16s. — 8p., and consisted of
meadow land lying below the Farm Bridge, the west end of a lot
at the "great Ilaniack," also a lot on " Roastmeat field." That
he was industrious and frugal in his habits is attested by the foot-
ing of the inventory of his estate ; although he lived to be but
thirty-four years of age he left the sum of £484 — 8s. — 8p. to be
THIRD GENERATION. 69
divided among his children. He died April 14, 1736, leaving a
will dated March 29, 1736, by which his wdfe was to receive one-
third of all his movable estate and the improvement of all lands
until the legatees hereinafter named are of age to receive the same.
" To ray son Joliu £20 worth of land and best gun and beyonet,
" To my son Daniel, my long gun,
" To my two daughters Martha and Ruth all movable estate not already
disposed of to share equally and £-10 cash to be received out of my lands.
" All right to lands meadows and c to my two sons John and Daniel
to share equally my wife Anna to be sole administratrix.
" Signed Ebenezer Crane."
Oct. 17, 1738, widow Anna Crane was appointed guardian of
her minor children.
Nov. 2, 1745, the daughters Martha and Ruth chose their
brother John to be their guardian and the court made the appoint-
ment, and on the eighteenth day of the month of February follow-
ing John applied to the court to have his father's estate distrib-
£ s p s
Total amount of estate, 559 — 1 — 1
Debts against estate, 74 — 12 — 5
Balance to be di^^ded, 484— 8—8
G7— 1. John, b. July 6, 1724.
68—2. Daniel, b. Jan. 26, 1725-6.
69—3. Martha, b. May 9, 1728.
70—4. Ruth, b. Oct. 12, 1730.
71—5. Anna, b. Aug. 26, 1732; d. young.
72 — 6. EiJENEZER, b. Nov. 8, 1733; d. young.
73. Concurrence Crane^ , (John,^ Henryi), married
Jeremiah Stevens, March 9, 1732, and lived in Killingworth,
Conn. She died previous to March 5, 1754, having given right
of dowry to her husband. Children :
74—1. Jeremiah (Stevens), b. May 3, 1733; d. June 1, 1734.
75—2. Jeremiah (Stevens), b. July 11, 1735.
76—3. RosEL (Stevens), b. Dec. 7, 1737; d. Nov. 26, 1741.
77. Eleanor Crane^ , (Johu,^ Henry'), married Peter
Hull, Sept. 5, 1737. March 5, 1754, there was a redistribution
of a portion of the estate of Mrs. Hull's father, Capt. John Crane,
at which time the children of Mrs. Hull received one-half the salt
marsh near the Farm Bridge, western side of the marsli, with a
lot near Jeremiah Buel's farm and seven acres near the dwelling-
house of John Crane, ^ also part of six acres being at Roast Meat
Hill. She died Sept. 25, 1753. Children:
78—1. Peter (Hull).
79—2. Joseph (Hull).
80—3. Elf;anor (Hull).
81—4. Daniel (Hull).
82—5. Jeremiah (Hull).
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83. Nathaniel CiiANE^ , (Theophilus,^ Heuryi), married
Eunice Kelsey, May 2, 1723, and settled on a farm in Killing-
worth given him by deed of gift from his father. His home
adjoined that of his brother John. Children :
84—1. Samuel, b. Feb. 10, 1724.
85—2. Margaret, b. Dec. 26, 1725.
86—3. Elisha, b. Aug. 28, 1728.
87—4. Anna, b. Dec. 26, 1730; m. Samuel Ward, Feb. 8, 1754.
88—5. Theophilus, b. May 3, 1733.
89—6. Ezra, b. March 6, 1735.
90—7. Elizabeth, b. April 2, 1742; d. June 18, 1801, unra.
91—8. Simeon. Served at Peekskill from April 7 to May 23, 1777, as
private in Capt. Edward Griswold's Co., Col. Thomas
Belden's Reg., State Militia, Gen. Erastus Wolcott's Brigade.
93. Elizabeth Ckane^ , (Theophilus,^ Hemyi), married
Josiah Baldwin, Jan. 29, 1730. Mr. Baldwin's first wife was
Mary Nettleton, to whom he was married Dec. 1, 1724. After her
death he married Elizabeth Crane. They lived in Clinton, Conn.,
where she died April 2, 1789, aged 84. He died June, 1787,
aged 88. Children :
94_1. Mary (Baldwin), b. July 11, 1731.
95—2. JosiAH (Baldwin), b. Feb. 27, 1736.
96. Jemima Crane^ , (Theophilus, ^ Henryi), married
Daniel Lane, Jan. 8, 1736, and settled in Killingworth, Conn.
97—1. Daniel (Lane), b. Dec. 18, 1736.
98—2. Mary (Lane), b. Dec. 8, 1738.
99-3. RossEL (Lane), b. April 15, 1740.
100—4. Sarah (Lane), b. Nov. 12, 1742.
101—5. Jemima (Lane), b. July 12, 1744.
102—6. Hannah (Lane), b. Feb. 26, 1746.
103—7. Joel (Lane), b. Oct. 18, 1752.
104—8. Elijah (Lane), b. Sept. 22, 1754.
105. Capt. John Crane^ , (Theophilus,^ Henry'), mar-
ried Hannah Griswold, Sept. 16, 1742. Oct., 1754, he was con-
firmed as ensign of 4th company of militia in 7th regiment of the
Connecticut Colony and commissioned accordingly. Served as
first lieutenant in Capt. Redfleld's regiment in the cami)aign of
1760 against Canada; was appointed paymaster during the cam-
paign and made his returns at Hartford, Jan. 20, 1761, the pay-
roll amounted to £1422 — 19 — 4i; was commissioned captain in
1761 ; served as deputy from Killingworth, 1764. He evidently
inherited his father's military qualities, as well as the gun and
sword that was bequeathed by will, and it is evident that his sons
were not wanting in patriotism. Out of twelve children three
only were males, and each of them served in the Revolutionary
war. John, the eldest sou, enlisted in the 8th company, Samuel
THIRD GENERATION. 71
Gale of Killingwortli captain, May 10, 1775 ; discharged Dec.
19, 1775. This company, Sth, belonged to the 6th Continental
regiment. Col. Samuel H. Parsons ; were on duty at New London
until June 17, when the order came to march to Boston Camps,
where they remained until the expiration of their term, and were
reorganized under Col. Parsons for service of 1776. Jan. 3,
1777, John Crane reenlisted in the 7th regiment Connecticut line,
whicli went into the field in the following spring and located at
camp Peekskill, N. Y. In September ordered under Gen. Mc-
Dougall to join Washington's army in Pennsylvania. Fought at
Germantown, Oct. 4, 1777, where they suffered some loss. The
winter of 1777 and 1778 they passed at Valley Forge, and June
28, following, were present at the battle of Monmouth. During
the summer encamped at White Plains, assigned to Huntington's
brigade ; wintered at Redding. Served during the summer of
1779 on the east side of the Hudson River on Gen. Heath's wing ;
a portion of this regiment was engaged at the storming of Stony
Point, July 15, 1779. John Crane was discharged Dec. o, 1779,
and succeeded Lieut. William Elliott of the Connecticut Guard at
Killingworth, and in 1781 was lieutenant in Col. Samuel Canfield's
regiment of militia at West Point, N. Y. Sept. 28, 1790, this
John Crane was resident of Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., N. Y.
106—1. Eliza, b. Aug. 26, 1743.
107—2. Mary, b. Feb. 10, 1745 ; d. Nov. 2, 1750.
108-3. Jemima, b. Sept. 23, 1748.
109-4. John, b. Sept. 11, 1750. : . r r» Jl-uj>^ lc
110-5. Mary, b. March 29, 1753; m. Mr. Tew«ll. '' s'S ''^ <J
111—6. Simeon, b. Sept. 18, 1755.
112 — 7. Joel, b. May 24, 1758; d. in Revolutionary army, June 27,
113—8. Hannah, b. Oct. 1, 1760.
114—9. Phoebe, b. .Tune 2, 1763; m. Elihu Parmlee, Oct. 18, 1781,
and was of Salisbury, Conn.. Sept. 28, 1790.
115-10. Chloe, b. Oct. 1, 1765; m. Mr. King, and was of Albany,
N. Y., Sept. 28, 1790.
117-12. Elizabeth, b. 1770; m. M^^. Tewell, and was of Albany, N.
Y., Sept. 28, 1790.
118. Sergt. Silas Crane-"^ , (Henry,- Henryi), married
Mercy Griswold, daughter of Samuel Griswold, Nov. 27, 1729,
and settled in Durham, Conn. He received the military title of
sergeant and rendered service during the French and Indian wars,
and was quite prominent in all matters relating to the welfare of
the town, serving on the connnittee to settle the Rev. EHziu'
Goodrich as pastor of the Church and many other important com-
mittees. He resided on a portion of the farm that was once his
father's, and which he with his brother Henry came into posses-
sion of at the death of their father. This large farm, consisting
of more than 750 acres of land, was occupied and owned by tliese
two brotliers more than twenty year^^ Avith but a partition deed
72 CRANE GENEALOGY.
dividing their estates, they being as near equal in area as it was
practical to malce the division. And so far as it has been possi-
ble to learn perfect harmonj^ existed, such a thing as strife and
contention being unheard of in the neighborhood. The frequent
wranglings over the settlement of estates leads us to ask the
question, whether our New England or American people have not
in some respects departed from the teachings and examples given
them by their forefathers?
Oct. 8, 1756, Mr. Crane was, at a meeting of the Church at
Durham, chosen one of a "committee to make all proper and
necessary measurers to have Rev. P^lizur Goodrich ordained Pastor
in and over the church," and where Mr. Goodrich remained until
his death in November, 1797.
Mr. Crane made a will dated Nov. 13, 1760, iu which he named
his wife Mercy and eleven children. The will was probated Feb.
18, 1763, he having died Jan. 15. The estate was inventoried
May 3, 1763. His Mddow made her will Aug. 17, 1782, naming
the eight surviving children and appointing her son Frederick the
executor of the will. She died Aug. 29, 1782. The will was
exhibited iu court October 8, following.
119-1. Abigail, b. Sept. 10, 1730.
120—2. JicssE, b. June 5, 1732; m. widow Rebecca Seward, March 3,
1763. She d. March 16, 1788. He then m. Mary , who
d. April 9, 1794. He was one of a committee of 7 chosen
by vote of the town of Durham, Sept. 16, 1777, to supply
the families of officers and soldiers of the Continental
army belongino- to that town with clothing and provisions.
In 1763 was one of the executors of his father's will,
appointed jj;uardian for his brother Nathan, March 6, 1769,
and administrator of the estate of his brother Eli's widow,
Mehitable Crane, in 1792, and died Aug. 26, 1794, leaving
121—3. Flood, b. Feb. 12, 1734; died June 2, 1743.
122-4. Silas, b. Nov. 9, 1737.
123—5. Robert Griswold, b. Feb. 18, 1739.
124-6. Eli, b. Nov. 27, 1742.
125—7. Flood, b. Feb. 27, 1744: d. Jan. 6, 1763.
126—8. HuLDAH, b. April 30, 1747.
127—9. Ruth, b. Dec. 12, 1749.
128-10. Frederick, b. Feb. 24, 1751.
129-11. Nathan, b. Sept. 18, 1754; d. in Middletown. 1771. Inven-
tory of his estate taken March 4, 1772, amount £171 — 18—0,
probated April 6, 1772, and distribution ordered. It was
equally divided among his five brothers.
130. Concurrence Crane^ , (Henry, ^ Henryi), married
Ensign, afterwards Lieut., Nathaniel Seward of Durham, Feb.
2, 1730, and settled in that town, where he died April 2, 1770.
She died Sept. 1, 1776. Children:
131—1. Lucy (Seward), b. Nov. 7, 1732.
182—2. Enos (Seward), b. July 14, 1734; d. Oct. 5, 1742.
133—3. Henry (Seward), b. July 7, 1736.
134—4. Nathaniel (Seward), b. Oct. 16, 1738.
THIRD GENERATION. 73
135. Sergt. Henry Crane^ , (Henry, ^ Heiiry^), married
Mercy, daughter of Robert Francis, Jr., of Wetbersfield, Conn.,
June 7, 1732, and settled in Durham, occupying a portion of his
father's farm, which he and his brother Silas inherited. When
these two brothers came in possession of the extensive tract of
land left them by their father they divided it by a partition deed,
conveying to Henry 358 acres and to Silas 391 acres. In addi-
tion they owned jointly several other parcels of land in and about
Durham. Mr. Crane was active in civil and religious matters,
and one of the leading men of the town. He also displayed a
readiness to share with others in the hardships and responsibilities
of guarding the institutions of home, town, and State. For that
purpose he served in the militia, performing his duties with such
acceptation as to reach in 1748 the rank of sergeant. He was
frequently called upon to occupy places of public trust and
Henry Crane made his will June 7, 1759, in which he gave his
wife Mercy one-third of all his property; his sons then living,
" P>lihu, John, and Henry, to have equal portions, Elihu to have
the house and lot where he now (1759) lives, and Henry to have
the house and lot where I now (1759) live." The sons to pay
their sisters Phebe, Mary, Concurrence, and Ann £100 each.
Elihu was one of the executors of the will, which was probated
March 1, 1768. The value of the estate was fixed at £2177 —
lis. — lOp. according to the inventory made June 29, 1768, and
distributed Dec. 16 that same year. He died Feb. 1, 1768.
Widow Mercy Crane disposed of her property by a will dated
Jan. 25, 1786, and died Sept. 19 of that year. Children:
136—1. John, b. March 27, 1733; d. Dec. 12, 173G.
137—2. Elihu, b. June 21, 1735.
138—3. Phebe, b. Feb. 6, 1737.
139—4. Mary, b. Nov. 21, 1739.
140—5. John, b. July 1, 1741.
141—6. Concurrence, b. Nov. 14, 1744.
142—7. Ann, b. Oct. 8, 1746.
143—8. Henry, b. Dec. 11, 1748.
144—9. Enos, b. Aug. 10, 1751 ; d. Aug. 28, 1751.
145. John Crane"* , (Ebeuezer,^ John,^ Henryi), mar-
ried Phebe Wheeler, Dec. 10, 1747. He, together with his brother
Daniel, inherited from the estate of his grandfather, Capt. John
Crane, the lot called the "Long Lot on the Neck," also the
' ' Little Lot on said Neck and the meadow being at the point, and
the Long Lot lying in the field." For many years this family
resided in Killingworth, Conn., where their children were born.
Previous to the year 1775 they removed to Barkhamsted, where
in 1782 Mr. Crane was town clerk, subsequently the family re-
moved to the town of Haddam or Hadlyme.
His son John enlisted. May 11, 1775, as private in 10th com-
pany, Capt. Oliver Hanchetts of Suffleld, 2d regiment volunteers,
Col. Joseph Spencer, and served around Boston, Mass., includ-
ing the Battle of Bunker Hill. This is supposed to be the John
Crane, pensioner as a private, then, in 1818, residing in the State
of New York. Children :
146—1. Ebenezer, b. July 3, 1750.
147—2. John, b. Aug. 23, 1752.
148—3. Phebe, b. Nov. 21, 1755.
149—4. Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1757.
150—5. Jeremiah, b. Oct. 22, 1759.
151—6. Mary, b. Sept. 9, 1765.
152—7. Martha, b. April 29, 1769.
153. Daniel Crane^ , (Ebenezer, 3 John, ^ Henry i), mar-
ried 1st, Lydia Parker, Oct. 25, 1752. She died Oct. 6, 1753.
He then married 2d, Hannah Stevens, July 24, 1754. Oct.,
1755, she was administratrix on estate of Ensign Samuel Stevens
of Killingworth, deceased. She died Sept. 21, 1758, and he
married 3d, Elizabeth Isbel, Dec. 20, 1759. They lived in
Killingworth, now Clinton, Conn. He died Jan. 27, 1784, leav-
ing a will naming his son Elias and his wife Elizabeth executors.
It was recorded in Probate Court April 20, 1784. He gave his
wife Elizabeth one-third of his whole estate, real and personal ;
his son Elias the remaining two-thirds of his real estate, and to
the rest of his children, sons and daughters, two-thirds of his
personal estate to be equally divided among them. Amount,
£55— 9s.— lip. The widow Elizabeth died Sept. 12, 1790.
154—1. Daniel, b. May 15, 1756.
155—2. Russell, b. Sept. 25, 1758; d. Sept. 15, 1759.
FOURTH GENERATION. 75
156—3. Lydia, b. July 22, 17G0; m. Jedediali Smith of Canaan, Feb.
157—4. Elias, b. Oct. 15, 1761,
158—5. Hannah, b. Oct. 13, 1763.
159 — 6. Elizabeth, b. May 23, 1765; m. Mr. House and settled up
the Hudson Eiver.
160 — 7. Clartnda or Chlok, b. Sept. 16, 1766; m. 1st, Mr. Seymour;
2d, Mr. Lee.
161— S. Bkn.tamin, b. July 26, 1768.
162—9. TiAioTHY, b. Sept. 14, 1770.
163-10. Rebk.cca, b. May 27, 1775; d. Feb. 7, 1802.
164. Martha Crane^ , (Ebeuezer,^ John,^ Henry>),
married Philip Gray, April 23, 1749. Had daughter:
165 — 1. Lydia (Gray), b. in Killingworth, Aug. 10, 1749.
166. Ruth-Crane^ [^0], (Ebenezer,^ John,^ Henry'), mar-
ried Cornelius Holmes, Sept. 23, 1749. Children :
167—1. Thomas (Holmes).
168—2. Elizabeth (Holmes).
169—3. Patience (Holmes).
170—4. Tamar (Holmes) .
171 — 5. Hannah (Holmes).
172. Capt. Samuel Crane^ , (Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^
Henryi), married 1st, Ruth Wellmau, Sept. 8, 1749. She died
Sept. 6, 1751. Married 2d, Irene Jane Redfield, Jan. 8, 1753.
She died May 24, 1762. Married 3d, Mary Lay, Dec. 5, 1765.
She died March 27, 1769. Married 4th, Mehitable (Post) Red-
field, Feb. 21, 1770. She died June 15, 1814, aged 73 years.
She was widow of Roswell Redfield, nephew of his second wifer.
He was called Captain Samuel Crane and was representative
to the General Court from Killingworth in 1787. He died Jan.
April 4, 1815, Geo. Elliott, David Dibbell, and Jared Elliott
were appointed to distribute the estate of Capt. Samuel Crane,
late of Killingworth. June 6, the same year, his son Samuel
exhibited a statement of a distribution of that part of the real
estate of his father which had been improved, in which each of
the heirs received an equal share, except the eldest son, Samuel,
who was awarded a double portion.
His son Jared enlisted Jan. 5, and died April 7, 1777, was a
private in Capt. Aaron Stevens' company of Killingworth, Col.
Hemon Swift's regiment, 7th Connecticut line. Another record
says this Jared died of small-pox, Nov. 22, 1799.
April 4, 1815, James P. Redfield was appointed administrator
on the estate of Mehitable Crane of Killingworth, deceased. The
estate included twenty acres of land and dwelling-house situated
on north side of the stage road against Mr. Jonas Dibbell, Jr.'s
place, and other lands.
76 CRANE GENEALOGY.
173—1. Samuel, b. Sept. 4, 1750; m. Jerusha Wellman, Jan. 14, 1779.
She d. Feb. 26, 1780. Nov. 11, 1799, Samuel Crane of
Killiugworth was appointed guardian for Jennet M.
Towner, aged about six years. July 6, 1815, he was unani-
mously chosen deacon of the Church. He d. at Middle-
town. No children.
174 — 2. SiMEOX, b. 1752; d. Sept. 4, 1755.
175—3. Jared, b. Aug. 5, 1757.
17(;_4, William, b. June 20, 17liO; d. at sea, Dec, 1784.
177—5. Ruth, b. Oct. 26, 1762; d. May 13, 1838, unm.
17H — n. Julia, b. 1767; m. Michajah Griffin, Dec. 21, 1794.
181—9. George, b. July 2, 1772; d. Nov. 8, 1773,
182-10. Jerusha, b. April 4, 1780.
183-11. (Perhaps) Mary, who m. Lester.
184. Margaret Crane^ , (Nathaniel, ^ Tiieophilus,^
Henryi), earned Daniel Redfleld, Nov. 21, 1749. He was a
farmer and blacksmith, lived in that part of Killiugworth now
Clinton, Conn. In 1775 he was clerk of the committee of corre-
spondence on affairs relating to the defence to the public liberties
for the town ; was a prominent citizen of the place. Died Jan.
20, 1788, aged 59. Children:
185—1. Ruth (Redfleld), b. Sept. 9, 1750; d. Oct. 11, 1756.
186—2. Simeon (Redfleld), b. Dec. 12, 1752.
187—3. Nathaniel (Redfleld), b. April 22, 1755.
188—4. Ruth (Redfleld), b. Sept. 28, 1756.
189—5. Elizabeth (Redfleld), b. May 22, 1759.
190—6. Mary (Redfleld), b. Jan. 19, 1761.
191—7. Margaret (Redfleld), b. Jan. 29, 1763.
192—8. Daniel (Redfleld), b. Sept. 4, 1764.
193—9. Ebenezer (Redfleld), b. March 17, 1767.
194-10. Mary Lucy (Redfleld), b. March 15, 1771.
195. Lieut. Elisha Crane^ , (Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^
Henryi), married Elizabeth Stevens, Sept. 26, 1754, and settled
in Killiugworth, Conn., where he remained until his death, which
occurred Dec. 28, 1805. According to the town records he had
gained the title of Lieutenant Crane. He left a comfortable
estate, which was inventoried April 1, 1806, and included about
thirty acres of land situated on Tower Hill, which land adjoined
the estate of his son Rufus, then deceased. The widow Elizabeth
Crane and Aaron Stevens were appointed administrators Feb. 4,
1806. Mr. Crane served in the Revolutionary War and gained
the rank of lieutenant. Enlisted, May 17, 1775, as private in 2d
company, Capt. Experience Storrs, od regiment. Gen. Putnam,
was stationed about Boston, Mass. ; discharged Dec. 16.
His eldest son, Nathaniel, enlisted July 9, 1775, as private in
6th company, Capt. Edward Shipman, 7th regiment. Col. Charles
Webb of Stamford, volunteers ; served along Long Island Sound
and in and around Boston, Mass. ; discharged Dec. 18. Feb. 1,
1777, enlisted for the war as corporal in Capt. Aaron Stevens'
company, 7th regiment, Connecticut line, Col. Heman Swift.
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Sergeant July 10, 1780. Was sergeant iu Capt. Ephraim Cham-
berlain's company of AYallingford, 2d regiment, Connecticut line.
Col. Heman Swift commander. Enlisted Jan. 1, 1781 ; dis-
charged Dec. 31. Children:
190 — 1, Nathaniel, b. Oct. 25, 1755. Served in the Revolutionary
War and was a pensioner in 1818, was then living in Con-
necticut. Died in Woodbury in a fit, July 18, 1831.
197 — 2. Pakdox, b. ( )ct. is, 1757 ; perhaps d. young, as not mentioned
in settlement of the estate in 1806.
198—3. Elisha, b. June 7, 17(;0.
199—4. Ebenezek, b. April 27, r7<;2.
200—5. ArorsTus, b. Feb. 27, 1764.
201—6. RuFUS, b. June 19, 1767.
202 — 7. Elizabeth, b. June 6, 1770. Not mentioned in settlement of
estate in 1806.
203. TiiEoi'HiLus Crane^ [8'S], (Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^
Henryi), married , daughter of Ira Ward, and lived in that
part of Killingworth now called Clinton, Conn. He died Feb.
May 2, 1809, David Dibbell, Jr., was appointed administrator
to settle the estate of Mr. Theophilus Crane, late of Killingworth,
and on the 9th of May, following, Jared Elliott and George
P^Uiott were appointed appraisers of the above estate, it having
been represented as insolvent. Oct. 3, 1809, they presented the
following inventory :
Real, one-half of old house and 20 rods of
land adjoining, 80.00
Claims against the estate, Ezra Crane, $2.84
June 12, 1810, the estate was ordered to be sold subject to the
widow's dower, and appraisers were appointed to set out her
dower. The property was tlien sold to David Dibbell, Jr., who
bid it off for $30. Children :
204—1. Theophilus, bapt. Sept. 22, 1765.
206—3. Ebek, bapt. July 1, 1770; d. Sept. 22, 1776.
207—4. LuciNDA, bapt. Dec. 1772.
208—5. Charles, bapt. April 24, 1774.
209—6. Ira, bapt. May 2(!, 1776.
210—7. Eber, bapt. Jan. 17, 1779.
211-8. Abner, bapt. Dec. 5, 1782.
212. Ezra Crane^ , (Nathaniel,:^ Theophilns,^ Ilenryi),
married Prudence Leigh. He was sergeant in Capt. Peleg Red-
field's company in the campaign of 1759, having been mustered
into service the 2.Sth day (if April of that year, serving in the
second Connecticut regiment. In the campaign of 17(10 he served
as private in Capt. Kedlield's comiiany, .Io])n Crane of Killing-
worth, Conn., being first lieutenant of the comi)any at the time.
78 CRANE GENEALOG-Y.
He also served iu the Revolutionary War with the 7th regiment,
Connecticut line, Col. Heman Swift commander. Enlisted June
27, and discharged Dec. 9, 1780. In service about Peekskill and
along the Hudson River. He was a shoemaker and died in Ver-
mont. His wife survived him and died in Middlebury, Vt., at
the advanced age of about 93 years, at the home of her son James.
213-1. James, b. 1761.
214—2. Martin, b. Sept. 5, 1703.
215—3. Jeremiah, b. Feb. 18, 1760.
218—0. Simeon, b. Feb. 14, 1773.
221 — 9. Calvin; died in Ohio when a yonnji: man.
222-10. Prudence ; m. Mr. Tittany, who afterwards engaged in the
lumbering business on the Delaware or Susquehanna Kiver.
223-11. William, b. May 10, 1782.
224. P^UNiCE Crane4  , (Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^ Henry' ) ,
married William Griffin, Aug. 17, 1767. Settled in Killingworth,
Conn. Children :
225 — 1. William (Griffin), b. May 15, 17()9.
220—2. Joseph (Griffin), b. Aug. 23, 1770.
227—3. Mary (Griffin^ b. March 13, 1772.
228—4. John (Griffin), b. (Jet. 2, 1773; d. March 31, 1778.
229—5. Samuel (Griffin), b. March 2, 1777.
230—0. Lucretia (Griffin), b. Nov. 17, 1779.
231—7. Betsey (Griffin), b. Aug. 2, 1783.
232-8. John (Griffin), b. Nov. 4, 1786.
233. Simeon Crane^ , (John,3 Theophilus,^ Henryi),
married Anne Easton, Jan. 9, 1783, in Suffield, Conn. ; was
living Sept. 28, 1790, in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Mass., at
which time there was executed a deed of release unto him, signed
by several of his sisters and a brother, of a certain house lot with
house and barn upon it, situated in Killingworth, Conn. This
property formerly belonged to Benjamin Griffith and a one-half
interest formerly was the property of his (Simeon Crane's) brother
Joel Crane, then deceased. P^ighth of Feb., 1791, Simeon con-
veyed this property to Daniel Redfield, and describes it in the
deed as once having been owned one-half by his honored father,
John Crane, and the other half by his brother, Joel Crane, de-
ceased. They having received it by deed from Benjamin Griffith,
Dec. 4, 1780. He served as private in Capt. Kent's or Kert's
company of 112 men, who volunteered iu response to the call for
troops after the "Lexington Alarm"; was in service 51 days.
He also served as private in Capt. Benjamin Harmond's company,
8th of Suffield, Conn., Col. Erastus Wolcott's regiment State
militia; served in and around Boston about two months in 1776.
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234:— 1. Joel, b, May 27, 1783.
235—2. Laura, b. Nov. 9, 1785.
236—3. ORN.VN, b. April 15, 1788.
237. Hannah Crane^ , (John,^ Tlieophilus,^ Heuryi),
married Ezekiel Cook, and, Sept. 28, 1790, was of Salisbury,
Couu., where the following named children were born, according
to records of that town :
238—1. Hannah (Cook), b. May 27, 1785.
239—2. Lois (Cook), b. May 5, 1788.
240—3. John (Cook), b. Sept. 8, 1791.
241—4. Cloe (Cook), b. Oct. 31, 1794.
242. Anna Crane^ , (John,3 Theophilus,'^ Henryi),
married Selleck Adams; settled in Salisbury, Conn., where the
following children were born :
243—1. L.oiAN (Adams), b. May 12, 1790.
244-2. Jason (Adams), b. Feb. 15, 1792.
245 — 3. Jeremiah (Adams), b. Jan. 1, 1794.
246—4. Hiram (Adams), b. June 22, 1796.
247—5. John T. (Adams), b. Nov. 15, 1798.
248 — 6. JoTTON (Adams), b. April 5, 1801.
249. Ahigail Crane^ , (Silas,^ Henry,^ Henryi), mar-
ried Brotherton Seward of Durham, Conn., Nov. 9, 1752. About
1760 they removed to Norfolk. Children born in Durham:
250—1. Abigail (Seward), b. July 28, 1753.
251-2. Stephen (Seward), b. April 19, 1755.
252 — 3. Sarah (Seward;, b. Aug. 8, 1757.
253—4. Silas (Seward), b. Feb.''4, 1760.
254. Silas Crane^ , (Silas,3 Henry,^ Henryi), mai-ried
Lucretia , "and settled in Durham, Conn., where his children
were born. Silas Crane made his will Aug. 1, 1773, in which he
gave one-third of all his property to his wife, and to his five
daughters £20 each, to his two sons, Euos and Silas, each £64 —
19s.-;— 4p. He named his brother Jesse as one of the executors
of his will. His death occurred at Durham, Aug. 12, 1773. The
estate was appraised and inventoried at £399 — 6s. — Up., pro-
bated Nov. 8, 1773, and distributed Nov. 10, same year.
His son ICnos, when fifteen years of age, enlisted, Feb. 6, 1777,
for three years in Capt. Barker's company of Branford, 6th regi-
ment, Connecticut line. Henry Crane of Durham had been
appointed, Fel). 5, 1776, his guardian. Dec. 7, 1777, Enos was
serving in the Revolutionary Army, but April 16, 1779, he
deserted ; was doubtless reinstated, for he was pensioned as a
inivate, and in 1818 was residing in the State of New York.
255—1. Hannah, b. April 15, 1757.
256—2. Sarah, b. Nov. 7, 1758.
80 CRANE GENEALOGY.
257—3. Enos, b. Feb. 13, 1762.
258—4. Silas, b. Dec. 13, 1763. Mr. John Johnson of Durham was
appointed his guardian in 1778; but have been unable to
trace him further.
259—5. Mercy, b. Nov. 27, 1766.
260—6. Eleanor, b. Sept. 19, 1768.
261—7. LuCRETiA, b. July 19, 1772.
262. Robert Griswold Crane^ , (Silas,^ Heury,^
Heuryi), was married at Durham by Rev. Elizur Goodrich to
Mary Camp, Oct. 31, 1765. She was daughter of Eleazer Camp
and was admitted into the Church at Durham, Conn., June 21,
1767. She died April 30, 1790. He in Feb., 1791, married
Sybilla Judson, who died Jan. 12, 1808. After a few years' resi-
dence at Durham, Mr. Crane on April 7, 1769, removed with his
family, then consisting of himself, wife, and two children, Mary
and Robert, to the town of Bethlehem, where he had previously
purchased the farm of Mr. Hezekiah Hooker, one of the early
settlers of that town. This large farm was situated in the south-
erly portion of the place and near the Woodbury line. Mr.
Crane's deed was dated Oct. 26, 1768, Here the remaining
children were born and here he died March 6, 1820, at the age
of 80 years.
Eleazer Camp, father of Mr. Crane's first wife, died Oct. 30,
1774, aged 77 years, and his wife, also named Mary, died Sept.
30, 1776, aged 76 years.
263—1. Mary, b. Aua;. 7, 1767.
264—2. KoiJERT, ta. Nov. 12, 1768.
265—3. Molly, b. May 20, 1770; d. at Bethlehem, May 4, 1835, unm.
266—4. AcHSAH, b. April 7, 1772.
267—5. Eleazer, b. Dec. 28, 1773.
268—6. Jesse, b. 1775 ; d. 6 weeks of age.
269—7. Fhineas, b. Oct. 10, 1777.
270-8. Sarah, b. May 23, 1781.
271. Eli Crane^ , (Silas,^ Henry,^ Henry^), married
Mehitable Chapman, Jan. 18, 1768. Settled in Durham, Conn.,
where he died Oct. 5, 1781. She died Sept. 22, 1792, aged 55
years. He was appointed guardian for Hannah, Sarah, and
Mercy, daughters of his deceased brother Silas, Oct. 4, 1773.
Made freeman Sept. 16, 1777, and Dec. 8, following, took the
oath of fidelity to the State of Connecticut. Dec. 3, 1781, Mrs.
Mehitable Crane and Mr. Frederick Crane were appointed admin-
istrators on the estate of Mr. Eli Crane, late of Durham. The
inventory was filed Dec. 19, 1781, and the estate probated March
4, 1782. On the 4th day of the month of November, following,
widow Mehitable Crane was appointed guardian for her six minor
children. June 26, 1768, Mr. Crane and his wife were both
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admitted into the Church at Durham. Eev. P^lizur Cioodrieh in
making the record spells his name Elah. Children:
272—1. Mehitable, b. Nov. 15, 1768. She m. 1st, P'benezer J^aldwin.
About 1812 she m. 2cl, Kev. Jeremiah Higby, but left no
chiWren. After remainiiis a AvicloAv many years she d. Sept.
24, 18(;2, at Turin, N. Y. She is said to liave been a woman
of rare Christian qualities, retainina; to the very last days
of her li;"e the full strength of her faculties, and taking a
lively interest in everything going on about her. From
her recollection of incidents which occurred during the
Revolutionary War she was able to entei-tain her friends
for hours at a time in the most interesting and instructive
273—2. Em, b. July 9, 1770; d. Dec. 3, 1770.
274—3. Nathan, b. Jan. 14, 1772.
275—4. Sybu., b. April 17, 1774.
276 — 5. Eli, b. Feb. 24, 1777. A doctor and went to Ohio.
277—6. LiDiA, b. Dec. 14, 1779.
278—7. Jesse, b. April 2S, 17S2.
279. HxLDAii Ckane-* [12(;], (Silas, 3 llenry,'-^ Henry V), mar-
ried Gurdon Hull, son of Josiah Hull, Jr., Nov'. 10, 177*3.
280—1. Aaron (Hull).
281—2. Jesse (Hull).
282—3. HULDAH (Hull).
283. Fkedekick Ckaxe^ , (Silas,^ Henry,^ Henryi),
married Anne Babcock, Jan. 1, 1778, and settled in Durham,
Conn., where he took the oath of fidelity to the State Dec. 8,
1778, and the freeman's oath April 10, 17<SQ. About the year
1792 he with his family removed from Connecticut to Marcy,
Oneida County, N. Y., where he died. Children :
284—1. Rebecca, b. Aug. 25, 1778.
285—2. Asa, b. March 12, 1780.
286—3. Charles, b. Feb. 1, 1782; d. at Marcy about 1837.
287—4. Eunice, b. Jan. 13, 1784.
292. Eliiii- Crane-^ [1'^''^]' (Henry, ^ Henry,- Henryi), mar-
ried ]Mary Fowler, April 2(5, 1759, and settled in Durham, Conn.
He inherited fr<jm his father a grist-mill, also a house and home-
lot, and other land described as being south half of Pisgah Plain,
the whole valued at £50(3.
At a meeting of the Governor and Council of Safety, or the
Committee of War, for Connecticut, held A})ril 10, 1777, an
account due INIr. Crane was referred to the |)ay table for carrying
a load of Hints from Durham to Peekskill during the previous
winter season. He was obliged to terminate his trip at Peekskill
as his team became exhausted through trave'llinu' in the deei) snow.
82 CRANE GENEALOGY.
He took the oath of fidelity to the State of Couuecticut at Dor-
ham, Aug. 26, 1777. That he was an energetic, careful, and
prudent business man is shown by the fact that at his death, at
the early age of 43 years, he had accumulated a large estate for
the time. His wife Mary and Amos Fowler were appointed Oct.
5, 1778, administrators for the estate of Elihu Crane, late of
Durham. They presented to the court au inventory of the same,
dated Oct. 10,"^ 1778, amounting to £2137— 7s.— Op., including
£500 cash on hand. Feb. 25, 1779, Mrs. Mary Crane was
appointed guardian for her four minor children, all of whom were
born in Durham.
His son Elihu enlisted, April 3, 1781, in Capt. Edwards' com-
pany, Gen. Waterbury's State brigade (militia) ; served at Dobbs
Ferry, N. Y., and about Westchester and along the shore in
293—1. Miles, b. Feb. IS, 17(il.
294—2. Elihu, b. -Jan. IS, ITCH.
295—3. Abiathar, b. Jan. 29, r7(i5. March 23, 1787, took the oath of
tiflelity to the State of Connecticut at Dnrham, and was
made freeman Sept. 13. 1789.
290—4. Clarenda, b. Nov. 23, 1767.
297. Phebe Ckane^ [13.S], ( Henry, =^ Henry, ^ Ilenryi), mar-
ried 1st, Mr. Bradley. She was admitted to full communion in
the Church of Christ in Durham, Conn., Rev. Elizur Goodricli,
pastor, May 7, 1758. She, Jan. 19, 1763, m. Jonas Bishop.
29S— 1. AsiiHEL (Bradley) 1). Dec. 10, 1757; bapt. May 7, 17r„s, by
Rev. Elizur Goodrich at Durham.
299. John Crane-* , (Henry, 3 Henry, ^ Henryi), was
born in Durham, Conn., and jn-obably resided in that town the
greater portion of his life, although in his will, dated May 7,
1784, he styles himself John Crane of New Haven. He took
freeman's oath and the oath of fidelity to the State of Connecticut
at Durham, Sept. 16, 1777. In his will he gives one-third of all
his property to his wife Abigail, and to his eldest son £15 more
than an equal share with the other sous, the rest tt) share equally.
His wife Abigail and Joseph Camp of Durham to be executors.
June 29, 1784, an inventory of the estate was exhibited in court,
at this time he is called John Crane, late of Durham. Amount
of the estate, £1018— 10s. — lip. He is reported as having been
a school teacher, also a merchant in New Haven. He inherited
from his father 100 acres of land in Saybrook and other land
situated on Pack Hill, total value estimated at £507 — 13s. — Op.
He married Abigail Camp April 7, 1761. She died in 1788, and
Zelek, her eldest son living, was appointed administrator of her
estate Oct. 6 of that year. June 24, 1790, the father's estate
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was distributed. May 2, 1791, Zelek was appointed guardian
for his brotlier Timothy B., and May 7, 1792, Joseph Camp was
appointed guardian for Oren Datus and his sister, Abigail Crane.
Clarissa, b. July 81, 17(52: m. Curtis Bates.
OiiooNDATKs, b.'Nov. 10, 17«i3; d. May 12, 17<;(].
Zelek, b. Feb. 23, 176(5.
Elam, b. July 23, 17C8.
Miranda, b. Jan. 20, 1771 ; m. Mr. Rose and settled in Hart-
ford, Conn., and where she d. leaving ten children, one of
them m. a Mr. Oakes.
Timothy Botciiford, b. June 10, 1773.
Eejoice, b. Oct. 10, 1775; bapt. Jan. 14, 177(5, and d. Feb.
307—8. RE.JOICE, b. May 1, 1778. By his father's will had land on
south part of Pack Hill, Durham, Conn. ; is said to have
gone to Detroit, Mich.
308—9. Oren Datus, b. 1780. One record says he went to Xew
(Jrleans, La., it is also said he d. in Providence, R. I.,
leaving no family, although he had two sons, one of whom
d. at sea.
309-10. ABIG.VIL, b. 1783.
310. Concurrence Crane^^ , (Henry,3 Henry,^ Heiiry^),
married John Johnson, Jan. 15, 17()5. They lived in Durham,
Conn., where she died F'eb. 24, 1803. He was deacon of the
Church. March 9, 1778, Mr. Johnson was appointed guardian
for Silas Crane, son of Mrs. Johnson's deceased cousin Silas.
311 — 1. Rachel (Johnson), bapt. Dec. 8, 17(5(5.
312—2. Ben.iamin (.Johnson), bapt. Feb. 5, 17(59.
313—3. Bexoni (.Johnson), bapt. May 1, 1774.
314. Ann Crane^ , (Ilenry,^ Henry,^ Heuryi), married
Daniel Ilall. Jr., Sept. 21, 17(56. They lived in Durham, Conn.
She afterwards married Robinson. Children :
315—1. Luther (Hall), b. Feb. 3, 1767.
316-2. Elizabeth (Hall), b. Dec. 25, 17(58.
317_;^. M.vKY (Hall), b. Dec. 3, 1771.
318—4. Jekusha (Hall), bapt. Aug. 9, 1772.
319-5. Daniel (Hall), bapt. March 1(5, 1776.
320. Henry Crane^ , (Henry,^ Henry,^ Henry' ), nuir-
ried Jerusha Parmalee, June 24, 1773, and settled in Durham,
Conn., where they both joined the Church, April 2, 1775. Feb.
5, 177(J, he was appointed guardian for Enos Crane, a minor son
of his deceased cousin Silas. He took the freeman's oath and
the oath of tidelity to the State of Connecticut, Sept. 1<>, 1777.
He received from his father's estate a tract of land on which there
was a dwelling-house and two barns, total valuation of which was
£505 — 2s. — Op. His mother, Mercy Crane, made him executor
of her will, dated Jan. 25, 1786, and gave him all her property.
84 CRANE GENEALOGY.
About 1792 he went with his family to Whitestown, Oneida
County, N. Y. He was of stout build, although rather under
medium height ; was a well-to-do, thrifty farmer. Both died at
Sanquoit, Oneida County, N. Y., he Jan. 25, 1823, she Nov. 9,
Rai'hel, b. -Tune 10, 177-i ; bapt. Feb. 19, 1775 ; d. Feb. 21, 1775.
James, b. Nov., 1775; bapt. Dec. 17, 1775; d. Aug. 1, 1770.
,Tei:u.siia, b. 1777; bapt. March 28, 1779; m. Kisley;
had children, but no descendants living 1880.
Mauy, b. March 10, 1779; d. aged K! years.
Rachel, b. Sept. 3, 1780.
Henry, b. Dec. 27, 1781.
Phebe, b. Oct., 1783.
James, b. March 6, 1788.
John, b. July 21, 1790.
330. Ebenezer CraneS , (John, 4 Ebenezer,^ John,^
Henry'). In the yeav 1771 his father gave him a deed of a piece
of land iu the town of Barkhamsted, Coun. He married Jemima
Tiffany of Hartland, INIay 21, 1778. Slie was daughter of Con-
sider :ind Sarah Tiffany! She died July 24, 1784, at Barkhaui-
sted, Conn. He then married iu 1786 the widow Eunice Cran-
dall, whose maiden uame was Neff, and lived for a time in Burl-
ington, Conn., where it is said his sous Arnold and Russell were
born. He was a blacksmith by trade. Served through the Rev-
olutionary War and held the rank of sergeaut major. He was
among the first to offer his services in the great war for Indepen-
dence. Immediately after the "Lexington Alarm" he enlisted
as private in Capt. Seth Smith's company of New Hartford, com-
posed of 90 men, for the relief of Boston. As more troops
offered their services than the Colony could at once equip, this
company was obliged to disband and return to their homes, and
await the next opportunity. Children :
331—1. RussELi., b. Feb. 9, 1779; d. Jan. 28, 1780.
332—2. Aaron, b. March 23, 1781.
333—3. Ariel, b. Dec. 18, 1782; d. Oct. 12, 1784.
334—4. Arnold, b. 1787.
335 — 5. Russell. Lived in Farmington, Conn., no children.
336. PnEBE Craxe'^  , (John,"* Ebeuezer,^ John,^ Henry^ ) ,
married Elihu Parmelee for his second wife, Oct. 18, 1781, aud
lived in Killingworth, Conn. Child :
337—1. Nathaniel (Parmelee), b. May 9, 1783.
338. Jeremiah Crane'' [loO], (Jolni,'* P^benezer,^ John,^
Henryi), married Betsy, daughter of Sherburn Johnson of Bark-
hamsted, Conn. About the year 1807 removed with his family
to Sullivan County, N. Y. He was flfer in Ensign John Norton's
company, 18th regiment, Connecticut State militia; served in the
Revolutionary War ; arrived in camp Aug. ID and discharged
Sept. 25, 1776; stationed during the time about New York City.
339—1. Lymon, ]
3I1-3' Mm'/v' i"'*^^^ ^^°^ *° Sullivan, N. Y., about iso
86 CRANE GENEALOGY.
343. Daniel Crane^ , (Damel,^ Ebeuezer,^ Johu,^
Henryi), married Sylvia Marrium iu 1782. She was boru Dec.
10, 1761 ; they settled, first, in East Haddam, Conn., after a few
years they removed to Walliugford in the same State. About
1806 he removed with his family to Yates County, N. Y. He
served in the Revolutionary War, enlisting for three years as
private in Capt. Charles Bond's company of Milford, under Col.
William Douglass; was discharged April 12, 1780. He had
previously served as trumpeter iu Capt. Isaac Sergeant's company.
Major Backus's regiment of light horse, from Sept. 7 to Nov. 2,
344_1. llussELL, b. April 2, 1783; was drowned in the Ohio River,
345—2. NiKOM, b. July ID, 1784.
34G-3. Horatio, b. March 23, 178«, at WaUingford, Conn.
347—4. Eli, b. March 17, 1788.
348—5. Joel Arnold, b. Aug. 21, 1790.
349—6. Amanda, b. July 13, 1792.
350—7. Bela, b. Aug. IG, 1794.
351—8. SYL\aA, b. Aug. 27, 1796.
352—9. Lament, b. Sept. 7, 1798.
353-10. Emma, b. Aug. 20, 1800.
354-11. Mary. b. July 17, 1802.
355. Elias Crane^ , ( Daniel, ^ Ebenezer,3 Johu,2
Henryi), married Mary Rossiter, May 27, 1791. She was born
Jan. 14, 1770, and died Aug. 5, 1843, aged 74. He was a ship
builder and died in Clintou, Conn., Aug. 14, 1829, aged 68.
March 2, 1813, was appointed administrator on the estate of his
brother. Major Timothy Crane, late of Killingworth. Children :
Daniel, b. April 25, 1792.
Emily, b. March 23, 1794.
Elias, b. Feb. 27, 1796; d. Jan. 11, 1797.
Mary, b. Nov. 18, 1798.
Eliza Maritta, b. Aug. 14, 1800.
Charlotte, b. Dec. 10, 1802.
Elias, b. Feb. 25, 1805.
William Heni^y, b. Nov. 21, 1807.
John Rossiter, b. Nov. 12, 1811.
Ann Maria, b. Sept. 30, 1815.
366. Hannah Crane^ , (Daniel,'' Ebeuezer,^ John,^ '
Henryi), married John Graves of Madison, Conn., June, 1786.
He was born in 1762. Hannah Crane Graves died 1852.
367—1. Harry Crane (Graves), b. 1787; m. Ruth C. Crampton.
368—2. Elizabeth A (Graves), b. 1791; m. Phineas Dudley.
369—3. Nancy M. (Graves), b. 1794; d. in Madison, Conn.
370—4. Sherman (Graves), b. 1795; m. Anna Griswold.
371—5. Rebecca (Graves), b. 1798; m. W. W. Dowd.
372—6. John (Graves), b. 1801 ; m. Amelia Bailey.
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373. Harry Crane Graves  ; m. Ruth C. Crampton. Children :
374 1. HARRii<yr C. (Graves), b. 1816; ni. Frederic Webb.
375 2. Clarissa A. (Graves), b. 1819.
Hannah M. (Graves), b. 1820; m. Geo. F. Tracy.
Sarah E. (Graves), b. 1823; m. Wm. Waterbury.
Henry Seymour (Graves), b. 1^2"); m. Julia Betts.
Francis Sherman (Graves), b. 1827; m. Josephine Black-
380. Elizabeth A. Gravks [21; m. Phineas Dudley. Children:
381 1. Harriet!?. (Dudlev), b. lsl3; m. Nathan W. Selden.
382 2. Henry E. (])udleyj, b. 181(1; m. Harriet Tubles.
383 3. Fannie A. (Dudley), b. 1S19; ra. John R. Pierson.
384 4. Frank (Dudley), b. 1826; m. Phebe J. Farley.
385 5. John A. (Dudley), b. 1829; m. Henrietta Wright.
386. Sherman Graves  ; m. Anna Griswold. Childi'en :
387 1. Elizabeth (.Graves), b. 1820.
388 2. John (Graves), b. 1822 ; m. 1st, Nancy Landon ; 2d, Florilla
389 3. Catharine (Graves), b. 1.S24; m. Lewis H. Eliot.
390 4. Harriet (Graves), b. 1825.
391. Rebecca Graves  ; m. W. W. Dowd. Children :
392 1. -ToHN Luther (Dowd), b. 1.S21; m. 1st, Mary Coe ; 2d,
393 2. Tamson Eliza (Dowd), b. 1828; m. Henry N. Galpin.
394 3. Charles F. (Dowd), b. 1825; m. Harriet"M. North.
395 4. Jane Rebecca (Dowd), b. 1827; m. Wm. L. Heald.
396 5. Willis Wedworth (Dowd), b. 182!); m. 1st, Augusta A.
North; 2d, Lucy A. Atkins.
397 6. Harriet Ann (Dowd), b. 1831; m. Henry N. Galpin.
398 7. Henry Mansfield (Dowd), b. 1835 ; m. Susan A. Penfleld.
399 8. Nancy Amelia (Dowd), b. 1838.
400. John Graves  ; m. Amelia Bailey. Children :
401 1. P'RAXCES (Graves), b. 1826.
402 2. Henry S. (Graves).
403 3. John Morris (Graves).
404 4. George (Graves).
405 5. Ann Eliza (Graves).
406. Hannah M. Graves [3J ; m. Geo. F. Tracy. Children :
407 1. Mary Frances (Tracy), b. 1.S46.
408 2. Emily Louisa (Tracy), b. 1S52.
409 3. Carrie Alida (Tracy), b. 1S55.
410 4. Minnie Louisa (Tracy), b. LS('>0.
411. Sai:ah E. Graves ; m. William Waterbury. Child:
412 1. Sarah Elizabeth (Waterbury), b. 18rJo ; m. Garrett D.
413. Francis Sherman Graves  ; m. Josephine Blackman. Chil-
Francis Henry (Graves), b. ls57; m Nettie J. \yalker.
H)A Jane ((iraves), b. ISCU; m. Dwight J. Finnigan.
Charles Tracy (Graves), b. LS63.
Arthur Sherjlvn ((iraves), b. 1865.
Wu.BER Field (Graves), b. 1867.
Hattie Elizabeth (Graves), b. 1872.
Earnest Westerly (Graves), b. 1S77.
Harriet R. Dudley  ; m. Nathan W. Selden. Children:
Phineas C. (Selden), b. 1S39.
John E. (Selden), b. 1841.
88 CRANE GENEALOGY.
424 3. WiLLLiM H. (Selden), b. 1842; m. Catherine E. North.
425 4. Nathan E. (Selclen), b. 1844.
426 5. Eliza A. (Selden), b. 1845.
427 G. Stephen D. (Selden), b. 1847.
428 7. Mary E. (Selden), b. 1849.
42!) 8. Francis G. (Selden), b. 1851.
430. Henky E. Drni.EY [2j ; m. Harriet Tables. Children :
431 1. Emma (Dudley).
432 2. Edward (Dudley).
433 3. Charles (Dudley).
434 4. Justena (Dudley).
435 5. Eliot (Dudley).
436 6. George (Dudley).
437 7. Jennie (Dudley), b. 1864; m. Milton Harper.
438. Fannie A. Dudley  ; m. John R. Pierson. Children :
439 1. Elizabeth A. (Pierson), b. 1841; m. Samuel Winony.
440 2. Augustus (Pierson), b. 1846.
441. John A. Dudley  ; m. Henrietta Wright. Children:
442 1. ITHEREAL S. (Dudley), b. 1856.
443 2. Freddie S. (Dudley), b. 1858; m. Nellie S. Knapp.
444 3. Frank A. (Dudley), b. 1864.
445 4. Glen Graves (Dudley), b. 1866.
446 5. Claude L. (Dudley), b. 1874.
447. John Graves ; m. 1st, Nancy Landon; 2d, Forilla Bailey.
448 I. Harriet Elizabeth (Graves), b. 1851.
449 2. Eliza Stone (Graves), b. 1853.
450 3. SjVMUel Landon (Graves), b. 1855.
451 4. Nannie A. (Graves), b. 1861.
452. Catharine Graves  ; m. Lewis R. Eliot. Children :
453 1. Mary Elizabeth (Eliot), b. 1860.
454 2. Edward (Eliot), b. 1861.
455. JoHX Luther Dowd  : m. 1st, Mary Coe; 2d, Henrietta Love-
land. Children :
456 1. Edward W. (Dowd), b. 1849; m. Harriet Butler.
457 2. P^LiZA Rebecca (Dowd), b. 1853; m. Gilbert S. Barnes.
455 3. Mary Emha' (Dowd), b. 1856; m. Albert Murray.
459. Charles F. Dowd  ; m. Harriet M. North. Children:
4(;() J. \VillisEd:mund (Dowd}, b. 1855; m. Isabel Cheeseborough.
4(;i 2. Charles North (Dowd), b. 1858.
462 3. Miriam Wilcox (Dowd), b. 1860.
463 4. Bertha North (Dowd), b. 1862.
464 5. Arthur Dudley (Dowd), b. 1864.
465 c. Franklin Bancroet (Dowd), b. 1871.
466. Wh.lis Wedworth Dowd ; m. 1st, Augusta A. North; 2d,
Lucy A. Atkins. Childi'en :
467 1. Harriet Field (Dowd), b. 1869.
468 2. Albert Atkins (Dowd), b. 1872.
4<;9 Henry Mansfield Dowd ; m. Susan A. Penfleld. Children:
470 1. Henry Walter (Dowd), b. 1859.
471 2. Julia Eliza (Dowd), b. 1861.
472. FiiANCES Graves  ; m. Sala. Children :
473 1. John A. G. (Sala), b. 1850.
474 2. Eli Henry (Sala), b. 1S56.
475 3. Wealthy (Sala),] . . ,
476 4. vYMELiA(Sala), r^^^^'^-y^^'^g-
FIFTH GENERATION. 89
477. Benjamin Crane^ , (Daniel, ^ Ebenezer,^ .Jolin,^
HeuiTi), married Elizabeth Dibble, May 26, 1791, and settled
in Killiugworth, Conn., where they both died ; she Jan. 10, 1815 ;
he Nov. 10, following. Dec. 5, 1815, their eldest son, David D.
Crane, was appointed administrator on the estate of Mrs. Eliza-
l)eth Crane, late of Killingworth, and Jan. 7, 1816, he presented
an inventory of the same, in which he mentioned the mansion-
house with one and one-fourth acres of land adjoining, four acres
of Whortleberry swamp and two acres of salt meadow at Ham-
mock Point. The estate also included a valuable set of carpen-
ter's tools. He was a ship carpenter. Children :
47.S— 1. David D., b. Sept. 29, 1792.
470—2. John Eussell, b. March 28, 1795.
480—3. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 9, 1798; m. Mathew Daly; cl. Sept., 1832.
481—4. Henrietta, b. Feb. 25, 1802.
482—5. Benjamin, b. Jan. 12, 1805.
483— (). Charles, b. May 15, 1808 ; m. Hannah Williams of New
York, and d. 1870.
484—7. Susan Amelia, bapt. Sept. 29, isil.
485. Major Timothy Crane^ , (Daniel, ^ Ebenezer,^
John,'-^ Henryi), married Grace Hull, May 3, 1792, and lived in
Kilhngworth, Conn. She died Dec. 16, 1800, at the age of 32
years. He then married Amelia Morgan, April 21, 1801, but
left no children by second wife. He was drowned at New York,
Jan. 3, 1813, aged 42. Children:
1. Infant, d. Aug. 25, 1793.
486—2. Timothy, bapt. July 12, 1795. Supposed to have settled on
487—3. Phebe, bapt. May 25, 1797.
488—4. Jared, bapt. Jan. 25, 1804; d. about 1S50, unm.
489. Jane Crane^ , (Samuel,^ Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^
Henry 1), married, first, a Mr. Towner, by whom she had a
daughter; second, Samuel Elliot, a native of Killingworth, Conn.,
born April 3, 1770. He was a sea captain. She died March,
1802, aged 34. He died in 1817. They had one child born in
Killingworth. Children :
490—1. Jennet M. (Towner), b. 1793.
491—2. Louisa (Elliot), b. Feb. 23, 1800; m. March 17, 1823, Daniel
Hewett of Lansingburgh, N. Y. He d. in 182G at Cincin-
nati, and .Jan. 19, 1830, she m. John W. Turner of Oswego,
492. Mkhitable Crane-'^  , (Samuel,-* Nathaniel,^ Theophi-
lus,2 Henryi), married Nathaniel Wilcox, Nov. 23, 1799. Church
records say Nov. 23, 1800. She may have afterwards married
Mr. Cone. Child :
493—1. William (Wilcox).
90 CRANE GENEALOGY.
494. Jerusha Cranes [i82], (Samuel,^ Nathauiel,^ Theophi-
lus,2 Heuryi), married George Carter, Oct. 10, 1801. Children:
495—1. George (Carter).
496—2. Henry Crane (Carter).
497_3. Edward (Carter).
498—4. Jane (Carter).
499_5. Phebe Mehitaule (Carter); m. Oliver B. Hull; resided in
500—6. Alexander (Carter).
501—7. Jannett (Carter).
502 — 8. Alanson (Carter).
503—9. Mary (Carter).
504. Elisha CraneS  ^ (Elisha,^ Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^
Heuryi), married Sylvia Newell, Feb. 6, 1786, and previous to
Oct., 1806, became a resident of Woodbury, Conn., for in that
month and year he, then of Woodbury, deeded a piece of land
situated near the landing in Killingworth, he having acquired
this land through distribution of his father's, Elisha, estate. The
record also notes, April 17, 1808, the death of a daughter of
Sylvia Crane, aged eight years. Aug. 26, 1810, widow Sylvia
Crane united with the Church at AYoodbury, and Nov. 3, 1811,
Thaddeus and Harriet, children of Elisha Crane, were baptized
by the pastor of that Church. Mr. Crane was a private in Capt.
Bristol's company and served at the defence of New Haven, July
505—1. Pardon, b. Nov. 22, 1786.
506—2. Betsy, b. April 15, 1789.
507—3. Polly, b. Sept. 11, 1791.
508—4. A daughter, b. 1800; d. April 17, 1808.
509-5. Thaddius, bapt. Nov. 3, 1811 ; m. Emily Root, Dec. 27, 1824.
She d. Feb. 28, 1828.
510—6. HARRffiT, bapt. Nov. 3, 1811.
511. Ebenezer Crane^ , (Elisha,^ Nathaniel,^ Theophi-
lus,2 Henryi), married Olive , and resided for a number of
years in Windsor, Conn. March 22, 1808, he was appointed
administrator on the estate of his mother, Elizabeth Crane, late
of Killingworth, and May 10 of that year presented an inventory
of the same. He afterward removed to Sutlield, where he died
Sept. 13, 1822, aged 60. She died there March 1, 1840. Both
were buried in the old cemetery at Suttield. He was private in
Capt. Bristol's company and served at the defence of New Haven
at "Tryon's Invasion," July 7, 1779. Children:
FITFH GENERATION. 91
520. Augustus Crane''^ , (Elisha,^ Nathaniel,-^ Theoplii-
lus,^ Henryi), married Joanna Wiug about 1791. About Oct.,
1806, he was in Killing worth. Children :
521—1. Samuel, b. Nov. 31, 1794.
522—2. Lydia, b. Aug. 24, 1795.
524-4: mIrvin, } *^*°^' ^- ^^"S-, 1«03 ; d. in Mass.
525—5. Cynthia, b. Aug., 1805.
526- G. LuciNDA, b. Oct. 21, 1808.
527. RuFus CraneS , (Elisha,^ Nathamel,^ Theophilus,^
Henryi), married Tamar, daughter of Abraham Brooker, and
his family lived in Killiugworth, Conn. He was a seafaring man
and died at sea just previous to the birth of his youngest son.
April 25, 1804, Tamar Crane was appointed guardian of her son
William, then about fifteen years of age. In 1807 she received a
like appointment for her remaining children. She died Dec,
528—1. William, b. Oct. 2G, 1789.
529—2. Sally, b. Jan. 27, 1792.
530—3. Elisha, b. July 27, 1794; went to Missouri about 1820.
531—4. Betsey, b. Dec. 29, 1796.
532—5. Lauren, b. April 6, 1799; d. in New Orleans.
533—6. RuFUS, b. March 17, 1801.
534. Ezra Crane'' , (Theophilus,'' Nathaniel, ^ Theophi-
lus,- Henryi), married Elizabeth Lane, May 26, 1792. She was
daughter of Thatcher Lane. Children :
535—1. Rachel; m. 1st, John Hull of Killiugworth.
536 — 2. Miles; died at New Orleans.
537 — 3. Clara; said to have gone to Ohio.
538—4. Lydia; said to have gone to Ohio.
539—5. William; went to Marietta, Ohio.
541—7. Augustus ; went to Ohio.
542—8. Eber, b. May 3, 1808.
544. James Crane^ , (Ezra,-* Nathaniel, ^ Theophilus,^
Henryi), married Lydia Squares, and settled in Middlebury, Vt.,
where he lived until his death, which occurred April 30, 1845, at
the age of 84 years. She died Oct. 3, 1836, aged 74. From
Connecticut State records it appears he was a member of the
Connecticut vState militia and joined the Revolutionary Army,
arriving in camp June, 1778, and served in Col. Roger Enos'
regiment three months. He was also private and corporal in
Capt. David Parsons' company of P^nfield, 3d regiment, Connecti-
cut line. Col. Samuel B. Webb; enlisted Jan. 1, and discharged
Dec. 31, 1781. Children:
545 — 1. Prudence or Dency, b. Dec. 8, 1784; m.
546—2. Polly, b. 1787.
547 — 3. Harriet ; m. Mr; Cady.
92 CRANE GENEALOGY.
548—4. Lydia, b. Dec. 11, 1798.
551. Martin Crane^ , (Ezra,^ Nathamel,^ Theophilus,^
Henryi), married Rachel Thompson, a native of Salisbury, Conn.,
born June 15, 1767, and settled at New Haven, Vt., where he
died Nov., 1847. He is said to have rendered service during the
latter portion of the Revolutionary War. She died at New
Haven, yt., Jan. 8, 1840. Children:
552—1. Polly, b. Oct. 21, 1788; m. B. Brooks.
55.S — 2. MU.TON, b. Nov. 8, 1791.
554_3. Melinda, b. Dec. 11, 1793; lived many years with her sister,
Mrs. Wilson, and d. unm., May 14, 1855.
555—4. Norman, b. Sept. 6, 1799.
55G— 5. Belden, b. March 9, 1802; m. Jerusha P. Hoyet, March 8,
1838. She was b. June 2C, 1801. He fell from a load of
hay and d. at New Haven, Vt., Sept. 23, 1864.
557—6. Horace, b. March 9, 1804.
558-7. AuRELLi, b. June 21, 1806; m. H. Greenslitt.
559—8. Elvira Rachel, b. Oct. 15, 1808.
560. Jeremiah Crane^  , (Ezra,^ Nathaniel, ^ Theophilus,^
Henryi), married Martha Goodrich. She was born April 27,
1767, and died July 4, 1836. He died Nov. 11, 1814, aged 48
years. Children :
561—1. Stephen, b. April 1, 1789; d. Sept. 9, 1866.
562—2. Elon, b. Eeb. 19, 1791.
563—3. Aaron, b. Dec. 30, 1793. •
564-4. Orrin, b. Nov. 20, 1794.
565-5. Ammon, b. May 4, 1797.
566—6. Ansel, b. Nov. 26, 1800.
567—7, William, b. June 24, 1803 ; d. Oct. 12, 1824.
568—8. Thurh, b. May 5, 1805.
569—9. Calvin, b. Oct. 19, 1808.
570. Belden Crane^ , (Ezra,^ Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^
Henryi). jje owned land in Salisbury, Conn., in 1799. Re-
moved in the year 1801 to Canfield, Mahoning Co., Ohio, where
he resided until 1809, when he removed to Shalersville, where he
died. Child :
572. Ezra Crane^ , (Ezra,^ Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^
Henry 1), married Sarah Owen, and settled in Salisbury, Conn.,
but afterwards removed to Tompkins County, N. Y. Children :
573—1. IIiRAM, b. June 8, 1793.
574—2. Polly, b. Oct. 13, 1794.
575—3. Betsy, b. Oct. 10, 1796.
576. Simeon Crane^ , (Ezra,^ Nathauiel,^ Theophilus,^
Henryi), married Rachel Catlin, Eeb. 8, 1796. She was born
Aug. 30, 1774, at Salisbury, Conn., where they were married.
FIFTH GENERATION. 93
111 1801 they removed to Canfield, Mahoning Co., Ohio, where
they remained until 1809, when they removed to Shalersville,
Ohio, where he died ; a farmer. Children :
577 — 1. Hakmon.
578—2. James. Is reported to have married, and that he resided in
Shalersville, Ohio, havinsi; several daughters.
579—3. Anngenette, b. Feb. 1, isoo.
580 — 4. Edward ; d. in infancy.
581—5. Edward M., b. June 14, 1810.
582. Asa Crane^ , (Ezra,^ Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,-
Henryi), married Amelia , and settled at Shalersville, Ohio,
where he died. He had one or two daughters, but their names
the compiler has not been able to obtain.
583—1. Arza, b. 1800.
584. Aaron Crane^ , (Ezra,^ Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^
Henryi), married Polly Conklin, and for many years was a resi-
dent of Salisbury, Conn., where his wife died. He removed to
Rondout, N. Y., w^here he died. Children:
586—2. Caroline, b. Jan. 20, 1802.
587—3. Mary Ann.
588-4. Emeline, b. May 21, 1809.
589 — 5. Ezra; d. unm., at Sacramento, Cal.
590—6. Frederick M., b. May 12, 1815; m. Olivia Sims of Philadel-
phia. He was a lawyer by profession, lived and d. in
Honesdale, Pa. No children.
59 1 . William Crane-^  , (Ezra,'' Nathaniel,^ Theophihis,^
Henryi), married Hannah Wilkins. They lived in Fairfax,
Franklin Co., Vt., also in Middlebury, Vt. He afterwards, in
the year 1841, went to Shalersville, Portage Co., Ohio, where he
died Jan. 23, 1853. She died at Williston, Vt., May 4, 1861.
592—1. Adaline, b. Dec. 2, 1808.
593-2. Dency, b. June 11, 1810; d. April 15, 1812.
594—3. Jason, b. Oct. 18, 1811.
595—4. Albii^a, b. Dec. 10, 1815; m. J. S. Cilley ; no children.
596—5. Ransom, b. July 2, 1818.
597—6. William, ta. May 15, 1821; m. but had no children. He d.
Aug. 28, 1877.
598—7. OR/iMEL C, b. Aug. 3, 1825.
599. Mary Crane^ , (Robert (t.,^ Silas,^ Henry,'^
Henryi), married Elisha Stoddard, Nov. 22, 1791, and removed
to Massachusetts. He died Feb. 8, 1833. She died Sept. 11,
1.S43. Children :
1. Nancv (Stoddard), b Oct. Ki, 1792; d. Aug. .".I, 17'.h;.
2. Betsey (Stoddard), b. April 25, 179:.; d. Sept. 1, 179i;.
3. PiiiNEAS (Stoddard), b. July 7, 1797.
4. Nathaniel (Stoddard), b. July 14, 1799.
5. William (Stoddard), b. July 21, isoi.
6. Mary C. (Stoddard), b. Oct. 9, 1804.
7. Celina (Stoddard), b. June 19, 1S07.
8. Augustus (Stoddard), b. June li>, isio.
94 CRANE GENEALOGY.
600. Robert Crane^ , (Robert G.,^ Silas, ^ Henry,^
Heuryi), married Sybilla Hill at Bethlehem, Coun., Aug., 1798.
He was a Oougregatioual minister and for a number of years
preached at Sherbrook, Canada. He removed to Ohio previous
to the year 1825, and continued preaching there until within a
few years of his death, which occurred at Greeusburg, Trumbull
Co., Dec. 13, 1845. Children:
601—1. Ruth, b. 1799; bapt. Sept. 8, in Woodbury, Conn.
602—2. Althea, b. 1801; bapt July 12, in Woodbury, Conn.
603—3. Betsey, b. 1803; bapt. May 29, in Woodbury, Conn.; d
aged 21 years.
601— i. Nanc\' Altheda; lived at Greeusburg, Trumbull Co., Ohio.
605 — 5. Sabilla.
606-6. Robert W., b. 1815.
607. AcHSAH CraneS , (Robert Ct.,4 Silas,^ Henry,^
Henryi), married Augustus Ray at Bethlehem, Conn., Feb. iS,
1800, and died at Montieello, N. Y., Feb. 29, 1813. Children:
1. William (Ray), b. Oct. 30, 1800.
2. John (Ray).
3. Teressa (Ray).
4. Miles (Ray) ; m. and settled at Belvidere, 111.
5. Cornelia ( Ray) ; \ t^ijic; i ™- -^lex. Giftbrd, S. Fon du Lac, Wis.
6. Cornelius (Ray) ; j ''^i"^' ) m. and settled at Middletown, N. Y.
7. EMU.Y (Ray).
608. Teressa Ray  ; m. Charles Peck, a carpenter and joiner by
trade. After leaving Conn., for a time they resided in Livonia,
Livingston Co., N. Y., but in spring of 1841 removed to Beloit,
Wis., which was their home for'many years, and where he
carried on farming, also worl^ed at his trade. After the
death of Mrs. Peck he went to California and d. there, but he
was buried in the cemetery at Beloit. Children :
1. AuciusTUS (Peck) ; farmer; resides in Beloit, Wis.
2. Julia (Peck) ; m. Mr. Twist and went to California.
3. Angenette (Peck) ; m. D C. Brown, and resides in
4. BuRRiTT (Peck) ; m. and resides in Chicago, 111.
5. Charles (Peck); m. and resides in Wiscon, Hernando
6. Eaiily (Peck) ; m. Dr. S. E. Ewing of Boise, Idaho.
609. Emily Ray  ; m. Robert Burritt, and for many years resided
in Stratford, Conn. Children :
1. Newell (Burritt).
2. Emily- (Burritt).
3. Lena (Burritt).
4. Robert (Burritt) ; m. Carrie Beers of Newtown, Conn.,
and for a time lived in New Haven, but later removed
to Bridgeport, Avhich place for many years has been
their home. Children :
1. Minnie (Burritt).
2. INA (Burritt).
3. Wilson (Burritt).
4. Robert (Burritt).
5. Ida May (Burritt).
FIFTH GENERATION. 95
610. Eleazer Crane5 , (Robert G.,^ Silas,^ Ileury,^
Henryi), married Anna (afterwards called Nancy) Prudden,
Dec. 9, 1798. He was born in Bethlehem, Conn., and first, after
his marriage, settled on a farm (the one owned by Mr. Daniel
Prentiss at the time of his death), in the town of Woodbury,
where he remained about four years ; here his two eldest children
were born. During the summer of 1802 he removed to Cole-
brook, N. H., which place was then a wilderness. Here he pur-
chased wild land, cleared up a farm and built a saAv-mill on
Mohawk Creek, within a very few miles of Dixville Notch, where
he manufactured lumber until the spring of 1807, when he was
compelled to abandon all his property, including houses, lands,
and mills, with considerable manufactured lumber, for which
there was no sale at that time, and with other settlers remove fur-
ther away from the Canadian line. Theft and murder had become
so frequent in that vicinity that neither life nor property were safe.
His saw-mill on Mohawk Creek was about three miles distant
from his house, and the long walk to and from was over a path
through a dense growth of timber, where roamed various wild
beasts then common to that region, and as men were expected to
make long days, working from daylight until dark, much of his
travel had to be performed before light in the morning and after
dark in the evening, consequently for personal safety Mr. Crane
was in the habit of carrying a fife on which he played while tak-
ing his lonely walks to frighten away the bears and wolves which
were frequently the terror of that neighborhood. In 1807 he re-
turned to Bethlehem, Conn., arriving in May, and with the help
of his father ol)tained a small farm, where he made a comfortable
home until the year 1824, when he sold that, and again made his
wa}^ to Colebrook, N. H., and with a capital of about ^800 began
the erection of a new home on the old site, as nothing of either
buildings or fences was found that fire could consume or raiders
carry away. In April, 1836, this farm was sold to William
Covil for S325, and the year following removed with his son
Robert P. to Beloit, Wis., where he died June 14, 18oi), aged 65
years. His widow in 1850 went to live with her son Orlando and
(latighter Emeline in Connecticut, where she died April o, l<s5i),
aged .S4. Children :
fill— 1. Emelink E., b. .Tan. 1, isoo.
012—2. Ohlaxdo F., b. May 12, 1S()2; m. Esther Murray of Morris,
Conn. ; no children ; was a farmer ; d. in Litchfield, Conn. .
■Tune 80, ISfifi.
(Ua— 3. Sakah Theat, b. Mav 2'.», 1S04 ; d. March, 1S48, at Beloit, Wis.
fiU— 1. KoHEKT I'lU'DDEX, b. April 17, 1.S07.
fil") — ."). Nathan F., b. Dec, 1S12; d.aged is months.
616. Phineas Cuaxe'> [2(;:)], (Robert (i.,-* Silas.;' Henry,-
Henryi), married Irene Nichols of Woodbury, .Ian. 2;l, INOO.
(She was daughter of Gideon and Abigail Nichols, both of whom
died in Nov., 1812, of " New Milford fever"). He was captain
96 CRANE GENExVLOGY.
of the militia and iu the latter part of his life deacon of the Con-
greo-atioual Church, holding the office at the time of his death,
which occurred at Bethlehem, Conn., Nov, 17, 1839, aged 62.
She died at Stratford, Conn., March 20, 1856. Children :
617—1. John N., b. March 17, 1801.
618—2. Fanny C, b. Nov. 28, 1802; ni. B. S. Castle, and had a
daughter Elizabeth, who m. Mr. Stone.
Fkkdeiuck C, b. Jan. 8, 1805.
Cathakixe, b. Dec. 3, 1806; m. 1st, John S. Kasson, Nov.
17, 1831; 2d, Zorah Skidmore, June -1, 1851 ; no children.
Gideon, b. Sept. 24, 1808.
Nancy, b. Dec. 12, 1810.
Abigail, b. March 6, 1813; m. Wilson Burritt; no children.
Maey A., b. Dec. 27, 1814; d. at Bethlehem, Sept. 24, 1843.
Phineas M., b. Jan. 28, 1819.
Robert, b. Dec. 27, 1820.
Nathan, b. Dec. 5, 1822.
628. Sarah Crane^ , (Robert G.,^ Silas,^ Henry,^
Henryi), married Charles Prindle and settled in Bethlehem,
Conn., where their children were born. Children :
1. Horace (Prindle).
2. Emeline (Prindle).
3. Sarah (Prindle).
4. Edwin (Prindle).
5. Mary (Prindle).
6. Joseph (Prindle).
7. Elizabeth (Prindle).
8. Charles (Prindle), ] t,vin«
9. Charlotte (Prindle) , j "^ '"^•
10. Isaac (Prindle).
11. James (Prindle).
62'.). Nathan Ckane'^ [-^4], (Eli,'* Silas,^ Henry,- Henryi),
married P^lizabeth Benton, and for some years resided in Durham,
Conn. In the year 1813 he disposed of his property and removed
to Westmoreland, N. Y. ; was a farmer. He died at Clinton,
N. Y., April 27, 1838. He took the freeman's oath at Durham,
Conn., April 7, 1800, and was among the last of the Crane
family to leave the town of Durham, which had been the birth-
place of so many of that family name. Children :
630—1. Eli Benton; d. at Westmoreland, N. Y., Sept., 1844, unm.
631—2. Mortimer N., b. Nov. 1, 1806.
632 — 3. Jesse; m. and went to Illinois, where he d. Jan. 8, 1839; no
633 — 4. Lois; d. at Westmoreland, N. Y., unm.
634 — 5. Elizabeth; d. at Ohio City, Ohio, Jan. 8, 1839, unin.
635 — 6. Hannah; m. and lived at Ohio City, Ohio, where she d. Jnly
3, 1839, leaving no children.
636. LvDiA Crane5 , (Eli,4 Silas, 3 Henry,^ Henry i),
married, Oct. <S, 17*J0, Fen Robinson, M.D., who was boru in
(iranville, Mass., Dec. 11, 1772. She died iu Chester, Meigs
Co., Ohio, April 11, 1847. He died there Dec. 7, 1838.
1. Sybil S. (Robinson), b. Feb. 2, 1801.
FIFTH GENEEATIOX. 97
2. Phineas C. (Robinson), b. March 4, ls03; m. G. T. Higly.
3. Eli (Kobinson), b. Dec. 29, 1804.
4. Louisa (Robinson), b. Oct. 13, 1807 ; ni. William Murray ; d. 1858.
5. Laurin CRobinson), b. .Ian. 3. 1813; m. E. A. Smith.
6. Don Carlos (Robinson), b. March 22, 1816.
7. Jesse (Robinson), b. Feb. 12, ISID.
8. Fen (Robinson), b. Dec. 22, 1822; m. Elizabeth Crawford.
637. Sybil S. Romxsox  ; m. William Rice, Oct. 6, 1825. He was
b. in New Hampsliire, Aug. 16, 1799, the son of Charles Rice.
He was a farmer and resided in Chester, Meigs Co., Ohio,
where they were ra. Mr. Rice d. Aug. 21, 1874; she d. April
8, 1877. Children :
1. Charles (Rice), b. 1826.
2. KatyH. (Rice), b. 1828.
8. Lydla. (Rice), b. 1829.
4. Susan (Rice), b. 1831.
5. Louisa (Rice), b. 1832.
6. Mary (Rice^, b. March 12, 1834.
7. William (Rice), b. 1836.
8. (Rice), b. 1837.
9. Fenn (Rice), b. 1839.
10. John (Rice), b. 1841.
638. M.uiY Rice  ; m. Frank E. Foster, Sept. 18, 18.56, at Chester,
Meigs Co., Ohio; settled in Athens, Athens Co., Ohio. Chil-
1. Infant (Foster), b. Sept. 26, 1857.
2. SoPiiRONiA Rice (Foster), b. Aug. 5, 1859.
3. Amy Whipi'le (Foster), b. Jan. 30, 1861.
4. Chaklks Rice (Foster), b. Nov. 22, 1862.
5. Sally I'okteu (Foster), b. April 19, 1864.
6. Eli Crane (Foster), b. Oct. 17, 1867.
7. Orinda L. Carpenter (Foster), b. Sept. 22, 1869.
8. Israel Moore (Foster), b. Jan. 12, 1873.
639. Jesse Crane^ [27.S], (Eli,^ Silas,^ Henry,^ Heuryi),
married Annie Parsons. He Avas a wheelwright by ti-ade. Set-
tled at Turin, N. Y., of which place his wife was a native. He
served in the War of 1812 and contracted a fever, from the
effects of which he died in 1813. Mr. Crane removed to Turin
about 1802. His widow afterwards removed to Denmark, where
she died in March, 1863. Children :
r,40— 1. Augustus, b. March 12, 1809.
G41— 2. Jesse, b. April 12, 1812.
642—3. Elina Ann.
643. Asa Crane^ [2«5] , ( Frederick,^ Silas,^ Henry,- Henry' ) ,
died in the town of Marcy, Oneida Co., N. Y., at the advanced
age of ninety odd years. Children :
644 — 1. George,
645—2. Isaac, }- resided at Marcy, N. Y
647. Eunice Ckane^ , (Frederick,-' Silas, ^ Henry, "^
Henry'), married Wilson. Children :
1. James (Wilson) ; Utica, N. Y.
2. Frederick (Wilson) ; Rochester, N. Y.
08 CRANE GENEALOGY.
G48. ZiNA Ckane^  , (Frederick,^ Silas,^ Heury /^ Henry i ) ,
married Harriet Hall; settled in Marcy, Oneida Co., N. Y. ; a
farmer. He died April 2, 1848, in Knox Co., 111. Children :
649 — 1. COKNELIA A.
(150—2. Edward; m. His wife d. Aug., 1893; no children.
fi51 — 3. Emma.
652—4. James Wilson.
653 — 5. Frances.
654—6. Henry; d. when a young man; buried at Ontario, 111.
655. Betsey Crane^ , (Frederick,4 Silas, 3 Henry,^
Heuryi). She went from Marcy to Rochester, N. Y., in the year
1819, and was there married to Fisher Bullard, March 5, 1820.
She died Oct. 28, 1875. Children :
1. Julia fBullard) ; m. George J. Whitney of Rochester, June 4,
1844, and now (1880) resides there.
2. Frances C. (Bullard) ; m. George W. Smith, Feb. 20, 1855, and
now (1880) resides in New York City.
656. Clarenda Crane-'' , (i:iihu,4 Henry,3 Henry,2
Henryi), married Joseph Summers of Milford, Conn., who had
been a soldier in the Revolutionary War. After the death of her
husband, which occurred in the year 1813, she went to live with
her daughter Julia, who married Henry B. Lee, at whose house she
died in 1833, and was buried in the old cemetery at Barkhamsted
Centre. During the last years of her life she became an invalid
and entirely lost her eyesight, but was tenderly cared for by her
children. Children :
1. Harriett (Summers), b. Jan. 20, 1793.
2. Julia (Summers), b. June 3, 1797.
657. Harriett Summers  ; m. Feb. 4, 1813, Joseph Burwell (son of
Daniel), b. Aug. 26, 1790; was a soldier in the 1812 War;
settled first in Milford, Conn., but early removed to Bark-
liamsted, where most, if not all, the children were b. He d.
April 20, 1847. She d. Aug. 26, 1865. Children :
1. Laura (Burwell), b. in Milford, Conn., May 15, 1815.
2. Sereno Dwight (Burwell), b. in Milford, Aug. 13, 1817 ;
d. July 9, 1891, unm.
3. Harriett (Burwell), b. Feb. 13, 1822.
4. Marion (Burwell), b. March 20, 1828.
5. Catharine Clarenda (Burwell), b. Jan. 22, 1836; m.
Horace A. Radford of Seymour, Conn., where they
658. Laura Burwell  ; m. William S. Mallory (a native of Wood-
bury, Conn., b. March 25, 1815), Nov. 20, l.s36. They lived,
at times in New Haven, New Hartford, Seymour, and I5ridge-
port, at which latter place he was drowned about the year
1864, and the widow went to reside with her daughter Ellen
in New York City. Children :
1. Ellen E. (Mallory), b. April 16, 1845, at Westville; d.
in New York City, July 13, 1889.
2. Marcus J. (Mallory), b. July 31, 1847, at New Hartford.
3. Edward F. (Mallory), b. Dec. 2, 1854, at Seymour.
FIFTH GENERATION. 99
659. Harriett Burweix  ; m. Dec. 25, is-H], James A. Stevens, a
uative of Naugatuck, Conu., b. Feb. 6, 1S21 ; resided in Sej'-
raour, Conn., where he d. Nov. 9, 1851. Children :
1. Edwin Alfred Hoi'kins (Stevens), b. March 5, l,s4S; d.
March 18, 1850.
2. Clara Mabel (Stevens), b. Aug. 10, 1S51.
After the death of Mr. Stevens th"e widow m. Wallace M.
Tnltle of Kenosha, Wis., at Seymour, Conn., ,Tau. 22, ls5:!.
In 1801 they removed to Kenosha, Wis., but the year follow-
ing removed to Chicago, where he was employed as foreman
in the machine shop of the Northwestern R. R. Co. Child :
3. Edwix Rollix (Tuttle), b. Oct. 28, 1857, at Seymour.
660. Marion Burwell  ; ra. James L. Spencer of Seymour, Conn.,
Dec. 23, 1849, and settled there. Children :
1. Charlotte E. (Spencer), b. April 5, is51 ; d. July 27,
2. WiLLARD (Spencer), b. Sept. 17, 1856.
3. Horace Radford (Spencer), b. March 20, 1858.
4. Mary Emily (Spencer), b. May 30, I860; m. Daniel W.
5. Edwin Lee (Spencer), b. Sept. 15, 1861.
6. Joseph Burwell (Spencer), b. Jan. 22, 1S(;4; d. Aug.
7. Henry W.^llace (Spencer), b. April 27, 1866.
8. Kate Suimmers (Spencer), b. Oct. 11, 1868.
661. Julia Summers  ; m. Henry Bradley Lee, .Tan. 10, ls26. He
was b. July 22, 1800, in Granby, Conn., son of David Lee, a
native of Farmington, Conn., a soldier of the Revolution and
great-grandson of John Lee, one of the pioneers of Farming-
ton, b. in Essex Co., England, in 1620, came to America 1634,
proprietor at Farmington 1644. Mr. and Mrs. Lee lived and
d. in Pleasant Valley, Barkhamsted, Conn. "Sir. Lee was called
to occupy many places of public trust by his fellow-citizens,
and was Avidely and favorably known and respected. She d.
Feb. 13, 1835. He then, Sept. 17. 1835, m. Mary Goodwin
Austin of New Hartford, Conn. She d. Dec. 4, l,s63. He m.
3d, Annis Case. April 6, 1864, widow of Orsemus Ransom of
Barkhamsted. He d. Sept. 17, 1865. He and his five sons
voted for Lincoln in 1860. Children :
1. Henry Bryan (Lee), b. Oct. 10, 1826.
2. William Wallace (Lee), b. July 20, l,s2s.
3. Edwin Rutiiven (Lee), b. Feb. 7, 1830; d. Nov. 14, 1831.
4. Catharine Brown (Lee), b. Nov. 26, 1831; d. Feb. 8,
5. Edwin Ruthven (Lee), b. April 2.s, 1833.
6. James Austin (Lee), b. Jan. 11, 1837.
7. DA\aD Bradley (Lee), b. March 24, 1838.
8. Julia Elizabeth (Lee), b. Jan. 13, 1840; m. James L.
Flint; reside in New Britain, Conn. ; no children.
()62. Henry Bryan Lee  ; m. Arre Ann Hocum, daughter of Stiles
Hocum of Tolland, Mass., Nov., 1851; settled in New Hart-
ford; removed to Derby, Conn., in 1859. In 1861 he enlisted
as sergeant in Co. F, 7th Reg., Conn. Vols. ; served two years
or more; promoted to lieut. and was killed in battle at Deep
Run, Va., Aug. 16, ls(i4; was buried on the field by the enemy
and his grave is unknown. Children :
1. Henry Stilks (Lee), b. March, 1853; d. same month.
2. Ellen Elvira (Lee), b. May, 1854.
3. Emma Jane (Lee), b. Aug., 1856.
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4. Charles Dennison (Lee), b. Sept. 28, 1858; crushed
under a locomotive, d. Dec. 5, 1881.
5. Marlv Augusta (Lee), b. Feb. 5, 1861.
(J(;3. William Waixace Lee  ; m. Mary Jane Carrington, b. July
24, 1851, at Ansonia, Conn. She was b. in Westville, Aug. lU,
1833, dan. of Samuel and Asenath Carrington. Mr. Lee is a
skilled mechanic and machinist, also engineer. Has lived at
times in Winsted, Guilford, Hartford, Derby, Bridgeport, New
Haven, but for the past 20 years or more has made his home in
Meriden. Has held various offices of public trust Avhere he
has resided ; served several terms as alderman and member
of the Conn. Legislature; an active Republican and temper-
ance advocate; has been Grand Master of the Free Masons
as well as Odd Fellows, also member of the Grand Lodge of
the U. S. He delivered the centennial historical address of
his native town in 1879 and published the proceedings in book
form. Has frequently delivered addresses at celebrations and
on Memorial Days, and for several years engaged on the Lee
family history; delivered the address at a meeting of that
family held in Hartford, Aug. 5 and 6, 1884; prepared and
published the proceedings of the same. Enlisted in the late
war, but was rejected on account of an arm which was not
properly set when broken, although he made several attempts
to get into the service. Children :
1^ Charles Carrington (Lee), b. in Bridgeport, April 14,
1854; d. May 14, 1854.
2. WiLLL^i W.iLLACK (Lcc), b. in Westville, Oct. 12, 185(5;
d. Sept. 18, 1858.
3. George Henry (Lee), b. in Derby, Sept. 18, 1861; d.
Nov. 26, 1861.
4. Jennhs Jay' (Lee), b. in Meriden, May 14, 1864; m. Jan.
1, 1884, Edwin E. Smith of Meriden, where they reside.
1. Isabel Lee (Smith), b. Dec. 3, 1884.
Edwin Ruthven Lee , unm. ; was by trade a machinist ; was
for several years employed at Colt's Armory. Hartford, Conn.,
also at Sharpe's Rifle Factory. An ardent Republican and in
1860 took the stump for Lincoln. Raised a company of men
and was commissioned Captain Co. D, 11th Reg., Conn. Vols. ;
served in the Burnside Expedition and was killed in battle at
New Berne, N. C, March 14, 1862, the body was brought
home and laid to rest in the family lot at Pleasant Valley, Conn.
664. Jajies Austin Lee  ; m. 1873, Julia, dan. of Thomas Brooks
of New Hartford, Conn., and widow of Austin Dickinson of
New Britain, Conn. He served some time as sutler in the
army. She d. in 1876, and he m. 2d, Sarah Pratt, then
widow Kellogg, in 1878. He d. Oct. 12, 1883. Children :
1. Julia (Lee), b. 1874; d. Oct. 18, 1883.
2. MiNNER (Lee), b. 1875; d. in infancy.
3. Hen-ry Bradley (Lee), b. March, 1880; d. Oct. 16, 1883.
665. David Bradley' Lee  : m. Belle Waterman of Beloit, Wis.
He was quartermaster of the 19th Conn. Vols., and promoted
to brigade Q. M., with rank of major; gave more than three
years' service, and at the close of the war received an honor-
able discharge. In 1866 he removed to St. Louis, Mo., where
for many years he has been a very successful lawyer.
Although many times solicited to accejjt public honors has
always preferred to remain aloof from public office. Children :
1. Edwin Waterman (Lee).
2. Wayne (Lee).
FIFTH GENFUATION. 101
666. Zelek CranrS  , ( Johu,4 Henry,^ Henry,^ Henry' ) ,
married Sally Chalker and emigrated to New York State aliout
1791 or 1792. They had three daughters and two sons. In the
distribution of his mother's estate, June 24, 1790, he had six
acres of land at the Dead Hills, so called, in Guilford. He lieiug
the eldest son had the larger share in his father's estate, besides
having to look after the portion which fell to his brother Timothy
B., their lauds joining. Mr. Crane first settled on a farm in the
town of Hopewell, about two miles south of what is now tlie
village of CUfton Springs, Ontario Co., and here his children
were born. About the year 1805 the family removed to Cauau-
daigua, a town in the same county, wliere Mr. Crane died tlie
following year. The widow died at Hopewell in 1848, whither
she and her children had returned after the death of Mr. Crane.
667—1. Sally, b. about 1796; m. Eeuben Hill.
668—2. Orkin D., b. about 1798 ; m. Warner.
669—3. Polly, b. about 1800; m. John B. Crosby.
670—4. M.iLiNDA, b. about 1802 ; m. Theodore Crosby.
671—5. Lyman, b. May 23, 1804.
672. Elam Cranes j-303], (John,^ Henry,^ Henry,^ Henryi),
was born in Durham, Conn., where he received Oct. 6, 1788, from
his mother's estate, six acres of land at Dead Hills, so called, in
Guilford, to this was added in 1790, June 24, his portion from
the estate of his father. About this time he married Anna Bishop
of Connecticut. She died Jan., 1798, leaving two sons and a
daughter. He then married Grace Clark, a native of Granville,
Mass. She died Dec. 29, 1844. Mr. Crane very soon after his
marriage with Miss Bishop removed to New York and settled in
Ontario County, which was then comparatively a new country for
settlers. Here he immediately took the lead in educational mat-
ters, a log house was built and fitted up for the purpose, and jNIr.
Crane was employed to teach the first school in the county, and
for many years continued iu that occupation, gaining quite an
honorable reputation as a promoter of everything pertaining to a
high standard of moral and intellectual training. His noble and
worthy example proved of great service in shaping the individual
character of that community. He died Nov. 27, LS50, at Canau-
daigua. He was a graduate of Yale College, and a member of
the Society of Friends at the time of liis death. He was also a
member of the first grand jury empanelled in Ontario Co., N. Y.
673—1. John, b. Aug. 22, 1792; ra. Amy Smith, and d. Nov. 8, 1873.
674—2. C.iL%TN, b. July 20, 1794; m. Kachel Berger ; lived in Adrian,
675—3. Clarrlssa, b. 1796; d.
676—4. Orpha, b. Dec. 25, 1800; m. Renbeu Beeraan ; d. Feb. 23,
677—5. Marclv, b. April 16, 1805; m. Joshua Thompson; lived iu
102 CRANE GENEALOGY.
078—6. Edwap.d H., b. April 27, 1807; d. at Farmington, N. Y., Feb.
679—7. S.vi,i'y, b. Oct. 8, 1809; d. at South Bristol, Feb. 10, 1847.
080—8. George H., b. Sept. 6, 1811 ; m. and lived at South Bristol.
081 — 9. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 15, 1813 ; m. and lived in Shortsville, N. Y.
082-10. Elam W., b. Jan. 30, 1816; m. and lived in Fenton, Mich.
G83-11. Abigail C, b. April 24, 1820; d. June 20, 1848.
684-12. Joseph C, b. March 20, 1822; d. Feb. 13, 1848.
685. Timothy Botchford Crane-'^ , (John,'* Henry,^
Henry,2 Henryi), received from his fatlier's estate land on north
end of Park's Hill, so called, in Durham, Conn. Married 1st,
Sarah Teller and settled in New York City, where five of his
eldest children were born. He removed about 1813 to Paterson,
N. J., where his other children were born. Here the death of
his first wife occurred, and in Feb., 1827, he married 2d, Maria
Ryerson, a native of New York City, and sister of the late Martin
Ryersou of Chicago, 111., by whom he had four children. Mr.
Crane's occupation was that of an architect and builder, and con-
ducted an extensive business both in New York City and Pater-
son, N. J. He died Sept. 10, 1845. He must have left Durham,
Conn., in 1795, for at that time he deeded away a part of his land
there, and in 1801, being then of New York City, executed two
more deeds of property, at that time the last of his possessions in
Durham. Children :
68G— 1. Thomas Jekfeksox, b. Aug. 11, 1801, in New York City.
687—2. Joiix :\1ai)IS()n, h. July 15,^1803, in New York City.
688—3. Claiuussa, b. Sept. 9, 1805, iu New York City.
689—4. ConxELiA Cllxtox, b. 1807, in Ncav York City.
690—5. Hexuy Camp, b. 1810, in New York City; had son Edward.
691—6. Sakaii Elizaiieth, b. 1813, in Paterson, N. J.
692—7. Urin D., b. 1815, in Paterson, N. J.
693—8. Timothy Isaac, b. 1817, in Paterson, N. J.
694 - 9. George W., b. 1820 ; settled at Philadelphia, Pa. ; no children.
695-10. Fraxklin, b. Feb. 13, 1828.
696-11. Jaxe Abkjail, b. 1829; d. at Chicago, June, 1883, num.
697-12. Richard Teller, b. May 15, 1832.
698-13. Charles Squire, b. March 21, 1834.
699. Rachel Crane"^ , (Henry,^ Henry,3 Heni-y,^
Henryi), married Robert Dier at Sauquoit, N. Y., in 1813, and
died at Loughboro, Ontario, Jan. (>, 1875, nearly 95 years of age.
700. Mary Axx (Dier), b. Aug. 22, 1818; m. Asa Phillips at Granby,
N. Y., Sept. 13, 1840. He was a native of Marcellns, N. Y.
They removed to Ontario, Canada, where he was school com-
missioner. Of late years he has resided in Violet. Children :
1. William H. II. (Phillips), b. at Loughboro, Ontario,
July 25, 1841; graduate of Wesleyan University,
Middletown, Conn., 1865; Heidelberg, Germany, 1868.
Teacher at Wilbraham, Mass.
2. Robert E. (Phillips), b. June 6, 1848; chemist at Ful-
ton, N. Y.
3. Ordelia (Phillips), b. March 25, 1847.
4. Ann Amelia (Phillips), b. May 29, 1850.
FIFTH OENERATION. 108
5. Rachki. Cuanf, (riiillips), b. Feb. 5, 1854.
6. H. Bkadway (Phillips), b. June 29, 1856.
7. Josephine (rhillips), b. April 26, 1863; cl. May 12, 1866.
701. Henry CraneS , (Henry,4 Henry,3 IIem-y,2
Henryi), married Oetavia Huugerford of Litchfield, Herkimer
Co., N. y.. May 29, 1811. He was a farmer and settled at Sau-
qiioit, Oueida Co., N. Y., where he died Aug. 13, 1850. She
was born Jan., 1790; died June 1, 1840. He married a second
wife by whom he had a son James A. Children all l)orn in Sau-
quoit. Mr. Crane was a strong, robust man, nearly six feet in
height, and always walked with a military bearing. A very suc-
cessful as well as worthy farmer. Children :
702—1. Alexander Hamilton, b. Marcli 8, 1812; d. April, 1878.
70.S— 2. Mary, b. Feb. 26, 1814; d. March, 1857.
704—3. John M., b. June 4, 1816; d. May 9, 1872.
705—4. Geor(1e, b. July 4, 1818; m. Mary Brown; d. June 2, 1850;
706—5. Lucy, b. Oct. 13, 1820; d. Nov., 1855.
707—6. Charles Henry, b. Feb. 5, 1823.
708—7. James N., b. Nov. 23, 1827; d. Dec. 16, 1831.
709—8. Sarah E., b. Aug. 30, 1830; m. F. M. Doolittle of Paris,
Oneida Co., N. Y. ; no children.
710-9. James Anson, b. April 13, 1846; d. 1850.
711. Ptkebe CraneS , (Henry,^ Henry,^ Henry,^
Henry^), married Nicholas Giles, and settled in Paris, ()iieid:i
Co., N. Y., where she died Oct., 1850. Children:
1. Mary (Giles),
2. EusEBius (Giles).
3. Anna (Giles).
4. Henry (Giles).
712. Judge John Crane^ , (Henry,^ Henry,^ Henry,^
Henryi), married Priscilla Jones Eddy, Nov. 19, 1829, at Fre-
donia, N. Y. She was born in Hoosick Falls, N. Y., June 21,
1809, and died at Fredonia, Dec. 28, 1878. He was a graduate
of Yale College, class of 1812 ; a lawyer by profession, having
studied law at Whitestown, N. Y., with Judge Gould. In LSI 7
he went to Fredonia and there began the practice of his profes-
sion. He at one time having as an associate in his law j^ractice
Hon. Daniel G. Guernsey, and subsequently the Hon. James
Mullett, the partnership with the latter continuing until iNIr.
Crane's appointment as County Judge, about the year 1822. He
was an active and influential citizen, having for several years
previous to the above appointment, held the otttce of .Justice of
the Peace and Supreme Court Commissioner, as well as l)eing an
efficient member of the Presbyterian Church at Fredonia. He
was the first Secretary of the Board of Trustees (jf tlie Fredonia
Academy. The first institution of the kind incoi-porated in Cliau-
tauqua County, and now one of the most fiourishing iiiid pronii-
uent institutions in western New York. This office he held about
104 CRANE GENEALOGY.
35 years and until compelled on account of the infirmities of age
to resign. He died at Fredonia, much lamented, May 18, 1860.
713—1. John Eddy, b. Sept. 26, 1830; d. of consumption, Oct. 9,
714—2. Henry Douglass, b. Sept. 25, 1831 ; residing in Buffalo, 1889 ;
d. June 18, 1894, unm.
715—3. Cornells Fkancls, b. Feb. 14, 1833.
716—4. Mary Eliza, b. April 20, 1835. Graduated at a female semi-
nary, Utica, N. Y. ; teacher at Clinton, Iowa, for 20 years ;
d. April 29, 1889. At time of lier death was principal of
11th Avenue school, and had been for six years. She was
widely known and universally respected.
717 — 5. Carlton Todd, b. Sept. 8, 1837; was a grocer, Troy, Ohio;
718—6. Clarence A., b. Dec. 18, 1839; Capt. Co. I. 112 N. Y. Vols.,
1861-65, in field service three years in Dept. Va., N. C,
and in the Dept. of the South; 1889, residing at Randolph,
N. Y.,; d. Nov. 5, 1893.
719—7. Fred Curtis, b. Dec. 7, 1848; d. -July, 1887.
720. Aaron Crane^ , (Ebenezer,-'> John,'' Elienezer,^
John, 2 Henryi), married Sibyl Adkins, Oct. 25, 1804, at Hart-
land, Conn., and settled there. She was born Oct. 2, 17<S5. He
was a blacksmith by trade; served in the War of 1812; was
stationed in New York. He died at Hartland, Oct. 3, 1871.
She died there Jan. 25, 1875. Children :
721—1. Denison, b. Aug. 14, 1805; m. Nancy Coe, Aug. 4, 1829;
had Marilla, b. June 5, 1830; d. July 2, 1830. Resided in
Barkhamsted, Conn., where he was b.
722—2. Austin, b. Jan. 3, 1807, in Hartland.
723—3. Sus.vN, b. May 7, 1808, in Hartland.
724—4. Aaron W., b. Nov. 12, 1813, in Barkhamsted.
725—5. AuBELiA S., b. Nov. 18, 1819, in Hartland.
726. Arnold Crane^ , (Ebenezer,^ John,"* Ebenezer,^
John, 2 Henryi), married Elizabeth Snath at Burlington, Conn.,
where he settled and carried on blacksmi thing. He died there
March 11, 1871, aged 84 years. She died July 2, 1863, aged 75
years. Children :
727—1. Elizabeth, b. April 27, 1810; unm.
728—2. William, b. April 22, 1812.
729—3. Lois, b. Oct. 21, 1815; m. Ansel Bratt; residence, Bristol,
730—4. John, b. Jan. 1, 1819.
731 — 5. Baciiel, b. May 19, 1821 ; m. Francis Bathbun of Bristol,
732. NiROM Crane« , (Daniel,'^ Daniel,'' Ebenezer,^
John,^ Henryi), married Anna Ooodrich of Berlin, Conn., JMarch
20, 1806. She was sister to the late Deacon Cyprian (Goodrich
of that place, where she was born P^eb. 10, 1787, He not long
after his marriage removed to the then western country, New
York, and settled in Yates County, following the occupation of
farmer. He died in Penn Yan, April 0, 1845. Tlie Avi(h>w died
Nov. 22, 1864.
734—2. CvPRLiN G.
735—3. Emma Louisa.
736 — 4. Arabel.
739—7. NiROM Marium, b. Dec. 13, 1828.
106 CRANE GENEALOGY,
740. Horatio Grans'^ , (Damel,-'^ Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^
John,2 Henryi), married Catherine Chissom, who was born in
Penn Yan, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1793. Removed to Michigan and
located not far from Ypsilanti, where he died. Chiklren :
741_1. Alma S., b. Oct. 10, 1811.
742—2. Hamilton H., b. Feb. 10, 1814.
743_3. Georgr W., b. July 1, 1816.
744_4. CiiAitLKS H., b. Nov. 26, 1818; lias son Morton; lives near
745_5. Wemplk H., b. June 29, 1824.
746—6. AViLLiAM R., b. Sept. 28, 1828.
747. Eli Crane^ , (Daniel,^ Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^ John,^
Heuryi), maxried at Milo, Yates Co., N. Y., Patience Champlain.
She was a native of Vermont, and was born Oct. 15,- 1792; died
at Addison, Mich., May 2, 1869. Mr. Crane served in tlie War
of 1812, being for a time stationed at Niagara. He settled at
Bath, N. Y., where he died March 30, 1826." Children :
748—1, Daniel C, b. May 14, 1817, at Bath, N. Y.
750. Daniel Crane^ , (Elias,^ Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^
John,^ Henryi), married Clarissa Stevens and settled at Clinton,
Conn. ; was a ship carpenter by trade. He died May 20, 1859,
of consumption, aged 67 years. Belonged to the Connecticut
militia and served in the War of 1812. Children :
751—1. Emely Louisa, b. Dec. 26, 1814.
752-2. Mary Electa, b. Sept. 8, 1817.
753. Emily Crane"  , (Elias,^ Daniel,^ Ebeuezer,^ John,2
Henryi), married John Moore, Feb. 22, 1815. He was son of
Joshua and Lucretia Moore of Lyme, now East Lyme, Conn.
About the year 1822 the family removed to Westbrook, Conn.,
where Mr. Moore died Sept. 26, 1831, at the age of 41 years.
She died March 17, 1871, aged 77. Children:
1. John Alexander (Moore), b. March 1, 1816, at Lyme; m.
Almira Post; went to Toledo, Ohio.
2. Ellvs Crane (Moore), b. Aug. 23, 1817, at Lyme; d. Nov. 1,
3. Emily Louisa (Moore), b. April 12, 1819, in Lyme; d. Oct. 16,
4. Rev. William Henry (Moore), b. Aug. 24, 1820, in Lyme; in
1882 a Congregational minister at Ha^rtford, Conn.
5. Ellvs Crane (Moore), b. May 31, 1822, at Westbrook; went to
South Toledo, O.
6. Mary Elizaheth (Moore), b. Dec. 8, 1823, at Westbrooli ; m.
George E. Spencer; d. Feb. 8, 1865.
7. Alfred Coates (Moore), b. May 2, 1825, at Westbrool^; went
to Toledo, 0.
8. Emlly Louisa (Moore), b. Oct. 8, 1826, at Westbrooli; d. Feb.
9. James Francis (Moore), b. June 1, 1828, at Westbrook ; d. Sept.
SIXTH GENERATION. 107
10. Charles Augustx^s (Moore), b. Nov. 14, 1829, at Westbrook,
where for a time lie lived. He subsequently resided in New
11. Geokge C. (Moore), b. Aug. 18, 1831, at Westbrook; lives in
754. Mary Crane^ , (Elias,''^ Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^ John,2
Henry^), married Capt. Benjamin Wright. She died from a
paralytic stroke in Clinton, Conn., April 14, l.S.So, aoed S4 years
and 5 mouths. Children :
1. Charles (Wright).
2. Eliza (Wright).
3. Susan (Wright).
4. Amellv P. (Wright).
5. Harriet (Wright).
6. Benjamin (Wright).
7. William Henry (Wright).
755. Eliza Maritta Crane^ , (Elias,^ Daniel, ^ Eben-
ezer,3 John,^ Henry^), married Philip Gr. Hill at Killingworth,
now Clinton, Conn., Jan. 25, 1825. He was born Oct. 31, 1792,
and died April 29, 1876. She died Jan. 11, 1858, aged 57 years.
Both buried at Westbrook, Conn. Children :
1. Albert Mortlmer (Hill), b. March 25, 1826.
2. Edwin AvGrsTUs (Hill), b. March 31, 1828.
3. Ann Maria (Hill), b. May 19, 1829.
4. Eleanor Lovesa (Hill), b. Dec. 2, 1830.
5. Emily Moore (Hill), b. March 18, 1832; d. Nov. 20, 1846.
6. Catharine Arelia (Hill), b. June 27, 1835.
756. Albert Mortimer Hill  ; m. Mary Ann Dibble of Westbrook,
Conn., Nov. 25, 1859. Child:
1. Marietta Eliza (Hill), b. Nov. 29, 1860; m. William
Champion of Lyme, Conn.
757. Edwin Augustus Hill  ; m. Cornelia Ann Jones of West-
brook, Aug. 27, 1862. Childreu :
1. Rosa Maria (Hill), b. March 21, 1864.
2. Edwin riiiLii. (Hill), ) ,3. j„i 20, 1865.
3. George Mortimer (Hill), i •'
4. Fanny Cornelia (Hill), b. March 26, 1868.
5. BoLAND Erastus (Hill), b. Nov. 5, 1871.
6. Jared Franklin (Hill), b. Sept. 14, 1877.
758. Ann Maria Hill  ; m. Leveret T. Linsley of Branford, Conn.,
March 16, 1852. He d. March 12, 1855, and she m. Gilbert II.
Linsley, Nov. 29, 1858. Children:
1. Ebenneser (Linsley), b. Jan. 8. 1853; d. April 26, 1853.
2. Eliza Rosetta (Linsley), b. March 12, 1854; d. May 7,
3. Russell Lee (Linsley), b. Feb. 21, 1861.
4. Skymore Gilbert (Linsley), \ ^ ^ ^^ ^^^.-^
5. Dora Maria (Linsley), i
6. Ellkx Maiiietta (Linsley), b. Aug. 5, 1868.
7. Sakaii Eliza (Linsley), b. July 7, 1872.
8. Malaciu Hill (Linsley), b. Nov. 20, 1874.
108 CRANE GENEALOGY.
759. Eleanor Louesa Hill  ; m. Russell K. Spencer of Westbrook,
Conn., March 23, 1851. Children :
1. Walter (Spencer), ta. July 11, 1853; d. Oct. 7, 1872.
2. Thomas (Spencer), b. Jan. 16, 185G.
760. Catharine A. Hill [G] ; ra. Charles R. Stannard of Westbrook,
Conn., Jan. 5, 1865. Children :
1. Charles Henry (Stannard), b. Feb. 18, 1866, d. Sept.
2. Nancy Stokes (Stannard), b. July 5, 1867.
3. Lena Augusta (Stannard), b. March 18, 1870.
4. Charles Allen (Stannard), b. Jan. 14, 1873.
5. Reuben Albert (Stannard), b. Jan. 23, 1877; d. March
761. Charlotte Crane^ , (Ellas, ^ Daniel,^ Ebeiiezer,^
Joliu,2 Heuryi), married Nathan Merrill. She died Aug. 26,
1888, aged 85 years. At her funeral a large number of relatives
and friends gathered to pay their last respects to one whose mem-
ory they cherished. More than 50 relatives, none as distant as
a cousin, followed her to her last resting place. Had fourteen
children ; one of them, Nathan, resided at Old Saybrook, Conn.
762. Elias CraneS  , (Ellas,^ Daniel,^ Ebenezer,3 John,2
Henryi), married Adeline Buell. Had one daughter.
1. Dfaax a.
763. William Henry Crane^ , (Elias, ^ Daulel,^ Eben-
ezer,3 John,^ Henry^), married Sylvia Barker. He died March,
1834, aged 27 years, and his widow married a Mr. Jordan and
has lived in Texas, Colorado, and Oregon. Child :
1. Ann Eliza; m. Robert McCombe and settled at Seattle, Wash.
764. John Rossiter Crane^ , (Ellas, ^ Dauiel,^ Eben-
ezer,3 John,^ Henryi), married Delia Wheeler of Syracuse, N. Y.
He died April 28, 1849, aged 38 years. Child :
765. Mandane Frederika, b. Jan. 27, 1842, at Clinton, Conn.
766. Ann Maria Crane^ , (Elias,^ Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^
John, 2 Heuryi), married Henry Talntor, Esq., Aug., 1834, and
settled in CUnton, Conn., where she died Nov. 11, 1891.
1. Grace Agnes (Taintor), b. Aug., 1835.
2. Henry Reuben (Taintor), b. Nov., 1840; d. June, 1844.
3. Mary Almira (Taintor), b. July, 1845.
4. Charles Henry (Taintor), b. Aug., 1847.
767. Grace Agnes Taintor  ; m. .Tune, 1860, Wester C. Higgins
, of Norwich, Conn., where they now (1894) reside. Children :
1. Ada Mary (Higgins), b. Dec. 26, 1861; m. Sept. 14,
1892, Edward D. Griffin of Hamburg, Conn.
2. Grace Taintor (Higgins), b. Feb. 23, 1866.
3. Susan Montgomery (Higgins). b. May 26, 1868.
4. Henry Silas (Higgins) , b. June 7, 1870 ; m. Lucy Porter
Warner, Oct. 17, 1894.
SIXTH GENERATION. 109
5. Edwin Wi:stku (Higgius), b. July 2, 1.S74.
6. John Mitchell (Higgins), b. Sept. 7, 187(i.
768. Gkack Taintok Hkuuns  ; m. Oct. 17, 1888, Charles A. Van
Densen, Jr., of Hudson, N. Y. Children:
1. Leslik Marshall (Van Deusen), b. May ir>, l.s'.io.
2. UONALD liiGGiNS (Van Deusen), b. July (I, is'Jl.
769. Susan Montgomery Higgins  ; m. Frederick W. Lester of
Norwich, Conn., June 7, 1893. Child :
770 1. Grace Taintor (Lester), b. Oct. 10, 1894.
771. David Dibble Crane^ , (Beujamia,"' Daiiifl,-'
Ebenezer,3 Johu,^ Henryi), married Catheriue Hardeubrook of
New York City about 1818. He and his brother Charles were
engaged as flour merchants on West Street, New York City. He
was also a sea captain; died June 19, 1872. He outlived all his
children excepting his son George. Children :
Henrietta; m. Francis S. Turner, and had two daughters:
Emma and Fanny.
Catherine; m. Charles , and had one dan. : Catherine.
George ; who lived at 222 Spring Street, Xew York City.
778. John Russell Crane^ , (Benjamin, ^ Daniel,^
P^beuezer,^^ John,- Henryi), married Eliza, daughter of Dr. John
Montgomery, in New York City in 1822. He was a sea captain
and a skilful and daring navigator. It is related that about the
year 1840 he crossed the ocean in an iron steamer measuring only
ten feet in width. He died Nov. 3, 1854. Children :
779—1. Russell, b. March 27, 1824.
780—2. WiLLiAJi :\1()NT(;()MERY, b. April 30, l,s26; d. of yellow fever
at Galveston, Texas, Aus. 18, 1S44.
781—3. Eliza, b. Oct., 1828.
782. Henrietta Crane*' , (Benjamin,^'' Daniel,'* El)en-
ezer,3 John,^ Henry'), married John Hardeubrook of New York
about the jear 1827, and died in 1887. Child :
1. Benjajhn C. (Hardenbook) ; was with A. T. Stewart & Co.
783. Benjamin Crane*' , (Benjamin, ^ Daniel, •* P^benezer,^
John, 2 Henryi), married Jay Mary Hutchings of New York City,
where she was born Nov. 11, 1805. He began business in New-
York City, but about 1836 he went to Baltimore, Md., and was
there engaged in trade, making silk goods a specialt\', being a
large importer of that class of merchandise. Here he died ( )ct.
27, 1864. Jay Mary (Hutchings) Crane died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Mary H. Todd, Tarrytown, N. Y., April 20.
1879, and w^as buried in Greenmouut Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
784—1. John H., b. April, 1830, in New York City; d. Sept. 29, l8.-;9,
in Baltimore, Md,
110 CRANE GENEALOGY.
785_2. Caroline R., b. March 8, 1832, in Clinton, Conn. ; d. Nov. 6,
1877, in NeAV York.
78(i— 8. Benjamin Tranklin, b. 1831, in Clinton, Conn.
787—4. Mary Hutchings, b. July 17, 1834; m. Albert Todd.
788—5. Charles, b. Aug. 18, 183(5, in Baltimore, Md.
789. PiiEBE Crane'5 , (Timothy,^ Dauiel,** Ebeuezer,^
Jolin,^ Heuryi), married Abel Jones of Westbrook, Conn., July
3, 1817. Five children were born unto them ; all grew to maturi-
ty, married, and, so far as known, were alive March 21, 1890.
She died in Westbrook, Feb. 2, 1882. Children :
1. Polly Smith (Jones), b. Sept. 12, 1818.
2. Timothy- Crane (Jones), b. Jan. 9, 1820.
3. Grace Amelia (Jones), b. June 3, 1828.
4. William Zabulon (Jones), b. Nov. 5, 1831.
5. Phebe Henrietta (Jones), b. Oct. 25, 1834.
790. Hon. Samuel Crane^ , ( Augustus, ^ Elisha,^
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), married Eunice Wing at
Rochester, N. Y., May 2, 1825, and settled at Prescott, Ontario,
Canada, and became engaged in the forwarding business, asso-
ciating himself with one of the most influential and popular firms
in that line of business on the St. Lawrence River. Mr. Crane
was prospered and acquired a large property, but the failure of
the firm in 1857 swept away his fortune, and being stricken with
paralysis died Nov. 13, 1858. From 1840 to 1844 Mr. Crane
represented the counties of Leeds and Granville in the Canadian
House of Commons; was in 1849 made a member of the legisla-
tive assembly of Canada for life, thereby acquiring the title of
Honorable. Children :
791—1. Rowland Sidney, b. Nov. 1(J, ls2(); d. March 27, 1827.
792-2. .ToANNA, b. Jan. 13, 1830; d. April 28, 1834.
793—3. Frances Eliza, b. June 17, 1832; m. Edwin Jones; lived in
Prescott, Ontario; no children.
794—4. Hknuy, b. Dec 29, 1833; d. Au^-. 5, 1834.
795—5. Henrietta, b. Feb. 18, 1835.
7!)(i_r,. Alice, b. April 24, 1837.
7!)7— 7. Ann Eliza, b. Feb. 11. 1839; d. Feb. 29, 1839.
798-8. Isabella, b. July 21, 1840.
799—9. Ann Elizabeth, b. June 11, 1842; d. Ana. 29, 1843.
800-10. Vivian, b. Jan. 5, 1844.
801. Lydia Crane^ , ( Augustus, •'"> Elisha,^ Nathaniel, 3
Theophilus,^ Heuryi), married Hammond at Windsor,
Conn., in 1814, and soon settled in Gorham, Ontario Co., N. Y.
She died in Rochester, N. Y., May, 1885. Children:
1. Samuel G. (Hammond), b. Jan., 1819; m. in Marlboroiiirh,
Mass.. in 1846, and carried on shoe business; d. at Feather
River, Cal., Nov., 1869.
2. Henrietta (Hammond), b. Nov., 1821 ; m. and lived in Roches-
ter, N. Y.
3. Nathaniel (Hammond), b. June, 1822; served in government
office in Canada for several years ; d. in Sherman, Texas,
SIXTH GENERATION. Ill
802. Cynthia Ckane^ , (Augustus,'^ Elisha,'* Nathaniel, 3
Theopliilus,2 Henry'), married Norman Minor, and resided at
Windsor, Conn. Children :
1. Sydney (Minor).
2. Celia (Minor).
3. Isadore (Minor).
803. LuciNDA Crane'' , (Augustus, ^ Elisha,4 Nathaniel,-'
Theophilus,2 Henryi), married, Oct., 1832, at Ontario, N. Y.,
Robert W. Henry. He was a native, of New Jersey, and l)()rn
Nov. 4, 1808; a farmer, and died at Ontario, Dec, 1847. Chil-
dren born in Ontario, N. Y. :
1. Robert W. (Henry), b. June 10, 1835; served three years dur-
ing the late war ; by profession a lawyer.
2. Virginia (Henry), b. Nov. 24, 1841 ; d. May, 1842.
3. George R. (Henry), b. June 9, 1843; farmer; P. O. address,
1890, Chapinville, N. Y.
«04. AYiLLiAM Crane^ , (Rufus,^'- Elisha,^ Nathaniel,^
Theophilus,^ Henryi), married Ann J. Ball. She was a native
of Massachusetts, and born about 1791. He was a shoemaker
and removed to Tioga, N. Y. He served in the War of 1812.
He died in 1826. She died at Port Huron, Mich., March 3,
1874, whither she had gone with her children. Children :
805 -1. HiR.^JVi. b. 1817; d. unm. in 1854.
806-2. Maria L., b. April 7, 1819.
807 — 3. EeizaAnn; d. iinm.
808. Sally CraneS , (Rufus,^ Elisha,-* Nathaniel,3
Theophilus,^ Henryi), married John Nettleton, April, 1813, and
settled in Killing-worth, where she was born. Mr. Nettleton was
born Oct. 2, 1783, also in Killingworth, and served in the War
of 1812, with rank of sergeant. He was a farmer and died
March 19, 1852. Children all born in Killingworth. Mrs.
Nettleton lived to a rare old age, being over 98 years old at her
death in 1890. She was the last resident of the Crane name in
Killingworth. Children :
1. Willia>i C. (Nettleton), b. Feb. 3, 1814.
2. Elisha C. (Nettleton), b. Aug. 28, 1817.
3. John C. (Nettleton), b. April 5, 1827.
4. Sarah E. (Nettleton), b. July 28, 1830.
809. Elizabeth or Betsey Crane^ , (Ruf us,"- Elisha,''
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi , married Bradley Cntlin of
Harwinton, Litchfield Co., Conn., where she died lenviug out-
1. Samuel (Catlin) ; d. some years since leaving one child, a daugh-
ter, Genio by name.
810. Capt. RuFUs Crane" , (Rufus.-- Elisha.' X:ithaiiirl.3
Theophilus, 2 Henryi), manied Sabra AYilcox in l.S2(i. She was
112 CRANE GENEALOGY.
born July 14, 1804, and died at Killiugworth, April 6, 1882,
aged 77 years. Lived on Chestnut Hill in western part of Killing-
worth. He was a carpenter and joiner, and noted for his quaint
jokes. He died in Killing-worth, Feb. 6, 1885, aged 84 years.
811—1. Sakaii Almika, b. Oct. 10, 1827.
812-2. Eliza Adelett, b. April 1, 1829; m. Charles Robinson.
813—3. John Nettleton, b. Nov. 22, 1831.
814—4. Charles Austin, b. Sept. 23, 1833; m. ,Tane Miller.
815-5. Sabra Jennette, b. May 21, 1835; d. 1839.
816—6. Emogene, b. 1837; m. LaFayette Davis.
817—7. Anmaria, b. 1839; m. Franli Harris.
818—8. Mariett, b. 1841.
819—9. Ebish, b. 1843.
820-10. Almira, b. 1845.
821-11. Ellen, b. 1847.
822. Sherman Crane^ , (Ezra,^ Theophilus,'* Nathaniel, ^
Theophilus,2 Heury^), married and went to Marietta, Ohio.
Before leaving Clinton, Conn., had two children:
823-1. AD.iLADE, ) ..„^
824-2. Adaline, l^^^^^-
825. Ebek Crane6 , (Ezra,^ Theophilus,-* Nathaniel, ^
Theophilus,^ Henryi), married 1st, Caroline Nevens at Methuen,
Mass., Dec. 1, 1834; married 2d, Nancy A. Knowlton at P>ank-
lin, Ohio, Dec. 6, 1837. She was born at Brandon, Vt., June 5,
1817. Mr. Crane was born at Clinton, Conn., and educated for
the ministry at Newton Theological Seminary, leaving that insti-
tution in 1834. He was for a time settled at Garrettsville, Ohio,
but Dec. 6, 1880, was living at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Children :
Baron H., b. Nov. 20, 183s,
834. Prudence or Dency Crane^ , ( James, ^ Ezra,^
Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^ Henryi), married Elihu Norton, Dec.
6, 1804. He was born Aug. "^11, 1785, and died Aug. 3, 1819.
Dency died Dec. 15, 1861. Children:
1. Job (Norton), b. Nov. 5, 1806; d. Jan. 2, 1808.
2. Orville (Norton), b. Oct. 11, 1807; m. Electa M. Whitney,
Dec. 5, 1833.
3. Ezra (Norton), b. June 10, 1809; d. Nov. 4, 1826.
4. Evelina (Norton), b. Nov. 4, 1810.
5. Mills (Norton), b. April 30, 1812; d. April 16, 1S27.
6. Lorenzo (Norton), b. March 13, 1814; m. Harriet J. Allen
Dec. 29, 1844.
7. Nameless (Norton), b. Sept. 22, 1815; d. Sept. 23, 1815.
SIXTH GENERATION. 113
8. Chakles (Norton), b. Sept. 1:5, l.sifi; m. Lidia Bartholaraue,
Jan. 11, 1843.
9. Laura E. (Norton), b. Dec. 25, 181.s; m. Harmon A. Rubles,
Feb. 5, 1838.
835. Lorenzo Norton [(5] ; ra. Harriet J. Allen, Dec. 2!i, Ls-14.
1. Delia E. (Norton), b. Oct. 16, 1845.
2. Mary E. (Norton), b. June 28, 1851 ; d. July 7, 1853.
3. EsTELLE E. (Norton), b. Nov. 11, 1857.
836. Polly CraneG [54(5], (James, ^'> Ezra,-* Nathaniel, ^
Theophilus,'^ Heuryi), married Joshua Tucker, and for many
years resided in Middlebury, Vt. She died in Brandon, Vt.,
Dec. 11, 1866, aged 79 years. Children:
1. Amanda (Tucker) ; m. David Huckland.
2. Denc:y (Tucker) ; m. Austin Sumner.
3. James (Tucker).
4. DiMMis C. (Tucker), b. Oct. 8, 180;»; m. Orin Abby ; d. July 22,
5. Marinda (Tucker), b. 1813; m. William Sumner; d. Feb. 20,
6. Charles (Tucker).
837. DiMMis C. Tucker  ; ni. Oct. 8, 182!l, Orin Abby and settled
at Middlebury, Vt. Cliildren :
1. Otis (Abby), b. Aug. 4, 1830.
2. Alanson (Abby), b. May 23, 1833.
3. Harriet (Abby), b. Sept. 23, 1835.
4. Martha (Abby), b. Feb. 11, 1837.
5. Osmond (Abby), b. Jan. 18, 1840.
6. Julia Clarissa (Abby), b. Oct. 7, 1843.
838. Lydia Crane6 , ( James, •VEzra,'' Nathaniel, 3 The-
ophilas,^ Henryi), married William Fulton at Canton, N. Y.,
Jan. 15, 1818. He was a farmer and died in Lisbon, N. Y.,
May 9, 1832. She had two daughters by a second marriage to
Moses Clough. She died in Mexico, N. Y., April 23, 1874.
1. Amanda (Fulton).
2. Oscar E. (Fulton), b. Aug. lo, 1819.
3. Lydia Ann (Clough) ; m. G. W. Bishop, Minneapolis, Minn.
4. Adelade Viola (Clough) ; m. H. J. Allen, Mexico, N. Y.
839. Amanda Fulton  ; ra. Lucius G. Sloan. Children :
1. Laura E. (Sloan).
2. Mary A. (Sloan).
3. Oscar N. (Sloan).
4. Wllliam M. (Sloan).
840. Oscar E. Fulton ; m. Anna F. Smith, Jan. 7, 1S5I, at
Hampton, N. Y. He is by trade a carpenter and resides at
Castleton, Vt. Children :
1. Eugene A. (Fulton).
2. Frances M. (Fulton).
3. Lillian M. (Fulton).
841. Ly-dia Ann Cloucui ; m. G. W. Bishop at Castleton, Vt.,
and for a time resided there, also lived for quite a number of
years at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., but of late years their
114 CRANE GENEALOGY.
home has been in Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. Bishop is a native
of Wallinsford, Vt. ; a contractor and builder. Children :
1. Jennie Irene (Bishop) ; m. Charles E. Castle.
2. Addie Coka (Bishop) ; m. A. Wilber Harwood.
842. Adelade Viola Clough  ; m. H. J. Allen at Castleton, Vt.
Tor some years they lived in Canton, also Mexico, N. Y.,
but in 1895 were resklinp; in Clinton, N. Y., where Mr. Allen
is engaged with his son Walter in the hardware and furnish-
ing business. Children :
1. Walter H. (Allen) ; m. Mary Ellis.
2. Charles L. (Allen).
3. Nellie May (Allen) ; m. Rev. Joy Bodgley, a Presbyte-
4. Alice Isabel (Allen). ,
5. Edith Viola (Allen).
G. Herbert Erwin (Allen).
7. Harold Winfield (Allen).
8. Leslie Howard (Allen).
843. P:zra Crane*! , (James, ^ Ezra,^ Nathaiiiel,^ Tlie-
ophilus,^ Henryi), married Demis Clarissa Beach, and settled in
Middlebury, Vt., where their children were born. He died at
Greenbush, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1865. She died at Bath, N. Y.,
Aug. 8, 1869. Children:
844- 1. Alonzo, b. July 4, 1811.
845-2. Laura L., b. Aug. 19, 1813.
846—3. Evaline Melissa, b. Nov. 23, 1815.
847—4. James Edgar, b. Oct. 7, 1818.
848— 5. Harriett Eliza.
849. Charles Crane^ , (James, '"^ P^zra,-* Nathaniel, ^
Theophilus,2 Henry^), married Fidelia Case. He spelled his
name Crain. She was born in Middlebury, Vt. For many years
the family lived in Stockton, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., where all
their children were born, excepting Martha J., her birthplace
being Le Roy, Ohio. Mr. Crain was twice married, but we have
not the name of his second wife. Children :
850 — 1. Ervin J. ; was a farmer, lived in Indiana.
851—2. Leander T., b. June 21, 1817 ; was a farmer, lived at Durand,
Pepin Co., Wis.
852 — 8. OsRO A. ; was a cooper, also dealer in real estate, lived at
853—4. Anna L. ; m. Alonzo Burroughs; resided at Evanston, 111.
854—5. Charles, b. July 16, 1822; -was a cooper, also dealer in real
estate; residence, Evanston, 111.
85G— 7. Andrew J., b. 182G; a farmer; m. Frances B. Crane. See
857—8. Martha J. ; m. J. Little ; a farmer ; residence, Le Roy, Ohio.
85«. Polly Crane^ , (Martiu,^ Ezra,'' Nathaniel,^ The-
ophilus,'-^ Henryi), married Dec. 16, 181i^, Bezaleel Brooks, born
March 22, 1785, a native of Canaan, Conn. ; settled first in New
Haven, Vt., but about 1822 removed to Middlebury, Vt. She
died at Brooksville, Vt., Au"'. 15, 1849. Her sous were the
SIXTH GENERATION. 115
founders and owners of tlie Brooksville Edoe Tool Co. of that
place. He was a blacksmith by trade ; served in the War of
1812 at Vergeunes, Vt. ; died in Brooksville, Vt., April 22, 1849.
He had a sou Thomas McDououuh Brooks )»y a former wife.
1. Jonathan Edwards (Brooks), b. Dec. 20, Ls20.
2. Milton (Brooks), b. Aug. 10. 1S22.
3. Norman Crane (Brooks), b. Oct. 20, is2-t,
4. Mary (Brooks), b. Oct. 30, 1820.
5. Luther Martin (Brooks), b. May 17, 1.S2.S.
859. Thomas McDonough Brooks, b. Dec. 31, 1814; m. faiciiida
Goodspeed, Oct., 1846, and settled in Brooksville, Vt. ; an axe
nianufactnrer ; but removed to Wilmette, Cook Co., 111.,
where he d. March 4, 1873. Children :
1. Thomas McDoNoiTiii (Brooks); salesman, Wihuette,
2. HARRiK/r Casendana (Brooks), b. Jan., 18r)2.
860. Jonathan Edwards Brooks , b. in NeAv Haven, Vt. ; in.
Rebecca Snooks, ,Tulv 5, 1842. She was a native of Trenton,
N. J., b. Dec. 14, 1820. They settled at Brooksville, Vt. Me
was an axe maker by trade. Children :
1. EiJZAHETii (Brooks), b. March 11), 1843; ra. Frank I.
2. William Edwards (Brooks), b. May 18, isls ; m. Josie
3. Frank Bazeleel (Brooks), b. Sept. 24, 1854.
4. Mary (Brooks), b. Dec. 4, 1857.
Erank Bazf-lekl Brooks  ; m. 1st, Engenie Barmalee, Jan.
28, 1856; 2d, Kittie Gray, Nov. 11, 1888, his first wife having
d. Jan. 9, 1888. Is a merchant, residing (1894) in Wichita,
Kansas. Their first two children were b. in Brooksville, Vt.,
and the youngest in Ashland, Kansas. Children :
1. Mkrle^L. (Brooks), b. Aug. 14, 1877.
2. Kexa B. (Brooks), b. July 2(1, 1880.
3. F'lossie (Brooks), b. June 19, 1887.
Mara' Brooks  ; m. George W. Ilibbard, a native of St.
Johns, Canada, May 19, 1880; now, 1894, residing at Mar-
quette, Mich. Child :
1. George B. (Hibbard), b. at Montreal, Canada, Feb. 24,
861. Milton Brooks , son of Folly Crane, m. Sept. 1, 1847,
Mariah S. Hawley. She was a native of Cambridge, Vt., b.
Oct. 20, 1827. They settled at Brooksville, Vt. fie was an
axe manufacturer. He d. Aug. 17, 1883. Children :
1. Lizzie Mariah (Brooks), b. ,Tuly 14, 1852.
2. Milton Albigence (Brooks), b. March 3, 1859.
Milton Albigence Brooks  ; m. Oct. 2, 1887, Louise Good-
rich Bostwick, a native of Burlington, Vt., b. Dec. 22, 1862.
He is a graduate of Middlebury College, class 1881, and has
held the" offices of Town Clerk of Middlebury, Vt., Village
Trustee, Justice of the Peace, and Clerk of the School District.
1. Marion Louise (Brooks), b. April 7, 1889.
2. Milton Thomas McDonough (Brooks), b. March 8,
116 CRANE GENEALOGY.
862. NoKMAN CiJANE Brooks ; m. in Vergennes, Vt., Nov. 5,
1840, Emily A. Atwood, native of Brandon, Vt., and b. Marcli
2G, 1827. For more tlian 20 years Mr. Broolvs was the man-
ager in cliief of the edge tool business at Brooksville, Vt. ; a
business that began about 1843 in a rather small way under
the style of Brooks and Brother. In 1858 the firm name was
changed to Brooks Brothers, and was so conducted until 1861,
when the business was purchased by Norman C. Brooks and
Company, his brother Milton having an interest in the iirm.
In 1866 it took the style of Brooks Edge Tool Company, and
was continued under that name to the year 1889. The busi-
ness was steadily developed until it assumed considerable pro-
portions, shipping axes, hatchets, and various kinds of edge
tools to supply a large part of the territory east of the Missis-
sippi lliver. Mr. Brooks having retired from active business
resides at present (189-1) on a farm at Middlebury, Vt.
863. Maky Brooks  ; m. Royal Atwood, a native of Brandon. Vt.,
b. April 13, 1825. He was a farmer and settled at Trempea-
leau, Wis., where he d. Sept. 24, 1879. Children :
1. Alice (Atwood), b. Jan. 11, 1848, at Byron, Wis.
2. Erwin LuTHEii (Atwood), b. Aug. 10, 1850, at Waupun,
3. Hermon Brooks (Atwood), b. Oct. 12, 1865, at Waupun,
Alice Atwood  ; m. William Thompson, March 16, 1870, at
Trempealeau, Wis. He is a farmer at Galesville, Wis. Chil-
1. Lizzie B. (Thompson), b. Jan. 10, 1871.
2. Grace M. (Thompson), b. Aug. 20, 1872.
3. LouELLA P. (ThomDSon), b. Nov. 10, 1874; d. July 28,
4. Leila A. (Thompson), b. Oct. 26, 1876.
5. Mable a. (Thompson), b. Oct. 19, 1878.
6. Allen B. (Thompson), b. Aug. 30, 1880.
7. Perry W. (Thompson), b. Jan. 1, 1884.
8. Merton E. (Thompson), b. June 4, 1886.
Lizzie B. Thompson  ; m. Frank A. Kellman, Oct. 26, 1892 ;
reside at Galesville. Wis. Child :
1. Vilas Alfred (Kellman), b. Dec. 7, 1893.
Grace M. Thompson  ; m. William P. Veitch, May 27, 1891;
reside at Galesville, Wis. Child :
1. Leora May (Veitch), b. Sept 12,1893.
Erwin Luther Atwood  ; m. Feb 24, 1874, Eda M. Noyes.
She was a teacher and native of Beaver Dam, Wis., b. May
21, 1850. He is a farmer, residing (1894) at Trempealeau.
1. Roy Almon (Atwood), b. Sept. 10, 1875.
2. Archie Erwin (Atwood), b. Feb. 3, 1877; d. March 4,
3. Lynn Lek^h (Atwood), b. Aug. 22, 1878.
4. Earle Noyes (Atwood), b. April 5, 1882.
5. Fern Quintus (Atwood), b. Jan. 20, 1884.
6. Erwin 1). (Atwood), b. Dec. 17, 1885.
7. Genie Curtis (Atwood), b. April 4, 1889.
8. Hazel Mary (Atwood), b. Jan. 9, 1891.
9. Ivy Royal (Atwood), b. May 13, 1892.
Herman Brooks Atwood  ; m. March 25, 1886, Jennie Barker,
SIXTU GEXKRATIOX. 117
a native of Horicoii, Wis., b. June 28, 180S. He resides ( is'M)
at Erwin, South Dakota; a grain buyer. Cliildren :
1. Ge()i;(;ii: 15ai;kkr (Atwood), b." May 21, 1887.
2. Syl\ia Allice (Atwood), b. May 30, 1893.
864. Luther Maktin Brooks  ; m. Sept. 17, 1851, at New Haven,
Vt., Cleora J. Ward, a native of that place, b. July 23, 1832.
He was an axe manufacturer and for many years resided at
Brooksville. He d. in Chicago, 111., Oct. 2, 1S!)2. Children:
1. Alice Cleora (Brooks), b. Oct. 21, 1854.
2. Edwards Luther (Brooks), b. July 18, 18()7. He is
unm. and in the railway mail service.
Alice Cleora Brooks  ; m. William B. Townsend at Chicago,
III., June 17, 1884. He is a broker, and they now (1894) reside
in Hartford, Conn. Children :
1. Alice Ellex (Townsend), b. May 9, 1887.
2. Grace Louise (Townsend)-, b. March 30, 1890.
3. Edith (Townsend), b. March 5, 1892.
865. MiLTOx Craxe'5 , (Martiu,^ Ezra,'* Nathaniel, ^
Theophilus,- Heiiryi), married Mary Tapliii, Feb. o, 1.S20. She
was born Sept. 14, 1798; died March lo, 18(3'J. lie died at
Vergeuues, Vt., Sept. G, 1875, wliere the family resided.
866—1. Horace Miltox, b. Sept. 11, 1821; drowned April 9, ls3(j.
867—2. Geoikje Frederick, b. Nov. 11, 1822; d. Dec. 7, isco.
868—3. NORMAX, b. Jan. 30, 1824; d. March 18, 1S79.
869—4. Sophroxia, b. Feb. 18, ls2fi; m. Edward II. Morton, Middle-
870—5. James, b. April 4, 1828.
871—6. Mary, b. March 22, 1830.
872 — 7. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Sept. 1, 1832.
873. Nor.-max Ckaxe'' , (INIartin,-'' Kzra,'* Xatliauiel,^
Theophilus,"^ Henryi), married Persis Cummings, and for a time
resided in Malone, N. Y. He was drowned July "ilt, 182;5, by
the upsetting of a boat on the St. Lawrence River, altout seven
miles from Ogsdeuburg, N. Y., where he was at that time resid-
ing. Children :
874-1. Laura M.. b. Feb. 13, 1820; d. Oct. 12, 1824.
875—2. WLLLI.S3I M., b. April 29, 1S22.
876. Horace Craxe" , (Martin.- Ezra,"" Nathaniel.'' Tlie-
ophilus,2 Henryi), married 31ehitable English. .May b^. b^i'*",.
She was born Aug. 17, 18U1. Settled in Middlebury. \'t., where
he died April o, 1867. She died April 6, l.s,s2. Children :
Emelixe, b. Feb. 11, 1828; d. Dec. 22, is.'.f.
Horace, b. June 2, 1830; d. :\Iarch c, issu.
Martix, b. Jan. 4, 1833; d. Aug. i;'., is.",,-).
Edgar, b. Nov. 6, 1835.
S.VRAH M., b. March s, is4i); ni. .Vuiasa S. Tracy, March 8,
Ellex A., b. Oct. ."), 1842; m. Dr. ,1. J. Kstee, Sept. 22, 18G2;
d. Nov. 29, 1862.
118 CRANE GENEALOGY.
883. AuRELiA Crane6 , (Martin, ^ Ezra,^ Natlianiel,3
Theophilus,2 Henryi), married Heury Greenslett at New Haven,
Vt., Nov. 11, 1826, and settled there, but before 1850 removed
to Wisconsin. She died at Fairfield, Wis., Jan. 18, 1874. He
was a shoemaker; born at Warren, Vt., June 8, 1804, and died
in Mitchell, So. Dakota, Oct. 10, 1892. Children :
1. Lauka M. (Greenslett), b. Nov. 9, 1827; cl. May 13, 1845, at
2. Eliza Saloma (Greenslett), b. May 9, 1829.
3. Martin Cr.ine (Greenslett), b. May 16, 1831 ; has not been heard
from for more than 30 years.
4. Frederick Milton (Greenslett), b. May 26, 1833.
5. Belden Alonzo (Greenslett), b. May 11, 1836; living at Cam-
'bridgeport, Mass., in 1880.
6. Hkni!y (Greenslett), b. June 26, 1846.
7. Aur.KLiA ((Greenslett), b. March 19, 1850; m. Edward S. Warne,
Nov. 15, 1869; no children.
884. Eliza Saloma Greenslett  ; m. 1st, Porter, by whom
she had a dan.; m. 2d, at Baraboo, Wis., Nov. 31, 1850,
George Hiclvcox Murray, a native of Canandaigua, N. Y. He
d. at Altoona, Wis., April 3, 1886. Children :
1. Laura Marlv (Porter).
2. Eunice Aurelia (Murray), b. May 20, 1852.
3. Sarah M. (Murray), b. June 5, 1855 ; d. Sept., 1876.
4. George Henry (Murray), b. June 8, 1857; d. Sept. 25,
5. Eliza Estella (Murray), b. April 25, 1860.
6. Edith May Kingsbury (Murray), b. May 9, 1865; post-
mistress at Altoona, Wis.
885. Martin Crane Greenslett  ; m. Emily Fenlon. He was a
fanner and served in the Union army during the late war.
1. Emily (Greenslett).
2. Henry (Greenslett).
3. Marion (Greenslett).
886. Frederick Milton Greenslett  ; m. Ruth S. Miles, at
Baraboo, Wis., Sept. 10, 1859; a farmer. Children, all b. in
Fairfield, Sauk Co., Wis. :
1. Ada Euseiue (Greenslett), b. Nov. 14, 1860.
2. Cassius M. (Greenslett), b. March 5, 1862.
3. Ruby E. (Greenslett), b. Aug. 6, 1866.
4. Ernest (Greenslett),) , . „ i^-r,
5. Eva (Greenslett), / '^- •'^"- ■^' ^- '''•
.SS7. Belden Alonzo Gkeenslett  ; m. Rhoda A. Olmstead, Nov.
11, 1S5,S, at East Franklin, Vt., where she was b. Dec. 28,
1840. He was b. in Hinckley, Medina Co., ( )hio ; served in the
13th Vt. Vols, in the late war, but for many years has been
salesman in Cambridgeport, Mass., where he has made a resi-
dence. Children :
1. Cornelia A. (Greenslett), b. Aug. 22, 1859.
2. Ella A. (Greenslett), b. Nov. 25, 1861.
3. Carlos Belden (Greenslett), b. Oct. 4, 1866.
4. Lester A. (Greenslett), b. March 17, 1868; d.
888. Henry Greenslett  ; m. Maria Antonett, Feb. 15, 1863. She
was b. May 13, 1844, at Painesville, Ohio. He was b. at Hinck-
ley, Ohio, and served in the late war as a member of the 1st
SIXTH GENERATION. 119
Wis. Art., and now (1894) resides at Waupaca, Wis. ; a min-
ister. Children :
1. Lester Elmer (Greenslett), b. March 19, 18fi(;.
2. Caka May (Greenslett), b. Oct. 10, lsG7; d. Dec. l."i,
3. Albert Coope (Greenslett), b. Feb. 2r>, isTi).
889. Elvira Rachel Crane'' , (Martiu,-''> Ezra,^ Nathau-
iel,3 Theopliiliis,2 Ilenryi), married Benjamin AVilson, Dec. 25,
1836, at New Haven, Vt., and settled at East Franklin, Vt.
1. Albina M. (Wilson), b. March r>, 1840.
2. Laura E. (Wilson), b. Nov. 12, 1847; m. • Olmstead, Oct.
890. Elon CraneG , (Jeremiab,^ Ezi-a,^ Nathaniel, 3
Theophilus,- Henryi), married Betsy Case. He was a carpenter
by trade ; died June 6, 1854, leaving two children. He was
killed by lightning while standing in the doorway of his house in
Chicago, 111. Children :
893. Aaron Crane'' , (Jeremiah,-'^ Ezra,'* Nathaniel, 3
Theophilus,^ Henryi), married in Vergennes, Vt., Nancy Cook,
a native of New Haven, Vt. She was born July 3, 1802. Mr.
Crane removed to Stockton, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., where for a
number of years he carried on the tanning business in company
with his brother Ammon. Here all his children were born and
here he died Aug. 8, 1834. His widow married Jnson Bishop.
He served in the War of 1812. Children :
894—1. Frances B. ; m. Andrew J. Crane.
895—2. WU.LIAM ; owns a large ranch in New Mexico. P. 0. address
896 — 8. John RdLLiN; d. about 1869, leaving three children; widow
resides near St. Charles, Minn.
897—4. 0i;i:iN ,I(»iins()N.
898. Orrin Crane" , (Jeremiah,''' Ezra.-* Natlianiel.^
Theophilus,- Henry*), went from Vermont to Canton, N. Y. ;
married Evaliua Norton, Jan. 11, 1834. She Avas daugliter of
Dency or Prudence Crane, who married P'Jilui Noi'ton. See No.
834. Mr. Crane served as drummer in tlie AV:ir of is 12. lie
died Aug., 1854. Children:
900—2. William Ezra.
903. Ammon Crane" , (Jeremiah,''^ Ezra,^ Nathnniel.^
Theophilus,- Henry*), married in MiddU'bury. \'t., Baclu'l AUis
of Addison, Vt. For a short time he resided in Mitldlebury.
120 CKANE GENEALOGY.
About the year 1824 removed to Stockton, N. Y., where he died
June 1, 1868. She died there May 3, 1872. He was a shoe-
maker by trade. All but the eldest of their children were born
in Stockton. Children :
904—1. Martha, b. March 13, 1823.
905—2. Annis, b. Jan. 2i, 182'4; d. Feb. 1, 1844, in Stockton.
• 906—3. Maryett, b. Dec. 14, 1825 ; d. Nov. 18, 1843, in Stockton.
907_4. Adaline, b. Nov. 24, 1827.
908-5. Jeremiah, b. Nov. 14, 1829; d. unra. Sept. 12, 1852, at Con-
909—6. Pierce, b. Nov. 15, 1832.
910—7. Orren, b. Oct. 24, 1835.
911—8. William, b. Feb. 12, 1838.
912—9. Thuri, b. Nov. 21, 1841.
913-10. Orson, b. 1843.
914-11. Adelbert, b. July 18, 1845.
915. Ansel Crane^ , (Jeremiah,^ Ezra,* Nathaniel, ^
Theophilus,^ Henry^), was a native of Vergennes, Vt., but re-
moved to Chautauqua Co. and settled at Stockton, N. Y., where
he in 1832 married Juliette P. Barber. After residing there some
years removed to Conneaut, Ohio, and from there to Spring Valley,
Minn., where he died of heart trouble, April 22, 1877. Children :
916—1. Elon, 1 r d. at Hinsdale, Mich., July 29,
917-2. Ellen, f^' '^""® ^^' l'"^'"'*; "! (j. at Spring Valley, Minn., Dec.
J [ 17, 1856.
918—3. Flora F., b. June 27, 1840; m. Truman B. .Johnson, Dec. 18,
1871, and reside at Spring Valley, Minn.
919—4. Walter A., b. Aug. 1, 1849.
920, Tiiurii Crane6 , (.Jeremiah,'^ Ezra,'* Nathaniel, »
Theophilus,^ Henry^), married Orrin Johnson, M.D., Aug. 1,
1827, and settled in Stockton, N. Y. Children:
1. Merbell (Johnson), b. Nov. 17, 1828.
2. Clarrissa (Johnson), b. Jan. 24, 1830.
921. Calvin Crane^ , (Jeremiah,-'' Ezra,* Nathaniel, ^
Theoplnlus,^ Henryi), married in 1837 Lexana Payne, a native
of Massachusetts, in New York State. For a time he lived in
Conneaut, Ohio. He enlisted at Jefferson, Ohio, as a drummer
in 29th ( )hi() Regiment, and served in the late war ; was promoted
to Drum-Major. Afterwards removed to Ashland, Neb., and
settled on a farm, where he died in 1H89. Children :
922—1. William W., b. 1838, in Ohio.
923—2. Ida J., b. 1844.
924—3. Adell, b. 1845, in Ohio.
925—4. Josephine, b. 1848, in Ohio; m. in 1878, K. L. McKinney; no
926. Betsy Crane^ , (Ezra,^ Ezra,* Nathaniel,^ The-
ophilus,2 Henryi), married William Chapman, Salisbury, Conn.,
SIXTH GENERATION. 121
April 18, 1818. He was bom Jan. 20, 1796, son of Reuben and
Phebe (Allen) Chapman; was a farmer and resided in Salisbury.
One of his daughters married Luther Smith, who became quite
wealthy. Children :
1. Laura (Chapman), b. Feb. 7, 1819.
2. JiiLiA (Chapman), b. Nov. 4, 1S21.
3. Caroline (Chapman), b. March 13, 1S24; m. David M. Walter.
4. Mary Ann (Chapman), b. Feb. 4, 1S27; m. Alonzo Whitney.
5. WiLLL\]M Ezra (Chapman), b. Ana;. 1, 1830.
6. Harry (Chapman), b. Jnly 18, 1833.
7. Milton Crane (Chapman), b. .Tnne 25, 183G.
8. Hiram Bird (Chapman), b. Jan. 1, 1840.
927. Harmon Crane^ , (Simeon, ^ Ezra,^ Nathaniel, ^
Theophilus,^ Henry^), married Lucy A. Coolman at Shalersville,
Ohio, in 1818, where for many years he resided; a farmer. He
died at Paw Paw, Mich., Sept. 23, 1880. She died there Sept.
3, 1881. Children:
928—1. Edward J., b. 1819.
929—2. Charles C. ; cb quite young.
930—3. George S., b. Dec. 31, 1831.
931—4. Henry T., b. Nov. 6, 1833.
932. Anngenette Crane^ , (Simeon,'' Ezra, ^ Nathaniel, ^
Theophilus,^ Henry^), married P^rastus Chapman in 1821. He
died within a year after their marriage. In 1833 she married
Sheldon Farnham, who died in March, 1865. She died in April,
1888, aged 87 years and 2 months. Children :
1. Erastus (Chapman), b. 1822; m. Sarah Clark. He d. 1871; no
2. Sheldon (Farnham), b. 183G ; m. Emily Williams. Have two
sons : Chfton and Forest P.
3. Angenette (Farnham), b. ls38; m. N. H. Coe ; no children.
933. Edward M. Crane" [5.S1], (Simeon,'^ p:zra,4 Nathaniel, ^
Theophilus,^ Henryi), married Sylvina Streetor at Shalersville,
Ohio, in 1842. She was born in Windham, Ohio, Oct. 21, 1820.
He was a farmer and resided at Shalersville, where all their chil-
dren were born. Children :
943. Arza CRANEf^ , ( Asa, •'"' Ezra, ^ Nathaniel, 3 Theophi-
lus,2 Heuryi), married Lucy , and removed to Canton, St.
Lawrence Co., N. Y., about 1822. Child:
944—1. Austin S.
122 CRANE GENEALOGY.
945. William Crane^ , (Aaron, ^ Ezra,^ Nathamel,^
Theophilus,^ Henry^), married Hannah Maria Rodman; was a
merchant and died at Bureau Junction, 111. Children :
946—1. Henry Clay, b. Aug. 12, 1830, at Hudson, N. Y.
947—2. Sidney, b. Jan. 4, 1834.
948—3. Mauia, b. March 11, 1840 ; m. Will H. Vail of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
Dec. 14, 1863 ; no children.
950 — 5. Jennie.
951. Caroline Crane^ , (Aaron,-^ Ezra,^ Nathaniel, =^
Theophilus,^ Henry^), married first, Elias Brown Tracy, Sept.
12, 1822, probably at Salisbury, Conn. ; after his death she mar-
ried second, Sept. 20, 183G, Elkanah Richmond, a widower with
one daughter, who married Mr. Comstock and lived in Williams-
ville, Mass. Mr. Richmond was born May 10, 1794, and died
April 8, 1872. She died July 20, 1«G4. Children :
1. Milton C. (Tracy), b. July 17, 1823.
2. John B. (Tracy), b. Sept. 11, 1825; d. -Tan. 1, 1854.
3. WiLLiAAi C. (Richmond), b. Nov. 16, 1837; d. Oct. 4, 1840.
4. Julia M. (Richmond), b. Dec. 11, 1838; d. Feb. 20, 1842.
5. Sarah Jannet (Richmond), b. Dec. 26, 1840; m. and lives in
Waterbury, Conn. ; has a dau.
6. Caroline E. (Richmond), b. April 1, 1843; m. McCrea;
has a dau. ; residence, Albia, Troy, N. Y.
7. Frederic Eugene R. (Richmond), b. March 22, 1846; lives in
952. Milton C. Tracy  ; m. EUzabeth Dunlap, Aug. 8, 1850. She
d. April 18, 1863, and he m. 2d, Elizabeth Dodge, May 18,
1864. Children :
1. Robert D. (Tracy), b. Sept. 17, 1851.
2. Eui'HEMiA (Tracy), b. Oct. 8, 1854.
3. John Milton (Tracy), b. Feb. 19, 1856; d. Feb. 3, 1870.
4. WiLLLVJNi .Tames (Tracy), b. Feb. 16, 1859; attorney at
law; resides at Scranton, Penn.
5. Elias B. (Tracy), b. May 18, 1865.
953. Mary Ann CraneI^ [5<s9], (Aaron, ^ Ezra, ^ Nathaniel, ^
Theophilus,^ Henryi), married William B. West. He was a
locksmith, resided at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and died there.
1. Mary E. (West).
2. Harriet B. (West).
954. Emeline Crane6 , (Aaron,'^ Ezra,^ Niithaniel,^
Theophilus,^ Heury^), married George W. Tompkins in Sails) )ury,
Conn., in 1832. He was a farmer. At last report she was living
in Beverly, N. J. Children :
1. Mary Ann (Tompkins), b. July 18, 1833; m. Sept. 1, 1858,
Daniel D. Whitney.
2. William (Tompkins), b. April 19, 1835; d. 1836.
3. Jennie S. (Tompkins), b. May 8, 1838; m. West N. Purdon.
4. George A. (Tompkins), b. Aug. 3, 1840; d. July, 1854.
SIXTH GENKr^ATION. 123
5. Ezra Crane (Tompkins), b. Sept. 1, 1842; d. Sept., 1875.
6. Matilda (Tompkins), b. Oct. 7, 1845; m. H. C. Van Meter.
7. Maria C. (Tompkins), b. Oct. 30, 1847; m. H. B. Holbrook.
8. Emmor F. ^Tompkins), b. Sept. 1, 1849; d. April G, 1875.
9. Caroline E. (Tompkins), b. June 17, 1852; d. Aug. 3, 1857.
955. Jennie S. Tompkins  ; m. West N. Purdon at Ilonesdale,
Penn., in 1857. He was a druggist, and removed to Easton,
Penn. Children :
1. Thomas A. (Purdon), b. 1858.
2. Louisa (Purdon), b. 1860.
3. Jennie (Purdon), b. 1862; d. 1867.
4. George F. (Purdon), b. 1867.
5. Henry A. (Purdon), b. 1872.
6. Grace (Pnrdon), b. 1874; d. 1875.
7. Edward W. (Purdon), b. 1878.
956. Adaline CiiAXEfi [5!)2], (William,-^ Ezra,^ Nathauiel,^
Theophiliis,^ Heuryi), married Cluirles I). Cooper. They had a
family of three daughters and six sons, who settled in various
places in western New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Their
names were :
1. Almon (Cooper).
2. William (Cooper).
3. Edwin (Cooper).
4. Jason (Cooper).
5. Charles (Cooper).
6. Oramel (Cooper).
7. Albina (Cooper).
8. Dency (Cooper).
9. Sarona (Cooper).
9.57. Jason CraneG , (William,^ Ezra,^ Nathauiel,^
Theophilus,^ Heuryi), married Augusta Austin, Jan. 15, 1835,
at Cambridge, Vt., of which place she was a native. Mr. Crane
was born in Fairfax, Vt., and at his marriage settled at Cam-
bridge, where he served as Iligli Sheriff in 1848 and 1850. lie
died there Nov. 14, 1850. Cliildren :
958 — 1. Augustus .Tason.
959—2. William Oramel, b. Oct. 10, 1841.
961. Ransom Crane^ , (William,-^^ Ezra,^ Nathaniel, 3
Theophilus,^ Henry^), went from Vermont to Stockton, N. Y.,
in 1838, where he married. May 14, 1840, Mary Wilkins, who
was a native of that town. He was a mechanic and for several
years, 1862 to 1869, was a resident of Dennison, Penn., but
since that time has been living in Burlington, \'t. Si)i'lls his
name Crain. Children :
962—1. Clara M., b. Sept. 16, 184:5; m. Thompson.
963—2. Florence I., b. Dec. 1, 1S48; d. at Versailles, Cattaraugus
Co., N. Y., Sept. 16, 1850.
964—8. William J., b. July 5, 1851; d. at Versailles, Cattaraugus
Co., N. Y., July 7, 1853.
124 CRANE GENEALOGY.
965—4. Ella M., b. Feb. 1, 1854 ; d. at Dennison, Penn., April 27, 1867.
966—5. Ida M., b. Jan. 5, 1856.
967 — 6. Minnie, b. March 27, 1860; d. at Stockton, Chautauqua Co.,
N. Y., July27, 1861.
968. Okamel C. Crane'^ , ( William, ^ Ezra,^ Nathamel,^
Theophilus,^ Henry^), married Julia Bradley, Dec. 13, 1857.
She was a native of Camden, Mich., and born May 9, 1841. He
was born Jan. 3, 1825, in Fairfax, Franklin Co., Vt. ; was a
carpenter by trade and settled in Camden, Hillsdale Co., Mich.
969—1. Frank H., b. Nov. 16, 1859, at Camden, Mich.
970. Ruth Crane6 , (Robert,^ Robert G.,4 Silas,^
Henry, ^ Henryi), married William Williams. Both died previous
to Nov., 1889. Children:
1. Robert P. (Williams).
2. Caroline (Williams).
971. Althea Crane6 , (Robert,^ Robert G.,^ Silas,^
Henry,^ Henryi), married, March, 1824, William Ashley Bascom
at Greensburgh, Ohio. He was a farmer and merchant.
1. Wales (Bascom), b. Feb. 28, 1825; d. May 26, 1850.
2. Elvira A (Bascom), b. Sept. 6, 1826.
3. Alice A. (Bascom), b. March 27, 1828.
4. Reynolds R. (Bascom), b. March 6, 1833.
972. Nancy Altiieda Crane" , (Robert,''^ Robert G.,^
Silas, 3 Henry, ^ Henryi), married Eli Graves. Children:
1. Carlton (Graves).
2. Andrew (Graves).
3. Charles (Graves).
4. RoRERT (Graves).
5. Melvina (Graves).
6. Melissa (Graves).
7. Minerva (Graves).
8. Matilda (Graves).
9. Marcella (Graves).
973. Sahilla Crane" , (Robert,^ Robert G.,^ Silas, 3
Henry,2 Henryi), married William B. Harrington. Child:
1. Henry (Harrington) ; a noted Universalist minister at Still-
water, Minn., and chaplain of the State Prison.
974. RoRERT W. Crane" , (Robert,^ Robert G.,^ Silas,3
Henry,2 Henryi), married Submit Rice, Nov. 10, 1«36. She
was third daughter of Capt. Aaron Rice, who served in the War
of 1812. She died at Fredonia, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1862, one
month after the family arrived there, and Mr. Crane married
second, Amelia Borden, second cousin to his first wife. He is a
MKS. WILJJAM A. JUDSON.
SIXTH GENERATION. 125
member of the East Ohio Conference of the M. E. Church. In
1889 was a resident of Greensburgh, Ohio, having a drug store
and a law otflce, and was postmaster. Cliildren :
975—1. Stephen H., b. Oct. 20, 1837 ; d. of camp diarrh(t'a, June 27,
976—2. Thineas L., b. Jan. 19, LS40; d. of brain fever. May 19, 1842.
977—3. Sauylla E., b. March 31, 1812; d. of erysipelas, Dec. 22,
978—4. RoBEUT r., b. April 13, 1847.
979. Emeline E. CraneG [Gil], (Eleazer,^ Robert G.,^ Silas,^
Henry, 2 Henry^), married William A. Judson, April 1, 1824.
He was by trade a shoemaker and born Jan. 28, 180-4. After
trying several different locations their linal settlement was made
in Bethlehem, Conn. Here Mr. Judson purchased a large farm,
where for many years he, with the assistance of his sons, but
principally of Francis E., carried on farming with considerable
success, and became one of the most thrifty farmers of that
region. During the latter years of his life, on account of failing
health, was obliged to find a home with his children. He died
Nov. 12, 1889. Mrs. Judson enjoyed a very strong constitution,
and although it fell to her lot to labor as few women have done,
in performing her allotted part of the duties upon a large dairy
farm, yet she lived to enjoy a good old age ; and, had it not been
for an accident which hastened her death, she would no doubt
have remained much longer with her children, to whom she was
fondly attached. She died July 11, 1885, at Trumbull, while
stopping with her daughter Esther. She had been living a part
of the time at her daughter's, Mrs. A. C. Peck, in Woodbury,
and a part of the time at Trumbull. She had been a consistent
member of the Church for over 50 years, and was 85 years and
6 months old at her death. Maily will have reason to remember
her kind ministrations in sickness, and her loving sympathy and
words of encouragement in times of trouble. She had the mis-
fortune to break her Iiip a few months before her death, and was
never able to walk thereafter. Her remains were interred at
Bethlehem, the funeral service having been lield in the Congrega-
tional Church at that place. Children :
1. William LeGrand (Judson), b. Nov. 24, 182:); m. Knth S.
Morris, May 21, 1851; d. May 1, 1865.
2. Evelina Eliza (Judson), b. Aug. 19, 1829; m. I'hilo J. Isbel;
resides in California.
3. Henry Prudden (Judson), b. March 30, 18:>2: ui. Fell. 1, 1855,
Wealthy A. Allen.
4. Francis Eugene (Jndson), b. Oct. 23, 1834; m. April 2'.i. 1873,
Sarah N. Crane. See No. 2029.
5. Esther Eugenia (Judson), b. Jan. 5, 1839; m. Dec. 8, 1869,
Plumb B. Nichols.
6. Grace Ann (Judson), b. July 7, 1841 ; m. Oct. 4, 1866, Albert C.
Peck. They reside in Woodbury, Conn., where Mr. J'cck is
known as a successful business man and a skilful practitioner
126 CRANE GENEALOGY.
980. William LeGrand Judson  ; m. Ruth S. Morris, May 21, 1851.
He, after teaching school at the age of 18, began as a clerk in
a store at HotchkTssville, Conn., but caught the gold fever in
ISJri) and made the trip to California, sailing round tlie Horn.
The shining metal soon lost its charm for holding him in that
locality, and he returned to Bethlehem, Conn., his home, by
the way of the Nicaragua route. But while visiting a Spanish
friend in Nicaragua, with whom he had made an acquaintance
in California, heconceived the idea of constructing a sailing
vessel in which to carry on a commercial and freighting trade
with the natives about the lake there bearing that name. Soon
after reaching home in the Spring of 1851 he began the build-
ing of the vessel, and the Fall of that same year found him
attempting to stem the current of the ri\'er San Juan on his
way to the lake. So many difficulties appeared that he sold
his schooner for a nominal sum and entered the employ of the
transportation company then carrying passengers to and from
California to New York, engaging as fireman on one of the
passenger boats running from (xraytown up the river and
through the lake and return. So proficient did he become
that he Avas soon promoted to the position of engineer, and
from that to captain, and for several years was one of the
most successful officers on the line, remaining with the com-
pany until their charter was revoked and their property con-
fiscated by that adventurer, William Walker, in the Spring of
1856. Capt. Judson then returned to Bethlehem, Conn., and
developing a desire to go West he purchased a farm in Elvas-
ton, Hancock Co., HI., removed there and carried on farming
a few years ; but at the solicitation of his brother Henry, then
in Central America in the employ of a new company who had
reopened the Nicaragua route, he, June 13, 1863, again sailed
from New York for Gray town, where he arrived on the 23d,
and immediately assumed his old position as captain on the
line, continuing in that service until April 9, 1865, when from
exposure and over-work he was stricken with a fever and d.
at Graytown, Nicaragua, May 1. The body, although tem-
porarily deposited in the United States naval burying-ground
at Graytown, was finally brought home to Bethlehem, Conn.,
and placed in the cemetery there. He left tAvo children :
1. Emma (Judson), b. 1856.
2. WiLLLiM LeGrand (Judson), b. May 24, 1858.
981. Eviclina Eliza Judson ; m. Philo J. Isbel, and have been
residents of Placerville, Cal., for several years. Children all
dead except the eldest one :
1. Francis (Isbel).
2. Orlando (Isbel).
3. Elvin (Isbel).
4. Elmer (Isbel).
5. Lena (Isbel).
982. Henry Prudden Judson  ; m. Wealthy A. Allen at Bethle-
hem, Conn., Feb. 1, 1855. He attended school in his native
town and began as a clerk in a store, but when 20 years of
age went to Nicaragua, at tlie solicitation of his brother, Le-
Grand, for the purpose of entering the employ of the " Vander-
bilt Transit Co." He began in the Fall of 1852 as fireman on
one of their steamboats. It was not long before he was pro-
moted to the position of engineer, and remained in the service
of the company until their charter was annulled and their
property seized by William Walker in the Spring of 1856.
HKXHV 1'. .irnsoN.
SIXTH <iENERATI()N. 127
Mr. Juclson then returued to Eethleliem, Coun., but soon pur-
chased a farm in Elvaston, Hancock Co., 111., and removed to
that place and carried on farming for a time, but it was not a
business of his liking. A new company having been formed
for reopening the Nicaragua line Mr. Judson was sought out
and ejigaged to proceed to Graytown at the greatest p'ossible
speed, important matters having been placed in his charge,
requiring both promptness and secrecy, as the company's char-
ter was at stake. He sailed from NeAV York Sept. 11, 1802,
with drawings of an engine which was to be shipped, and
designed for a boat then building at Graytown, and which must
be completed on or before a certain date or the company's
charter would be forfeited. Mr. Judson arrived at Aspinwall
Sept. 21. There being no regular conveyance plying between
there and Graytown, he chartered the schooner Susan Chase,
and by canvassing the place found sutflcient freight for Gray-
town to materially reduce his expenses in getting there, where
he arrived Sept. 29, 10 P. M. The following day the steamer
Granada was launched, and Mr. Judson began work assisting
to get the boat ready to receive the machinery when it should
arrive. Work was carried on night and day, and Oct. 19
steam was made and the Granada made her trial trip, saving
the time limit by one day only. Mr. Judson was a natural
mechanic, displaying remarkable skill. Beginning as a lire-
man he was, Jan. 1, 1863, promoted to an engineer, and soon
after to chief engineer of the whole line. His ability to
accomplish the most difficult mechanical problems seemed to
find no limit, although his preliminary training was exceed-
ingly meagre. Late Thursday evening, April 27, 18Gr), while
at Castillo, news came of the dangerous illness of his brother
LeGrand at Graytown ; setting out at daylight in the morning
he reached his brother's bedside at 3 o'clock V. M. the follow-
ing day, to find him very low and rapidly sinking ; although
everything was done that seemed possible, after watching over
him constantly until 4 P. M., May 1, he passed away in quiet
sleep. Mr. Judson remained in Nicaragua until April 3, 186(5,
the company having relinquished the business. He reached
New York ten days later and proceeded to Bethlehem, his
native town, where he remained a few years Avorking on
mechanical inventions, many of them proving of practical
utility. About 1873 he removed to Boston, Mass., where his
engineering skill gave him a position in the construction of
the abattoir works at Brighton, where he again established a
home, and at their completion he was rewarded with the situa-
tion of chief engineer of the Avorks; a position which for a
score of years he filled to the satisfaction of all concerned.
During the last few years of his life Mr. Judson surtered from
a disease of the kidney that finally terminated his life,
although it became necessary, to prolong life, to remove
one foot after the other, he attended regularly to his business,
except while at the hospital, and kept up his usual cheerful
and hopeful greeting to all, even to the last and fatal moment.
He d. April 15, 1894, at Allston, a part of Brighton, where
he last resided. An official of the corporation Avrote as fol-
lows : "The recent decease of Henry P. Judson, engineer
at the Brighton Abattoir, recalls to those conversant with the
establishment of that institution his long and exceedingly
able connection therewith. Coming to it at its inception as a
stranger to its managers, he at once impressed them with his
special fitness for the varied and, in many respects, peculiar
demands of the situation ; and his long and faithful experi-
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♦ ence in its service has fully demonstrated the ■wisdom of his
''^To his thorough equipment as a practical engineer -was
added a familiarity with the natural laws applicable to all
branches of the business, and a further special faculty of
being able to apply all such knowledge in the most economical
manner to produce the best results. To the above combina-
tion of qualities should also be added an absolute loyalty to
what he conceived to be the best interests of the abattoir,
and an utter disregard of his own comfort or convenience
when they in any way conflicted with its requirements. To
attempt to enumerate in detail his various services would be
to practically give a history of the improved processes
adopted during the last twenty years at the abattoir for the
utilization of the various refuse products of the slaughtering
business — an undertaking of altogether too great magnitude
to be attempted in the present sketch, and we may perhaps
conclude this imperfect notice with the reflection that the
abattoir has been most fortunate in having for so long a
period been able to have the services of one so exceptionally
qualified and so thoroughly unselfish in his devotion to its
Mr. Judson had five cliildren, three d. young :
1. Stella (Judson) ; ra. James Ball and d. soon after.
2. Carrie (Judson) ; m. William Welch.
983. Esther Eugenia Judson ; m. Plumb B. Nichols, Dec. 8,
1869, and settled in Trumbull, Conn., where Mr. Nichols car-
ried on farming. She d. April 19, 1890. She was a person of
rare womanly qualities. Although a great suflTerer for a long
period before her death, she was always patient, hopeful, and
even cheerful through it all, maintaining a perfect Christian
faith to the very close of her life. She had three children,
one, Louis, died in infancy.
1. Clifford (Nichols).
2. Lena (Nichols).
984. Robert Prudden Crane'' [(314], (Eleazer,-'^ Robert G.,^
Silas,3 Heury,2 Heuryi), was Ijorn in Colebrook, N. H., April 7,
1807. Almost immediately after his birth his father removed
with the family to Bethlehem, Conii., where upou a farm Robert
grew to a youug man of seventeen years of age, passing the time
in rendering what assistance he could about the farm work, and
so constant were his services in demand that little time was allowed
him for acquiring any education. In the year 1824 the family
again returned to Colebrook, N. H., and resumed the work of
clearing up a farm in that then wild country. As the health of the
father soon became broken, his elder brother remaining in Con-
necticut, Robert, although yet in his teens, was obliged to assume
the entire responsibility of the work on the farm aiid care for the
support and comfort of the family. By consummate energy and
frugality of the strictest sort he managed to carry on the farm,
and at the same time, by employing the son of a neighbor to look
after his affairs at home during some of the Winter months, he
improved the time in attending school at Lancaster, where, after
spending two or three Winters and sawing wood and doing vari-
SIXTH GENERATION. 129
ous chores in payment for his board, he graduated in 1831, and
for several years afterward taught school Winters, keeping up
the duties and responsibilities of a husbandman during the Hum-
mer seasons. Feb. 25, 1836, he married Almira P.^ daughter
of Capt. John W. Bicknell, native of Barrington, R. I,, "born
June 1, 1816. Mr. Bicknell for 30 years had been a seafaring
man. In the year 1816 he removed to Canterbury, Conn.,
where he kept a hotel. After remaining here four years he
removed to Canaan, Vt., a town lying near Colebrook. On
Oct. 24, 1836, Mr. Crane left Colebrook to locate a home in the
West. The Spring following found him at Beloit, Wis. Here
he soon provided a shelter for his family, while they hastened to
meet him, arriving there in August, 1837. Mr. Crane was one
of the 16 original and active members known as the New England
Emigrating Company that settled the town of Beloit, Wis. Here
he resided until November, 1881, when to avoid the severe Win-
ter seasons he removed to Micanopy, Fla., purchasing an orange
grove, where he died Nov. 3, 1882, aged 75 years, 6 months and
16 days. He was a devoted Christian, a conscientious citizen,
and an honest man. His wife, Almira, died at Beloit, Jan. 6,
1854, aged 37 years and 7 months. Nov. 29, 1860, he married
Jane A. French of Monroe, Conn. She died March 31, 1868,
and he then married, March 25, 1869, Hephzibath J. Wilson,
who survived him and resided in Florida until her death, April
5, 1889. Had but one child :
985—1. Ellery Bicknell, b. Nov. 12, 1836.
986. John N. Crane" , (Phiueas,^ Robert G.,4 Silas,3
Henry, ^ Heiiry^), married Elizabeth Rogers of Woodbury, Conn.,
Nov. 7, 1822, and settled in Bethlehem, Conn., where he died
Aug. 10, 1867. She died there about the year 1887, leaving
quite a little property to her children. Children :
987-1. Mary, b. Dec. 17, 1823.
988—2. Charles S., b. Jan. 29, 1826.
989—3. Harvey, b. Feb. 5, 1828.
990—4. Elizabeth L., b. July 22, 1831.
991—5. Sarah N., b. June 11, 18-11.
992. Frederick C. Crane" , (Phineas,^ Robert O.,^
Silas, 3 Henry,2 Henryi), married 1st, Sarah S. Ayers, Jan. 19,
1832; 2d, Laura Leach, Jan. 17, 1856. Had two children by
first wife and one child by the second :
993 — 1. JxH^iA A. ; m. Levi T. Knox.
994—2. Ann M., b. Jan. 25, 1848; m. David Jackson.
995—3. Julia; m. Dr. H. S. Reynolds and resides in Clinton, Conn.,
and have a dan.
996. Gideon Crane" , (Phineas,-'^ Robert G.,-" Silas,^
Henry,- Henryi), married Sarah Atwood in Woodbury. Conn..
Nov. 11, 1829. Kept a tavern at Bethlehem Centre for several
130 CRANE GENEALOGY.
years. He died Dec. 9, 1836, aged 28 years, at Bethlehem,
Conn. Child :
997—1. Gideon Dwight; m. 1st, and had Sarah A.; 2d,
Miss Harper; lived for a time in Waterbury, Conn., but
later removed to Cheshire.
998. Nancy Crane^ , (Phineas,^ Robert G.,^ Silas,^
Henry,2 Heuryi), married Gilman E. Hill, March 5, 1834. He
was a native of Bethlehem, Conn., and resided there until the
year 1854, when he removed to Middlebury, at which place he
died. Deacon Hill was a man of influence, having been a mem-
ber of the State legislature. Children :
1. Sophia (Hill).
2. Gilman Crane (Hill). He for years held the responsible posi-
tion of Secretary of the Waterbury Brass Co. of Waterbury,
Conn., where he resides and enjoys the esteem and confidence
of his fellow-citizens.
999. Phineas M. Crane^ , (Phineas,^ Robert G.,^ Silas,^
Henry, 2 Henry^), married Jane C. Beardslee, Jan. 26, 1842.
She was born in Stepney, Conn., April 15, 1821. Mr. Crane
was a native of Bethlehem, Conn., and continued to reside there
in the occupation of a farmer. He died March 15, 1863.
1000—1. William B., b. March 15, 1843.
1001—2. Robert P., b. April 27, 1847; d. Nov. 11, 1848.
1002—3. Henry L., b. June 26, 1852 ; d. Dec. 7, 1853.
1003—4. Edward N., b. April 1, 1856.
1004-5. Julia S., b. .Jan. 20, 1858; d. Oct. 12, 1859.
1005—6. Mary Ida, b. March 3, 1860; d. March 8, 1860.
1006. Robert Crane,^ M.D., , (Phineas, ^ Robert G.,^
Silas, =^ Henry,2 Henryi), married Eunice M. Averill, Feb. 17,
1847, at South Britain, Conn. She was born in Southbury,
Conn., May 30, 1820. Mr. Crane took up the study of medicine,
graduating from the Medical Department at Yale College in the
year 1843. For several years he resided in Middlebury, Conn.,
where he practiced his profession ; was honored with the appoint-
ment of postmaster, and was elected representative to the legisla-
ture from that town. He afterward removed to Waterbury,
Conn., where he became prominently associated in various kinds
of business, including banking, manufacturing, etc. Here he
was U. S. Assessor of Internal Revenue and member of the Com-
mon Council. The activity and diligence with which he applied
himself to all his undertakings, while it gave him financial suc-
cess began seriously to wear upon his constitution. So apparent
did it seem that a change of habits and responsibilities should be
made that he removed to New Haven, where he might live more
retired from active business strain and also have an opportunity
to educate his sons, but even here he was drawn into serving his
constituency in the City Council. He has a strong charactei" and
SIXTH GENERATION. • 131
an unswerving inclination to act riglitly in all matters, whetlier
religious, social, or political. Children :
1007—1. Mary Ann, b. May 7, 1849, at Midcllebury, Conn.; d. May
1008—2. KoBERT F., b. May 8, 1850, at Middlebury, Conn.; d. Aug.
22, 1870, while at Yale College.
1009—3. AuGUSTiN A., b. Jan. 9, 18G4, at Waterbury, Conn.
1010. Nathan CraneS , (Phineas,^ Robert Cl.,4 Silas,^
Heury,^ Henryi), married Polly Allen, Sept. 4, 1.S44, and resided
in Bethlehem, Conn. He died March 27, 1870. She died March
28, 1876, aged 52 years. Children :
1011—1. Phineas C, b. Sept. 1, 1847; d. May 2, 1865.
1012—2. Gilbert A., b. 1852.
1013—3. Charles H., b. April 27, 1857.
1014. Mortimer N. Crane^ , (Nathan,^ Eli,^ Silas, 3
Henry,2 Henryi), married Mary M. Amies, Nov. 12, 1833, at
Westmoreland, N. Y. She was a native of Charlemont, Frank-
lin Co., Mass., born Oct. 20, 1«10. Mr. Crane was born in
Durham, ^liddlesex Co., Conn., and removed to New York State
with his parents ; was a farmer and for many years resided in
Westmoreland, where all his children were born. Late in life he
removed to Silver Lake, Lincoln Co., South Dakota, where he
died Nov. 20, 1878. Children :
1015—1. Celia Ann, b. Nov. 30, 1834.
1016 — 2. Sarah Jane, b. March 13, 1837. Educated at Delancy Insti-
tute, Westmoreland, N. Y.
1017—3. Mary Josephine, b. July 4, 1846; d. at Westmoreland, N.
Y., Sept. 5, 1849.
1018—4. Eugenie Genevieve, b. Nov. 24, 1847 ; d. at Westmoreland,
N. Y., Sept. 14, 1849.
1019. Ai-GUSTUS Crane6 , (Jesse,^ Eli,4 Silas, 3 Henry,^
Henryi), married Louisa Nash, April 7, 1833. She was a native
of Denmark, N. Y., born Aug. 9, 1811. Mr. Crane died May
27, 1871. She died Nov. 28, 'l893. Children :
1020—1. AdeliaB., b. Sept. 6, 1834; m.; had no children; d. Feb.
1021—2. James Nash, b. March 11, 1838; d. Dec. 6, 1840.
1022—3. James Madison, b. Jan. 2, 1842 ; soldier Co. E, 7th IJeg., N.
Y. Cav. ; d. at Washington, 1). C, Jan. 12, 1862.
1023—4. Lucia Cornelia, b. Nov. 28, 1844; ra. Koswell F. Murray;
residence Lowville, N. Y. ; no children.
1024—5. Hannah Louisa, b. Aug. 4, 1848; living (1894) at Lowville,
1025. Jesse Crane^ , (Jesse,'^ Eli,^ Silas,^ Henry,"-^
Henryi), married Susan C. Brown at New Haven, Conn., April
23, 1844. She was a native of that place and born June -JC,,
1810. Mr. Crane was born in Turin, N. Y. His father tlied in
1813 from the effects of a fever contracted while serving in the
132 CRANE GENEALOGY.
War of 1812, leaving the subject of this sketch, while but a year
old, to be cared for aud reared by his Aunt Mehitable. He
learned the trade of carriage-making aud for many years was
engaged in that business in New Haven, Conn., where he died
Nov. 19, 1888; and his wife April 29, 1889. Children:
1026—1. Sophia L.; m. John H. McClellan; residence, Mount Ver-
non, N. Y.
1027—2. Ella A. ; m. 1st, Bacon; 2d, Nov. 29, 1889, Dr. Elijah
A. Bond; residence. New Haven, Conn.
1028—3. Pliny J.
1029. Elina Ann Crane^ , (Jesse,5 Eli,4 Silas,^ Henry,2
Henryi), married, Oct. 5, 1840, Peter Bellinger, a native of
Little Falls, Herldmer Co., N. Y., b. Feb. 19, 1803; by trade a
tanner, aud settled first at Turin, N. Y. They afterwards
removed to Denmark, N. Y., where she died Dec. 12, 1849, leav-
ing two daughters. He enlisted as a private in Capt. P. W.
Smith's Co.,^59th Reg., N. Y. S. V., in the Fall of 1861 ; taken
sick and discharged in May, 1862, and died at Constable ville,
Lewis Co., N. Y., July 16, 1862. Children:
1. Louise (Bellinger), b. Aug. 16, 1843; was adopted by
2. Sarah A. (Bellinger), b. June 2, 1846; was adopted by
Lyman; residence, Turin, N. Y.
1030. Louise Bellinger Fairchild  ; m. March, 1870, Lewis
Hovey, and settled at Constableville, N. Y., where she d.
Nov. 3, 1871, leaving one child. Mr. Hovey d. in the Winter
of 1889. Child :
1. Willie (Hovey), b. June 29, 1871; resides at Turin,
1031. Cornelia A. CraneI^ , (Zina,^ Frederick, ^ Silas, ^
Henry, 2 Henry i), married John Wikoff and settled at Ontario,
Knox Co., 111. Children:
1. Gertrude (Wikoff) ; m. Hiram Colby ; residence, Englewood, HI.
2. Fred Z. (Wikoff) ; residence, AVataga, 111.
3. Harriet (Wikoff; ; m. George Pratt ; residence, Hastings, Neb.
4. Carrie (Wikoff) ; m. S. T. Howell; residence, Woodhnll, 111.
5. Mary (Wikoff) ; m. Oswald Oliver; residence, Hastings, Neb.
1032. Emma CraneG  , (Zina,^ Frederick,^ Silas,^ Henry,^
Henryi), married Hopkins. Child :
1. George (Hopkins) ; residence (1894), Los Angeles, Cal.
1033. James Wilson Crane^  , (Zina,^ P>ederick,4 Silas, 3
Henry,2 Henryi), married Cornelia L. Whitmore. He is a farmer
and resides (1880) at Ontario, 111. Children:
1034—1. Henry W., b. July 7, 1859.
1035—2. Frank, b. Feb. 28, 1861.
1036—3. Carl Stewart, b. Nov. 29, 1876.
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1037. Frances CraneS , (Zina,^ Frederick,^ Silas, 3
Heury,2 Henryi), married J. M. Hitchcock; settled in Chicago,
111. Children :
1. Fred (Hitchcock).
2. Ethel (Hitchcock).
1038. Sally Craxe'5 , (Zelek,''^ John,^ Ilenry,^ Heury,^
Henryi), married Reuben Hill of Manchester, N. Y., and resided
on a farm about two miles from Clifton Springs, N. Y., where
Mr. Hill died many years since. Mrs. Hill continued to reside
on the same farm until her death about 1885. Children :
1. Sarah (Hill) ; m. Henry Whitney, Phelps, N. Y.
2. HxVRKiET (Hill) ; m. Oliver Henry ; went to Colorado.
3. Zelek (Hill) ; m. and made his home on the farm where he was
b. and reared.
1039. Orrin D. CraneS , (Zelek,^ John,^ Henry,3
Henry, ^ Henryi), married Warner of Orleans, N. Y., and
settled on a farm near Albion, Orleans Co., N. Y. Shortly prior
to his death, which occurred Oct., 1878, he removed to the
village of Albion, where he died. He was twice mamed but had
no children by his second wife. Children :
1040—1. Maiiy Ann; m. George Mather of Gaines, N. Y.
1041—2. Caroline; m. 1st, ■ Parker; 2d, ; 3d,
1042—8. Charlotte; m. D. B. Day of Albion, N. Y. ; a merchant.
1043. Polly Crane« , (Zelek,'^ John,^ Henry,^ Henry,^
Henryi), married John B. Crosby of Rush, Monroe Co., N. Y.
He died about 1860, and his widow some ten years later.
1. O. D. (Crosby) ; d. about 1859.
2. Jeanette (Crosby) ; m. Edgar Beldeu, Rochester, N. Y.
3. John Cuyler (^Crosby).
1044. Malinda CraneS , (Zelek,5John,4 nenry,3Henry,2
Henryi), married Theodore Crosby of Canandaigua, N. Y., and
a farmer. He was a brother of John B. who married her sister
Polly. She died 1887 at Canandaigua, N. Y., leaving one
1. Marietta (Crosby) ; m. Charles Hopkins. He d.
1045. Lyman Crane^ , (Zelek,'"' John,^ nenry,^ neury,^
Henryi), married Phebe Jane Howard of Dutchess Co., N. Y.,
and settled at Clifton Springs, N. Y. ; a farmer. He died in
September, 1856, and his wife March 13, 1868, at Clifton Springs,
N. Y. Children :
1046—1. William Howard, b. April 13, 1834.
1047—2. Emma Jane, b. August, 1838.
134 CRANE GENEALOGY.
1048. John CraneS , (Elam,^ Johu,^ Heury,^ Heury,^
Henryi), married Amy Clark, a native of Courtland, Courtlaud
Co., N. Y. She was born in 1805. Mr. Crane was a farmer,
and served during the War of 1812, having been stationed at
Buffalo, N. Y. He died at Canaudaigua, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1873.
1049—1. Oscar N., b. Feb. 15, 183G.
1050. Calvin Crane^^ , (Elam,^ John,^ Henry,3 Henry,^
Henryi), married Rachel Berger. Lived at Adrian, Mich. He
died Feb. 10, 1880, aged 85 years and 8 months ; buried at the
old cemetery, Canandaigua, N. Y. Child :
1051—1. WiLLi.uvi H., b. Dec. 11, 1838, at Canandaigua, N. Y.
1052. Orimia Crane6 , (Elam,^ John,4 Henry,3 Henry,^
Henryi), married Reuben Beeman. Children:
1. Richard W. (Beeman), b. July 29, 1825; m. Elizabetli Chap-
man of Chicago, III. ; killed on C. & R. I. R. R., Oct., 1855.
2. Rejoice Crane (Beeman), b. Dec. 2-1, 1826.
3. Elizareth (Beeman), b. June 24, 1828.
4. Seth (Beeman), b. Dec. 3, 1830; m. Frances Washburn, Oct.,
5. Sarah Almira (Beeman), b. Oct. 18, 1832.
6. Elam Crane (Beeman), b. July 14, 1836.
7. Eunice (Beeman), b. May 13, 1837; m. Levi Colvin, Jan. 13,
1870. He d. June 30, 1882. Her home, Texarkana, Ark.
8. Ann Abigail (Beeman), b. June 10, 1840.
9. Albert Reuben (Beeman), b. Nov. 8, 1845.
10. Henry Channing (Beeman), b. Oct. 9, 1847.
1053. Elizabeth Beeman  ; m. Frederick Geiger, Aug., 1854, and
d. of consumption, Dec. 3, 1867, leaving three children :
1. William (Geiger).
2. Charles Reuben (Geiger).
3. Jane Elizabeth (Geiger).
1054. Sarah Almira Beeman ; m. Botsford, Jan. 1, 1855;
has three children :
1. Mary (Botsford).
2. John (Botsford).
3. Emma (Botsford).
1055. Elam Crane Beeman  ; m. Sarah Bacon, Jan. 17, 18G4, and
d. Aug. 12, 1883, leaving two children :
1. Henry A. (Beeman).
2. Elizabeth (Beeman).
1056. Ann Abigail Beeman  ; m. Ransom Haight, July 4, 1866,
and d. Aug. 9, 1892, leaving eight children :
1. Frank (Haight).
2. Sarah (Haight).
3. John (Haight).
4. Nellie (Haight).
5. Eunice (Haight).
6. Maude (Haight).
7. James (Haight).
8. Elam (Haight).
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1057. Albert Eeuben Beeman  ; m. Caroline Haight, Jan. 17,
186G. Children :
1. Lauha (Beeman).
2. Walter (Beeman).
3. J.\j\iES (Beeman).
4. Reuben (Beeman).
5. Julia (Beeman).
C. Albert Manning (Beeman) .
1058. Henry Ch.ustning Beeman  ; m. Lucia Crane, Dec, 1874.
1. Seth (Beeman).
2. RoscoE (Beeman).
3. Grace (Beeman).
1059. Mabcia Ceane6 , (Elam,^ .Jolui,^ Henry,3 Henry,^
Henryi), married 1st, Eussell Colsou in 1823. He was drowned
in 1825 ; left a daughter. Married 2d, Joshua Thompson in
1834. Mrs. Thompson was living April 1, 1895, within 15 days
of 90 years old. Children :
1. Lo^^NIA (Colson).
2. Jane C. (Thompson), b. June 23, 1835.
3. Fanny B. (Thompson), b. Oct., 1836; d. Oct., 1843.
4. WiLLLOi B. (Thompson), b. June 16, 1838; m. Emma Long-
staff, Dec. 24, 1S70; d. Oct. 28, 1889.
5. Lester Phelps (Thompson), b. Sept. 6, 1839.
6. George W. (Thompson), b. April 17, 1843.
7. Susan P. (Thompson), b. May 27, 1845 ; m. Rev. George J. Buck,
Nov., 1889; living on the old homestead, Canandalgua, N. Y.
8. Melville Cox (Thompson), b. Sept. 14, 1847.
9. Stephen Olln (Thompson), b. May 13, 1849; d. of consump-
tion, July 6, 1873.
1060. LoviNiA Colson ; m. Ransom AUerton, Feb., 1847; resi-
dence, Newark, N. Y. Children :
1. Florence (AUerton).
2. Frederick (AUerton).
3. Theron (AUerton).
4. Mary (AUerton).
5. Annus (AUerton).
6. Lucy (AUerton).
7. Augusta (AUerton).
8. Edith (AUerton).
1061. Jane C. Thompson  ; m. Henry C. Brown of Denver, Colo.,
Aug. 3, 1858, and died at San Diego, Cal., Feb. 11, 1893, leav-
ing three children, residing at Denver, Colo. Children :
1. James Henry (Brown).
2. Carrie Marcia (Brown) ; m. Cassell.
3. Sherman (Brown).
1062. Lester Phelps Thompson [51; m. Sarah Foster, 1869, and d.
of consumption at Denver, Colo., April 26, 1889, leaving:
1. Robert Foster (Thompson) ; resides in Canandaigua,
2. Harry (Thompson) ; resides in Canandaigua, N. Y.
1063. George W. Thompson  ; ra. Frances Johnson of Denver,
Colo., March, 1877, where they reside. Children :
1. Mary Marcia (Thompson).
2. GEORGLi (Thompson).
136 ORANE GENEALOGY.
1064. Melville Cox Thompson  ; m. Emma A. Phelps, June,
1870. She d. April, 1874, leaving a dau. He m. 2d, Julia
Hatfield, Oct. 5, 1880; resides at Texarkana, Texas; is agent
for the Pacific Express. Children :
1. Emma (Thompson).
2. Jaxe (Thompson).
3. WiLLLUi (Thompson).
1065. George H. Crane^ , (Elam,^ John/ Henry,^
Heury,^ Heury^), married Sarah Martin at Canandaioua, Ontario
Co., N. Y., Feb. 6, 1846. She was born March 1;5, 1822. He
is a farmer and resides at South Bristol. Has been a member of
the New York State militia. Children :
lOfiG— 1. Lucia C, b. March 17, 1848.
1067—2. Abigail C, b. Aug. 21, 1850.
1068. Elizabeth Crane^ , (Elam,^ John,^ Henry,3
Henry, 2 Henryi), married Booth at Victor, N. Y., Dec,
1876 ; occupation, farmer. Child :
1. Edward Craxe Hoff (Booth).
1069. Elam W. Craxe^  , (Elam,^ .John,^ Henry,^ Henry,^
Henryi), married Margaret Davenport at Bristol, N. Y., Nov.
11, 1S40. She was born in Monroe, Orange Co., N. Y., Jan.
30, 1816. Occupation, farmer; residence, Fentonville, Genesee
Co., Mich.; died Feb. 2, 1893. Children:
1070-1. Jesse D., b. Oct. 2, 1841, at Canandaigua, N. Y.
1071—2. Okix; d. aged 11 years.
1072. Franklin Crane6 , (Timothy B.,5John,4 Henry,3
Henry, 2 Heury^), was born at Paterson, N. J. ; married at Lock-
port, N. Y., June 3, 1855, Jeanette McKain. She was a native
of Lockport, N. Y., and born Feb. 23, 1831. They removed
to Amboy, 111., where their children were born. Subsequently the
family removed to Chicago, 111., where Mr. Crane was for many
years engaged in mercantile business. He died at Kirkwood,
Mo., Aug. 17, 1880. Children:
1073—1. Alice A., b. Nov. 7, 1857.
1074—2. William F., b. May 12, 1859.
1075. Richard Teller Craxe^ , (Timothy B.,^ John, 4
Henry, 3 Henry,^ Henryi), was born in Paterson, N. J., May 15,
1832. His father was an architect and builder by trade, and had
much to do with the better class of work in New York City and
Paterson, N. J., during the first third of the nineteenth century
and up to the time of the panic in 1837, when he was swept by
the devastating tide and left in very straitened circumstances
with a large family to provide for. The subject of this sketch,
being next to the youngest of the children, was obliged to find a
position in a factory when but nine years of age, and continued
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to work there until 1847, when he ohtained a situation to leani a
trade in a brass foundry and tinishing shop in Brooklyn, X. \ .,
where he remained about four years. He afterwards secured
employment in New York City, continuing there up to the year
1855, when he removed to Chicago, 111., and laid the foundations
for the establishment of the prosperous enterprises which are now
known as the Crane Company and the Crane Elevator Company.
The business was started in a very small way in the manufacture
of brass castings, to which was gradually added the work of brass
finishing in the steam-engine line. Afterwards was added the
line of steam-fitters' supplies, the conducting of steam-heating
business, the manufacture of wrought-iron pipe, steam-engine
building, and finally the construction of steam and hydraulic
elevators. In the development of business the two branches
have been kept entirely separate, and the lines of each closely
defined. The Crane Company now (1894) manufactures exclu-
sively steam-fitters' supplies, that is, goods used for heating build-
ings and steam-engineering work generally, while the other
company is devoted entirely to the building of elevators. It is
proper to state that both these institutions are the largest and
best equipped in their line of any in the country, employing in
normal times about 2,500 hands. The Crane Company, in addi-
tion to running their factories, have branch stores in the fijllow-
ing cities : New York, Philadelphia, St. Paul, Minneapolis,
Duluth, Kansas City, Omaha, Los Angeles, San p>aucisco, Cal.,
and Portland, Oregon. Goods from both the above-named facto-
ries are sold throughout the country, from the Atlantic to the
Pacific. Very few instances can be found where business of a
strictly competitive nature, not protected by patents or enjoying
special privileges, has been conducted with such marked success.
Notwithstanding the pressing demands on his time consequent
to the conduct and development of such a gigantic enterprise,
Mr. Crane has found opportunity for considering public questions,
especially those of an educational nature, and no insignificant
share of his time and means has been devoted to providing for
the social and mental improvement of the lower classes, believing
that in elevating the condition of that portion of our population
he is helping to strengthen and perpetuate the principles of good
government, the neglect of which may endanger the stability of
our institutions, which have been the pride and joy of our prosper-
ous country. The manual training school and kindergarten he
believes to be a step in the right direction in furnishing a means
by which the louver classes in society may be early helped to a
self-sustaining position in the community where they live, thereby
making them a support and not a menace to our highest and best
So much in earnest was he on tliis subject that al)out the year
1891 he obtained permission from the Board of Kducation in
Chicago to fit up an unused basement in the Tilden School, cor-
138 CRANE GENEALOGY.
ner of Lake aud Elizabeth Streets, for the purpose of trying
manual training there. As the Board of Education were not
inclined to supply anything beyond the empty basement, Mr.
Crane began the work of putting it in order, and furnished it
with 12 carpenters' benches fully equipped with proper tools,
giving space for 24 lads to work at one time. In fact, has at his
own expense furnished everything complete for systematic work,
even to supplying a thoroughly competent teacher for three years,
during which time this branch of the school has been enlarged by
Mr. Crane obtaining another basement and fitting that, giving
double the capacity of the first room. The manual training
taught in the "Crane School" is now made compulsory. The
boys from 11 to 15 years are taught, during certain hours each
week, the proper use of tools and how to cultivate the eye and
the hand in the manufacture of many useful articles. The Board
of Education no longer look upon it as an experiment, but are
now (1894) cooperating with Mr. Crane, and the same system
has been introduced into some nine other schools in various parts
of the city. Certainly great credit is due Mr. Crane for his gen-
erosity and forethought in paving the way for the accomplishment
of so much good, especially in the direction of helping the poor
He married, Oct. 8, 1857, Mary Josephine Prentice. She was
born Feb. 22, 1836, and died Jan, 28, 1885. Children all born
in Chicago, 111. :
1076—1. Charles Eichard, b. Aug. 7, 1858.
1077—2. Herbert Prentice, b. June 6, 1861.
1078—3. George Hamilton, b. Dec. 11, 1862; d. Feb. 21, 1864.
1079—4. Katie Elizabeth, b. Feb. 2, 1865.
1080—5. May Kyerson, b. Aug. 30, 1866.
1081—6. Frances, b. Aug. 30,'l869.
1082—7. Emlly Rockwell, b. March 4, 1871.
1088—8. Richard Teller, b. Nov. 7, 1873.
1084—9. Leon Harold, b. Oct. 27, 1875; d. July 22, 1876.
1085. Charles Squire Crane^ , (Timothy B.,^ John,^
Henry,3 Henry,^ Henryi), was born at Passaic Falls, Paterson,
N. J., where he attended school during his boyhood days. At
the age of 16 he went to Lockport, N. Y., to learn the trade of
moulding. After which he returned to Paterson, aud for a time
was engaged with the Danforth Locomotive Works as a moulder.
In 1855 he removed to Chicago, 111., and entered into business
with his brother in the manufacture of brass goods under the firm
name of R. T. Crane & Brother. In 1859 they added the foundry
business, and in 1865 they introduced the manufacture of iron
pipe, which they manufactured quite extensively, it being the
first industry of the kind established west of Pittsburg, Penn.
About the same time they added the manufacture of malleable
iron. Soon after a stock company was formed and the business
was conducted by the North Western Manufacturing Company,
and was so continued until the year 1872, about which time Mr.
■^'"■^n':cmB(a_^.Piib. Co. Chic 00 ■■
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Charles S. Crane retired from the company. In 1871 ]Mr. Crane
assisted in organizing the Wright ct Lawther Oil and Lead iNIan-
ufacturiug Company, accepting the otHce of vice-president, and
in 1885 was chosen its president. Mr. Crane identified himself
with various kinds of business and was always interested in
public matters, whether of a local. State, or national character ;
was widely known and highly respected. Sept. 23, 1857, he
married Eliza J. Beyea of Paterson, N. J. He died Sept. -S,
1887. His widow was (June, 18',)4,) residing at 14-S2 AVasliing-
tou Boulevard, Chicago, 111. Children :
108G— I. Frank R., b. May 28, 1862.
1087—2. Charles B., b. March 9, 1865; cl. .Tnly 7, 1887.
1088. Alxander Hamilton Crane^ ['**^]^ (Henry, -^ Henry,^
Henry, 3 Henry, ^ Henry'), married Harriet Carrier. He Avas a
farmer and settled at Volney, Oswego Co., N. Y., where they
died— he April 24, 1878 ; she June 14, 1846. Children :
1089—1. Henry L., b. Dec. 25, 1838 ; m. Atha A. N. Kendall ; farmer ;
resides at Volney; no children.
1091 . Mary Crane''  , (Heniy,-^ Henry,^ Henry,^ Henry,^
Henryi), married. May 12, 1833, Samuel Emerson 3Iosher at
Sauquoit, N. Y. Here they resided until March 25, 1.S41), after
which time they removed to Ontario, 111., where she died ]March
10, 1857. He died Feb. 23, 1867, at Galesburg, 111. They left
the following children :
1. George Emerson (Mosher), b. Dec. 3, 1838; d. -Jan. 2, 1862.
2. William Jay (Mosher), b. Aug. 8, 1841.
3. Mary J.vj\'e (Mosher), b. Oct. 31, 1844.
4. Harriet Belinda (Mosher), b. May 11, 1846.
5. John Herbert (Mosher), b. March 25, 1849.
6. Charles Henry (Mosher), b. July 4, 1852; d. Oct. 26, 1852.
1092. WiLLLVM Jay Mosher [2j ; m. Sarah Ellen Wetmore at Onta-
rio, HI., Nov. 26, 1868. Children :
1. Grace Evaline (Mosher), b. July 15, 1875.
2. George Emerson (Mosher), b. April 18, 1878; d. .hily
3. Cornells Alice (Mosher), b. .Tan. 2, 1883.
1093. Mary Jane Mosher ; m. Lynde Griswold Wetmore at
Ontario, Ih., Sept. 19, 1867. Children:
1. CiiAitLES Emerson (Wetmore), b. June 23, 1868.
2. Hkllen C. (Wetmore), b. June 2, 1870.
3. EuwAint Mosher (Wetmore), b. June 11, 1873.
4. (iKoiaiK llKRHERT (Wctuiore), b. Sept. 13, 1875.
5. FuANcis William (Wetmore), b. Oct. 23, 1877.
6. John P. (Wetmore), b. July 14, 1881.
7. P.EX.iAMiN Walcoi'T ( Wetmorc) , b. Feb. 20, 1886.
8. Harrie Crane (Wetmore), b. March 20, 1879; d. July
9. Mary Catharine (Wetmore), b. Jiily 3, 1887; d. Sept.
1094. John M. Crane'' , (Henry,^ Heiny.'' Henry,-"'
Henry,'^ Henryi), married Jane E. Cook, Sept. 23, 1838, at Rus-
140 CRANE GENEALOGY.
sellburgli, Penn. She was a native of New Hartford, Oneida
Co., N. Y., and born June 9, 1816. They resided in Paris,
Oneida Co., N. Y. ; a farmer. He died May 9, 1872. Cliildren :
1095—1. Frances Marion, b. Aug. 3, 1839.
1096—2. Celia O., b. Oct. 18, 1845; m. and had three children.
1097-3. CoRNHLiA E., b. Oct. 21, 1846; d. Jan. 16, 1866.
1098. Lucy Crane'^ , (Henry,^ Henry,^ Henry,^ Henry,^
Henryi), married Henry Gilbert of Gilbert's Mills, N. Y., in
September, 1844, and died Nov. 30, 1855. Children:
1. Charles Henry (Gilbert), b. Dec. 3, 1845; d. Dec. 4, 1849.
2. Andres L. (Gilbert), b. Sept. 9, 1847.
3. Horace (Gilbert), b. Aug., 1849.
4. Charles (Gilbert), b. May, 1852; d. March, 1879.
5. Elizabeth (Gilbert), b. Nov. 7, 1854; d. 1867.
6. James (Gilbert), b. Sept., 1856; d. 1867.
1099. Charles Henry Crane" , (Henry,^ Henry,^
Henry, ^ Henry, ^ Henry^), married at Litchfield, Herkimer Co.,
N. Y., Sept. 5, 1852, Mary Grould Brown. She was a native of
Litchfield, N. Y., and born Jan. 25, 1827. Mr. Crane was a
native of Sauquoit, Oneida Co., N. Y., born Feb. 5, 1823 ; grad-
uated from Dartmouth College 1849 ; read law with Hon. Joshua
A. Spencer and Francis Kerman of Utica, N. Y., and began the
practice of his profession in that city, continuing from 1852 to
1854. In March, 1855, he located at Osawatomie, Kansas,
where he remained until Nov., 1863, when he removed to Leaven-
worth, Kansas ; was County Attorney for two years, beginning
January, 1864. He afterwards returned to Osawatomie, and was
attorney for Miami County and also engaged in farming. Have
an adopted daughter :
1100 — 1. Abbie Gould.
1101. Cornelia Frances Crane" , (John,^ Henry,-*
Henry, 3 Henry,^ Henryi), married Charles P. Adams, Aug. 10,
1854, and settled at Randolph, N. Y., where he became engaged
as a merchant. But for more than 20 years has been cashier of
the State Bank of Randolph, where they now reside. Children :
1. Frances McFall (Adams), b. Jan. 20, 1857; m. H. Lewis;
lives at .Jamestown, N. Y. ; have six children. He is an
attorney at law.
2. Douglass (Adams), b. July 16, 1864; m. ; no children.
1102. Carlton Todd Crane" , (John,^ Henry,^ Henry,3
Henry,^ Henryi), married Lizzie Johnson in 1860; settled at
Troy, Ohio, and engaged in the grocery business. She died
leaving a daughter. He died some years later. Children :
1103—1. Clara; d. in infancy.
1104—2. Nkllik, b. Jan. 10, 1864; m. .Jeff N. Miller; resides at Eddy,
New Mexico. He is general manager of the Pecos Valley
1105. Austin Ckaxe''' , (Aaron, "^ Eljeuezer,'' John,''
Ebenezer,^ John,- Henryi), marrk'd Ennice C. Rouer.s, May U,
1832, at Tolland, Mass., and settled at West Granville, Hampden
Co., Mass. He was a blacksmith by trade, but also carried on
farming. Died at Goodrich, Mich., Oct. 17, 1850, aged 43 3'ears
and 9 months. Children :
llOfi— 1. Henry A., b. July 13, 1833.
1107—2. E. Amelia, b. July 19, 1835.
1108—3. Warkex Cady, b'. July 18, 1841.
1109. Susan Crane" , (Aaron, ^ p^benezer,-'' John,^ El)en-
ezer,3 John,^ Henryi), married Sjdvester Stilman, ]\Iarch 30,
1831. He died and she married Parsons, and settled in
Amherst or Andover, Ohio. Child :
1. AuRELLA. Jennet (Stilman), b. Nov. 26, 1836.
1110. Aaron AY. Ckane^ [7^4], (Aaron, ^ p^benezer,^ John, ■*
Ebenezer,^ John,- Henryi), married Roxauua P. Lyon, Oct. 19,
1834. He was a blacksmith by trade and resided for a time at
Hartland, Conn., then removed to Winsted, Conn., wliere he
died May 14, 1854. Children :
1111—1. Nancy Mauilla, b. Aug. 2-1, 1835.
1112—2. Julia, b. July 5, 1837; d. July 31, 1842.
1113-3. PnELi'S, b. June 29, 1839; d. Aug. 5, 1842.
1114—4. Cn.vuLoTTE Maki.v, b. July 31, 1843.
1115—5. Henry Aauon, b. Sept. 20, 1849.
1116. AuRELiA S. Crane" , (Aaron," Ebenezer,"' John.''
Ebenezer,^ Johu,^ Henryi), married William Cowdry, Jan. 11,
1835; settled at Granville, ]Mass., but after^vards removed to
Ohio, where their son Lester D. was born. Children :
1. Susan (Cowdry), b. April 18, 1837; d. May 17, 1S37.
2. Susan Aurelia (Cowdry), b. .Vpril 17, 1839.
3. Charles Willlum (Cowdry), b. Dec. 22, 1844 ; d. March 31 , 1S4(;.
4. Lester D. (Cowdry,*, b. Sept. 21, 1847.
1117. AViLLLVM Crane" [72.s]. (Arnold.'' Klii'iic/.cr.'' .b.hn.'
Ebeuezer,3 John,- Henry'), married Sarah Parker. Sht- was a
native of Wolcott, Conn., born in February. 1.S15, and dieil
May 27, 1872, at Burlington, Conn., where the family resideil.
142 CRANE GENEALOGr.
Mr. Crane was a farmer aud also died at Burliugtou, Conn., Aug.
19, 1881. Children:
1118—1. William E., b. May 4, 1847.
1121. LoLS Crane^ , (Arnold, <^ P^benezer,^ John, ^ P:ben-
ezer,3 John,2 Henryi), married Ansel Pratt, Dec. 16, 1855; set-
tled in Burlington, Conn. Had but one child :
1. Jennie E. (Pratt), b. 1862.
1122. John Crane^ , (Arnold, ^ Ebenezer,^ Johu,^ Eben-
ezer,3 john,^ Henry^), married Nancy Curtis, March 16, 1843.
She was a native of Burlington, Conn., and born Oct. 3, 1825.
Mr. Crane settled first in Burlington, but after a few years
removed to Meriden, and later on to Naugatuck. His occupation
was the making of knife blades. Children :
1123—1. Mary, b. Dec. 14, 1845; d. iu Naugatuck, Feb. 4, 1866.
1124—2. John, b. Sept. 14, 1841); mnn.
1125. Rachel Crane^ , (Arnold,^ Ebenezer,^ John,^
Ebenezer,3 john,^ Henryi), married Francis J. Rathbun, April
17, 1850, at Waterbury, Conn. Lived for a short time in Hart-
land, but mainly their home has been iu Burlington ; now resides
at Bristol. Children :
1. Clarra E. (Rathbun), b. May 29, 1851.
2. Frank A. (Rathbun), b. June 2, 1853.
3. Annie P. (Rathbun), b. April 22, 1855.
4. Mary G. (Rathbun) , b. July, 1857.
5. Charles (Rathbun), b. Sept., 1859.
6. BuRRiTT G. (Rathbun), b. July, 1861.
1126. Cyprian G. Crane^ , (Nirom,^ Dauiel,^ Daniel,^
Ebenezer,3 John,^ Henryi), married Jerusha Stoddard, February,
1838, at Monroe, Mich., where he resided some years and where
his children were born. He afterwards removed to Penn Yan,
where he carried on the business of a carpenter and contractor.
1135. Emma Louisa Crane''' , (Nirom,^ Daniel,^ Daniel, ^
Ebenezer,3 John,^ Henry^), married William D. Washburn, July
4, 1840, at Jerusalem, Yates Co., N. Y. He was born at Fort
Plains, Montgomery Co., N. Y. Their residence for a time was
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at Jerusalem, where their two eldest children were born, after
which they removed to Italy Hill, Yates Co., N. Y., where their
daughter Annie was born. From there they removed to Pultney,
Steuben Co., N. Y., where P'lorence and Melissa were boria.
But January, 1<S55, found the family in the town of Wayne.
Mr. Washburn was a tailor by trade. Children :
1. AuGUSTiE E. (Washburn), b. May 16, 1841.
2. Edwin A. (Washburn), b. Jan. 11, 1844.
3. Annie A. (Washburn), b. Oct. 18, 1846.
4. Florence L. (Washburn), b. Aug. 22, 1849.
5. Melissa A. (Washburn), b. April 7, 1852.
6. Catharine K. (Washburn), b. Jan. 19, 1855.
7. William D. (Washburn), b. July 14, 1858.
8. James M. (Washburn), b. Sept. 15, 1860.
1136. Gen. Nirom Marium Crane^ , (Nirom,^ Daiiiel,^
Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^ John, 2 Henryi), born at Penu Yau, Yates
Co., N. Y.,.Dec. 13, 1828. His father, a well-to-do farmer,
assisted him to a liberal education, and being possessed of no
small degree of ambition, as well as a desire to gain a position
among his colaborers in life, he, in his seventeenth year, left the old
homestead and went to the neighboring town of Wayne, Steuben
Co., N. Y., to occupy a situation as clerk in a store for Harry
Easton. Here he remained about two years and then returned to
Penn Yan to accept a similar position in the employ of Hancock
& McNulty. In the Spring of 1849 he began business for him-
self, opening a store for the sale of general merchandise in the
town where he first began his clerkship, Wayne. Oct. 19, 1852,
he was married there to Marie Louise, youngest daughter of
Mathew McDowell, an accomplished lady, graduate of Alfred
Seminary. April, 1853, he removed to Ilornellsville, N. Y.,
where he continued in the dry goods ti-ade until the year 1856, at
which time the first banking establishment was opened in the
town, the "Bank of Hornellsville," and Mr. Crane was chosen
Vice-President. The following year, 1857, he was honored fur-
ther with the position of "President of the Village." In 1859
the bank closed its business and Mr. Crane opened a private
banking office and continued the business until the breaking out
of the Rebellion. Already the patriotic blood which had been
instilled into the very organization and conduct of the subject
of this sketch had asserted itself, and was only awaiting an oppor-
tunity when his public spirit and devotion to country should more
prominently be made known. He descended through :i Hue of
ancestors who could and did show their courage in times of need.
Captain Henry, his progenitor, experienced more than 35 years
of civil and military life. Captain John, who died in New York
on his return from an expedition to Canada, left an enviable
career as a statesman and soldier. Daniel, the grandfather of
Gen. Nirom, gave four years of service diu-ing tlu' w:ir of the
Revolution, so that in some measure it may l>e said that he
partook of a soldierly make-up. He early enlisteil in the New
144 CRANE GENEALOGY.
York State militia aud for some years was iu eommaucl of the
Canacadea Light Guards, one of the best companies of the
National Guard of the State, but April 12, 1861, the attack
on Fort Sumter found him Lieut. -Colonel of the 60th Regiment
New York militia, and one of the first to raise a company for
the war, aud joining the twenty-third (Southern tier) Reg. N.
Y. State Volunteers, was chosen Lieiit.-Colonel. He was in
command of this regiment, which was a division of the 1st
Army Corps, from 1861 to 1863, and joined in the engage-
ments at Rappahannock, Sulphur Springs, Grove ton, the Second
Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain and Antietam. After the
last named battle he was in 1862 appointed Acting Inspector-
General of First Army Corps on Staff of Major-General John F.
Reynolds, where he served until after the battle of Fredericks-
burg. At the last named battle he acted as Aide-de-Camp to
General Reynolds on the field, and was complimented in general
orders for gallant services during action. Being superseded as
Inspector-General by Col. Bankhead of the regular army, Gen.
Crane was appointed in 1863 Assistant Provost Marshal General
of the Army of the Potomac on Staff of General Hooker, and con-
tinued iu that position until made Colonel of the 107th Reg. N.
Y. Vols. ; was at Gettysburg in command of a regiment. In the
Fall of 1863 went to join General Sherman with the 20th Army
Corps ; was in the Atlanta campaign aud in command of a brigade
at the capture of the last named city, and marched with Sherman
through the Carolinas ; was present at the surrender of Gen.
Johnston's army near Raleigh, N. C. ; took part in battles of
Averasboro and Bentonville ; was brevetted Brigadier-General on
March 19, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services rendered
during the campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas. The
war having been brought to a close. Gen. Crane received his dis-
charge from the army in Juue, 1865, having experienced four
years and two months active service in the field. One of his
associates in the 107th Reg., N. Y. Vols., in sketching the services
of that regiment, says : "In Colonel Crane it had a commander
who was an accomplished military man and one always ready to
lead where need required. His abilities as an ofiScer were quickly
recognized at brigade, division, and corps headquarters, and it
followed that he was assigned with his regiment to many impor-
tant and responsible duties. He was much beloved and admired
by his men, aud the 'Little Colouel,' as the boys used to call
him, made a record of which they were justly proud."
Soon after returning to his home in Hornellsville he established
in the Fall of 1865 another banking estabhshmeut, and the same
has for many years been known as "Crane's Bank," and of
which he is President, and his son, Sidney Hallett Crane, Cashier.
In November, 1868, Gen. Crane was elected Clerk for Steuben
County to serve for three years. He was appointed by Gov.
Robinsou, and confirmed by the Senate of New York, one of the
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first Trustees of the Soldiers aud Sailors' Home at Bath, and at a
meeting of the board elected Treasurer for two years. He pnn-ed
a very active and etticient worker, ever striving to make the institu-
tion a means of comfort to those so unfortunate as to require aid
at its doors. As a business man Gen. Crane ranks high among
his fellow^s. For many years he has been a member of " Christ
Church" at Hornellsville, also serving as vestryman, and is
greatly esteemed as a citizen. At a meeting of some of the
descendants of the Crane Family, held at New Haven, Conn.,
Sept. 8, 1880, the Crane Genealogical Association was formed
for the purpose of encouraging genealogical work among mem-
bers of the family, and Gen. Crane was chosen first Vice-Presi-
dent. At a subsequent meeting of this Association, held at
Chickering Hall, New York City, he was present, and while pre-
siding made a very graceful speech, in which he expressed his
thorough interest in the history of the family. Children :
1137—1. Sidney Hallett, b. Sept. 15, 1855.
113S— 2. Makion Louise, b. Sept. 23, 1867.
1139—3. Guy McDowell, b. July 19, 1873.
1140. George Washington Crane" , (Hc^ratio," Daniel,''
Daniel, 4 Ebenezer,^ John, ^ Henry'), married Almira Randall and
settled in Jerusalem, Yates Co., N. Y. ; a farmer. Children:
lUl— 1. Albert, b. Feb. 1, 1841.
11-12-2. William S., b. Dec. 14, 1843; residence in Detroit, JNlicb.,
1143-3. Fr.vnk, b. June 20, 1845.
1144—4. Lois, b. May 11, 1847.
1145—5. George H., b. Aus:. 23, 1848.
1140— G. Emma, b. Sept. 19,' 1851.
1147 — 7. Mark S., b. Sept. 19, 1853; resides in Detroit, Mich., ls79.
1148. Charles H. Crane^ , (Horatio," Daniel.' DauicK^
Ebenezer,^ John, ^ Henryi), married Ann Merrill in 1848. She
was born Dec. 11, 1830, and died July 26, 185o. Mr. Crane
died at Ypsilauti, Mich., Oct. 25, 1878. Children:
114<,)— 1. Mortimer 11., b. Nov. 25, 1849; m. Jan., 1884, Lottie, dau.
of Alvin and Margaret Mead; resides at Ypsilanti, Mich.
1150—2. Eva, b. May 12, 1854; d. July 26, 1854.
1151. Wemi'LE H. Crane7 , (Horatio,'' Daniel.' Daniel.'
Ebenezer,3 John,2 Henryi), married Dorcas E. WIuh'Ut at lU'ii-
tou, Yates Co., N. Y., June 5, 1849. She was l)()ni in Yates
Co., Feb. 15, 1831. Mr. Crane settled in Benton: a pliysieian
and graduate of Geneva Medical College in 18 IC; has held the
office of Supervisor and Superintendent of Schools. .Airs. Crane
died May 13, 1877. Child :
1152—1. Susan A., b. Oct. 6, 1S72.
1153. Daniel C. Cuane' [71.s]. (Kli.'' Daniel.-' Daniel.'
Ebenezer,^ Jolai,- Henrv^), married at .Ierus:deni. Yates Co.. N.
146 CRANE GENEALOGY.
Y., Lucy P. Benedict, Nov. 5, 1840, and for a brief time resided
at Italy, Yates Co., N. Y., and also in Jerusalem, but removed
to Somerset, Mich., before 1852; subsequently lived in Addison,
Mich. Children :
1154_1. George, b. Dec. 15, 1843.
1155—2. Eugene W., b. Oct. 2, 1847.
1156—3. Susie P., b. Aug. 27, 1852.
1157_4. Ely N., b. March 14, 1854.
1158. Emily Louisa Crane^ , (Daniel, ^ Elias,^ Daniel, ^
E])enezer,3 John,^ Henry^), born in Clinton, Conn.; married
George Redfield Burrows, Nov. 25, 1838. He was also a native
of CUnton, where they settled; was born Oct. 29, 1815, son of
John and Jeunette Redfield Burrows. Occupation, a mariner,
and has for many years been in the employ of the N. Y. & H.
Steamboat Co. Children :
1. Mary Elizabeth (Burrows), b. Aug. 19, 1839; m. Edward A.
Bushuell, Feb. 14, 1866; served in the U. S. Navy and Haytian
2. Charles Grinnell (Burrows), b. Nov. 5, 1842; d. Oct. 6, 1843.
3. Jeannette Augusta (Burrows), b. Sept. 3, 1844; m. Aug. 14,
1873, Austin Lord, a physician. North Haven, Conn.
4. George Wallace (Burrows), b. Nov. 6, 1855; d. July 24, 1859.
1159. Mary Electa Crane^ , (Daniel,^ Elias,^ Daniel,^
Ebeuezer,3 John,^ Henry^), born in Clinton, Conn., and died
there ; married Ely Stannard, by whom she had one child. After
the death of Mr. Stannard she married Jared Hurd. She died
Dec. 27, 1866. Her children :
1. John Ely (Stannard), b. 1844.
2. Thomas (Hurd) ; d. young.
3. James Crane (Hurd), b. Feb. 22, 1854.
1160. Mandane Frederika Cranp:^ , (John R.,6 Elias,^
Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^ John,^ Henry^), married D. S. Dibbell of
Baltimore, Md., Dec. 13, 1865. Children:
1. David Clinton (Dibbell), b. Jan. 13, 1868 ; resides in New York
2. Flouence Edna (Dibbell), b. Oct. 5, 1870.
1161. George Crane^ , (David D.,^ Benjamin, ^ Daniel,'*
Ebenezer,^^ John,^ Henry^), married Elizabeth Tuthil, and for
some years resided at 222 Spring Street, New York City. He
died about 1891. Children :
1163—2. Henry A.
1164 — 3. Catherine or Kate.
1165. Russell Crane^ , (John R.,^ Benjamin, '"^ Daniel,''
Ebeuezer,3 John,^ Henry^), married Mary S. Willard, Oct. 18,
1848, at Clinton, Conn. He was a tea merchant in New York
SEVENTH GENERATION. 147
City, one of the firm of George W. Lane & Co. of Front Street,
and died in Saybrook, Conn., Oct. 4, 1875. A man greatly
respected for bis courteous manners and unswerving integrity.
For a quarter of a century be was connected witli tbe above pop-
ular firm, and no merchant stood higher among his associates
than he. Children :
1166—1. William Russell, b. March 21, 1851.
1167—2. Mauy Eliza, b. July 23, 1854.
1168—3. Lewis Bonnell, b. March 10, 1856; m. Oct., 1888, Carrie
L. Nichols, Bridgeport, Conn.
1169—1. John Russell, b. Dec. 12, 1851); m. May, 181)1, Mary
Augusta Storn of New Yorlt.
1170. Charles Crane^ , (Beujamin,6 Benjamin,^ Daniel,^
Ebeiiezer,3 John,^ Henryi), born in Baltimore, Md., where he
was married, July 3, 1863, to Ellen Gaines D. Cormis. She was
born in Norfolk, Va., Fel). 3, 1845. Mr. Crane was educated
at St. Mary's College, Baltimore. About 1871 he removed to
New York City, where he engaged in the silk goods trade.
1171—1. Ekfie Morris, b. May 22, 1864, at Baltimore, Md.
1172—2. Benjamin, b. Jan. 12, 1866, at Ellitou, Md.
1173—3. Walter Carter, b. Oct. 16, 1870, at Elkton, Md. ; d. June
1174—1. WLLLLiM D. Cormis, b. Sept. 12, 1873, at Ellvton, Md.
1175—5. Eleanor Maud, b. Oct. 26, 1874, at Elkton, Md.
1176—6. Mary Willard, b. Oct. 13, 1876, at Elkton, Md.
1177. Maria L. Crane' , ( William, ^ Rufus,^ p:iisha,4
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), married Thomas A. Stevens,
a native of Killingworth, Conn., Dec. 25, 1838, at Madison,
Conn. He was a carriage-maker; removed to Birmingham,
Mich., and from there to Port Huron, Mich., where he died
March 23, 1857. She died there Jan. 14, 1887. Children :
1. William A. (Stevens); settled at South Mauisti(iue, Mich.
2. Charles E. (Stevens) ; settled at Roseburg, Mich.
3. George T. (Stevens) ; settled at Elkhart, Ind.
4. Alice M. (Stevens).
1178. Alice M. Stevens  ; m. Lyraburuer at I'ort Huron,
Mich., July 13, 1867, and had:
1. Sarah M. (Lymbnrner).
2. Millie E. (Lymburner).
3. Arza N. (Lymburner).
4. Grace M. (Lymburner).
5. Charles T. (Lymburner).
6. Florence M. (Lymburner).
7. Opal F. (Lymburner).
1179. Sarah Almika CranfJ , (Rufus," Rufus,'^ Elisha, '
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,- Heury^), married Elsworth Scrantou.
1. Carrie (Scranton).
2. Emma (Scranton).
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3. Charles (Scranton).
4. Henry (Scrantou).
5. LuLAND (Scranton).
1180. John Nettleton Crane'' , (Rufus,'^ Rufus,^
Elisha,'* Natliauiel,^ Theophilus,^ Heury^), married Alleu,
1857, and died June 15, 1873, leaving one child:
1182. Mariett Crane^ , (Rufus,<5 Rxifus,^ P:iisha,4
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus, 2 Heury^), married Noble Blatchley, 18G4.
Oue child :
1. Burton (Blatchley).
1183. Ellen Crane' , (Rufus,^ Rufus,^ Elisha,^ Nathan-
iel, ^ Theophilus,^ Henryi), married William Golden, 1870. Has
1184. Baron H. Crane' , (Eber,^ Ezra,^ Theophilus,^
Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^ Heuryi), was born in Kent, Ohio, and
married Abby Eliza Melleu, a native of Quincy, 111., Jan. 2,
1866. He enlisted in the 25th Iowa Infantry, Aug. 13, 1862,
and served until the close of the war; on staft" duty, A. D. C,
3d Brig., 1st Div., 15th Army Corps; was wounded at battle of
Missionary Ridge, Ga. ; settled at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa ; a hard-
ware merchant; and here he died Dec. 20, 1887. Children:
Helen Van Doorn.
1193. Alonzo Crane" , (Ezra," James, ^ Ezra,^ Nathan-
iel, ^ Theophilus,^ Henryi), married Louisa M. Dickerman at
Middlebury, Vt., Oct. 20, 1831. They resided for a time in
Vermont and then removed West. Two or three children not
named here died young, before the family left Vermont.
1201. Laura L. Crane'' , (Ezra, " James, ^ Ezra,^
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), married James T. Foster,
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Jan. 20, 1836, and first settled iu Middlel)ury, Vt., soon removed
from there and was last residing in Astoria, N. Y. Children :
1. Martin T. (Foster).
2. Walter J. (Foster).
3. Henry C. (Foster).
4. Mary E. (Foster).
5. Carrie A. (Foster).
6. Edwin (Foster).
7. Eva (Foster).
8. Laura (Foster).
1202. EvALiNE Melissa Crane' [84G], (Ezra,^ James,^ Ezra,''
Nathauiel,3 Theophilns, 2 Henryi), married 1st, Leonard G. Lester
of Port Jervis, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1849. He was killed June 20,
1864, at battle of Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. She married 2d,
April 11, 1872, J. W. Fields, by whom she had no children.
1. Charles L. (Lester).
1203. James Edgar Crane''' , (Ezra,*' James, -^ Ezra,"*
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus, 2 Henryi), married April 19, 1841, p:iiza
B. Corlew ; settled in Middlebury, Vt. ; a farmer, and removed
to Sadorus, 111., where he died April 17, 1880. Children:
1204—1. Albert M., b. Feb. 15, 1842. Enlisted in the late war Ans:.,
18G1, and served nntil his death, May IG, 18()4.
1205—2. George W., b. Nov. 27, 184^).
1206—3. Martin F., b. April 4, 1847 : m. ; no children ; is a contractor.
1207—4. Lydia M., b. July 19, 1849.
1208—5. Hattie M., b. Feb. 21, 1851; d. April 17, 1877.
1209. Harriett Eliza CraneV , (Ezra,'' James,"^ Ezra,^
Nathaniel,"^ Theophilus,^ Henry^), married R. .]. ^Melius at East
Greenbush, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1858. Afterwards removed to Bath
on the Hudson, where he entered the grocery business. Children :
1. Carrie Viola (Melius), b. Feb. 7, 18G0, at E. Greenbush, N. Y.
2. Harry Ezra (Melius), b. Nov. G, 18G3, at E. Greenbush, N. Y.
3. Mary Eva (Melius), b. Oct. 12, 1867, at Bath on the Hudson, N. Y.
4. Stuart Edson (Melius), b. March 27, 1870, at Bath on the
Hudson, N. Y. ; d. -Tune 11, 1870.
1210. Ervin J. Craix' [8.50], (Charles,^ James,"' Ezra,"*
Nathaniel, 3 Theoplulus,^ Henry'), was born at Stockton. Chau-
tauqua Co., N. Y. Went with his parents to the town of Leroy,
Ohio, about the year 1827. When a young man the family
removed to Indiana and took up a residence near South Bend.
He was a farmer, and married Nancy Keep. His hist icsiih'ucc
was at Hamilton, Steuben Co., Ind. He was killed by :i hull
some years ago. Children :
1211—1. Thomas; m. and living near Los Angeles, Cal.
1212—2. Greely; living in Montana.
1213—3. Melissa ; ra. Carter ; has dau. Naomi. avIio ui. Ivecp.
1214—4. Ervin ; resides in Hamilton, Ind.
1215—5. LurnER; supposed to have l)een killed by Indians.
150 CRANE GENEALOGY.
1216. Leander T. Crain"^ , (Charles,^ James, 5 Ezra,^
Nathaniel, 3 Tlieophilus,^ Henryi), was bom in Stockton, Chau-
tauqua Co., N. Y. ; married, Feb. 23, 1842, Aurilla Ferris, at
Jackson, Mich. He removed from there to Ridgeville, 111., and
subsequently to Durand, Wis., where he was residing in 1895.
For 21 years Mr. Crain followed the occupation of a mariner,
rising in due time from cabin-boy, at the age of 13, through all
the stages of rank to master of the vessel ; sailing ten years on
the lakes. In 1849 he crossed the plains to California, but
returned in 1853, since which time he has followed farming.
1217—1. Charles W., b. March 17, 1844, at Ridgeville, Cook Co., 111.
1218—2. Morgan, b. April 5, 1845, at Ridgeville, 111. ; d. June 18, 184G.
1219—3. Eugene L., b. Dec. 9, 1846, at Ridgeville, 111.
1220—4. Ladore E., b. Aug. 17, 1848. He is a farmer.
1221—5. Florence, b. June 18, 1850; m. William C. Konkle; d. May
1222—6. George E., b. Sept. 19, 1855; d. Oct. 10, 1894.
1223—7. Fr.usik J., b. June 28, 1857, at Durand, Pepin Co., Wis. ; d.
May 18, 1886.
1224—8. Albert, b. March 21, 1859, at Durand, Wis.
1225—9. DoLPH J., b. Jan. 14, 1861, at Durand, Wis.
1226-10. Nelson, b. Oct. 4, 1862, at Durand, Wis. ; d. Dec. 15, 1862.
1227-11. Ida May, b. Dec. 30, 1863, at Durand, Wis.
1228-12. John R., b. Jan. 31, 1865, at Durand, Wis. ; d. Jan. 23, 1868.
1229-13. Thad S., b. June 4, 1867.
1230. OsRO A. Crain^ , (Charles, *5 James,^ Ezra,^
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), married Olivia Hill about
1844, at Evanston, 111. She died about the year 1873, and he
married Mrs. Siter, whose maiden name was Dama L. Morse.
No children by either marriage. Was a cooper by trade and car-
ried on that business. Was also engaged in the real estate trade
for some years at Evanston. After the death of his sister, Mrs.
Kelley, he adopted two of her children :
1. Olivlv a. See No. 1243.
2. FiDELLv M. See No. 1243.
1231. Anna L. Crain"? , (Charles,^ James,^ Ezra,^
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), married Alonzo Burroughs at
Evanston, 111. He was formerly from Ashtabula, Ohio, and
moved from that locality in the year 1842, in company with his
two sisters, making their journey in a "Prairie Schooner," as
those large covered wagons were called in which families per-
formed their migrations when in pursuit of a location for a home
at the then far West. Children :
1. Oscar (Burroughs) ; residence. La Porte, Ind.
2. Charles (Burroughs) ; residence, Chicago, 111.
3. Fidellv a. (Burroughs) ; m. Charles Westerfleld, Waukegan, 111.
4. Frances M. (Burroughs) ; m. WiUis Beebe, Evanston, 111.
5. Florinda a. (Burroughs) ; m. Florin Hubble.
6. Efeie a. (Burroughs) ; m. Charles Wood.
SEVENTH GENEKATION. 151
1232. Charles Grain? , (Charles,^ James,-' Kzra,4
Nathaniel,^ Tlieophilus,^ Heuryi), was born in Stockton, Chau-
tauqua Co., N. Y. In 1833 his parents removed to Le Roy, Oliio,
and from there they removed in 1836 to De Kalb Co., Ind. In
1840, at the age of 18, Mr. Craiu went to Dutcliman's Point, now
Glenwood, near Northfield, 111., to work for his cousin John Miller.
After a brief time he returned to his home in Indiana, where he
remained until his mother's death in 1842, when he located in the
village then called Gross Point, afterwards Ridgeville, since 1854
known as Evanston, 111., and entered the employ of William
Foster to learn the trade of a cooper, and for six years carried
on the cooperage business. But in the Spring of 1850 he " caught
the gold fever," and in company with his brother Osro and some
of his neighbors, started overland for California. They made a
very quick trip of it and were styled the "Lightning Express."
Their first mining venture was in a place called in honor of the
party "Greenhorn Caiion," and has since retained that name.
Grain's Gulch, also named for them, still goes by that name.
Charles Grain returned home in March, 1851, and engaged in
market gardening, continuing in that business until 1875, when
he became a dealer in real estate. He married in 1846 Sarah
Burroughs, formerly from Ashtabula, Ohio, sister of Alonzo
Burroughs, who married Anna L. Grain. Mr. Grain died June
2, 1891. Children:
1233—1. MEL^aNA, b. Oct. 23, 1847.
1234—2. Melissa S., b. Aua:- 11, 1849; d. April 3, 18r.fi.
1235—3. Alice Etiie, b. Oct. 21, 1853.
1230—4. Osro A., b. Dec. 17, 1855; ra. Mary Roberts; d. ^March 13,
1237—5. Lucy J., b. Feb. 14, 1858.
1238—6. William E., b. May 26, 1860; m. April 5, 181)4, Mary 8tow.
1239—7. Charles E., b. Aug. 8, 1862.
1240—8. Frances M., b. Oct. 23, 1804.
1241—9. George H., b. Dec. 15, 1800; resides iu Evanston, 111.
1242-10. Harvey E., b. Jan. 11, 1809.
1243. Fidelia Crain'^ , (Charles, ^ James, ^ Ezra,"*
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi) . She early in life went to what
is now called Evanston, 111., where her brothers then resided, and
for about eight years was emjJoyed in Chicago, 111. She married
Daniel B. Kelley, and some eight years later died leaving three
daughters. Mr. Kelley died the following year. Children :
1. OLiVLi A. (Kelley) ; m. Willard Hill; residence, Whcaton, III.
2. Fidellv M. (Kelley); m. Charles Turner; residence, Hubbard,
3. Eva D. (Kelley) ; d. at five years of age.
1244. Martha J. Crain^ , (Charles,^ James,-^ Ezra,-*
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Ilenryi). Before her marriage sjie
passed several years with her brother Osro in what is now
Evanston, 111. Soon after her return to Indiana, where her father
152 CRANE GENEALOGY.
then resided, she married Russell Little and settled on a farm not
far from her father's home. Had ten children. The names of
only four have been obtained :
1. Charles (Little).
2. Ezra (Little).
3. Ida (Little).
4. Oscar (Little).
1245. SoPHRONiA Crane^ , (Milton,^ Martin,^ Ezra,-*
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henry^), married Edward Haydon
Morton, Oct. 19, 1852, and had one child. Post-Offlce address,
1. Mary Eliza (Morton), b. July 18, 18(31; cl. May U, 18(18.
1246. William M. Crane^ , (Norman,^ Martin,^ Ezra,4
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), was born at Malone, N. Y. ;
married, Oct. 24, 1848, at Yonge, Ont., Mary Shipman, a native
of that place. Settled at Ogxlensburg, N. Y. ; cabinetmaker by
trade. Children :
1247 — 1. George William, b. Eeb. 18, 1852; m. .Tanie Eliza Peck,
June 29, 1886 ; resides at New Haven, Conn. ; no children.
1248—2. Frederick Martin, b. March 16, 1855.
1249—3. Minnie Louisa, b. March 24, 1858.
1250 — 4. Edwin Normajst, b. June 14, 1864.
1251. Sarah Mehitebel Crane''' , (Horace, ^ Martin, -"^
Ezra,4 Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^ Henryi), married, March 8, 1858,
Amasa Sawyer Tracy, a native of Dover, Me., born March 16,
1829 ; settled in Middlebury, Vt. Children :
1. Helen Aurelia (Tracy), b. Oct. 6, 1859 ; d. Jnne 14, 1863.
2. Horace Crane (Tracy), b. April 19, 1866; rn. Loraine A. Fales
of East Middlebury, Vt., Nov. 26, 1886.
3. Addie Emeline (Tracy), b. May 15, 1868 ; d. Aug. 17, 1868.
4. Lena Fuancks (Tracy), b. Dec. 27, 1871.
5. Lillian- Saii.vii (Tracy), b. Nov. 24, 1875.
6. CiiARLKs Amasa (Tracy), b. Feb. 13, 1879.
1252. Frances B. Crane^ , (Aaron,^ Jeremiah,-^ Ezra,^
Nathaniel,3Theophilus, 2 Henryi), married Andrew J. Crain .
He was born in Stockton, N. Y., in 1826; was son of Charles
and Fidelia (Case) Crain. (See page 114.) For a time resided
at Eau Goalie, Dunn Co., Wis. ; late residence, Farm Hill, Pierce
Co., Wis. Children:
1253—1. Albert A., b. 1857.
1254—2. Belle W., b. 1859.
1255—3. Phebe C, b. 1863.
1256—4. Bella J., b. 18(55.
1257. John Rollin Crane^ , (Aaron, ^ Jeremiah,^ Ezra,'*
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), married, November, 1867,
Widow Holland, whose maiden name was Ruth Lavinnia Bi-isfo-s,
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she having one son by her first husband. They settled in St.
Charles, Minn. In June, 1872, they removed to New Mexico,
where Mr. Crane died July, 1876. December followino-, the
widow and children returned to Minnesota, and have made thcii'
home at Winona. Children :
1258 — 1. Lettie Lorena, b. Aug., 1808.
1259—2. Eugenia Evai.ena, b. April, 1870.
12fi0— 3. AuuEN John, b. Oct., 1872.
12(11—4. William Maurice, b. March, 1875.
1262. Orrin Johnson Crane'^ , ( Aaron, ^ Jeremiah,-''
Ezra,^ Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,- Henryi), married Esther L.
Portis at Cleveland, Ohio. She was a native of Thorn Hill,
Scotland. He enlisted in the Ohio Vol. Infantry, 7th Reg. ; was
captain, and promoted to major and colonel of the same regiment ;
a very brave soldier. He was killed at the battle of Renggold,
Dec. 27, 1863. Children :
12G3 — 1. William Cook, b. .Jan. 20, 1858; m. Miss Axworthy; no
12(U— 2. James Robert, b. June 7, 1800; m. Catherine Wedell ; no
1205—3. Lottie, b. Sept. 13, 1801 ; m. H. L. Smith, and d. Nov. 20,
LsOl ; no children.
1266. William Ezra Crane^ , (Orrin, ^ Jeremiah,-'^
Ezra,"* Nathaniel,-^ Theophilus,^ Henryi), married Viola L. Lake,
April 27, I860.- She was a native of Denmark, Lewis Co., N.
Y., born March 28, 1844. Mr. Crane has lived in Rensselaer
Falls, N. Y., and held the office of deputy sheriff and constable
for 32 years. Children :
1207—1. Okin D., b. May 9, 1802.
1208—2. Hattie L., b. May 19, 1869.
1209—3. Otis T., b. May 31, 1876.
1270. Walter A. Crane^ , (Ansel," Jeremiah,-'' Ezra,^
NathanieU^ Theophilus,^ Henryi), was a mitive of Stockton,
Chautnu(iua Co., N. Y. Removed Avith his parents to Spring
Valley, Minn., where he married Nellie S. Thayer. Oct. 20. l.SCxS.
Nov. 7, 1894, he was residing at Fargo, N. Dak. Cliildri-n :
1271—1. EvAH Juliette, b. Jan. 21, 1870, at Sprinti Valley, .Minn.;
d. Sept. 14, 1877.
1272—2. Floyd W., b. June 22, 1880, at Spring Valley, Minn.
1273. William W. Crane' , (CmIvIu," Jeremiah. •■ Kzra. '
Nathaniel,-^ Theophilus,- Henry'), married 1st, Flora A. Church,
wlio died in 187;'); mai'ried 2(1, Amanda Learned. She dii'd in
1.S.S7, leaving a son Callie or Calvin. He in 1.S91 married .^L^I•is
IJronson. Mr. Crane enlisted, April 16, 1861, for the late war as
private, and was discharged Oct. 29, 1865, as First Lieut., Co. K,
154 CRANE GENEALOGY.
7th Kansas Cav. At the close of the war he went to Nebraska,
and since 1867 has made his home in Ashland. Child :
1274—1. Callie O., b. 1880.
1275. Ida J. Crane^ , (Cahin,6 Jeremiah,^ Ezra,4
Nathaniel,:* Theophilus,^ Henryi) , married, in 1867, James Tyler ;
reside in Lincoln, Neb. Children :
1. Fred (Tyler), b. 1868.
2. Calvin (Tyler), b. 1872.
3. Flora (Tyler), b. 1876.
4. Mena (Tyler), b. 1882.
1276. Adell a. CranfJ , (Calvin,^ Jeremiah,^ Ezra,^
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henry^), married E. B. Woodbury in
1861 ; reside at Ashland, Neb. Children :
1. Bella (Woodbury).
2. Sylvia (Woodbury).
1277. Edward J. Crane^ , (Harmon, ^ Simeon,^ Ezra,^
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), married Delia Curtiss at
Ravenna, Ohio, in 1841. She was born in Ravenna in 1822.
In early life Mr. Crane followed the millwright business, but
enlisted in 1862 to serve in the war with the 68th Ohio Vols.
Late residence, Paw Paw, Van Buren Co., Mich. Children, born
in Ravenna :
1278—1. Etta Elvira, b. 1843; m. George P. Booth, M.D.; resi-
dence, Muskegon, Mich., where he is a practicing physi-
1279—2. Lucy A., b. 1845.
1280. George S. CranfJ , (Harmon, e Simeon,^ Ezra,-"
Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^ Henry^), married Margaret Bradley of
Camden, Mich., July 4, 1858. Had one child :
1281—1. Harmon C, b. July 9, 1859.
1282. Henry T. Crane^ , (Harmon,^ Simeon,^ Ezra,^
Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^ Henryi), married Ester Bradley of
Camden, Mich., Dee. 24, 1863, and settled in that place, where
he died Feb. 16, 1872, leaving an only daughter:
1283—1. Ray H., b. Nov. 26, 1871.
1284. Austin S. Crane^ , (Arza,^ Asa,-^ Ezra,^ Nathan-
iel,2 Theophilus,^ Henry^), was born in Canton, St. Lawrence
Co., N. Y. ; married, March 27, 1851, Fidelia Brainard, a native
of Gustavus, Trumbull Co., Ohio, where they reside. He fol-
lows the occupation of a steamboat pilot. Children :
1285—1. CH.VRLES S., b. Nov. 28, 1857.
1286—2. Allin E., b. Oct. 31, 1859.
SEVENTH GENERATION. 155
1287. Henry Clay Crane^ , (Wimam,^ Aaron, -^ Ezra,4
Nathaniel, 3 Theopbilus,^ Henryi), married, Aug. 12, 1851, Jane
Eliza Bunker, a native of New York City, and born April 2fi,
1833. For a few years resided in that city, but from 1860 to
1888 made tlieir home at Yonkers, N. Y. During the latter year,
Mr. Crane being in feeble health, returned to New York City,
where he died in April, 1890. Children :
1288—1. William Franklin, b. April 23, 1852, in New York City.
1289—2. Mary Abigail, b. Nov., 1854, in New York City; d. Sept.,
1290—3. Thomas Durant, b. Oct., 185(!, in Irvina^ton, N. Y. ; d. at
Sing Sing, N. Y.
1291—4. Helen Holmes, b. Jan. 28, 1858, at Sing Sing, N. Y.
1292—5. Gertrude, b. Sept. 18, 1860, at Yonkers, N. Y.
1293— G. EMU.IE Louise, b. March 31, 1862.
1294—7. Hainseord, b. 1864, in Yonliers, N. Y.
1295—8. Ida Eugenia, b. March 28, 1866, in Yonkers, N. Y.
1296—9. Henry Clay, b. Aug. 12, 1869, in Yonliers, N. Y.
1297-10. Charles Bunker, b. April 24, 1874, in Yonkers, N. Y.
1298. Sidney Crane^ , (William,^ Aaron,^ Ezra,^
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), born at Rondout, N. Y. ;
married, Feb. 11, 1858, at Silver Hill, N. C, Jannette p:iizabeth
Swing, a native of Randolph Co., N. C, born Feb. 5, 1843.
Residence at present (1894) at Corinth, N. Y. Children:
1299-1. Jane Eliza, b. Aug. 5, 1860, at Silver Hill, N. C.
1300—2. Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1862, in Guilford Co., N. C.
1301—3. William Henry, b. Aug. 10, 1865, at Omaha, Neb. ; d. 1868.
1302—4. IIi'NUY Clay, b. Sept. 10, 1868, at Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
1303—5. Anna Maria, b. May 1, 1871, at Saratoga^Springs, N. Y.
1304—6. Sidney, b. July 11, 1872, at Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
1305—7. Jannette E., b. April 27, 1875, at Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
1306—8. Charles, b. Aug. 31, 1877, at Saratoga Springs, N. Y.; d.
Sept. 7, 1877.
1307 — 9. Emma Louise, b. Nov. 15, 1878, at Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
1308. Samantha or Mattie Crane^  , ( William,^ Aaron,^
Ezra,^ Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), married M. F. Rowe,
Yonkers, N. Y. ; removed to Sing Sing, N. Y., where Mr. Rowe
and his son are proprietors of a newspaper. Children :
1. William Henry (Rowe).
2. Mattie (Rowe).
1309. Jennie Crane"^ , (William,''' Aaron, •''' Ezra,"*
Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), married, in 1.S67, William
Harkisheimer, a native of New York City, born 1847, and
removed to Jacksonville, Fla. Children :
1. Howard E. (Harkisheimer).
2. Mattie R. (Harkisheimer).
3. Jennie M. (Harkisheimer).
1310. William Oramel Crane' , (Jason,'" William, ■■
Ezra,4 Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,- Henryi), married, Oct. 13, 1SG9,
156 CRANE GENEALOGY.
at Burlington, Vt., Margaret Hood Hill, a native of Nashua, N.
H., born Dec. 11, 1850. He was born at Cambridge, Vt. ; en-
listed as a soldier in the late war, serving in Virginia during Win-
ter of 1862 and 1863. Settled for a time at Burlington, Vt., but
in 1894 was residing at St. Albans, Vt. ; an express agent.
1311—1. Daisy Jannrtte, b. Jan. 22, 1871.
1312 — 2. Henry Chambkrlin, b. Dec. 31, 1875; clerk in a hardware
1313. Robert P. Crane^ , (Robert W.,^ Robert,^
Robert Gr.,^ Silas, ^ Henry,^ Henryi), married Dora Wakefield,
daughter of Elder Edwin W. Conley, March 4, 1873. Children :
1314—1. RoBKUT W., b. July 29, 1878.
131.5—2. Mauy C, b. Sept. 12, 1883.
1316. Ellery Bicknell Crane^  , (Robert P.,'^ Eleazer,^
Robert Gr.,^ Silas, ^ Henry,^ Henry'), born at Colebrook, Coos
Co., N. H., Nov. 12, 1836; married Salona Aldrich Rawson,
May 13, 1859, at the home of his uncle, Samuel B. Cooper,
Esq., in Beloit, Rock Co., Wis., Rev. C. P. Bush performing
the ceremony. In the Summer of 1837, his mother, in com-
pany with her brother, George W. Bicknell, Eleazer Crane and
his wife, grandfather and grandmother of the subject of this
sketch, together with his aunt, Sarah T. Crane, set out from the
town of Colebrook for their new western home, which the father,
Robert P. Crane, had already gone to establish. A private team
carried them to Burlington, Vt., where they took a steamboat for
Whitehall, N. Y. ; thence by canal via Troy to Buffalo, N. Y. ;
again patronizing the steamboat to Detroit, Mich. ; thence by
team to Pittsfield, Mich., where a short stop was made at the
home of an uncle Prudden. After a few weeks' delay the journey
was again taken up, the mother travelling the remaining distance
to Beloit, Rock Co., Wis., in a lumber wagon drawn by four
horses driven by Capt. Thomas Crosby. The party from Pitts-
field to Beloit consisted of the mother, Mrs. R. P. Crane, and
baby (Ellery), Thomas Crosby, his wife and baby (George), Mr.
Crosby's mother, and Mrs. James Cass, all from Colebrook, N.
H. They arrived at their destination August 9, thoroughly ex-
hausted from the trials of the journey, and on that day Ellery
Bicknell Crane was lacking three days of being nine months old.
In this then new western town Mr. Crane was reared, receiving
his education in the schools there, both common and select, and
was a pupil at the seminary when it was transferred from the
basement of the Congregational Church to the first Beloit College
building at the beginning of the Winter term of 1849.
In the year 1860 Mr. Crane made the trip overland to Cali-
fornia with private team. After si)ending little more than two
years in California and Oregon he returned via the Isthmus to
SEVENTH GENERATION. 157
New York City, intending to proceed to his old liome at Beloit,
Wis., but was persuaded by friends of his Avife to locate in
Boston, Mass., where he remained little more than four years, as
salesman and bookkeeper for a lumber merchant. lii Ai)ril,
1867, he removed to Worcester, where he located a lumber-yard
and established himself in that business, and now (l.S'J5) after
28 years' experience is still continuing the same trade in the city
of his adoption, and where he has enjoyed the confidence of his
fellow-citizens in so far as having been elected to represent his
ward both in the Council and Aldermauic chamber for a term of
years, and recently elected to rei)resent the 21st District (his
ward) in the Massachusetts Legislature. For 12 years he was
President of the Worcester Society of Antiquity ; has been a
member of the Board of Trustees of the Worcester County
Mechanics Association for several years, its Vice-President two
years and President two terms ; a member of the Board of
Directors of the Worcester Board of Trade and one of its Vice-
Presidents. Mr. Crane has always been an active, public-spirited
citizen, ever ready to contribute a portion of his time to the
service of the public weal. For several years he was President
of the Builders' Exchange, also one of the founders of the associa-
tion known as the Sons and Daughters of New Hampshire and
for three years its President. He compiled and published in
1875 the Revised Eawson Family Memorial, and has always been
deeply interested in matters of local history and family genealogy.
1317 — 1. Morton IIawson, b, Feb. 25, 1870, at Worcester, Mass.
1318. Mary Crane^ , (John N.,« Phineas,^ Rol^ert G.,"
Silas, 3 Henry, ^ Heury^), married Ralph Muuson ; settled in Beth-
lehem, Conn., and had three children. He died Nov. 2;), 18'.M,
in the 71st year of his age. Children :
1. Emogene a. (Munson), b. June C,, 1S4G.
2. M.ULViNA A. (Miinson), b. Oct. 21, 1849.
3. Flouence (Munson), b. March 22, 1857.
lol9. Charles S. Crane- [98.S], (.lohu X.,'- Phiiieas,'"'
Robert CI.,** Silas, ^ Henry,- Henry'), married Imogene .7. MoitIs
(^f Woodbury, Conn., Feb. IG, 1847, and for a short time lived in
that place. About 1856 removed to Monroe, Conn. ; subsecinently
he removed to Breckenridge, Mo., but in 1894 was residing in
Proctorville, Mo. Children :
1320 — 1. RoREKT L., b. March I'.t, 1S50; ni. Alice W atrous ; resides
in Chicago, III. ; no children.
1321—2. Arthur J., b. Sept. 14, 185(;.
1322—3. Lizzie I., b. June 4, 185s.
1323—4. IIoiiART M., b. July 11, isdl.
1324. Harvey Crane"^ ['.»'S9], (.lolni X..'' I'liincas,'' Kohort
158 CRANE GENEALOGY.
G.,4 Silas, 3 Henry,2 Henryi), married Cornelia Serry, Nov. 18,
1851 ; settled iu Bethlehem, Conn. Children :
1325—1. Ella J., b. Oct. 29, 1852.
1326—2. Charles E., b. Aug. 26, 1854.
1327—3. Lillian A., b. Dec. 16, 1859.
1328. P:lizabeth L. Crane^ , (John N.,^ Phineas,^
Robert G.,^ Silas, ^ Heury,^ Henryi), married Gilbert Allen,
March 11, 1852, in Bethlehem, Conn. Children:
1. Julia E. (Allen), b. Feb. 16, 1856; d. young.
2. Hattie E. (Allen), b. March 10, 1858.
3. Mary M. (Allen) ; d. young.
4. Sarah (Allen).
5. Della (Allen).
1329. Sarah N. Crane^ , (John N.,*^ Phineas,^ Robert
G.,^ Silas, 3 Henry,2 Henry^), married Francis E. Judson 
at Bethlehem, Conn., April 29, 1873. He for many years was
engaged in business there as a merchant, but failing in health was
obliged to retire from active trade, and for the past few years
has resided in Allston and Cambridgeport, Mass., assisting and
caring for his brother Henry during his entire sickness. Since
whose death he has removed to Woodbury, Conn. Have one
1. Bessie F. (Judson), b. June 28, 1878.
1330. Julia A. Crane^ , (Frederick,^ Phineas,^ Robert
G.,^ Silas, 3 Henry,2 Henryi), married Levi T. Knox, Nov. 2,
1854, and settled at Bethlehem, Conn. Child :
1. Arthur E. (Knox) ; editor Woodbury Beporter, Woodbury, Conn.
1331. Ann Maria Crane^ , (Frederick," Phineas,^
Robert G.,"* Silas, ^ Henry,^ Heiiryi), married David B. Jackson,
Oct. 26, 1864. Children :
1. Nellie (Jackson).
2. Mary (Jackson).
3. Freddie (Jackson).
1332. William B. Crane^ , (Phineas M.," Phineas,^
Robert G.,'* Silas, ^ Henry, ^ Henry^), married Sarah Jane Stone,
April 18, 1864; resided for a time in Bethlehem, Conn., after-
ward removed to Morris, Conn. Now (1894) living iu Bay City,
Mich. ; was a soldier in the late war. Children :
1333—1. Edith, b. Jan. 16, 1868.
1334—2. Marian, b. April 9, 1869.
1335—3. Frederick B., b. March 9, 1873.
1336. Edward N. CranfJ , (Phineas M.,^ Phineas,^
Robert G.,'* Silas, ^ Henry,^ Henry^), married Frances Hoyt at
Bethlehem, Conn., Jan. 5, 1878. She was a native of Warren,
SEVENTH GENERATION. 159
Conn., bom June 4, 1856. He was a painter and settled in his
native town, Betlilehem, Conn. Children :
1337 — 1. Mabel Estella, b. April 17, 1880.
1341 — 5. Medora.
1342. AuGUSTiN A. Crane,"^ M.D. , (Robert," Phineas,^
Robert G.,'' Silas, ^ Henry, ^ Henry'), married Cordelia I. Corl^ett
of New Haven, Conn., Aug. 28, 1888. Dr. Crane was l)()rn in
Waterbury, Conn. ; a graduate from Yale Academic Dei)artnu'nt
in 1885, and in 1887 from the Medical Department of Yale Tiii-
versity. He served on the House Staff of the New Haven Hospi-
tal about a year and a half, when his ability as a physician and
surgeon led to his being selected as Government Resident Physi-
cian at the Sandwich Islands, where he spent some three years.
While there he was employed by the local government, having a
district of about 200 square miles under his supervision as general
health officer, and where he was enabled to make extended study
of the subject of leprosy. In 1891 he returned to New York
City and passed a year in surgical study at the post graduate
schools in the hospitals there, and for five months was First
House Surgeon at the German Hospital on 77th Street. January,
1892, he settled in Waterbury, Conn., where he has the reputa-
tion of being a very successful practitioner and a citizen of
sterling qualities. Children :
1343 — 1. Eunice Leiola, b. Dec. 9, 1890, on main Hawaiian Islands.
1844—2. Robert Corbett, b. July 27, 1892, at Waterbury, Conn.
1345. Gilbert A. Crane^ , (Nathan," Phineas,^
Robert G.,'* Silas, ^ Henry, '^ Henry'), married Mary Stilsou, July
G, 1870. He died in April, 1875. Children:
1346—1. Leslie P., b. July 2, 1871.
1347-2. Otis G., b. Feb. 24, 1873.
1348. Charles H. Crane? , (Nathan," Phineas,^
Robert G.,^ Silas, ^ Henry,- Henry'), married Lulu Wheeler of
Woodbury, Conn., Nov. l-S, 1879.' He died Oct. K;, 1S,S2. \vax-
ing one child. His widow married James Wilson Turner, and in
April, 1894, was living in Danbury, Conn. Child:
1349—1. Lillian Eliza, b. Nov. 9, 1881.
1350. Celia Ann Crane? , (Mortimer N.," Natlian."'
i:ii,^ Silas,3 Henry,2 Henry'). She was educated at Dehiiicy
Institute, Westmoreland, N. Y., and married. May 1, l.s5;), at
Rome, Wis., Norman Wheelock. He served in Co. D, 2.sth
Reg., Wis. Vol. Infantry; resides at Beresforil, So. Dak., a
retired farmer. Children :
1. LillvnR. (Wheelock).
160 CKANE GENEALOGY.
2. Vivian E. (Wheelock).
.3. Grace M. (Wheelock).
4. Mortimer N. (Wheelock) ; m. Martha E. Hall, March 20, 1892,
at Beresford, So. Dak.
5. Owen E. (Wheelock).
6. Christopher A. (Wheelock) ; proprietor of The Union County
Press, au eight-page paper, published at Beresford, So. Dak.,
7. Julian E. (Wheelock).
1351. Lilian R. Wheelock  ; m. Orson Rice, Oct. 12, 187-1, at
Hudson, So. Dak. Children:
1. Eva Bessetta (Rice).
2. Roy (Rice).
1352. Vivian E. Wheelock  ; ra. W. F. McDowell, April (J, 1881,
at Beresford, So. Dak. Children :
1. Edna (McDowell).
2. Irwin (McDowell).
3. Stanley (McDowell).
4. Gladys (McDowell).
1353. Grace M. Wheelock ; m. Levi Mead, Oct. 20, 1891, at
Beresford, So. Dak. Children :
1. LuciAN Levi (Mead).
1353i. Owen E. Wheelock  ; m. Alma Gertrude Everts, March 10,
1892, at Oneida, So. Dak. He d. at Oneida, So. Dak., Sept.
1. Celia Emeline (Wheelock).
2. Lucius Augustus (Wheelock).
1354. Sarah Jane Cranp:" , (Mortimer N.,"^ Nathan,^
Eli,^ Silas, 3 Heury,^ Heury^) , married Andrew C. Brown. Resides
(Jan. 20, 1895,) at Beresford, So. Dak. Children:
1. Eugenia I. (Brown).
2. MoRTiMOR C. (Brown).
3. EsTELLiE M. (Brown).
4. Howard A. (Brown).
5. Herbert (Brown).
(). Archie (Brown).
7. Elsie F. (Brown).
1855. Pliny J. Ckane^ , (Jesse,^ Jesse,^ Eli,^ Silas,3
Henry,2 Heuryi), married Henrietta, daugliter of Rev. Samuel
Orcutt, the historian, Jan. 1, 1876, and was (1894) residing in
San Francisco, Cal. Children :
1355i-l. Paul C.
1356—2. Henrietta E.
1357 — 3. Eranklin J.
1358—4. Ruth A.
13G0— G. Laurence J.
1361. Henry Wetmoke Ckane^ , (James W.,^ Zina,^
Frederick,^ Silas,^ Heury,^ Henryi), married Carrie Wood
Stickney, Sept. 21, 1882; residence, Oneida, Knox Co., 111.
1362—1. ZiNA Stickney, b. April 19, 1886.
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1363—2. Mary Ann, b. March 6, 1889.
1364—3. James Henry, b. March ID, 1891.
1365. Frank Crane^ , (James W.,^ Zina,'^ Frederick,'!
Silas, 3 Heury,2 Heuryi), married Hemietta St. John, Nov. 22,
1888. Child :
1366—1. Gertrude, b. July 7, 1890.
1367. William Howard Crane" , (Lymaii," Zelek,^
Jobu,4 Henry,3 Heury,^ Henryi), boru at Clifton Springs, N. Y. ;
married Jane Maria Pinuey at Waterford, N. Y., May 21, 1862.
She was a native of Potsdam, N. Y., and born June 6, 1838.
Mr. Crane entered into the banking business at Marathon, N. Y.,
in 1864, but removed to Cortland Village, N. Y., in 1867 and
became cashier of the First National Bank at that place, Avhich
position he held seven years until obliged through failing health
to relinquish it. On regaining his health, he in 1878 assisted in
organizing the First National Bank of Homer, N. Y., and has
been cashier of that bank from that date to the compiling and print-
ing of this record. Been clerk of his native town, treasurer of
the village of Cortland two years, trustee four years, and president
of the village one year ; treasurer for Homer five years and of the
Academy there four years ; supervisor of the town seven years,
and just elected to serve two years more, and chairman of the
board several terms ; President of the Cortland Agricultural
Society in 1886, and later President of the Board of Education
at Homer. Many times has he received the honors of being
selected to represent his fellow-townsmen at district, county, and
State conventions. Children :
1368-1. Maude Howard, b. Sept. 16, 1865, at JNIavatlion, N. Y. ;
graduate of Homer Academy, Cortland State Normal
School, and Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass., class of
1369—2. Annie Hill, b. Dec. 1, 1872, at Cortland, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 8,
1370. Emma Jane Crane^ , (Lyman," Zeiek,' John,-'
Henry,3 Henry,- Henry^), married Jacob S^pann of Canandaigua,
N. Y., in 1859, and died at Wichita, Kan., Nov. 2, 18S6.
1. Emma Crane (Spann) ; m. George E. Griggs, Chicago, 111.
2. Jane (Spann) ; m. Harry Spann, Wichita, Kan.
3. Laura (Spann).
1371. Oscar N. Crane' [1041)], (Jolm,'- Elam,^' Joini,'
Henry,3 Henry,- Henry^), married :Mary J. r>enham in the town
of Hopewell, Ontario "^ Co., N. Y., Feb. 22. l.sCd. She was a
native of that place, born July 31, 1835. Mr. Cniiu' settli'd in
Canandaigua, N. Y., his native town, and is an uudcrlaker.
162 CRANE GENEALOGY.
1372—1. Ella E., b. Sept. 7, 1867.
1373—2. Oscar Benham, b. Feb. 10, 1870.
1374_3. Carme C, b. March 10, 1873.
1375_4. John T., b. Feb. 12, 1875; d. April 14, 1876.
1376. William H. Ckane^ , (Calvm,^ Elam,^ John,"
Heury,3 Heury,^ Henryi), was born in Canandaigua, N. Y., and
married Henrietta Kuapp, a native of Hopewell, N. Y., and born
Oct. 12, 1840. They now (1895) reside in Linden, Mich.
Have one child :
1377—1. Ida S. Langworthy, b. July 20, 1862, at NortMeld, Mich.
1378. Jesse D. Ciiane^ , (P:iam W.,6 Elam,^ John,"
Henry,3 Henry,^ Heiiryi), married P^lizabeth Glover, Dec. 31,
1862, and continued his residence in Fentonville, Mich,, to which
place he went when quite a small boy. Is now (1894) a retired
farmer. Children :
1379—1. George 0., b. May 22, 1864; graduate of Michigau Univer-
sity and a lawyer ; resides at Flint, Mich.
1380—2. Anna; d. 1867.
1381—3. Allie; d. 1871.
1382—4. Jesse; d. 1871.
1383—5. Marguerite E., b. Feb. 6, 1873.
1384-6. Elmer E., b. Nov. 1, 1876.
1385—7. William E., b. Feb. 4, 1878.
1386—8. Edith M.
1387—9. Charles S.
1388-10. Helen Grace, b. Sept. 14, 1883.
1389. Charles Richard Crane^ , (Richard T.,6
Timothy B.,^ John," Henry,^ Henry, ^ Henry^), married Cornelia
Workman Smith, Nov. 2, 1881, at Paterson, N. J., and settled
in Chicago, 111., where he still resides and where his children
were born, with the exception of the eldest. Children :
1390—1. Richard Teller, b. Aug. 12, 1882, at Denver, Colo.
1391—2. Cornelia, b. Dec. 22, 1883; d. April 17, 1886.
1392—3. Mary Josephine, b. April 23, 1886.
1393—4. Frances A., b. Nov. 8, 1887.
1394. Herbert Prentice Crane"^ , (Richard T.,6
Timothy B.,^ John," Henry,^ Henry,^ Henry^), married in
Chicago, 111., Feb. 22, 1883, Jessie Elizabeth Doolittle ; settled
in that city and their children were born there, with the exception
of the last mentioned. Children :
1395—1. Herbert Prentice, b. Jan. 5, 1884.
1396—2. Harold Doolittle, b. June 25, 1885; d. Feb. 12, 1886.
1397—3. Dorothy Faxon, b. June 22, 1887.
1398—4. Valentine Rockwell, b. Feb. 14, 1889.
1399—5. Charles Richard, b. Aug. 7, 1892, at Lake Geneva, Wis.
SEVENTH GENERATION. 1(33
1400. Kate Elizabeth Ckane^ , (Richard T.," Timo-
thy B.,5 John,4 Heury,3 Henry, 2 Henryi), married Ad(jlph
Frederick Gartz in Chicago, 111., Jau. 8, 1888, where they reside.
1. Mary Dorothy (Gartz), b. Oct. 5, 1891, at Chicago, 111.
2. Adolph Frederick (Gartz), b. Aug. 28, 1893, at Lake Geneva,
1401. Mary Ryerson Crane^ , (Richard T.,^ Timothy
B.,^ John, 4 Heury,^ Henry, ^ Henryi), married in Chicago, 111.,
Nov. 1, 1888, Edmund Allen Russell, and reside in that city on
Michigan Avenue. Child :
1. Edmond Allen (Russell), b. Feb. 1, 1891, at Chicago, III.
1402. Frank R. Crane^ , (Charles S.,^ Timothy B.,^
John,^ Henry,3 Henry,^ Henryi), married Jau. 25, 1888; resides
in Chicago, 111. Children :
1403—1. Frank 11., b. Dec. 13, 1888.
1404—2. Earnest M. B., b. Sept. 26, 1891.
1405. Hp:nry A. Crane^ , (Austin^ Aarou,6Ebenezer,^
Johii,^ Ebenezer,^ John,^ Heuryi), born in West Granville,
Hampden Co., Mass. ; married, May 11, 1856, Sophia Blakeslee
at Plymonth, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, where she was born April 25,
1834. He has held town offices and was Deputy Internal Reve-
nue Collector in Michigan, 1864 and 1865 ; has also been both
merchant and commercial traveller. In 1879 resided in Wauke-
gan, Lake Co., 111., but now (December, 1894,) his home is in
Wilmette, a suburb of Chicago. Children :
140fi— 1. Ellen Maria, b. March 27, 1857, at Goodrich, Mich.
1407—2. Henry Warren, b. Nov. 28, 1860, at Corunna, Mich.; d.
Dec. 22, 1866, at Chicago, 111.
1408—3. Elizabeth Adelia, b. May 18, 1862, at Corunna, Mich.
1409—4. Wells Blakeslee, b. Oct. 3, 1864, at Corunna, Mich.; m.
Bessie Bunnell, April 19, 1887.
1410—5. Grace Eunice, b. Feb. 24, 1868, at Chicago, 111.
1411. E. Amelia Crane^ , (Austin," Aaron, *^Ebenezer,^
John,'* Ebenezer,3 Johu,^ Henryi), married Hiram C. Smith, and
resides in Lawrence, Kan., although formerly for a time they lived
in Berlin, 111., and also in Stockton, 111. Children:
1. Mary (Smith), b. April 12, 1859; d. July 6, 1877.
2. Arthur (Smith), b. March 28, 1861; d. Sept. 16, 1878.
1412. Warren Cady CraneS , (Austin, ^ Aaron, 6
Ebenezer,5 John,^ Ebenezer,^ John,^ Henryi), born in West
Granville, Hampden Co., Mass. ; married Caroline E. Cleveland,
a native of Winsted, Conn., at that place, Oct. 10, 1865. But
soon removed from there to Brooklyn, N. Y., and subsequently
from there to New York City, where he is engaged in the dry
goods trade and is a successful merchant. Children :
1413—1. Frank Warren, b. Feb. 8, 1867, at Winsted, Conn.
1414—2. Ellen Cleveland, b. Oct. 26, 1869, at Brooklyn, N. Y.
1415—3. Harris Hartley, b. March 11, 1873, at New York; d. Oct.
1416—4. Clarence Austin, b. Oct. 18, 1874, at New York.
1417—5. Sarah Burnham, b. Nov. 13, 1876, at New York.
1418. Nancy Marilla Crane^ , (Aaron,^ Aaron,^
Ebeuezer,^ John,^ Ebeuezer,3 John,2 Henryi), born in Hart-
3 j^lent Edwa
EIGHTH GENERATION. 1(;5
laud, Couu. ; married Albert P. Woodruff at Bristol, Sei)t. 15,
1852, aud settled iu Forestville. Cliildreu :
1. Minnie (Woodruff).
2. Gertrude A. (Woodruff).
1419. Henry Aaron Crane^ [IH'-^], (Aaron,- Aaron, «
Ebeuezer,^ Johu,^ Ebeuezer,^ Joliu,^ Henryi), uiarricd .Inlia
George, aud resided iu ludiauapolis, lud. Cliildreu :
1420—1. Lottie; m. Edwin T. Carpenter, and has a dau. Lollie.
1423. William E. Crane^ [11 IS], (William," Arnold,"
Ebeuezer,^ Johu,^ Ebeuezer,^ Johu,^ Heury^), married at Water-
bury, Couu., Ettie L. Morris, April 21, 1.S7.S. She was daui>liter
of William F. aud Elizabeth Morris, aud was boru June H, is57,
at Oakville, Couu. Mr. Craue is a mechanical eugiueer aud
resides at Waterbury, Couu. Childreu :
1424—1. Joseph B., b. May 6, 1879.
1425—2. Vera M., b. Dec. 25, 1882.
1426—3. Addie E., b. July 24, 1888.
1427. Sidney Hallett Crane^ , (Nirom M.,'^ Nir()m,*5
Daniel,^ Daniel,'* Ebeuezer,^ Johu,~ Heuryi), boru in Hornells-
ville, N. Y. ; married at that place, April 30, 1879, Sarah Juhu-
sou, a uative of Wellsville, N. Y., and boru Sept. 20, 1«53.
Mr. Craue was a graduate of Cary Semiuary, Genesee Co., N.
Y. ; occupation, banker, aud was for many years cashier of
Crane's Bank, Horuellsville, N. Y., where he resides. Childreu :
U29-2: Berth!; }b- ^^^'^^ ^2, 1880, at Rochester, N. Y.
1430. William Russell Crane^ [11G6], (Russell," John R.,"
Beujamiu,^ Daniel,^ Ebeuezer,^ Johu,^ Heuryi), married Annie
L. Jones, May 3, 1877, aud settled in Hartford, Conn., hut later
removed to New Haven, Couu., at which place he made his home
iu 1895. Children :
1431—1. Russell Jones, b. May 2, 1878.
1432—2. Ellen L., b. April 16, 18s2.
1433. Mary Eliza Crane*^ [ll<i7], (Russell." John.'' Benja-
min, ^ Daniel,^ Ebeuezer,^ John,- Henry'), uuirried (ieorge A.
Baker, Jr., June 1, 1876, and settled iu New York City. Slie
afterwards married Edward P. Schuyler of New York.^ Child :
1. George A. (Baker), b. March 20, 1877.
1434. George Wiluer Cuane« [120.")], (.lames K.," Kzra,'-
James,5Ezra,4Nathauiel,3Theopliilus,- Henry"), born in .Mi.ldk-
bury, Vt. ; enlisted aud served iu the late war, principally iu the
166 CRANE GENEALOGY.
Department of Tennessee; married, Feb. 14, 1877, at Helena,
Mont., .Tnlia I. Payne, a native of New Mexico, born Oct. 9,
1860. Mr. Crane after marriage settled in Clancy, Mont., where
he was postmaster four and one-half years, notary public six
years. About 1879 he removed to Fort Benton, and in 1894 was
a prosperous merchant there and also notary public. Children :
1435_1. Edgar Rufus, b. Nov. 21, 1878, at Clancy, Mont.
1436_2. Oliver Benett, b. Aug. 26, 1879, at Fort Benton, Mont.
1437—3. Ezra Leonard, b. May 7, 1883, at Fort Benton, Mont.
1438—4:. George Wilber, b. Aug. 16, 1886, at Fort Benton, Mont.
1439_5, Julia Ione, b. Jan. 21, 1890, at Fort Benton, Mont.
1440-6. , b. March 8, 1894, at Fort Benton, Mont.
1441. Lydia M. Crane^ , (James E.,"? Ezra,^ James,^
Ezra,'* Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henry^), married Charles Elston,
and were in 1894 residing in Defiance, Woodson Co., Kan.
1. Eva a. (Elston), b. Jan. 7, 1871.
2. Ezra L. (Elston), b. July 26, 1872.
3. James E. (Elston), b. Nov. 19, 1877.
4. Stella (Elston), b. Jan. 13, 1885.
5. Charles (Elston), b. Oct. 7, 1888.
1442. Eugene L. CrainS , (Leauder T.,^ Charles, ^
James, ^ Ezra,"* Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), was born in
Ridgeville, now Evanston, 111. ; married . Children :
1444 — 2. Gertrude.
1446—4. Emma; d. aged ten years.
1447. DOLPH J. CrainS , (Leander T.,"? Charles,^
James,^ Ezra,"" Nathaniel, ^ Theophilus,^ Henryi), married Delia
J. Crain , daughter of Frances B. Crain of Farm Hill,
Pierce Co., Wis., Dec. 24, 1884. Children:
1448 — 1. LoTTiCE.
1451. Melvina CrainS , (Charles,"^ Charles, 6 James,^
Ezra,^ Nathamel,3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), married O. D. Angle,
a native of New York, in Evanston, 111., where they first settled.
By trade he was a carpenter, but for some years was foreman
of Carter & Angle's furniture manufactory of Chicago. In 1884
he purchased a farm near Charlotte, Mich., where he resided
until 1892, when he sold it and returned to Evanston to live.
Mr. Angle served three years, as a soldier in the late war.
1. Anson L. (Angle), b. April 29, 1870 ; d. at the age of three mos.
2. Clara M. (Angle), b. June 7, 1872; m. Sept. 1, 1894, Frank
Griffln of Charlotte, Mich.
EIGHTH GENERATION. Ifi7
3. Grace E. (Angle), b. March G, 1874.
4. Burt W. (Angle), b. March 20, 1879.
5. Luis C. (Angle), b. Oct. 15, 1880.
1452. Charles E. Crain^ , (CharlesJ Charles,^ James,^
Ezra,-* Nathauiel,3 Theophilus,^ Heuryi), married, March 4,
1884, Kate Lewis of Evanstou, 111. Spent the Summer of 1883
on the western frontier, and in 1887 was in company with his
brothers William and George engaged in the horse hiisiness at tlie
West, but of late years has made his home in Kvaiiston, 111.,
where he has been employed in the meat business. Children :
1453—1. Ethel S., b. April 5, 1885.
1454—2. Charles O., b. Aug. 5, 1888.
1455. Frances M. Crain^ , (Charles," Charles,^
James, 5 Ezra,^ Nathaniel, ^ Theophilus,- Henryi), married, April
4, 1887, Wallace H. Blake of J^vanston, 111., and there they have
resided. He is in the employ of H. Hoyt & Co., wholesale
grocers of Chicago. Children :
1. Clinton I. (Blake) ; d. in infancy.
2. Clarence C. (Blake) ; d. in infancy.
1456. Harvey E. Crain^ , (Charles,? Charles,Mames,5
Ezra,4 Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henryi), married, Nov. 7, IHJSl),
Amelia C. Lewis, sister to his brother Charles' wife. On leaving
school he secured a position in McClurg's book-store, but soon
applied for a situation with the Chicago & North- Western K. K.
Co., was accepted, and for many years has been in llie employ of
that company, now (1895) holding the position of discount clei-k
in the freight auditor's department. Children :
1457_1. DORATHY H., b. Jan. 14, 1892.
1458—2. Howard V., b. Feb. 14, 1893.
1459. Edwin Norjian Crane^ , (William >L," Xor-
man,6 Martin,^ Ezra,^ Nathaniel, ^ Theophilus,- Henry' ). innrricd,
Jan. 1, 1886, Sarah Jane Wilson. Child:
1460—1. Gladys Laura, b. Feb. 5, 1890.
1461. OrinD. Crane8, (William E.,U)rrin,'5 Jeremiah,-'
Ezra, 4 Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus, ^ Henryi), married Nellie J.
Havens, Jan. 1, 1883, at Ogsdeuburg, N. Y., where they n'sifU-
and where she was born May 5, 18G6. Mr. Crane ii'Cfivt'd his
education through the schools of Canton, N. V.. the iilacc of iiis
nativity, and has been employed as a salesman. Child :
14G2— 1. Guy H., b. April 23, 1885.
1463. Hattie L. CraneS [126.S], (William K.,' Orrin." .Ktc-
miah,-"^ P^zra,-* Nathaniel,^ Theoi)liilus,- Hemyi). niMiii.Ml ;it
Rensselaer Falls, N. Y., Elmer E. Ilellegas, .Jan. 2(1, 1M>2. He
168 CRANE GENEALOGY.
was a native of De Kalb, N. Y., born June 30, 1871, and now
(1894) resides there ; a farmer by occupation. Cliild :
1. Laura E. (Hellegas), b. Nov. 22, 1892, at Rensselaer Falls, N. Y.
1464. Lucy A. CraneS , (Edward J.,^ Harmon,6
Simeon, 5 Ezra,^ Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^ Henryi) , married Cliarles
Valentine Smitli, editor St. Joseph County Republican. She died
May 1, 1886. Their residence was Centreville, St. Joseph Co.,
Mich. He died quite suddenly while at the neiohborino- city of
Grand Rapids, Mich, Feb. 1, 1888. Child:
1. Ray Lue (Smith), b. April 5, 1871, at Paw Paw, Mich.
1465. William Franklin Crane^ , (Henry C.,"?
William,'' Aaron, ^ Ezra,^ Nathauiel,^ Theophilus,^ Henry^), mar-
ried, Oct. 29, 1873, Harriet Elizabeth Buckley. Children :
1466-1. Harry Braker, b. June 2, 1876, at Yonkers, N. Y. ; d. July
1467—2. Ethel, b. May 29, 1878, at New York City.
1468. Jane Eliza Crane^  , (Sidney,^ William,^ Aaron,^
Ezra,4 Nathaniel, 3 Theophilus,^ Henry^), married Elmer E. Ide
at Troy, N. Y., Aug. 6, 1884. Children :
1. Jannette Esther (Ide), b. June 25, 1885, at Troy, N. Y.
2. Frederick William (Ide), b. July 13, 1888, at Corinth, N. Y.
3. Jennie May (Ide), b. Dec. 13, 1889; d.
4. Edwina Louise (Ide).
1469. Mary Elizabeth Crane^ , (Sidney,^ William, ^
Aaron, ^ Ezra,'* Nathaniel, ^ Theophilus,^ Henryi), married Charles
B. Wilson at Troy, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1881. For a time they lived
in Troy, N. Y., but for some years their residence has been at
Saratoga Springs, N. Y. Children :
1. Jennie Blossom (Wilson), b. Jan. 7, 1883, at Troy, N. Y.
2. Clara Crane (Wilson).
3. William Henry (Wilson).
1470. Henry Clay Crane^ , (Sidney,^ William,"
Aaron, 5 Ezra,'* Nathaniel, ^ Theophilus,^ Henry*), married Buleah
Dunham, June, 1893. Child :
1471^ — ^1. Laura Elizabeth.
1472. Anna Maria Crane^ , (Sidney,^ William, "
Aaron, 5 Ezra,^ Nathaniel,^ Theophilus,^ Henry*), married George
C. Butler at Corinth, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1889. Children:
1. George Leroy (Butler).
2. Lewis Crane (Butler) ; d.
1473. Arthur J. Crane^ , (Charles S.,^ John N.,6
Phineas,'^ Robert G.,^ Silas,^ Henry,^ Henry*), married Alice
Eir.IITII GENERATION. 169
Rowland, Dec. 30, 1885, and was residino- in Proctorvillc, :Mo.,
in 1894. Child :
1474—1. R.iLPH, b. Oct. 28, 1S90.
1475. Lizzie I. Crane'' , (Cliarles S.," .Tolm X.,"
Phineas,^ Robert G.,^ Silas, ^ Henry,'- Henry'), married (ieorue
E. Nichols, Sept. 27, 1880, and in 1894 were residinu; in Fartm,
N. Dak. Children:
1. WiLLiK (Nichols), b. Aug. 30, 1881.
2. Arthur (Nichols), b. May 21, 1884.
3. Tannise (Nichols), b. Sept. 28, 1887.
4. IMOGENE (Nichols), b. Jan. 2, 1891.
1476. HoBART M. CraneS , (Charles S.,- .Jolui N.,«
Phineas,^ Robert Cx.,4 Silas, ^ Henry, ^ Hem-yi), married Flora
Nellis, Dec. 26, 1888, and settled 'in Proctorville, Mo., where
they were li\'ing in 1894. Children :
1477—1. Letiia, b. July 12, 1890.
A list of Cranes are here presented who served in Connecticut
as Lawmakers and public otiicials. No attempt, however, has
lieen made to ascertain the names of descendants of the female
lines who may have rendered equally as worthy service. Those
who are among the descendants of Henry Crane of Guilford have
notes referring to the numbers where their names appear in the
body of the book. Explanatory notes also point to the ancestor
or progenitor of the other persons whose names appear in the list.
It was contributed by William Wallace Lee of Meriden, Conn.,
grandson of Clarenda Crane, No. 656, page 98. His family. No.
663, page 100. Mr. Lee is deeply interested in family history,
and fully realizing the task of collecting and compiling genealogi-
cal data, has had the goodness to supply the following, with other
conti-ibutious, thereby adding greatly to the value of the book.
While it does not necessarily follow that l»ecause a man has
been selected for official position that he is either good or great,
yet it does prove that to be repeatedly chosen to such positions
he must have the esteem and confidence of those who know him ;
and it further follows that to retai-n that confidence and regard
he must be of good repute before the world. All public officials
will, in the long run, represent the average virtue and morality
of those by whose votes they have been chosen to office, whether
in church, civil, or military life. Hence we are justified in the
belief that in a community, composed as were the early colonies,
of men of such sturdy moral and religious convictions, no one of
loose morals or lax living would be called to officiate in any
public capacity. So we may, without egotism, I think, justly
claim that the Cranes mentioned in this article were at least fair
representatives of morality and intelligence of the early Conntc-
The matter contained in this article has been carefully com-
piled from a thorough search of the ancient colonial records and
a review of all the lists of legislators in Connecticut from H\'^7
down to and including the year 1800. While I do not claim that
it is perfect in every particular, I am certain that the omissions,
if any, are very few. I have personally gone over the entire list,
preferring to trust my own labors rather than any one else.
172 CRANE GENEALOGY.
As my Grandmother Clarenda Crane Sumner died when I was
a mere child, as did my mother a few years later, I grew up in
ignorance of my mother's relatives and only learned when past
50 the home of the Cranes. Having had some experience in
tracing out the descendants of John Lee (who came to Boston in
1634, "to Hartford in 1635, becoming one of the proprietors of
Farmington, Conn., in 1641), with our allied families of Hart,
Hubbard, Sedgwick, Hayes, I knew something of the nature of
the task our kinsman, E. B. Crane, had in store ; and knowing
also that matter culled from our ancient records have an interest
and are sometimes a help to those who are engaged in tracing out
family histories, I, in this manner, offer what I have gathered
pertaining to the Crane family.
The settlements that were on the banks of the Connecticut
River, at Hartford, Windsor, and Wethersfield became, when
united under one government in 1637, the original Connecticut
Colony, and maintained its colonial existence until the Declara-
tion of Independence in 1776. The first settlement at New
Haven or Quinipiac was made in 1639, and the same year a por-
tion of the emigrants made settlements in Milford and Guilford.
These settlements united with the one at Quinipiac and became
the New Haven Colony, and so continued a separate existence
until 1664. As these colonies were less than 40 miles apart and
in a few years many removed from one to the other it was but
natural that questions would arise of sometimes serious difference,
and so jealousies and sometimes acrimonious disputes would fol-
low. The story is too long to tell here in all its details. After
quite a number of conferences and discussions the two colonies
were united under one government in 1664, but not without great
reluctance on the part of many of the more prominent of the
members of the New Haven Colony ; and this fact explains why
commissioners were appointed to negotiate with and administer
the oath of allegiance to the Connecticut Colony.
From New Haven Colonial Records^ Volume I.
Jasper Crane* was one of the original proprietors ; had the
fifth seat in the meeting-house in 1646 ; owned land in East
Meadows ; name appears frequently as serving on committees ;
arbitrator, etc. ; seems to have been quite prominent in town
Neio Haven Colonial Records^ Volume II.
Jasper seems in this to have become one of the proprietors of
Totokett or Branford ; was Deputy from that town (or plantation
as they were sometimes called) to the General Court, May, June,
August, October, November, March, 1653; April, May, June,
August, October, January, 1654; October, 1655; March, 1656;
May, 1657; May, 1659; May, 1660; May, 1661; May, 1662;
May, 1663; May, 1664; also show that he was Magistrate or
Justice of the Peace in 1658.
♦Went to Newark, N. J., about 1666.
> Olll" of
Connecticut Colonial Records, Volume I.
Jasper Crane in 1664 was appointed one of the t'oininissiDncis
to administer tlie oath of allegiance to all the freemen of New
Haven Colony after the nnion'with the Coniieetieut Colony. In
1665 was appointed one of the Committee of Safety to protect tlic
Colony against " De Ruyter," the Dutch Admu-al.' who was then
cruising in the Sound and threatening the settlements along the
New Haven Colonial Records, Volume II.
Henry Crane* is enrolled as a freeman in Guilford ii
appears as a Deputy in the Connecticut Colonial Asscnih
Killing-worth in 1675, 1678, 1679, 1680, l(;.si, ](;s2, IC.s;
1685, 1687, 1689, 1691, 1693, 1694, 1695, 1696, 1700
1702; was Justice of the Peace in l(i98, 1701, 1702, 1703 :
missioner of the Court 1690, 1691, 1692, 1693, 1694, 1695,
1697 ; Captain in the Train Band 1704.
Benjamin CRANE,t senior, of Wethei'sfield in 16.Si\ w;
the petitioners to set out a plantation in the Wapaquasset d
(in and about what is now known as Woodstock, Coiui.).
Jonathan Crane J of Windham, Deputy in Colonial Assemhlv
in 1701, 1702, 1703, 1705, 1707, 1709, 1711, 1713, 1714, 1717,
1718, 1721, 1722; Ensign in the Train Band. 1695; Lieutenant,
John Crane§ of Killingworth, Deputy in Colonial AssemMy,
1703, 1705, 1706, 1707, f708, 170!), 17i0, 1711 : Caj.tain in the
militia, 1708; was Captain in the expedition against Canada in
1711; died while on his return at New York; funei-al t'xpenses
paid by the Colony; amount, 19 pounds, 11 shillings, 6 pence.
Henry Crane|| of Durham, I)ei)uty in Colonial Assembly,
1718, 1720, 1722, 1723, 1724, 1725, 1726, 1727, 172K, 1729.
1730, 1731, 1732, 1733, 1734; Justice of the Peace. 172s. I72',i.
1730, 1731, 1732, 1733, 1734, 1735, 1736, 1739. 17 lo; Captain
in Train Band, 1718.
John Crane^ of Mansfield, in 174.'> one of tiic petitionei-s for
the selection of a meeting-house site in that town.
John Crane** of Killingworth was First Liculrnant in the ex-
pedition against Canada in 1760; was Captain in 17i'il: Deputy
from Killingworth 1764.
Daniel CRANEft of Killingwortli as adniinistiator one >tate of
Samuel Stevens petitions for leave to sell land 175:i.
* See page 52, Xo. 1. t Was brotlier of Henry, p
X Sou of above Benjamin. § See page (it. No. 12.
||See page (i.5. No. :U. t<'i"it'''''^'J" <'f Henjamin.
**See page 70, No. 105. tfSee page 74, No. 15:5.
174 CRANE GENEALOGY.
Zebulon Crane* of Kent asks leave to sell land as executor in
Stephen Crane and Adonijah Crane, f both of New Milford,
appear in law matters 1774.
Captain Samuel Crane, J Representative from Killing-worth,
May, 1779, October, 1779, May, 1780, October, 1780, October,
1784, May, 1787, May, 1788, October, 1788.
Joel Crane§ of Southbury, Representative, May, 1813, Octo-
ber, 1814, October, 1815.
Mellen Crane II of Mansfield, Representative, 1842.
Ralph Crane^ of Glosterbury, Representative, 1849.
Harvey S. Crane** of Mansfield, Representative, 1849.
Darius CRANEff of Ellington, Representative, 1850 ; Senator,
1853, 20th District.
Robert Crane J j of Middlebury, Representative, 1851.
Amos S. Crane§§ of Suffleld, Representative, 1857.
Harvey Crane|||| of Hebron, Representative, 1860.
Alvin M. Crane^^ of Mansfield, Representative, 1866.
George P. Crane of Woodbury, Representative, 1870.
Gideon D. Crane*** of Bethlehem, Representative, 1871.
The New Haven Colonial Records are in two volumes only. The
Records of the Connecticut Colony are in 15 volumes, from 1637 to 1776.
*Great-grandson of Benjamin. fGreat-grandsons of Benjamin.
JSee page 75, No. 172. §Descendant of Jasper.
IJDescendant of Benjamin. ^Descendant of Benjamin.
**Descendant of Benjamin. ffDescendant of Benjamin.
IJSee page 130, No. 1006. §§Descendant of Benjamin.
IJIlDescendant of Benjamin. ffDescendant of Benjamin.
***See page 129, No. 996.
THE CRANE GALLEY.
During the Revolutionary War the Coiuu'cticut Colony, in
order to iucrease facilities for her coast defence, caused to l)e
put into service three boats, or galleys as they were called. They
were named the Shark, which was built at Norwich and com-
manded by Capt. Stanton, the Whiting by Capt. McCk'ave. and
the Crane. The latter named in honor, no doul)t, of the family
who so loyally stood by the Colony. The Crane was commanded
by Capt. Jehiel Tinker. Each galley was manned with 50 men,
including officers, the latter consisted of a captain, two lieuten-
ants, a master, a gunner, a mate, a steward, two sergeants of
marines, two corporals of marines, a boatswain, a drunnner, a
fifer, a cook, a carpenter's mate, a surgeon or mate. June 20,
1776, Capt. Tinker was ordered to proceed to New London. Six
days later two of the nine-pound cannons at New London wvw
ordered to be taken on board as part of her armament. .Inly 10
orders came to take two three-pounders from the old fort there,
also eight swivel guns soon as could be obtainetl. witli ten
muskets and such an amount of powder and liall and military
stores as thought necessary ; that the galley should cruise from
Stonington to the mouth of the Connecticut River, and as far
southward as Montauk Point, with precaution and prudence ;
officers and men to be under the rules of the Continental Fleet
until further rules should be adopted. July 16, at solicitation of
Gen. Washington, the galleys Whiting and Crane were ordered
by the governor and council to proceed to New York to assist in
the defence there under direction of Gen. Washington. The
galley Crane was built at East Haddam by Job Wiuslow, at a
cost of £1013—6—10.
ROLL OF HONOR.
During the year 1885, while William Wallace Lee, Esq., of
Merideu, was serving as a Representative in the Connecticut
Legislature, and occupying his spare moments in examining
ancient records at the State Library in quest of matters relating
to his ancestry, much to his surprise he learned that very little
attention had been given toward accumulating a list of names of
the men who gave their services in behalf of our National Inde-
pendence. It seemed to him that the people of Connecticut had
neglected a very important work ; that a State which sent to
the front nearly 32,000 men out of a population of about
170,000, could do no less to show their respect and appreciation
for their services in that great cause than to prepare a roster of
their names, so far as possible, that it might serve as a memorial
to their patriotism and devotion to country. As the discovery
was made too late for action that year, and having been reelected
to the Legislature the following session of 1886, he caused a bill
to be drawn, which he introduced and, after some delay, was,
chiefly thi'ough his efforts, passed, and a very creditable publica-
tion containing about 28,000 names was issued in the year 1889.
Although the record is not complete, yet it is a most worthy docu-
ment for the State to issue, and Mr. Lee is to be congratulated
on his success in accomplishing so much towards perfecting and
perpetuating the records of the past. And it is through the
advantages afforded by this publication, and the kindness of Mr.
Lee in copying the names from that list, that we are able here to
present the following roll of honor. A few names, however,
have been added to the list furnished by Mr. Lee of those whg
went into service from outside the State of Connecticut and were
descendants of Henry Crane of Guilford or became connected to
them by marriage. Only those appear in the Roll who were men-
tioned as having rendered service in their returns to the compiler.
Some names in the Roll were spelled Crain, but that fact cannot
change their relationship with the family. The number following
a name, except where used to indicate date of service, refers to
the body of the book for further information.
Ezra, served in French and Indian wars, 212.
Henry, served in Indian wars, I.
John, served in Frencli and Indian wars, 12.
John, served in French and Indian wars, 105.
Silas, served in French and Indian wars, 118.
Theophilus, served in French and Indian wars, 26.
Aaron, descendant of Benjamin of Wethersliekl, served under (icn
Walcott about 1777.
Aarox, descendant of Benjamin of Wethersfleld, Capt. Jonathan .1. Vin-
son's Co., 177(1.
Amariah, descendant of Benjamin of Wetberstield, Cant. Ueni 'I'Ihood'n
Co., 1777 to 17.S0. ■
Curtis, descendant of Benjamin of Wetherslield, Capt. Tho.s. Woostcr's
Curtis, descendant of Benjamin of Wettiersfleld, Capt. Howr .Mden's
Daniel, descendant of Benjamin of Wetlierstield, Capt. lOxpcrii-iicc
Storrs' Co., 1775.
Danikl, descendant of Benjamin of Wetliersfleld.
Daniel, descendant of Henry of Guilford, ;i4;!.
David, descendant of Benjamin of Wethersfield, Caitt. ])ickin,sun"s Co.,
Ebenezer, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 3;]0.
EiJENRZER, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 511.
Elihu, descendant of Henry of'Cuilford, 292.
Elihu, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 20-1.
Elihu, descendant of Benjamin of Wethersfield, served under Col.
Heman Swift, 1780.
Elijah, descendant of Benjamin of Wethersfield, Beardsleys Co., 1775;
Fnller's Co., 177(5.
Elisha, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 105.
Elisha, descendant of Henry of Guilford, oOl.
Enos, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 257.
Ezra, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 212.
Hezekiah, descendant of Benjamin of Wethersfield, Cii|)t. liuswell
Grant's Co., 1778.
Hezekiah, descendant of Benjamin of Wetherslield. under (ien. (iatcs.
Hezekiah, Jr., descendant of Benjamin of Wetherslield, Cai)t. Isaac
Sergeant's Co., 177(1.
James, descendant of Benjamin of Wethersfield, Cai)t. David Beebe's
James, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 544.
Jared, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 175.
Jeremiah, descendant of Henry of (Tuilford, 338.
Joel, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 112.
John, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 105.
John, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 10;>.
John, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 147.
Jonathan, descendant of Benjamin of Wethersfield, Cai)l. Tlios. Knowl-
Joseph, descendant of Benjamin of Wetherslield, Capt. John ClRsferV
JosiAii, from New Jersey, enlisted for the war. 1777.
Martin, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 551.
Nathaniel, descendant of Henry of (Juilford, I'.x;.
KuEus, descendant of Benjamin of Wetherslield, ("apt. Kosw.'ll Graiif.s
KuFUS, descendant of Benjamin of Wetherslield, luider Col. (has.
Silas, descendant of Henry of Guilford, Col. Samuel Webbs \lvii., I7>n,
Simeon, descendant of Henry of (Juilford, !•].
Simeon, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 233.
178 CRANE GENEALOGY.
William, descendant of Benjamin of Wethersfleld, Capt. John Chester's
William, descendant of Benjamin of Wethersfleld, Capt. Hezekiah
Parsons' Co., 1775.
William, descendant of Benjamin of Wethersfleld.
David Lee, 661.
Joseph Summers, 656.
WAR OF 1812.
Aaron, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 720.
Daniel, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 750.
Eli, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 747.
Elisiia, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 530.
George, descendant of Henry of Guilford, under Capt. Jared Strickland.
Jesse, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 639.
John, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 1048.
Orrin, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 898.
Samuel, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 790.
Willlvm, descendant of Henry of Guilford, 804.
Joseph Burwell, 657.
Bezvvleel Brooks, 858.
John Nettleton, 808.
Aaron Rice, 974.
WAR OF THE REBELLION.
Albert M., 1204.
2d Lt. Alvin, Co. D, 21st Reg., C. V., enlisted 1862; 1st Lt. July, 1863;
Baron H., 1184.
Charles A., Co. C, 12th Reg., C. V., enlisted 1864.
Charles L., Co. H, 12th Reg., C. V., enlisted 1861.
Charles S., Co. H, 1st Reg., C. V., enlisted 1863; was in Co. F, 8th
Clarence A., 718.
Curtis L., Co. H, 16th Reg., C. V., enlisted 1862.
Edward J., 1277.
Frederick A., Co. A, 16th Reg., C. V., enlisted 1862.
George W., 1434.
1st Lt. Gideon D., Co. D, 2d C. V. A., enlisted 1862, 997.
Gilbert R., enlisted Sept. 30, 1861 ; killed at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862.
2d Lt. Henry E., Co. A, 29th Reg., enlisted 1864.
James M., 1022.
James P., Co. G, 22d Reg., C. V., enlisted 1862.
John, Co. C, 14th Reg., C. V., enlisted 1.S65.
John N., Co. I, 27th Reg., C. V., enlisted 1862; Co. A, 15th Reg., 1865.
Sergt. John W., Co. A, 1st Reg., C. V., enlisted 1861.
Sergt. John W., Co. H, 12th Reg., C. V., enlisted 1861; Capt. 1863.
John W., Co. K, 23d Reg., C. V., enlisted 1862.
Joseph W., Co. D, 2St'h Reg., C. V., enlisted 1862; d. June 7, 1863.
Lucius, Co. G, 25th Reg., C. V., enlisted 1862.
NiROM M., 1136.
Orrin J., 1262.
Robert P., 984.
Rollin C, Co. A, 16th Reg., C. V., enlisted 1862.
Stephen, 3d C. V. Light Battery, enlisted 1864.
Stephen H., 975.
Thomas, Co. M, 2d Reg., C. V., H. A., enlisted 1864.
ROLL or noxon. 1711
William B., Co. K, 17th Eeg., C. V., enlisted isr,2, iiiusicinii. \.\:',2.
William O., 1:U0.
WiLLL^i W., 1273.
Married to, or 1)i;sci:ni>axts hv, fuANKs.
0. D. Angle, 1451.
Peter Bellinger, 1029.
Edward A. Busiinell, 1158.
Belden Greenslett, S87.
Henry Greenslett, SS8.
Martin C. Greenslett, S85.
Robert W. Henry, 803.
David B. Lee, 665.
Edwin R. Lee, 663.
Henry B. Lee, 662.
James A. Lee, 664.
Leonard G. Lester, 1202.
Norman Wiieelock, 1350.
CHRISTIAN NAMES OF CRANES.
The number on the left indicates the year of birth, that on the
the consecutive number under which the name occurs.
1 1 84
Charles H. ,
Earnest M. B.,
Charles W., •
1 2 in
P: LIZ A BETH,
E valine M.,
Fit vnk .1.,
Helen Van D.,
Ida S. L.,
JULLV A., .
1S(;5 Katie E.
Maria A. ,
OLmA A., ^
Orlando E., *
1 1 T'.i
1 25 1
1 •! 1 •'
1 .> 1 . >
5 1 I
William D. C,
NAMES OTIIP:r THAN CKANE.
Angle, Luis C,
1 1 .") 1
Armes, Mary M.,
Atkins, Lucy A.,
Adams, Cliarles P.,
Her m on B.,
Allen, Alice I.,
Averill, Eunice M.,
Ayers, Sarah S.,
Baker, (ieorge A.,
Ball, Ann J.,
Barber, .Inliettc P.,
Barnes, (lilhert S..
Angle, Burt W.,
Ba.sconi, Alice A.,
Bascora, Reynolds R.,
Beach, Demis C,
Briggs, Ruth Lavinnia,
Beardslee, Jane C,
Beeman, Albert M.,
Br^own, Andrew C,
Brooks, Alice C,
Bellinger, Louise (Fairchild)
Benedict, Lucy P.,
Benhara, Mary J.,
Beyea, Eliza J.,
Biclvnell, Alraira P.,
Milton T. M.,
Bishop, G. W.,
Blake, Clarence C,
Buck, George J.,
Buckley, Harriet E.,
Bond, Elijah A.,
Booth, Edward C. H.,
Bunker, Jane Eliza,
Bostwick, Louise G.,
Burrows, Charles G.,
Church, Flora A.,
Cleveland, Caroline E.,
Clough, Adelade V.,
Burwell, Catharine C,
Bushnell, Edward A.,
Butler, George C,
Coolman, Lucy A..
Carrington, Mary Jane,
Carter, Alan son,
Corbett, Cordelia I.,
Corlew, Eliza 15.,
Cormis, Ellen (4. D.,
Cowdry, Charles W..
Castle, Charles E.,
Crampton, Kntli ('..
1 1 ) 1 1
Day, D. B.,
Eddy, Priscilla J.,
Dibbell, David C,
Dickerman, Louisa M.,
Dier, Marv Ann,
Doolittle, F. M.,
Dowd, Albert A.,
Estee, J. J.,
Ewing, S. E.,
Evarts, Alma G.,
Farley, Phebe J.,
Fields, J. W.,
Finnigan, D wight J.,
Flint, James L.,
Foster, Amy W.,
Graves, Harry C,
French, Jane A.,
Galpin, Henry N.,
Gartz, Adolph F.,
Geiger, Charles R.,
Greenslett, Ada E.,
Gilbert, Andrus L.,
Hill, Ann M.,
Hardenbrook, Benjamin C,
Harkesheimer, Howard E.,
Harwood, A. W.,
Hocum, Arre Ann,
Havens, Nellie J.,
Holbrook, H. B.,
Hawley, Mariah S.,
Heald, William L.,
Hellegas, Elmer E.,
Henry, George R.,
Hibbard, George B.,
Howard, Phebe J.,
Howell, S. T.,
Higgins, Ada M.,
Hoyet, Jerusha P.,
Higly, G. T.,
Hill, Albert M.,
Hurd, James C,
Kasson, John S.,
Hutchings, Jay M.,
Kelley, Daniel B.,
Ide, Edwina L.,
Kellman, Frank A.,
Kendall, A. N.,
Knowlton, Nancy A.,
Jackson, David B.,
Knox, Arthur E.,
Konkle, William C,
Lake, Viola L.,
Lee, Catharine B.,
Judson, Bessie F.,
Lee, Henry S.,
McDowell W. F.,
McKenney, K. L.,
Melius, Carrie V.,
Lester, Charles L.,
Lewis, Amelia C,
Mellen, Abby E.,
Linsley, Dora M.,
Miles, Ruth S.,
Miller, Jeff N.,
Moore, Alfred C,
Morris, Ettie L.,
Morse, Dama L.,
Morton, Edward H.,
Mosher, Cornelia A.,
Lyon, Roxanna P.,
Mallory, Edward F.,
Munson, Emogene A.,
McClellan, John H.,
Edith M. K.,
Marie L., '
Murray Roswell F.,
Peck, Albert C,
Nettleton, Elisha C,
Penfield, Susan A.,
Phillips, Ann A.,
William H. 11.,
Pinney, Jane M.,
Porter, Laura M.,
North, Augusta A.,
Prentice, Mary J.,
Pr indie, Charles,
Noyes, Eda M.,
Pardon, Edward \V.,
Henry A., '^
Olmstead, Rhoda A.,
Kausoni, ( Msenuis,
Rathbiin, .\nnie 1'.,
Ratlibun, Mary G.,
Russell, Edmund A.,
John A. G.,
Selden, Eliza A.,
Richmond, Caroline E.,
Frederick E. R.,
Fen M. D.,
Sloan, Laura E.,
Rodman, Hannah M.,
Smith, Anna F.,
Rubles, Harmon A.,
Smith, Edwin E.,
St. John, Henrietta,
Storn, Mary A.,
Swing, Jannette E.,
Spann, Emma C,
Spencer, Charlotte E.,
Taintor, Charles H.,
Thayer, Nellie S.,
Thompson, Allen B.,
Stannard, Charles A.,
Stevens, Alice M.,
PMwin A. H.,
Stillman, Aurelia J.,
Tompkins. Caroline E.,
Stone, Sarah J.,
Towner, Jennet M.,
Townsend, Alice E.,
Washburn, Annie A.,
Tracy, Addie E,,
Waterbury, Sarah E.,
West, Harriet B.,
Wetmore, Benjamin W.,
Tuttle, Edwin 11.,
Wheelock, Celia E.,
Vail, Will H.,
Van Deusen, Charles A., J
Van Meter, H. C,
Veitch, Leora M.,
Whitmore, Cornelia L.,
Walker, Nettie J.,
Walter, David M.,
Ward, Cleora J.,
Willarcl, Mary S.,
] 2:'. 1
Woodrufl', Albert, 1'.,
Wilson, Albina M.,
Wright, Amelia V..