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1. HENRY3 CRANE (JOHN2, VINCENT1) (Source: A Genealogy of the Crane Family Vol I by Ellery Bicknell Crane, 1895.) was born 1635 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, and died Apr 22, 1711 in New London, New London, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Crane Family Vol I by Ellery Bicknell Crane, 1895.). He married (1) DEBORAH CHAMPION. He married (2) CONCURRENCE MEIGS 1663 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of JOHN MEIGS and THOMASINE FRY. She was born Bet. 1637 - 1643 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, and died Oct 9, 1709 in Killingworth,Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:80, via A. Shuman.).

Notes for HENRY CRANE:

Settled area of Killingworth, (now Clinton) in 1663.

From Document at FTM, Marvin Blackwith of Southington, page 17 Sixth Generation, Descendants of Marvin Beckwith, Mabel Lane's Ancestors.

Henry was in business at Wethersfield as early as 1658; at Killingworth about 1660; married, about 1663, Concurrence, daughter of John and grand-daughter of Vincent Meigs; died April 22, 1711. He was captain, magistrate, and for 27 sessions a delegate to the general court

 

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From A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey Vol I. New Haven, Conn.: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1928

Author: Edward A. Claypool and Azalea Clizbee

Call Number: R929.2 K31 v.1

(A Genealogy of the William Kelsey family who settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1632; at Hartford, Connecticut, in 1636; and at Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut , in 1663.)

In the records of the General Court of Hartford, are the following:

May, 1669, John Kelsey is listed as one of the "freemen" of Killingworth; Oct. 14, 1686, at the session of the General Court, he is confirmed the Ensign of the "Traine Band of Killingworth;" Oct. 1696, he and three others petitioned the General Court to "build a sluice and cart bridge over the Hamock River in the town of Killingworth;" the petition was referred to the Court in the following May, when it was granted; Oct. 1703, the Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut granted to Lieut. Henry Crane, William Stephens, Samuel Buel, John Kellsie and their associates the present proprietors and inhabitants of Killingworth, their heirs, et cetera, forever, a tract of land between the towns of Guilford and Saybrook, Haddam and the sea. This grant was no doubt made by the General Court to confirm the title of the lands of Killingworth to the settlers there, and to establish the bounds of the adjoining towns more definitely, there being some dispute as to the dividing lines between the towns, especially Saybrook. Probably as a result of this grant by the Court, there is recorded in the Killingworth Town Records, Vol I, p. 192, an agreement of settlement of the quarrel between the towns of Killingworth and Saybrook, the committee of the town being Mr. Edward Griswold, Samuel Buel and John Kelsey. A cash settlement was made, and among the subscribers to the fund paid to Saybrook was Daniel Kelsey, brother of John, for ten shillings.

In Oct. 1704, John [Kelsey] was raised from the rank of Ensign to that of Lieutenant of the "Trainband in the Towne of Killingworth," and in December of that year, mention is made of special measures of defense against the Indians.

John Kelsey's home lot was in the east part of the village, on the south side of the road, near the junction of the old and new roads to Saybrook. This property has remained in the Kelsey lline until quite recently. He was joint owner with Henry Crane of an acre plot of land on the "Meetinghouse Hill" which was purchased by the town at a meeting held Oct. 23, 1699, for the purpose of remaining to the common forever. The transaction will be taken care of in full in the appendix of this volume.

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Cutter, William Richard. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Volume IV. 1913. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996.

p. 1648

(The Crane Line).

The surname Crane has an ancient English history dating back to the Hundred Rolls of the thirteenth century, and was probably a Norman local name earlier. Its similarity to the name of a bird has caused some of the families to adopt the crane as a symbol on their coat-of-arms, and indeed some branches of the family may have adopted the emblem before taking the surname. The coat-of-arms of the Crane family of Suffolk, England, to which some if not all the American families belong, is: Argent a fesse between three crosses crosslet fitchee gules. Crest: A crane proper. There have been many distinguished Englishmen of this name from the earliest use of the surname. There were a number of pioneers of this family in Massachusetts before 1650.

(I) Henry Crane, immigrant ancestor, was born about 1635, in England, and came to Wethersfield, Connecticut, as early as 1655. Here he was associated with his brother Benjamin as a farmer, a tanner and currier of leather. Soon after 1658 he removed to Guilford, Connecticut, and in 1663 was one of twelve planters to locate at Hammonnassett, later known as Killingworth, a place lying between Guilford and Saybrook. Up to the time of his death his name appears often in the records of the town in connection with various public trusts, civil, military and religious. He was made a freeman, September 24, 1669; representative to the general court, May, 1675; chosen lieutenant of Killingworth train band, in 1676; was also justice of the peace for the county of New London, 1698-1701-02-03. He was one of the assistants in the upper house of the general court, October 12, 1665, also in May, 1666. For twentyseven years he was representative to the general court of Connecticut. As a first settler of Killingworth he was granted by the town committee sixteen acres of land. He became captain of militia, and was frequently called to serve on committees and arbitrations involving varied and important questions relating to public and private affairs. He married (first) Concurrence, daughter of Mr. John Meigs, of Guilford, about 1663. She died in Killingworth, October 9, 1708. He married (second) December 26, 1709, Deborah Champion, widow of Henry Champion, of Lyme, Connecticut. He died April 22. 1711. Children, recorded in Guilford: John, born about 1664; Elizabeth, about 1666; Concurrence, December 27, 1667, recorded in Killingworth; Mary, August 23, 1670; Phebe, December 24, 1672; Theophilus, January 5, 1674; Abigail, April 3, 1676; Henry, October 25, 1677, mentioned below; Mercy, June 21, 1680; Nathaniel, August 7, 1682.

(II) Henry (2), son of Henry (1) Crane, was born October 25, 1677, in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut. He married Abigail, daughter of Robert Flood, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, January 27, 1703-04. He settled in that part of Killingworth afterwards set off to Durham, of which he was one of the thirtyfour original proprietors. From 1718 to 1740 he represented the town in the state legislature, and was justice of the peace for the county of New Haven from 1728 to the time of his death. He died April 11, 1741, leaving a large estate for that time. His widow died August 31. 1754, aged seventy-eight. Children: Silas, born January 25, 1705. mentioned below; Concurrence, March 25, 1708; Henry, March 20, 1710; Abigail, June 6, 1712.

(III) Silas, son of Henry (2) Crane, was born January 25, 1705, and settled in Durham, Connecticut. 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 committee to settle as to who should serve as pastor of the church and many other important committees.

He resided on a portion of the seven hundred and fifty acre farm belonging to his father. He died January 15, 1763. His wife was Mercy. daughter of Samuel Griswold, whom he married November 27, 1729. She died August 29, 1782. Children: Abigail, born September 10, 1730; Jesse, June 5, 1732; Flood, February 12, 1734; Silas, November 9, 1737; Robert Griswold, February 18, 1739, mentioned below; Eli, November 27, 1742; Flood, February 27, 1744; Huldah, April 30, 1747; Ruth, December 12, 1749; Frederick, February 24, 1751; Nathan, September 18, 1754.

(IV) Robert Griswold, son of Silas Crane, was born February 18, 1739, in Durham, Connecticut. He married (first) at Durham, October 31, 1765, Mary, daughter of Eleazer Camp. She died April 30, 1790, and in February, 1791, he married (second) Sybilla Judson, who died January 12, 1808. After a few years' residence at Durham, he removed, April 7, 1769, with his family to the town of Bethlehem, Connecticut, and there lived until his death, March 6, 1820. Children, born at Durham: Mary, August 7, 1767; Robert, November 12, 1768; born at Bethlehem: Molly, May 20, 1770: Achsah, April 7, 1772; Eleazer, December 28, 1773; Jesse, 1775; Phineas, mentioned below; October 10, 1777; Sarah, May 23, 1781.

(V) Phineas, son of Robert Griswold Crane, was born at Bethlehem, Connecticut, October 10, 1777. He married, Jannary 23, 1800, Irene, daughter of Gideon and Abigail Nichols. She died at Stratford, Connecticut, March 20, 1856. He was captain of the militia, and the latter part of his life deacon of the Congregational church. He died at Bethlehem, Connecticut, November 17, 1839, aged sixty-two. Children: John N., born March 17, 1801; Fanny C., November 28, 1802; Frederick C., January 8, 1805; Catharine, December 3, 1806; Gideon, September 24, 1808; Nancy, December 13, 1810, mentioned below; Abigail, March 6, 1813; Mary A., December 27, 1814; Phineas M., January 28, 1819; Robert, December 27, 1820; Nathan, December 5, 1822.

(VI) Nancy, daughter of Phineas Crane, was born December 13, 1810. She married, March 5. 1834, Gilman E. Hill, of Bethlehem, Connecticut (see Hill VI).

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From "DIRECTORY OF THE ANCESTRAL HEADS

OF NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES (1620-1700)"

compiled by Frank R. Holmes, publ. by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1974

The name dates back to the Hundred Rolls in the 13th century, when on the records William de Crane's name appears in 1272. The name is derived from town of Crannes, in Maine, a province in northern France; its root is from the Gaelic Cran, meaning water.

CRANE, BENJAMIN, b. Eng., 1630, was at Medfireld, Mass., 1649; removed to Wethersfield, Conn., 1655; may have lived later in life at Taunton, Mass.

CRANE, HENRY, tanner and currier, b. Eng., 1635, settled at Dorchester, Mass., 1658, and in Milton, Mass., 1667.

CRANE, HENRY, ironmaker, brother of Benjamin, b. Eng. 1621; settled at Wethersfield, Conn., 1655; was at Guilford, Conn., 1664, one of the first planters of what is now Clinton, Conn.

CRANE, JASPER, came to New Haven, Conn., 1639, removed to Branford, Conn., 1668.

CRANE, JONATHAN, married at Norwich, Conn., 1680.

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Register of the Connecticut Society of the Colonial Danes of America. Society minutes and records from 1893-1907.

 

HENRY CRANE, (???)-1711.

Deputy from Killingworth to Connecticut General Court, 1675-1685, 1687, 1689, 1691, 1693-1696, 1700-1702. Captain of Trainband of Killingworth, 1704.

Mrs. Jeff N. Miller.

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Savage, VOL III -First Settlers of New England

MEIGGS, JOHN, Weymouth, s. of Vincent, b. in Eng. had John, b. 29

Feb. 1642, rem. prob. to Rehoboth 1643, next to New Haven, a 1647,

not long aft. a. 1654, to Guilford, thence, last, a. 1662, to Killingworth,

where both he and s. John are in the list of freem. 1669, d. 4 Jan. 1672.

He had only one s. four ds. Mary, w. of William Stevens, Concurrence,

w. of Henry Crane; Trial, w. of Andrew Ward; and Eliz. w. of Rich-

ard Hibbell wh. had d. bef. her f. He was a tanner, had large est. and

some books, of wh. one was a Latin and Greek Dict. JOHN, Guilford,

s. of the preced. m. 1665, Sarah Wilcoxson, had Sarah, b. 14 Feb.

1668; John, 10 Nov. 1670; a s. Janna, 21 Dec. 1672; Ebenezer, 19 Sept. 1675; Hannah, 25 Feb. 1678; Esther, 10 Nov. 1680; and

Mindwell, 1682. He had sec. w. Lydia, perhaps wid. of Isaac Crutten-

den, and d. 9 Nov. 1713. His s. John, with his f. were proprs. 1695,

at G. MARK, New Haven 1646 or 7, br. of the first John, being

rather wild, rem. to L. I. and is not ment. again. VINCENT, New

Haven 1646, prob. carr. thither by s. John, he being an old man, hav.

only two ch. kn. to us, rem. to Guilford, and again rem. d. at what is

now Killingworth, Dec. 1638, his will of 2 Sept. being pro. 2 Dec. of

that yr. A slight fam. acc. is in Geneal. Reg.IV.91, very imperf.

better than nothing, but not much. Early the name is Meggs always.

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Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut. Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford. 1928.

 

In ye act depending twixt Leonard Dix pt contr Benjam and Henry Crane Dts the Jury find for ptf 8s damadge and costs of ye Court one witness allowd

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Hinman, Royal R. Conneticut Puritan Settlers. Press of Case, Tiffany and Company. Hartford. 1852.

 

CRANE, HENRY, assessed at Guilford, in 1642, or 50, at 30, was early at Wethersfield, and held land there. In Aug. 17, 1658, he signed a petition with Benjamin Crane, of Wethersfield, the same year, for the dismission of Rev. Mr. Russell; he probably soon after left Wethersfield, for we find Henry Crane, at Guilford, in 1642, or 50, where he was in the list of freemen in 1669, a representative to the General Court, from Kennelworth, in May, 1675. Henry Crane is next chosen Lieutenant of Killingworth train-band, in 1676; the time he went to Killingworth, is uncertain as we find the name at Killingworth in the first land division, (Henry Cranne, No. 21,) which from the dates appears as early as 1663-4, entered as one of the planters of Kenilworth. (See note, p. 550.) He was a Justice of Peace at Killingworth, and deacon at Durham. His children born or recorded at Killingworth, were Mary, b. Aug. 23, 1670; Phebe, b. 1672; Theophilus, b. Jan. 5, 1674; Abigail, b. 1676; Henry, b. Oct. 25, 1677; Mercy, b. 1680, and Nathaniel, b. Aug. 7, 1682. Henry Crane, of Killingworth, purchased all the land of Mathew Bellamy, then late deceased, of Killingworth, of his son Mathew Bellamy, of Wallingford, Feb. 25, 1698-9. He represented the town at the General Court, in 1675-6-7. The plantation of Cawginchaug, or Durham, settled in 1698-9, and was incorporated in 1708; at this time, Henry Crane, of Killingworth, had removed to Durham, (or his son Henry,) where he was a justice, or commissioner and deacon of the church and d. (Dr. Field says) April 11, 1741, aged 64 years. This deacon Henry, was probably the son of Henry, of Killingworth, who was b. Oct. 25, 1677, at Killingworth. The name is yet found at the last named place. Mr. Henry Crane was one of the assistants in the upper house of the General Court, Oct. 12, 1665 and in May 1666. Henry Crane, deputy to General Court, May, 1675. Lieut. Henry Crane, deputy of Kenilworth, May 11, 1676. Lieut. Henry Crane, deputy for Kenilworth, with Mr. Edward Griswold, May 10, 1677, &c. There was a Henry Crane, of Dorchester, Mass., in 1658, perhaps the same who was at Wethersfield, Guilford and Killingworth.

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Jacobus, Donald Lines. List of Official Civil, Military, and Ecclesiastical of Connecticut Colony. Roland Mather Hooker. New Haven. 1935.

 

CRANE, HENRY (d. 1711). Deputy (Killingworth), May 1675, May 1676, May 1677; called Lieut., May 1676; Lieut., Killingworth Train Band, Oct. 1676.

Conn. Col. II. 249, 274, 292, 300.

 

More About HENRY CRANE:

Burial: 1711, Old Cemetery, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut

 

Children of HENRY CRANE and CONCURRENCE MEIGS are:

2. i. JOHN4 CRANE, b. 1664, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; d. Oct 9, 1708, New York City, New York, New York.

ii. ELIZABETH CRANE, b. 1666, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; d. Nov 22, 1686, Guilford, New Haven, ConnecticutS (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:80, via A Shuman.).

3. iii. CONCURRENCE CRANE, b. Dec 27, 1667, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; d. Oct 9, 1703, Connecticut.

iv. MARY CRANE, b. Aug 23, 1670, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; m. SAMUEL HACKETT; b. Jul 29, 1664, Tauton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

4. v. PHEBE CRANE, b. Dec 24, 1672, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; d. Oct 26, 1728, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

5. vi. THEOPHILUS CRANE, b. Jan 5, 1673/74, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Oct 24, 1732, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

vii. ABIGAIL CRANE, b. Apr 3, 1676, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Abt. 1677, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

6. viii. HENRY CRANE, b. Oct 25, 1677, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Apr 11, 1741, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut.

7. ix. MERCY CRANE, b. Jun 21, 1680, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Aug 18, 1739, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

x. NATHANIEL CRANE, b. Aug 7, 1682, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Nov 17, 1683, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. JOHN4 CRANE (HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born 1664 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, and died Oct 9, 1708 in New York City, New York, New York. He married MARTHA DAGGETT May 28, 1694 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:67, via A. Shuman.), daughter of JOHN DAGGETT.

 

Children of JOHN CRANE and MARTHA DAGGETT are:

i. JOHN5 CRANE, b. Mar 23, 1693/94, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

ii. JANE CRANE, b. Feb 10, 1700/01, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:78, per A. Shuman.).

iii. CONCURRANCE CRANE, b. Jun 4, 1709, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:78, per A. Shuman.); m. NATHANIEL SEWARD, Feb 2, 1729/30, Durham, Connecticut (Source: Durham Vital Records, V TR:355, per A. Shuman.).

 

3. CONCURRENCE4 CRANE (HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Dec 27, 1667 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut (Source: Guilford Vital Records, V A: 65, Given via A. Shuman.), and died Oct 9, 1703 in Connecticut. She married DANIEL BARTLET Feb 1, 1690/91 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut (Source: Guilford Vital Records, V A:80, info via A. Shumanmarried by Mr. Wetherell.).

 

Child of CONCURRENCE CRANE and DANIEL BARTLET is:

i. DAVID5 BARTLET.

 

4. PHEBE4 CRANE (HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Dec 24, 1672 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.), and died Oct 26, 1728 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.). She married JOHN KELSEY,JR Jun 22, 1697 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.), son of JOHN KELSEY and HANNAH DISBOROUGH. He was born Oct 20, 1671 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.), and died Sep 19, 1750 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.).

More About JOHN KELSEY,JR:

Burial: Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.)

 

Children of PHEBE CRANE and JOHN KELSEY are:

i. JOHN5 KELSEY.

ii. DANIEL KELSEY, b. Mar 22, 1697/98, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.).

iii. ISAAC KELSEY, b. Nov 17, 1699, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); d. Oct 10, 1751.

iv. BETHIA KELSEY, b. May 22, 1701, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); d. Jul 25, 1779 (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.).

v. NATHAN KELSEY, b. Aug 28, 1702, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); d. Aug 6, 1751 (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); m. HANNAH STEVENS; b. Jan 21, 1702/03.

Notes for NATHAN KELSEY:

No issue.

He was commissioned Captain of the 12th Company, 7th Regt, colony of Connecticut, May 1749; he was Deputy for Killingworth to the General Assembly in Oct. and ....

vi. JERUSHA KELSEY.

vii. JERUSHA KELSEY.

viii. PHEBE KELSEY.

ix. LYDIA KELSEY.

x. MARTHA KELSEY.

xi. SOLOMON KELSEY.

xii. HANNAH KELSEY.

 

5. THEOPHILUS4 CRANE (HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Jan 5, 1673/74 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: (1) A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee., (2) Killingworth Vital Records, V1:73, via A. Shuman.), and died Oct 24, 1732 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:80, per A. Shuman.). He married MARGARET LANE Dec 5, 1699 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:80, Per A. Shuman.), daughter of ROBERT LANE and SARAH PICKETT. She was born Aug 25, 1679 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut (Source: Stratford Vital Records, V. LR1:68, per A. Shuman.), and died May 1, 1741 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.).

Notes for THEOPHILUS CRANE:

Marvin Blackwith of Southington:

sixth of eight children.

Notes for MARGARET LANE:

Marvin Blackwith of Southington:

seventh child of ten

 

Children of THEOPHILUS CRANE and MARGARET LANE are:

8. i. NATHANIEL5 CRANE, b. Jan 18, 1700/01, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

ii. SERGEANT THEOPHILUS CRANE, b. Jun 25, 1703, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:73, per A. Shuman.); d. Oct 30, 1732, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:80, per A. Shuman.).

iii. ELIZABETH CRANE, b. Sep 20, 1705, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:80, per A. Shuman.); d. Apr 2, 1789, Clinton, New Haven, Connecticut; m. JOSIAH BALDWIN, Jan 29, 1729/30; d. Jun 1787.

iv. MARY CRANE, b. Mar 4, 1706/07, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:73.); d. May 1, 1714, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:73, per A. Shuman.).

v. MARGARET CRANE, b. Sep 26, 1710; d. May 1, 1714.

9. vi. JEMIMA CRANE, b. Apr 23, 1713, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

10. vii. JOHN CRANE, b. Mar 21, 1719/20, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

 

6. HENRY4 CRANE (HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Oct 25, 1677 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:73.), and died Apr 11, 1741 in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut. He married ABIGAIL FLOOD Jan 27, 1703/04 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:67, per A Shuman.).

 

Children of HENRY CRANE and ABIGAIL FLOOD are:

i. ABIGAIL5 CRANE.

ii. HENRY CRANE.

iii. CONCURRENCE CRANE.

iv. SILAS CRANE, m. MERCY GRISWOLD.

Notes for SILAS CRANE:

Griswold, Glenn E. The Griswold Family: England - America. Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Company, 1935.

 

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MERCY4, b. Guilford, Conn., July 4, 1708 (Samuel3, Thomas2, Michael1); m. in Durham, Conn., Nov. 27, 1729, SILAS CRANE, S. of Henry and Abigail (Flood) Crane, b. Jan. 25, 1705.

Silas was descendant of Henry Crane, the ancestor, who came to Wethersfield, Conn., as one of its earliest settlers. Later removed to Guilford and Killingworth, Conn. He was a leading man in all matters pertaining to the public welfare and continued to merit confidence and esteem his entire life. Appointed captain of militia. Henry, his son, was one of the original proprietors of Durham, Conn.; deacon Congregational Church. Served as deputy to the General Court twenty-eight sessions 1718-1740.

Silas settled in Durham; became prominent in all civic affairs and a leading man. Served as sergeant in the French and Indian war. He died Aug. 1773, age 60. She died (March on tombstone) Oct. 29, 1782, age 76. Their tombstones are in the old Durham cemetery on the hill, of red sandstone, almost destroyed by the elements.

Their children:

319 Abigail, b. Sept. 10, 1730.

320 Jesse, b. June 5, 1732.

321 Fludd, b. Feb. 12, 1734; d. June 2, 1743.

322 Silas, b. Nov. 9, 1737.

323 Robert Griswold, b. Feb. 18, 1739; m. Mary Camp.

324 Eli, b. Nov. 27, 1742; m. Mehitable Chapman.

325 Fludd, b. Feb. 27, 1744; d. Jan. 6, 1763.

326 Huldah, b. Apr. 30, 1747.

327 Ruth, b. Dec. 12, 1749.

328 Frederick, b. Feb. 24, 1751.

329 Nathan, b. Sept. 18, 1754; d. 1771.

 

Guilford and Durham, Conn., records; Crane Fam., 71.

 

7. MERCY4 CRANE (HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Jun 21, 1680 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:73, per A Shuman.), and died Aug 18, 1739 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut. She married (1) JOSIAH STEVENS. He died Dec 17, 1736. She married (2) JOHN HOADLEY Oct 30, 1701 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut. He died Nov 1, 1725 in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut.

Notes for JOHN HOADLEY:

SAVAGE, VOL 2 DICT. FIRST SETTLERS OF N.E.

A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, SHOWING THREE GENERATIONS OF THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE MAY, 1692, ON THE BASIS OF FARMER'S REGISTER.

BY JAMES SAVAGE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND EDITOR OF WINTHROP'S HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND. WITH TWO SUPPLEMENTS IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. II. Baltimore

GENEALOGICAL PUBLISHING CO., INC.

Originally Published Boston, 1860-1862

HOADLY, HOADLEY, or HODLEY, ABRAHAM, Guilford, s. of the first

William of the same, by w. Eliz. m. 14 Mar. 1698, had Rachel, b. 21

Aug. 1701; Abe, 24 Dec. 1705; and Jonathan; and d. Jan. 1746.

JOHN, Guilford 1639-58, one of the seven pillars at found. of the ch.

1643; 1 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 92. He was b. Jan. 1617, perhaps at

Rolvenden, Co. Kent, came with some relat. in Apr. 1639, m. 14 July

1642, Sarah Bushnell, wh. had been passeng. in the same sh. with him,

perhaps d. of Francis, had Samuel, b. 30 Sept. 1643; John, 3 Jan.

1645, d. in few wks.; John, again, 3 June 1647, d. soon; Athia, 7 June 1648,

d. under 16 yrs.; John, again, 8 Apr. 1650; Nathaniel, 7 June

1652, d. under 5 yrs.; and Stephen, 17 or 24 May 1654, d. at 3 wks.

Late in 1653 he, leav. his fam. here, went home, and was noticed by

Cromwell, wh. made him one of his court chaplains, says tradit. in Conn.

but it was for the garris. in Edinburgh castle, whither his w. and ch. foll.

him in 1655. There he had three more ch. and rem. thence in 1662 to

Rolveden, where he had two more, and d. 28 July 1668. His w. d. 1

Nov. 1693, and was bur. at Halsted, in Kent, where her s. John under

diff. ordina. from his f. was rector. His s. Samuel was f. of Benjamin,

the famous liberal Bp. of Bangor in time of Geo. I. and of John, archbp.

of Armagh. JOHN, Guilford, s. of William of the same, m. 30 Oct.

1701, Mercy, d. of Henry Crane, had Thomasine, b. 25 Nov. 1702;

Mary, 1704; Hannah, 1707; John, 1709; Joseph, 1711; Abigail, 1713; Dinah,

1715; Nathaniel, 1719; and a d. 25 Aug. 1725, wh. d. soon; and he d. at

Branford, 1 Nov. 1725. Whether he were of kin to the preced. is not certain,

but seems suffic. prob. SAMUEL, Guilford, br. of the preced. m. 6 Mar. 1689,

Abigail Farrington, had Abigail, b. 5 Jan. 1690; William, 10 Dec. 1692;

Hannah, 14 Dec. 1694; Samuel,

20 Feb. 1696; Gideon, 17 Apr. 1699; Lydia, 23 Dec. 1701; Benjamin, 20 July

1704; Daniel, 1706; and Timothy, 14 July 1709; and d.Jan.

1713. * WILLIAM, Branford, an early sett. prob. b. in Eng. one of the

the covenant planters 1667; had been of Saybrook; 1663, was a merch. by w.

Mary had William; Samuel; Eliz. b. 15 Feb. 1668, prob. d. young; Hannah, 8

Nov. 1670; Abraham; John; and Mary; was rep. 1678, and sev. times after. His

w. d. 12 May 1703, and he had sec. w. Ruth, wid. of John Frisbie, d. of John

Bowers, but no issue by her; and d. 1709 leav. good est. Mary m. Nathaniel

Finch; and Hannah m. Nathaniel Johnson. The name was writ. by him, Hoadle.

WILLIAM, Guilford, eldest s. of the preced. m. Abigail Frisbie, perhaps d. of

John of the same, had Mary, b. 28 May 1691; Hannah, 27 Apr. 1693; and Jemima,

24 Mar. 1696. For sec. w. he had Eliz. who was divorc. 1702, from her first h.

and by her had William, b. 1707; and Lydia. Sometimes the first syl. drops the

a. Three of this name had been gr. at Yale in 1834 and one at Trinity.

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Trowbridge, Francis Bacon. The Hoadley Genealogy. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor. 1894.

 

4. JOHN HOADLEY (William1), born (???); died 1 November 1725 in Branford, Conn.; married 30 October 1701 in Killingworth, Conn., MERCY CRANE, daughter of Henry and Concurrence (Meigs) Crane, born 21 June 1680 in Killingworth. She was married, second, 11 July 1733 in Branford, to Capt. Josiah Stevens of Killingworth. He died there 17 December 1736. She died there 18 August 1739.

John Hoadley is first mentioned in Branford records December 16, 1689. He styled himself a "husbandman." His ear mark was a half-penny on the under side of each ear and a slit on the top of the right ear.

 

CHILDREN BORN IN BRANFORD, CONN.:

i. THOMASINE, b. 30 Nov. 1702; d. bef. 29 Dec. 1725.(*)

ii. MARY, b. 18 Apr. 1706; m. 27 June 1734, Joseph Frost of B'ford.

iii. HANNAH, b. 18 Apr. 1708; [m. Samuel Harrison of Branford.]

12. iv. JOHN, b. 5 Mar. 1709-10; m. Lydia Rogers.

13. v. JOSEPH, b. 17 Apr. 1712; m. Abigail Bradfield.

vi. ABIGAIL, b. 12 Sept. 1714; m. 21 Oct. 1736, Jedediah Pierson of Killingworth.

vii. DINAH, b. 11 Sept. 1716; m. 25 Mar. 1737, Samuel Nettleton of Killingworth.

14. viii. NATHANIEL, b. 11 Apr. 1721; m. Anna Scarit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children of MERCY CRANE and JOHN HOADLEY are:

i. THOMASINE5 HOADLEY, b. Nov 25, 1702 (Source: Dictionary of First Settlers of New England.).

ii. MARY HOADLEY, b. 1704.

iii. HANNAH HOADLEY, b. 1707.

iv. JOHN HOADLEY, b. 1709.

v. JOSEPH HOADLEY, b. 1711.

vi. ABIGAIL HOADLEY, b. 1713.

vii. DINAH HOADLEY, b. 1715.

viii. NATHANIEL HOADLEY, b. 1719.

ix. DAUGHTER HOADLEY, b. 1725.

 

Generation No. 3

 

8. NATHANIEL5 CRANE (THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Jan 18, 1700/01 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.). He married EUNICE KELSEY May 2, 1723 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.), daughter of JOSEPH KELSEY and HANNAH HAYDEN. She was born Dec 22, 1699 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee, p 137.).

Notes for EUNICE KELSEY:

From A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey Vol I. New Haven, Conn.: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1928

Author: Edward A. Claypool and Azalea Clizbee

Call Number: R929.2 K31 v.1

(A Genealogy of the William Kelsey family who settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1632; at Hartford, Connecticut, in 1636; and at Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut , in 1663.)

Eunice Kelsey and her husband, Nathaniel Crane, are mentioned in the will and settlement of the estate of her father, Lieut. Joseph, in 1740, but aside from this we have no records of her or her family excepting the births, marriages and deaths on the Killingworth Records, but they have not been procured.

 

Children of NATHANIEL CRANE and EUNICE KELSEY are:

i. SAMUEL6 CRANE, b. Feb 10, 1723/24, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Jan 6, 1792, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee, New Haven, Conn.: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1928-A genealogy of the William Kelsey family who settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1632; at Hartford, Connecticut, in 1636; and at Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, in 1663.); m. (1) RUTH WELLMAN, Sep 8, 1749, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); b. 1729 (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); d. Sep 6, 1750 (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); m. (2) JANE REDFIELD, Jan 12, 1751/52, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); d. May 24, 1762 (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); m. (3) MARY LAY, Dec 5, 1765, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); d. Mar 27, 1769 (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); m. (4) MEHITABLE REDFIELD, Feb 21, 1770, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); d. Jun 15, 1814.

ii. MARGARET CRANE, b. Dec 26, 1725, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); d. Jan 20, 1788, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); m. DANIEL REDFIELD, Nov 21, 1749, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.).

11. iii. ELISHA CRANE, b. Aug 28, 1728, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Dec 28, 1805, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

iv. ANNA CRANE, b. Dec 26, 1730, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); m. SAMUEL WARD, Feb 8, 1754, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.).

12. v. THEOPHILUS CRANE, b. May 3, 1733, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Feb 7, 1808, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

13. vi. EZRA CRANE, b. Mar 6, 1734/35, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Abt. 1819, Middlebury, Addison, Vermont.

vii. SIMEON CRANE, b. Apr 12, 1737, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: (1) A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee., (2) Killingworth Vital Records, V2:196, per A Schuman.).

viii. EUNICE CRANE, b. Apr 15, 1739, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V2:196, per A Schuman.); m. WILLIAM GRIFFING, Apr 12, 1769, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: (1) A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee., (2) Killingworth Vital Records, V2:75, per A Schumanm. 7 Aug 1767, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut William Griffin.).

ix. ELIZABETH CRANE, b. Apr 2, 1742, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.); d. Jun 18, 1801, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

Notes for ELIZABETH CRANE:

Unmarried.

 

9. JEMIMA5 CRANE (THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Apr 23, 1713 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Marvin Blackwith of Southington.). She married DANIEL LANE Jan 8, 1735/36, son of JOHN LANE and LYDIA KELSEY. He was born Apr 11, 1710 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Marvin Blackwith of Southington.), and died 1794 in Wolcott, New Hampshire (Source: Marvin Blackwith of Southington.).

Notes for JEMIMA CRANE:

Extract from Genealogical Notes on the Families of Daniel Lane 2d and Mary Griswold Lane:

Jemima married to her cousin, Daniel Lane; enrolled as member of the church at Wolcott, Nov 1773. The time of her death is unknown. Pastor and parishioners at Wolcott seem to have concurred in neglect of record-keeping.

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Marvin Blackwith of Southington:

sixth of seven children; joined church at Wolcott in Nov 1773.

 

Notes for DANIEL LANE:

Marvin Blackwith of Southington:

fifth of ten children (youngest of Lydia); married his cousin; removed to Wolcott 1773

 

Children of JEMIMA CRANE and DANIEL LANE are:

i. ELIJAH6 LANE.

ii. MARGARET LANE.

14. iii. DANIEL LANE, b. Dec 18, 1736, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

 

10. JOHN5 CRANE (THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Mar 21, 1719/20 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V1:73, per A. Shuman.). He married HANNAH GRISWOLD Sep 16, 1742 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V2:119, per A. Shuman.).

Notes for JOHN CRANE:

Griswold, Glenn E. The Griswold Family: England - America. Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Company, 1935.

 

320

HANNAH4, b. Killingworth, Conn., July 31, 1724 (Walter3, John2, Edward1); m. in Killingworth, Sept. 16, 1742, JOHN CRANE, s. of Theophilus and Margaret (Lane) Crane, b. Mar. 2, 1720.

Capt. Henry Crane, one of the first settlers and father of Theophilus, appears in connection with various public trusts, deputy, J.P., Representative for 27 years. Lieutenant and captain.

John was a prominent and worthy man. Served in the Colonial campaigns. Ensign 1754; lieutenant 1760; captain 1761. He and his three sons served in the Revolution.

Their children recorded in Killingworth:

670 Eliza, b. Aug. 26, 1743.

671 Mary, b. Feb. 10, 1745; d. Nov. 2, 1750.

672 Jemima, b. Sept. 23, 1748.

673 John, b. Sept. 11, 1750.

674 Mary, b. Mar. 29, 1753; m. Mr. Tewell.

675 Simeon, b. Sept. 18, 1755; m. Anne Easton.

676 Joel, b. May 24, 1758; soldier; d. in the service June 27, 1781.

677 Hannah, b. Oct. 1, 1760; m. Ezekiel Cook.

678 Phoebe, b. June 2, 1763; m. Elihu Parmalee.

679 Chloe, b. Oct. 1, 1765; m. Mr. King.

680 Anna, b. (???); m. Selleck Adams.

681 Elizabeth, b. 1770; m. Mr. Tewell.

 

Killingworth, Conn. records; Conn. Colony records, VIII,

573; Conn. Revolutionary Archives; Record of Conn.

Men in the Revolution; Crane Fam., 70; Index to American

Genealogies (Durrie) Crane Fam.

 

Children of JOHN CRANE and HANNAH GRISWOLD are:

i. JOHN6 CRANE, b. Sep 11, 1750, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V2:127, per A Schuman.).

ii. HANNAH CRANE, b. Oct 1, 1760, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V2:127, per A Schuman.).

iii. CLOE CRANE, b. Oct 1, 1765, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V2:127, per A Schuman.).

iv. ELIZABETH CRANE, b. Mar 28, 1770, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V2:127.).

v. ANNE CRANE, b. Mar 28, 1770, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V2:127, per A. Schuman.).

 

Generation No. 4

 

11. ELISHA6 CRANE (NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Aug 28, 1728 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.), and died Dec 28, 1805 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.). He married ELIZABETH STEVENS Sep 26, 1754 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee.).

 

Child of ELISHA CRANE and ELIZABETH STEVENS is:

i. AUGUSTUS7 CRANE, b. Feb 27, 1764, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Killingworth Vital Records, V2:111, per A Schuman.).

 

12. THEOPHILUS6 CRANE (NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born May 3, 1733 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: A Genealogy of the Crane Family Vol I by Ellery Bicknell Crane, 1895.), and died Feb 7, 1808 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut. He married MARY WARD, daughter of IRA WARD and LYDIA PARMELEE. She was born Nov 24, 1742 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

 

Children of THEOPHILUS CRANE and MARY WARD are:

15. i. EZRA7 CRANE, b. 1767, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Aug 1822, Marietta,Ohio.

ii. ABNER CRANE, b. 1782.

More About ABNER CRANE:

Baptism: Dec 5, 1782

iii. THEOPHILUS CRANE, b. 1765.

More About THEOPHILUS CRANE:

Baptism: Sep 22, 1765

iv. EBER CRANE, b. 1770; d. Sep 22, 1776.

More About EBER CRANE:

Baptism: Jul 1, 1770 (Source: Alan Shuman.)

v. LUCINDA CRANE, b. 1772.

More About LUCINDA CRANE:

Baptism: Dec 1772 (Source: Alan Shuman.)

vi. CHARLES CRANE, b. 1774.

More About CHARLES CRANE:

Baptism: Apr 24, 1774 (Source: Alan Shuman.)

vii. IRA CRANE, b. 1776.

More About IRA CRANE:

Baptism: May 26, 1776

 

13. EZRA6 CRANE (NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Mar 6, 1734/35 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: (1) A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee., (2) Killingworth Vital Records, V2:75, per A Schuman.), and died Abt. 1819 in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont. He married PRUDENCE LAY Nov 7, 1760 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: (1) A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Kelsey, Vol I by Edward A Claypool and Azalea Clizbee., (2) Rumsey, Jean, First Congregational Church of Westbrook, Connecticut. The Printshop, Dixon, IL:1979), daughter of JEREMIAH LAY and PRUDENCE BELDING. She was born Jun 3, 1740 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, and died Oct 27, 1829 in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont (Source: Anti-Masonic Republican, Middlebury VT, Vol 1, No. 9; Wed, Dec 23, 1829.).

 

Children of EZRA CRANE and PRUDENCE LAY are:

i. JAMES7 CRANE, b. 1761; d. Aft. 1830, Cayuga Co, New York (Source: Alan Shuman.).

More About JAMES CRANE:

Baptism: Aug 2, 1761 (Source: Alan Shuman.)

ii. MARTIN CRANE, b. Abt. 1762; d. Nov 19, 1847, New Haven, Addison, Vermont (Source: Alan Shuman.); m. RACHEL THOMPSON, Jun 15, 1787, Salsbury, Litchfield, Connecticut; b. Jun 15, 1767, Salsbury, Litchfield, Connecticut (Source: Alan Shuman.); d. Jan 8, 1840, New Haven, Addison, Vermont (Source: Alan Shuman.).

More About MARTIN CRANE:

Baptism: Aug 2, 1761 (Source: Alan Shuman.)

iii. EZRA CRANE, b. Abt. 1764; d. Mar 10, 1848; m. SALLY UNKNOWN; b. Abt. 1785; d. Dec 23, 1843 (Source: Salsbury Vital Records, V3:9, per A. Shuman.).

More About EZRA CRANE:

Baptism: Aug 26, 1764 (Source: Alan Shuman.)

16. iv. JEREMIAH CRANE, b. Abt. 1767; d. Abt. 1814.

v. DENSE CRANE, b. Abt. 1769; d. Aft. 1820, Delaware Co, New York; m. NATHANIEL CURTIS TIFFANY; b. Abt. 1765, Lyme, Connecticut; d. Abt. 1825.

More About NATHANIEL CURTIS TIFFANY:

Baptism: May 14, 1769

vi. BELDING CRANE, b. Abt. 1771; d. Abt. 1865, Shersville, Ohio; m. ASENATH BIGELOW.

More About BELDING CRANE:

Baptism: Nov 24, 1771

vii. SIMEON CRANE, b. Abt. 1772; d. Aft. 1830, Delaware Co, New York.

More About SIMEON CRANE:

Baptism: Apr 12, 1772

 

14. DANIEL6 LANE (JEMIMA5 CRANE, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Dec 18, 1736 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Marvin Blackwith of Southington.). He married (1) MARY GRISWOLD Jul 14, 1763 (Source: Marvin Blackwith of Southington.), daughter of MICHAEL GRISWOLD and SARAH PARMELEE. She was born May 29, 1742 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Marvin Blackwith of Southington.), and died Aug 19, 1789 in Wolcott, New Hampshire. He married (2) SARAH SEWARD Apr 6, 1791 in Wolcott, New Hampshire, daughter of AMOS SEWARD and RUTH ROGERS.

Notes for DANIEL LANE:

Marvin Bleckwith of Southington:

oldest of ten children; removed to Wolcott 1773; soldier of Col. Samuel B. Webb's regiment in 1780; removed about 1798, probably to Whitestown, where he died.

 

Notes for MARY GRISWOLD:

Marvin Blackwith of Southington:

oldest of nine children

 

Child of DANIEL LANE and MARY GRISWOLD is:

17. i. MABEL7 LANE, b. May 2, 1766, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Apr 18, 1822, Paris Hill, New York.

 

Generation No. 5

 

15. EZRA7 CRANE (THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born 1767 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, and died Aug 1822 in Marietta,Ohio. He married ELIZABETH LANE May 26, 1792 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Early Connecticut Marriages, Sixth book pg 72, From FairHaven Church Records.), daughter of THATCHER LANE and RACHEL HURD. She was born May 26, 1772 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, and died Jul 1822 in Marietta,Ohio.

Notes for EZRA CRANE:

From Bio of Ezra Crane- History of Henry Co., IA

The Crane family origin was in England after the Norman Invasion in the 12th Century. They were in the "Hundred Rolls" published in 1272 and again in 1382. For five generations the Cranes lived in the county of Norfolk, village of Chilton. They then came to America as John Crane is listed on January 8, 1637 as owner of sixteen acres near Boston. His son, Henry, has been established as our lineage. For five generations, our ancestors lived in Connecticut, around the town of Killingsworth, now known as Clinton. According to D.A.R. records over one hundred Cranes served in the Revolutionary War fighting for freedom.

Ezra Crane was born in 1774 in Killingsworth where he married Elizabeth Lane and raised a family. His third son, Augustus, left Connecticut, moving to Marietta, Ohio. Here he married a girl from Virginia. six of their children were born in Ohio, including Charles Benjamin who was born in March, 1842.

Between 1848 and 1850, the family again moved westward, settling in Van Buren County, Iowa near Kilbourne. They journeyed by flatboat down the Ohio river and up the Mississippi and Des Moines Rivers to where they settled and farmed, this place being close to wood for buildings and a spring for water.

I have tried to obtain probate records to no avail so far.

From Abstract of Probate Records, Washington County, Ohio by Bernice Graham and Elizabeth S Cottle I found 2 Cranes:

Pg. 28: Ezra Crane Estate 1822; pr 2-393;394;pr3-p 127,467; pr4-p.229. Administrator Ezekiel Deming.

Miles Crane, Estate 1821; Administrator John Gates, Jr.

Supposedly died in fever epidemic.

More About EZRA CRANE:

Cause of Death: fever epidemic

Notes for ELIZABETH LANE:

They moved to Marietta, Ohio, arriving there in Nov., 1816, having been 47 days on the way. Nine children born in Killingworth:

More About ELIZABETH LANE:

Cause of Death: fever epidemic

 

Children of EZRA CRANE and ELIZABETH LANE are:

i. RACHEL8 CRANE, b. 1793, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Lane Genealogies Vol II by James Hill Fitts.); m. JOHN HULL.

Notes for RACHEL CRANE:

Fitts, James Hill. Lane Genealogies Vol 2, Exeter,N.H.: The News-Letter Press 1897

Rachel, m. John Hull, moved to Cincinnati, O., and in 1820 to Marietta, where he d. of typhus fever. Three children.

 

ii. MILES CRANE, b. 1795, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Jul 18, 1820, New Orleans, Louisiana (Source: Lane Genealogies Vol II by James Hill Fitts.).

Notes for MILES CRANE:

Fitts, James Hill. Lane Genealogies Vol 2, Exeter,N.H.: The News-Letter Press 1897

Miles, engaged in trade from Marietta to New Orleans, La., where he d. of bilious fever while on one of his trips, 18 July, 1820; unm.

 

iii. CLARISSA ANN CRANE, b. 1797, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; m. JOHN GATES JR., Abt. 1820 (Source: Lane Genealogies Vol II by James Hill Fitts.).

Notes for CLARISSA ANN CRANE:

Fitts, James Hill. Lane Genealogies Vol 2, Exeter,N.H.: The News-Letter Press 1897

Clarissa Ann, bapt. 3 Aug., 1800, by Rev. Solomon Blakeslee, an Episcopal clergyman of East Haddam, Conn., m. as early as 1820, John Gates, Jr., of Marietta, O., and had two children.

 

18. iv. LYDIA CRANE, b. 1799, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

v. WILLIAM CRANE, b. 1801.

Notes for WILLIAM CRANE:

Fitts, James Hill. Lane Genealogies Vol 2, Exeter,N.H.: The News-Letter Press 1897

William, was building a steamboat on the Ohio river in 1828

19. vi. GEORGE SHERMAN CRANE, b. Jun 16, 1803, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Oct 2, 1889, Glasgow, Iowa.

20. vii. AUGUSTUS CRANE, b. 1806, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Sep 18, 1879, Van Buren Co, Iowa.

21. viii. EBER CRANE, b. May 3, 1808, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut; d. Apr 4, 1884, Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

ix. ELIZABETH CRANE, b. 1810, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.

Notes for ELIZABETH CRANE:

Fitts, James Hill. Lane Genealogies Vol 2, Exeter,N.H.: The News-Letter Press 1897

Eliza, taught school in Marietta in 1828.

 

 

16. JEREMIAH7 CRANE (EZRA6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Abt. 1767, and died Abt. 1814. He married MARTHA GOODRICH. She died Abt. 1835.

More About JEREMIAH CRANE:

Baptism: Aug 23, 1767

 

Child of JEREMIAH CRANE and MARTHA GOODRICH is:

i. AAMON8 CRANE, b. 1797; d. 1868; m. RACHEL ALLIS; d. Abt. 1862.

 

17. MABEL7 LANE (DANIEL6, JEMIMA5 CRANE, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born May 2, 1766 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: Marvin Blackwith of Southington.), and died Apr 18, 1822 in Paris Hill, New York (Source: Marvin Blackwith of Southington.). She married DAVID BECKWITH Dec 18, 1786 in Wolcott, New Hampshire (Source: Marvin Blackwith of Southington, by Rev. Alex'r Gillett.). He was born Jun 12, 1761 in Southington, Connecticut (Source: Marvin Blackwith of Southington.), and died 1827 in Whitestown, Oneida, New York.

More About MABEL LANE:

Baptism: Jun 8, 1766 (Source: Marvin Blackwith of Southington.)

Notes for DAVID BECKWITH:

Marvin Blackwith of Southington:

served under Capt. Asa Bray and Col. Noadiah Hooker in 1777; under Capt. Bray and Col. Roger Enos in 1778; and as sergeant under Lieut. Col. Samuel Canfield, (at West Point) in 1781; had a seat, (pew 17-his father in pew 6) assigned to him at Southington church in 1786; sold his land at Wolcott in Jan'y 1804 and removed, at first to Whitestown, Oneida Co, New York; bought 61 1/2 acres of Ichabod and Margery Peavey at Paris, (in the same county and near the source of Sanquoit creek), May 15, 1806; died there in 1827.

 

Children of MABEL LANE and DAVID BECKWITH are:

i. ALFRED8 BECKWITH, b. Jun 18, 1787.

ii. BELINDA BECKWITH, b. Feb 2, 1789.

iii. LEVA BECKWITH, b. May 27, 1797, Wolcott, New Hampshire; d. Jun 18, 1837, Chittenango, New York.

iv. DAVID BECKWITH, b. Oct 20, 1799.

v. SYLVESTER BECKWITH, b. May 11, 1803.

vi. MARY BECKWITH, b. Aug 10, 1805, Whitestown, Oneida, New York; d. Jan 27, 1825, Paris Hill, New York.

vii. ASAHEL LANE BECKWITH, b. Mar 26, 1808.

 

Generation No. 6

 

18. LYDIA8 CRANE (EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born 1799 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut. She married (1) WILLIAM HUMPHREY Abt. 1818 (Source: Lane Genealogies Vol II by James Hill Fitts.). He died Jul 1827 in Marietta, Ohio. She married (2) CARLETON PALMER Jun 22, 1828 (Source: Lane Genealogies Vol II by James Hill Fitts.).

Notes for LYDIA CRANE:

Fitts, James Hill. Lane Genealogies Vol 2, Exeter,N.H.: The News-Letter Press 1897

Lydia, bapt. 3 Aug., 1800, by Rev. Solomon Blakeslee; m. first, about 1818, William Humphrey, who d. July, 1827, leaving her with four children at Marietta; m. second, 22 June, 1828, Carleton Palmer and settled at Newport, O.

 

Child of LYDIA CRANE and WILLIAM HUMPHREY is:

i. EZRA9 HUMPHREY.

 

19. GEORGE SHERMAN8 CRANE (EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Jun 16, 1803 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: 1870 Census-Jefferson County, IA, 12.), and died Oct 2, 1889 in Glasgow, Iowa. He married LUCY A JONES 1833 in Connecticut. She was born Jan 2, 1809 in Hartford, Connecticut, and died Jan 27, 1894 in Glasgow, Iowa.

Notes for GEORGE SHERMAN CRANE:

He had a nephew, Ezra Humphrey. Together they left Ohio to settle in 1856 in Jefferson County, Iowa.

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Fitts, James Hill. Lane Genealogies Vol 2, Exeter,N.H.: The News-Letter Press 1897

Sherman, m. Lucy Jones, was a ship carpenter in Conn. and Ohio.

More About GEORGE SHERMAN CRANE:

Residence: Bef. 1856, Granville, Ohio (Source: History of Henry County Iowa, Vol I.)

 

Children of GEORGE CRANE and LUCY JONES are:

i. FRANCES A9 CRANE, b. Dec 19, 1835, Hartford, Connecticut; d. Aug 15, 1916, Iowa.

ii. ELIZABETH A CRANE, b. Dec 19, 1835, Hartford, Connecticut; d. Jun 1, 1919, Fairfield, Jefferson Co, Iowa; m. (1) ABRAHAM MCCULLUM; b. 1833; d. Jan 10, 1863; m. (2) DANIEL STOUT.

Notes for ELIZABETH A CRANE:

dau. of Geo. and Lucy Crane. Wife of: Abraham McCullums and Daniel Stout. Chr., Daniel, Thos., Charles, Clara Swope, Alice D. Fairfield Daily Journal, 02 Jun 1919

 

More About ELIZABETH A CRANE:

Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery/Round Prairie, Jefferson Co, Iowa (Source: Iowa WPA Grave Records.)

Notes for ABRAHAM MCCULLUM:

Co. G., 30th IA infantry

More About ABRAHAM MCCULLUM:

Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery/Round Prairie, Jefferson Co, Iowa

iii. SUSAN A CRANE, b. Sep 20, 1837, Hartford, Connecticut; d. Mar 25, 1925, Rome, Henry Co, Iowa.

iv. LYDIA E CRANE, b. Dec 16, 1842; d. Oct 28, 1843.

22. v. SOCRATES SHERMAN CRANE, b. Oct 1, 1844, Ohio; d. Dec 10, 1919, Fairfield, Jefferson Co, Iowa.

vi. EMERY M CRANE, b. Dec 16, 1845, Ohio; d. Jan 26, 1863, Glasgow, Iowa.

vii. LUCY ADALINE CRANE, b. May 11, 1849, Ohio; d. Sep 24, 1932, Fairfield, Jefferson Co, Iowa.

viii. RACHEL P CRANE, b. Sep 28, 1838, Connecticut; d. Dec 16, 1856.

ix. GEORGE MARION CRANE, b. Feb 28, 1840, Marietta,Ohio; d. Nov 26, 1912, Townssend, Montana.

 

20. AUGUSTUS8 CRANE (EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born 1806 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, and died Sep 18, 1879 in Van Buren Co, Iowa (Source: Van Buren Co. Grave Registration Survey-1939.). He married MARY ANN LAYFIELD Aug 17, 1835 in Marietta, Ohio (Source: Washington Co, Ohio Marriages 1789-1918.), daughter of WILLIAM LAYFIELD. She was born Bet. 1814 - 1815 in Mid Virginia (Source: 1870 Census-Van Buren Co, IA, Stamped pg 303.), and died Aug 25, 1872 in Van Buren Co, Iowa (Source: Van Buren Co. Grave Registration Survey-1939.).

Notes for AUGUSTUS CRANE:

By 1856 in Van Buren County, Iowa.

1870 Census Van Buren Co, Lick Creek Twp pg 303

192-184 Farmer age 63,farmer, property of 1600, personal 690, b. Connecticut

Van Buren County, Iowa Probate File 937

Last Will and Testament of Augustus Crane

I Augustus Crane of Lick Creek Township Van Buren County and State of Iowa in the Seventy Seventh year of my age in Soung mind and tolerable health considering the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death and wishing a fair and equal distribution of my property between my children, do make this writing my last will and testament this 5th day of September A.D. 1872.

1st. I do give, bequeath and desire all my property both real and personal, or Such amount of it as may remain after all my just debts are paid to my children.

2nd. At my death I authorize my Executors to sell all my property, collect all dues and divide it as follows:

1st. To my Son Augustus Crane of now of Idahoe I do give and bequeath the East half of my real Estate of W 1/2 of the S.E. Section (3) three Township (69) Range (10) containing 73 acres more or less.

2nd. To my Son Sherman Crane of Lick Creek Township the West half of the above described real Estate.

3d. To my Son Charles Crane, Angenora Elmor, Thirty Dollars each.

4th. To my daughters Clarissa Johnston and Lydia Dunn the Sum of Ten dollars each

5th. I do hereby Select and appoint my Sons Augustus and Sherman as my Executors who shall give Security for such amount of property as may come into their hands.

6th. If my son Augustus Crane should die before his return from Idaho the real Estate must go to Sherman.

[Signed] Augustus Crane

Witness [Signed] James Beswick, Charles Porter, Benja. Short

We the undersigned Citizens

do hereby certify that we are personally acquainted with Augustus Crane of Lick Creek Township, Van Buren Co., Iowa, that we witnessed him with his own hand Sign the above one page and a half of writing which he declared to be his last will and testament.

In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names in his presence,this.

 

More About AUGUSTUS CRANE:

Burial: 1879, Kilbourne Cemetery, Kilbourne, Iowa

Notes for MARY ANN LAYFIELD:

Surname also Layfield.

More About MARY ANN LAYFIELD:

Burial: 1872, Kilbourne Cemetery, Kilbourne, Iowa

 

Children of AUGUSTUS CRANE and MARY LAYFIELD are:

i. CLARISSA ANN9 CRANE, b. Abt. 1836; m. ZACARIAH JOHNSON, Dec 27, 1854, Keosaqua, Van Buren County, Iowa (Source: Marriage Record, Book B, p. 292 lic 1464, by L.D. Morris, J.P.); b. Abt. 1821.

ii. MILES CRANE, b. Abt. 1838.

iii. ANGENORA B CRANE, b. Abt. 1840; m. EDWIN H ELMER, Jul 28, 1860, Van Buren County, Iowa (Source: book c, p. 199 lic 2284, no return; marriage not completed?).

23. iv. CHARLES BENJAMIN CRANE, b. Mar 9, 1842, near Marietta, Ohio; d. Mar 11, 1929, Glasgow, Iowa.

v. OLIVER CRANE, b. Abt. 1844.

24. vi. AUGUSTUS CRANE, b. Apr 12, 1848, Ohio; d. Nov 6, 1927, Doud, Iowa.

vii. LYDIA CRANE, b. Bet. 1850 - 1851, Iowa (Source: 1870 Census-Van Buren Co, IA, Stamped pg 303.); m. JAMES M DONNELL, Sep 24, 1870, Van Buren County, Iowa (Source: Marriage Certificate, Book E, p 136, by Jas. W. Lathum, Minister of the Gospel.).

Notes for LYDIA CRANE:

1870 Census

Living at home, age 19.

More About LYDIA CRANE:

Residence: Mar 14, 1929, Oklahoma (Source: Obituary of Charles B Crane.)

viii. GEORGE SHERMAN CRANE, b. Bet. 1853 - 1854, Iowa (Source: 1870 Census-Van Buren Co, IA.).

Notes for GEORGE SHERMAN CRANE:

1870 Census

Living at home, age 16, works on farm, attended school

 

21. EBER8 CRANE (EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born May 3, 1808 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut (Source: (1) History of Henry County Iowa, Vol I, 164, 1808 as death date., (2) Forest Home Cemetery Records, 1803 as death date.), and died Apr 4, 1884 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Death Records 1880-1886 & 1893-1904.). He married (1) CAROLINE NEVENS Dec 1, 1834 in South Reading, Massachusetts (Source: History of Henry County Iowa, Vol I.). She was born Nov 9, 1811 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.), and died Sep 1, 1836 in Middlebury, Ohio (Source: History of Henry County Iowa, Vol I.). He married (2) NANCY ANN KNOWLTON Dec 6, 1837 in Franklin Mills, Ohio, daughter of DEACON WILLIAM KNOWLTON. She was born Jan 5, 1817 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.), and died Jul 27, 1894 in Mt Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.).

Notes for EBER CRANE:

From the History of Henry County, Iowa Vol I by Henry Co Bicentennial Commission 1982 p. 164 by Ann C. Farrier

The Ezra Crane family including eight year old Eber left Connecticut in 1816 and after a 47 day trip arrived in Marietta, Ohio, in November. The census of 1820 records the family there. Both Ezra and Elizabeth died in a fever epidemic in 1823. This sobering experience contributed to Eber's decision to prepare for the ministry. He was baptized in the Newport branch of the Marietta Baptist Church. In 1827 he went East to study in South Reading, Mass., and then he went to the Newton Theological Institution where he graduated 8/20/1834. He became pastor of the Amesbury and Salisbury, Mass., Baptist church and was ordained there 9/30/1834.

...Through the American Baptist Home Mission Society Eber accepted a pastorate in Ohio, and in November 1835 they moved to Middlebury (now part of Akron). Eber was the first regular minister in teh newly formed church, and their first church building was built that year. Caroline Elizabeth Crane was born in Middlebury. Both mother and child died there.

...Rev. Crane also ministered to a group in nearby Franklin Mills (now Kent), Ohio, where he baptized the children of Deacon William Knowlton from Vermont. He remianed in that area for several years, then in 1839 Eber became pastor of the McConnelsville church in Morgan County, Ohio. IN 1843 he ministered to the Marietta church, and then in 1845, the family moved back to northern Ohio where he was pastor of the Garretsville church for seven years. Eber's health had never been vigorous and in about 1852 he was forced to give up his last regular pastorate. The family went to Granville, Ohio, where Eber's brother George Sherman Crane lived. Another brother, Augustus Crane had left Ohio to settle in Iowa, and in 1853 Eber followed. George Sherman Crane and their nephew Ezra Humphrey joined them in 1856, settling in Jefferson County. Augustus was in Van Buren County and Eber was in adjoining Henry County, Iowa.

In Mt. Pleasant Eber continued to minister in a visiting capacity where he could be of service donating much of his time and energy to the needy, and to groups struggling to establish churches. He had been exposed to the principles of the anti-slavery movement in Massachusetts, and he became a strong advocate of the temperance movement, both at a time when those ideals were young and lacking in supporters. he spoke out ardently for the rights of freedom, education, and the human spirit. He did much to help the Negro Baptists, and was a member of the first Mt. Pleasant school board which instigated the building of new schools.

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1870 Henry Co. Census in Center Twp. property worth 8500 personal property worth 2500.

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Fitts, James Hill. Lane Genealogies Vol 2, Exeter,N.H.: The News-Letter Press 1897

Eber, went from Newport, O., to the Theological Seminary at Newton, Mass., in 1828, became a Baptist clergyman and settled in Iowa.

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Henry County Death Records: minister, b. Clinton, Conn, d. 4 Apr 1884 at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, age 75 y, 11m, 2d. Married, minister

More About EBER CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery/Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Occupation: Preacher (Source: 1870 Census-Henry County, handwritten page 25.)

Notes for NANCY ANN KNOWLTON:

Another death date suggested as 27 July 1889. 1870 Census states birth in Massassachusetts.

More About NANCY ANN KNOWLTON:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 5)

 

Child of EBER CRANE and CAROLINE NEVENS is:

i. CAROLINE ELIZABETH9 CRANE, b. Aug 25, 1836, Middlebury, Ohio (Source: History of Henry County Iowa, Vol I.); d. Aug 28, 1836, Middlebury, Ohio (Source: History of Henry County Iowa, Vol I.).

 

Children of EBER CRANE and NANCY KNOWLTON are:

25. ii. BARON HUTCHINSON9 CRANE, b. Nov 20, 1838, Kent, Ohio; d. Dec 20, 1887, Mt Pleasant, Iowa.

iii. EBER KNOWLTON CRANE, b. Feb 25, 1840, McConnellsville, Ohio; d. Jul 11, 1840.

26. iv. HERVEY NEWELL CRANE, b. Aug 2, 1841, McConnellsville, Ohio; d. Oct 9, 1897, Mt Pleasant, Iowa.

27. v. CAROLINE ELIZABETH CRANE, b. Jan 5, 1844, Marietta,Ohio; d. Dec 4, 1915, Seattle, Washington.

vi. JULIUS AUGUSTUS CRANE, b. Jan 21, 1846, Charlestown, Portage County, Ohio; d. Jun 6, 1903, Santa Ana, California; m. MARY A SCHENCK, Oct 17, 1882; b. Burlington, Iowa.

Notes for JULIUS AUGUSTUS CRANE:

From the History of Henry County, Iowa Vol I by Henry County Bicentennial Commission, 1982 by Ann Farrier:

For a few years he was an assistant physician in the Hospital for the Insane at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; however, most of his career was in private practice in Santa Ana, Ca.

No children.

1870 census living at home.

More About JULIUS AUGUSTUS CRANE:

Graduation: 1870, Western Reserve Medical College; Cleveland, Ohio

Occupation: Physician (Source: 1870 Census-Henry County, Handwritten page 25.)

28. vii. ELLA WOOD CRANE, b. Jun 8, 1848, Garrettsville, Ohio; d. Feb 7, 1883, Marengo, Iowa.

viii. MARY FRANCES CRANE, b. Feb 23, 1851, Garrettsville, Ohio; d. Jul 29, 1875, Marengo, Iowa (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.).

Notes for MARY FRANCES CRANE:

Drowned in a boating accident while visiting in Marengo.

Age 24 yrs, 4 mnths at time of deah

More About MARY FRANCES CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 5)

Cause of Death: Drowning

Occupation: Teacher

ix. EBER LANE CRANE, b. Sep 15, 1857, Mt Pleasant, Iowa; d. Feb 17, 1927; m. ANNETTE STONE, Sep 20, 1877 (Source: The Clark Genealogy by Emma Walton, 1913.); b. Mar 15, 1858 (Source: The Clark Genealogy by Emma Walton, 1913.).

Notes for EBER LANE CRANE:

No children

More About EBER LANE CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 6)

Occupation: Merchant

Residence: Humboldt, Nebraska

Notes for ANNETTE STONE:

The Clark Genealogy

Author: Emma L. Walton

Call Number: CS71.C6

 

Some descendants of Daniel Clark, of Windsor, Connecticut. From 1639 to 1913. In 1639 Daniel Clark, 17, came to America from Weaxil, England. Ten generations and about 1600 names included

629 MARY WORCESTER CLARKE (Frederick 6, Thaddeus 5, John 4, Moses 3, Daniel 2, Daniel 1), born Sept. 3, 1836; married June 5, 1857, Gen. George Augustus Stone, born Oct. 27, 1833. Afton, Iowa.

1090 i Antoinette Marie (Stone), born March 18,

1858; married Sept. 20, 1877, Eber Lane

Crane.

1091 ii Frederick Clark (Stone), born Feb. 22, 1860.

1092 iii Mabel Augusta (Stone), born May 15, 1864.

1093 iv Kate Grace (Stone), born April 17, 1871.

 

 

 

x. WILLIAM KNOWLTON CRANE, b. Sep 26, 1861, Mt Pleasant, Iowa; d. Mar 1, 1930, Mt Pleasant, Iowa.

Notes for WILLIAM KNOWLTON CRANE:

Unmarried

1900 Henry Co, IA census lists him as living with sister, Caroline Crane Brenholtz. Occupation listed as day laborer.

More About WILLIAM KNOWLTON CRANE:

Occupation: Tinner for the Crane Hardware business

 

Generation No. 7

 

22. SOCRATES SHERMAN9 CRANE (GEORGE SHERMAN8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Oct 1, 1844 in Ohio, and died Dec 10, 1919 in Fairfield, Jefferson Co, Iowa. He married HENRIETTA E COCHRAN Jan 18, 1872 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa, daughter of JOHN COCHRAN and MARY GRIGGS. She was born Jan 21, 1850 in Glasgow, Iowa, and died Jan 27, 1910 in Fairfield, Iowa.

Notes for SOCRATES SHERMAN CRANE:

Iowa. Co. G. 30th Iowa Inf. (husband of Etta E. Cockran-son of George S. and Lucy Crane) Chr.-Mrs. Chris Blough and Mrs. Ed Bell

 

More About SOCRATES SHERMAN CRANE:

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery/Fairfield, Iowa (Source: Iowa WPA Grave Records.)

More About HENRIETTA E COCHRAN:

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery/Fairfield, Iowa (Source: Iowa WPA Grave Records.)

 

Children of SOCRATES CRANE and HENRIETTA COCHRAN are:

i. ALICE B10 CRANE, b. Mar 26, 1874, Glasgow, Iowa; d. Aug 18, 1874, Glasgow, Iowa.

ii. NELLIE B CRANE, b. Mar 16, 1873, Glasgow, Iowa; d. Jul 3, 1955, Fairfield, Iowa.

iii. MARY LUCY CRANE, b. Mar 16, 1875; d. Jul 22, 1951, Fairfield, Iowa.

 

23. CHARLES BENJAMIN9 CRANE (AUGUSTUS8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Mar 9, 1842 in near Marietta, Ohio (Source: est from Jefferson Co. Ia Cemetaries Vol 2), and died Mar 11, 1929 in Glasgow, Iowa (Source: est from Jefferson Co. Ia Cemetaries Vol 2). He married SUSAN CATCOTT Nov 15, 1866 in Van Buren County, Iowa (Source: Marriage Certificate, Book D p. 372, by James D Johnston, J.P.). She was born Dec 13, 1849 in Kilbourne, Iowa (Source: Jefferson Co. Ia Cemetaries Vol. II), and died Jan 27, 1910 in Glasgow, Iowa (Source: Jefferson Co. Ia Cemetaries Vol. II).

Notes for CHARLES BENJAMIN CRANE:

Jefferson Co. Ia Cemetaries Vol II:

Buried at Glasgow Cemetary Stone #196 Along with Susan Catcott Crane.

Obit from Lockridge Times [Iowa], March 14, 1929 pg 4 col 3:

Charles B., son of Agustus and Mary Crane, was born near Marietta, Ohio, March 9th, 1842, and came to Iowa with his parents at the age of eight years where he has since lived.

He passed away at the home of his son, Ralph, east of Glasgow, March 11th, 1929, at 2:15 p.m. at the age of 87 years and 2 days.

On November 13, 1886, he was united in marriage to Susan Catcott who passed away in 1910. This union was blessed with eleven children, two having preceded him in death. Maudie dying in infancy and Carrie Barton on March 3, 1923. The remaining are: Irwin of Grand Island, Neb., Alva of Newton, Mrs. Cora Cooper of Salem, Mrs. Nellie Smith of Lockridge, Mrs. Orpha Kiger and William Crane of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Elsie Jackson of Douds, Ralph and Walter of this vicinity, also eighteen grand children, nine great grandchildren, and one sister, Lydia Dunn, of Oklahoma.

He was in usual health for a man of his age until the last week when he contracted pneumonia, which resulted in his death.

Besides those mentioned he leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure.

He was a good citizen, a true neighbor, a faithful husband, and a kind father, and will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

Six of his grandsons were pall bearers as follows:

Emery Crane, Everett Crane, Orril Smith, Carrol Crane, Charlie Jackson, Dee Cooper.

The music was furnished by Mrs. Jay Barton, Mrs. Harry Thompson, Wm. Wilson, and J.C. Frame, accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Wright Church.

The services were conducted by Rev. J.A. Cochran at the Round Prairie Church and interment in the Glasgow cemetery.

More About CHARLES BENJAMIN CRANE:

Burial: Glasgow Cemetery/Glasgow, Iowa (Source: Iowa WPA Grave Records.)

Cause of Death: pneumonia

Occupation: 1870, Farmer,Tippecanoe Twp, Henry Co, IA (Source: 1870 Census-Henry County.)

Notes for SUSAN CATCOTT:

Possible parents for Susan could be Samuel Valentine Catcott 14 Feb 1817-23 Mar 1898 and buried in Kilbourne Cemetery, Kilbourne, Iowa and Elizabeth 17 Dec 1819-5 Aug 1868 also buried Kilbourne Cemetery.

1870 Census her father is marked as being of foreign birth.

According to Van Buren 1878 dir of Lick Creek Twp., S.V. Catcott was a farmer on Section 36 in Kilbourne.

 

Stepmother Mary

Obit from Fairfield Ledger [Iowa] Feb 9, 1910 page 7 col 3

Mrs. Susan Crane died at ther home two miles east of Glasgow, January 27th, 1910. Mrs. Crane's maiden name was Calcott[Catcott] and she was born at Kilbourne, December 13th, 1849. She was married to Charles B. Crane November 13th, 1866. This union was blessed with eleven children, all being alive except Maudie, who died in infancy. The following are the children: Edwin of Cloverdale, Ralph, Mrs. Cora Cooper, Mrs. Carrie Barton of Salem, William of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Nellie Smith and Alva of Rome, Mrs. Elsie Jackson of Douds-Leando, Walter and Orpha at home at the time of their mother's departure. Besides the husband and children who are left to mourn her loss are three brothers, William, Robert and David Calcott[Catcott] and a stepmother, Mary Calcott[Catcott]. She had been in poor health for a number of years, but not confined to her bed until the last two weeks. There was a large attendance tat the funeral services which were conducted at the home by Rev. c.J. Fix of Hillsboro Saturday afternoon, the 30th at 2 o'clock, after which the remains were taken to the Glasgow cemetery and laid to rest.

 

 

More About SUSAN CATCOTT:

Burial: Glasgow Cemetery

 

Children of CHARLES CRANE and SUSAN CATCOTT are:

i. WILLIAM10 CRANE, b. 1877.

More About WILLIAM CRANE:

Residence: Mar 14, 1929, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Obituary of Charles B Crane.)

29. ii. WALTER CRANE.

30. iii. RALPH CRANE, b. Aug 1869, Iowa.

iv. ALVA CRANE.

More About ALVA CRANE:

Residence: Mar 14, 1929, Newton, Iowa (Source: Obituary of Charles B Crane.)

v. IRWIN CRANE, b. Abt. 1868, Iowa (Source: 1870 Census-Henry County.).

More About IRWIN CRANE:

Residence: Mar 14, 1929, Grand Island, Nebraska (Source: Obituary of Charles B Crane.)

vi. ORPHA CRANE, m. HARRY WINFIELD KIGER.

More About ORPHA CRANE:

Residence: Mar 14, 1929, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Obituary of Charles B Crane.)

31. vii. CORA CRANE, b. Oct 1872, Iowa.

viii. CARRIE CRANE, b. Abt. 1874, Henry County, Iowa; d. Mar 3, 1923 (Source: Obituary of Charles B Crane.); m. WILLIAM HENRY BARTON, Feb 17, 1904, Van Buren County, Iowa (Source: Marriage Certificate, book 2, p. 71 lic 3174, Wit: Wm and Elsia Craneby M.E. Minister, J Ellardat home of bride's parents.); b. Abt. 1861, Henry County, Iowa.

32. ix. ELSIE CRANE.

x. MAUDIE CRANE, d. in infancy bef. 1929 (Source: Obituary of Charles B Crane.).

33. xi. NELLIE CRANE, b. Apr 5, 1879, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; d. Jul 23, 1957, Fairfield, Jefferson Co, Iowa.

 

24. AUGUSTUS9 CRANE (AUGUSTUS8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Apr 12, 1848 in Ohio (Source: 1870 Census-Van Buren Co, IA.), and died Nov 6, 1927 in Doud, Iowa. He married EMMALINE OBENCHAIN Abt. 1882, daughter of JAMES OBENCHAIN and MARY DAILY. She was born Dec 27, 1857 in Indiana, and died Jun 6, 1900 in Lick Creek Township,Van Buren Co, Iowa.

Notes for AUGUSTUS CRANE:

1870 Census

Living with parents, could not write, farm laborer

1880 Idaho Census? in Ada Co, 2nd District?

More About AUGUSTUS CRANE:

Occupation: 1870, Farm Laborer/ Lick Creek twp, Van Buren Co, IA (Source: 1870 Census-Van Buren Co, IA.)

Notes for EMMALINE OBENCHAIN:

----- Original Message -----

From: Ken & Toni Cannon <k-t.cannon@worldnet.att.net>

Sent: Friday, December 22, 2000 2:10 PM

Subject: RE: Augustus Crane

 

: I have an Augustus Crane b. April 12, 1848 in Iowa and died November 6,

: 1927 in Doud, Iowa. He married Emmaline Obenchain Healey abt 1882

: (daughter of James Obenchain and Mary Shipp) They met in Boise Idaho.

: Emmaline had been married to William Edward Healey, she said he never

: returned for her or the three children they had, so she left for Iowa

: with Augustus Crane (I don't know if they were ever legally married)

----- Original Message -----

From: Ken & Toni Cannon <k-t.cannon@worldnet.att.net>

Sent: Friday, December 22, 2000 5:26 PM

: Augustus Crane married my great grandmother Emmaline Obenchain, and raised my

: grandfather Guy Healey. Emmaline and Augustus moved back to Iowa, after her

: first husband William Edward Healey

: left, he came back a year later and she and the children were gone, he said she

: knew he was coming back. Her sister Nettie Obenchain, never told him where they

: moved to, so the Healey children never new their father and were raised by

: Augustus. To this day, we have never found out what happed to William Edward

: Healey. I have been unable to confirm whether she and Augustus were ever

: married, I also have never found record that she divorced William. If you ever

: find anything in your line on this please let me know. I made a copy of the

: Crane line from your web site, all 28 pages, plus the will of Agustus Sr. I am

: assuming this is all of it. Are you interested in the Obenchain/ Abendschon

: line? I have some death dates on their children, etc. My grandmother Sylvia

: Pierce, who married Guy Healey always stayed in touch with Emmaline and the

: children, some of the info I have came from her bible.

 

Children of AUGUSTUS CRANE and EMMALINE OBENCHAIN are:

i. AUGUSTUS10 CRANE,JR, b. Dec 11, 1883, Iowa; d. Jun 3, 1961, Fairfield, Iowa.

More About AUGUSTUS CRANE,JR:

Burial: Pittsburg Cemetery

ii. ISAAC NEWTON CRANE, b. Mar 26, 1886, Iowa; d. 1927, Three Forks, Montana.

iii. MARY MAUDE CRANE, b. Oct 27, 1889, Iowa; d. Jan 2, 1890, Iowa.

More About MARY MAUDE CRANE:

Burial: Kilbourne Cemetery/ Van Buren Co, Iowa

iv. IOWA CRANE, b. Sep 20, 1891, Iowa; d. Oct 18, 1896, Iowa.

More About IOWA CRANE:

Burial: Kilbourne Cemetery/ Van Buren Co, Iowa

v. GEORGE SHERMAN CRANE, b. Aug 29, 1893, Iowa; d. 1927, Kilbourne, Iowa.

 

25. BARON HUTCHINSON9 CRANE (EBER8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Nov 20, 1838 in Kent, Ohio, and died Dec 20, 1887 in Mt Pleasant, Iowa. He married ABBIE E MELLEN Jan 2, 1866, daughter of WILDER MELLEN and ABIGAIL VAN DOORN. She was born Jul 18, 1843 in Illinois (Source: 1870 Census-Henry County.), and died Mar 29, 1916 in Mt Pleasant, Iowa.

Notes for BARON HUTCHINSON CRANE:

From the History of Henry County, Iowa Vol I by Henry County Bicentennial Commission, 1982. Article by Ann Farrier:

Baron Hutchinson Crane arrived in Mt. Pleasant with his parents Eber and nancy Ann Knowlton Crane in 1853 as the city was emerging as a business and cultural center. he contributed to this growth by establishing the Crane Hardware business which was to remain in his family for 108 years. His stately home at teh NW corner of Washington and Walnut is presently owned by Iowa Weselyn College and maintained as the president's residence.

....He spent his boyhood in Ohio where his father was a Baptist minister. At fourteen he arrived in Mt pleasant where he continued his education and received his teacher's certificate from Professor Howe in 1858. He engaged in farming until 8/3/1862 when he enlisted as a private in Co. B. 25th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. In three years he was in twenty-seven battles, sustaining a gun shot wound in the battle of Chattanooga, and receiving honorable mention for his gallant conduct during the capture of Columbia, S.c. He rose through the ranks to second lieutenant and was detailed as aide-de-camp at the headquarters of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, where he served until mustering out at the close of the war in June 1865.

He returned to farming and on 1/2/1866 he married his childhood sweetheart.....

Baron became a clerk in Hugh Pickle's hardware store and in 1869 he bought the business and moved it to the east side of the city square where it remained through three generations of Crane ownership. In 1882 the family moved to the Washington Street home, and although Baron died in 1887, his nine children grew to adulthood there, and then returned with their own families for Sunday afternoons and vacations, a custom which created strong ties among the cousins of the next generation.

1870 Henry Co Census-Center Twp

132-132 Crane Baron H retired hardware dealer. Personal 6,000 b. Ohio Citizen

Forest Home Cemetery:

2 Lieut. Co. B 25 Reg. Ia. Vol. GAR marker

More About BARON HUTCHINSON CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa

Occupation: Hardware merchant

More About ABBIE E MELLEN:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 6)

 

Children of BARON CRANE and ABBIE MELLEN are:

34. i. ANNA MABEL10 CRANE, b. Feb 23, 1867, Iowa; d. Nov 2, 1959.

ii. HERBERT WILDER CRANE, b. Jul 3, 1868, Iowa (Source: 1870 Census-Henry County, Handwritten page 9.); d. Mar 1, 1912, Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Death Records Book 3 (1906-1913).).

Notes for HERBERT WILDER CRANE:

He managed the Crane Hardware business after his father's death. Later he worked at a large Chicago Hardware firm. He never married.

d. at State hospital, Mt. Pleasant. age 43 yrs, 7mo,26 days, single. Occp. Hardware.

More About HERBERT WILDER CRANE:

Burial: Mar 4, 1912, Forest Home Cemetery/Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Death Records Book 3 (1906-1913).)

35. iii. LAURA EVELYN CRANE, b. Jun 2, 1870, Mt Pleasant, Iowa; d. Jun 28, 1937, Clarinda, Page, Iowa.

36. iv. FREDERICK BARON CRANE, b. Apr 22, 1872, Iowa; d. Feb 19, 1946.

37. v. GEORGE EBER CRANE, b. Mar 31, 1874, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; d. Dec 6, 1941.

38. vi. JULIUS HOWARD CRANE, b. Feb 17, 1876; d. Dec 19, 1943.

39. vii. RALPH KNOWLTON CRANE, b. Jan 29, 1879, Mt Pleasant, Iowa; d. Jul 30, 1946.

viii. HELEN VAN DOORN CRANE, b. Jun 9, 1880, Iowa; d. Jul 10, 1944.

Notes for HELEN VAN DOORN CRANE:

She became a registered nurse and was on the staff of hte noted Chicago surgeon Dr DeLee. During World War I she enlisted as an Army nurse and ws stationed in a hospital in Hoboken, N.J. Later she became a public health nurse and worked in Eureka, Calif. andon the Klamath Indian Reservation in Oregon.

More About HELEN VAN DOORN CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 6)

Occupation: 1900, Stenographer (Source: 1900 Henry County, Iowa Census.)

40. ix. EDITH ALLISON CRANE, b. Apr 25, 1882, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; d. 1978.

 

26. HERVEY NEWELL9 CRANE (EBER8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Aug 2, 1841 in McConnellsville, Ohio, and died Oct 9, 1897 in Mt Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Death Records 1880-1886 & 1893-1904.). He married ELLA MAY ALLEN. She was born Dec 1849 in New York.

Notes for HERVEY NEWELL CRANE:

From the History of Henry County, Iowa Vol I by Henry Co. Bicentennial Commission, 1982. By Ann Farrier:

He served in the Civil War and came home to establish the Crane jewelry business in 1867 which remained in the family for 98 years. he made the early star pins which signify membership in the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a national women's organization which was founded in Mt. Pleasant in 1869.

1870 census living at home. Jeweler and stationery dealer. Property 2500,personal 2000. Named as J. Hervey Crane.

Age 54 at time of death. Per Henry Co Death Records

More About HERVEY NEWELL CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery/Mount Pleasant, Iowa (GAR marker) (Section ca-row 4)

Cause of Death: Some obscure condition of brain

Occupation: Jeweler (Source: Henry County Death Records 1880-1886 & 1893-1904.)

More About ELLA MAY ALLEN:

Graduation: Mount Pleasant Female Seminary

Occupation: 1900, Milliner/ Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: 1900 Henry County, Iowa Census.)

 

Children of HERVEY CRANE and ELLA ALLEN are:

i. FRANK10 CRANE, b. Feb 1872, Iowa; d. 1931; m. MARY UNKNOWN, Bet. 1897 - 1898; b. Mar 1874, Iowa.

More About FRANK CRANE:

Occupation: 1900, Stenographer (Source: 1900 Henry County, Iowa Census.)

ii. MARY CRANE, b. Jun 1876, Iowa.

More About MARY CRANE:

Occupation: 1900, teacher/ Henry Co, Iowa (Source: 1900 Henry County, Iowa Census.)

iii. LOUIS CRANE, b. Jul 1878, Iowa.

More About LOUIS CRANE:

Occupation: 1900, Clerk (steamboat) (Source: 1900 Henry County, Iowa Census.)

iv. LEIGH CRANE, b. 1886; d. 1897.

 

27. CAROLINE ELIZABETH9 CRANE (EBER8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Jan 5, 1844 in Marietta,Ohio, and died Dec 4, 1915 in Seattle, Washington. She married JOSIAH P BRENHOLTS Abt. 1865. He was born Oct 1839 in Pennsylvania (Source: 1900 Henry County, Iowa Census, 401 N. Lincoln, Mount Pleasant, Iowa.).

Notes for CAROLINE ELIZABETH CRANE:

According to 1900 Henry Co, Ia Census:

She had been married 34 years, gave birth to 5 children, 4 now living. Father listed as being born in Mass. and mother in Ohio which disagrees with other info.

More About JOSIAH P BRENHOLTS:

Occupation: 1900, Grocer/Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: 1900 Henry County, Iowa Census.)

 

Children of CAROLINE CRANE and JOSIAH BRENHOLTS are:

i. JESSIE10 BRENHOLTS.

ii. WALTER BRENHOLTS, b. Sep 1870, Iowa.

More About WALTER BRENHOLTS:

Occupation: 1900, Grocer/Mount Pleasant, Iowa

iii. PEARL BRENHOLTS, b. 1873; d. 1873.

iv. HARRY P BRENHOLTS, b. Jun 1874, Iowa (Source: 1900 Henry County, Iowa Census.).

Notes for HARRY P BRENHOLTS:

1900 Henry Co, IA census:

Living at home. No occupation listed.

v. MARY C BRENHOLTS, b. Jun 1877, Iowa.

Notes for MARY C BRENHOLTS:

1900 Henry Co, IA census:

Living at home. No occupation listed.

 

 

28. ELLA WOOD9 CRANE (EBER8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Jun 8, 1848 in Garrettsville, Ohio, and died Feb 7, 1883 in Marengo, Iowa. She married E NEWTON LEIB Mar 21, 1876 (Source: Henry County Marriage Book F, m. by E. Crane, MG, house of E Crane.). He was born in Marengo, Iowa.

Notes for ELLA WOOD CRANE:

Four children total.

1870 census living at home.

More About ELLA WOOD CRANE:

Occupation: Teacher

 

Children of ELLA CRANE and E LEIB are:

i. MARK10 LEIB, b. Abt. 1879; d. Oct 16, 1891.

ii. DAUGHTER LEIB, b. 1883.

 

Generation No. 8

 

29. WALTER10 CRANE (CHARLES BENJAMIN9, AUGUSTUS8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) He married SUSIE SHELMAN May 28, 1910.

More About WALTER CRANE:

Residence: Mar 14, 1929, Lockridge, Iowa

 

Child of WALTER CRANE and SUSIE SHELMAN is:

i. CARROLL SHELMAN11 CRANE, b. Dec 22, 1911; m. (1) GLADYCE WILLIAMS, 1934; d. 1957; m. (2) MARIE SWAN SLOAN, 1962.

 

30. RALPH10 CRANE (CHARLES BENJAMIN9, AUGUSTUS8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Aug 1869 in Iowa (Source: 1870 Census-Henry County.). He married MARY J HOOTMAN Abt. 1895 (Source: 1900 Henry County, Iowa Census.).

Notes for RALPH CRANE:

Why were they in California in 1897? Emery born there.

More About RALPH CRANE:

Occupation: 1900, Farmer/Tippecanoe Twp, Henry Co, Iowa

Residence: Mar 14, 1929, Lockridge, Iowa (Source: Obituary of Charles B Crane.)

Notes for MARY J HOOTMAN:

1900 Henry Co, IA census

Mother b. Iowa Father b. Ohio. Gave birth to 2 children, 1 living.

 

Child of RALPH CRANE and MARY HOOTMAN is:

i. EMERY R11 CRANE, b. Dec 1897, Beckwith, California (Source: (1) 1900 Henry County, Iowa Census., (2) Henry County Marriage Book H.); m. LELA M SHELMAN, Feb 14, 1917, Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 7, m. by Frank E. Weston, minister at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.); b. Abt. 1898, Jefferson Co, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 7.).

More About EMERY R CRANE:

Occupation: 1917, Farmer/ Salem, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 7.)

Religion: Protestant (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 7.)

 

31. CORA10 CRANE (CHARLES BENJAMIN9, AUGUSTUS8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Oct 1872 in Iowa. She married HENRY B COOPER Dec 28, 1898 in Henry County, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book H, m. at Wiggins House by Geo. Van Beek, J.P.), son of JOHN COOPER and MARIA UNKNOWN. He was born Oct 1869 in Iowa.

More About CORA CRANE:

Residence: Mar 14, 1929, Salem, Iowa (Source: Obituary of Charles B Crane.)

More About HENRY B COOPER:

Occupation: 1900, Farmer

Marriage Notes for CORA CRANE and HENRY COOPER:

at Wiggins House by Geo Van Beek, J.P.

 

Child of CORA CRANE and HENRY COOPER is:

i. DEE11 COOPER.

 

32. ELSIE10 CRANE (CHARLES BENJAMIN9, AUGUSTUS8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) She married ?? JACKSON.

More About ELSIE CRANE:

Residence: Mar 14, 1929, Douds, Iowa (Source: Obituary of Charles B Crane.)

 

Child of ELSIE CRANE and ?? JACKSON is:

i. CHARLIE11 JACKSON.

 

33. NELLIE10 CRANE (CHARLES BENJAMIN9, AUGUSTUS8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Apr 5, 1879 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Marriage Certificate, Book 2, p 35.), and died Jul 23, 1957 in Fairfield, Jefferson Co, Iowa. She married CHARLIE CLARK SMITH Jan 30, 1901 in Kilbourne,Van Buren,Iowa (Source: Marriage Certificate, Lic 2720, Wit: Frank and Ella Smith by Rev. L. Hughes.), son of MARCUS SMITH and RACHEL WHITE. He was born Mar 18, 1876 in Glasgow, Iowa, and died Apr 24, 1961 in Birmingham, Iowa.

Notes for NELLIE CRANE:

Obit of Nellie Crane Smith from Fairfield [Iowa]Ledger July 23, 1957 pg 8 col 3

Mrs. Charlie C. Smith, 78, lifetime resident of Jefferson county [Iowa], passed away about 3:05 a.m. today at the Briggs-Eskew Nursing home where she had been a patient for the past six months.

She had been in failing health for the past several years and in serious condition for the past few months.

Last rites will be at the Weston-Behner funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. D.O. Van Dyne officiating. Burial will be in Lambert cemetery southeast of Glasgow.

Mrs. Charlie Smith was born April 5, 1879, at Glasgow, the daugher of Charlie and Susan Catcott Crane. She was united in marriage on Jan. 30, 1901, to Charlie Smith at Kilbourn. She was a member of the Union church east of Glasgow.

Mrs. Smith moved to Fairfield from the Lockridge community 10 years ago.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Orril Smith, Birmingham; and Cecil Smith, Davenport; also a daughter, Mrs. George Nelson, Fairfield. She is also survived by four grandchildren; two brothers, William and Walter Crane, both of Mt. Pleasant; two sisters, Mrs. Orpha Kiger, Mt. Pleasant; and Mrs. Cora Cooper, Salem.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Charlie Smith was a farmer near Lockridge, Iowa.

We three granddaughters, Ruth, Helen and Vivian, have fond memories of many days spent at their farm and of all the great cooking Grandma did on a cook stove fueled by wood. She could make the best hot rolls for miles around. A railroad track went through their farm, so spent many days waving at the engineer. Played in the haymow with the baby kitens and jumping in the hay. They had no car, so looked forward to the neighbors taking them to Lockridge to get groceries on Saturday night. We would sit on a bench in the store and listen to the adults visit. Then in the winter we would sleep upstairs (no heat up there) take a warm heating stone to bed with us. Very good memories of this grandpa and Grandma Smith... By Helen Kessel Leeper.

More About NELLIE CRANE:

Residence: Mar 14, 1929, Salem, Iowa (Source: Obituary of Charles B Crane.)

Notes for CHARLIE CLARK SMITH:

Notes from Helen Kessel on her grandparents, Charlie Clark Smith and Nellie Crane Smith

Charlie Smith was a farmer near Lockridge, Iowa.

We three granddaughters-Ruth, Helen and Vivian, have fond memories of many days spent at their farm and of all the great cooking Grandma did on a cook stove fueled by wood. She could make the best hot rolls for miles around. A railroad track went through their farm, so spent many days waving at the engineer. Played in the haymow with the baby kittens and jumping in the hay. They had no car, so looked forward to the neighbors taking them to Lockridge to get groceries on Saturday night. We would sit on a bench in the store and listen to the adults visit. Then in the winter we would sleep upstairs (no heat up there) and take a warm heating stone to bed with us. Very good memories of this Grandpa and Grandma Smith.

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Monday, Jan. 29, 1951:

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie C. Smith, two life-long Jefferson County residents, will observe their golden wedding anniversary Tuesday, January 30. All the fifty years of their marriage were lived within a radius of three miles of Lockridge, until 1947 when they moved to their present home at 600 S. Third St.

Due to illness in the family no open house celebration is planned. A family dinner honored the couple Sunday noon in the home of their daughter, Mrs. Retha Kessel, north of town. Their three children were in attendance, including Orril Smith of near Lockridge; and Cecil Smith of Davenport.

Mrs. Smith is the former Nellie Crane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Crane, pioneer settlers of the Glasgow community. Mr. Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Smith, were also early settlers east of Glasgow. The wedding was solemnized at an evening ceremony January 30, 1901, in the home of the bride's parents then living near Kilbourne. As was the custom of the period, the infair was held the following day in the home of the bridegroom's parents, east of Glasgow.

Mrs. Smith was born in 1879 and will be 72 April 5. Mr. Smith, born in 1876 will observe his 75th birthday, March 18. Both are in fairly good health.

They have three granddaughters, Mrs. Raymond Stagg (Ruth Kessel) of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Rex Leeper (Helen Kessel) of Packwood; and Vivian Kessel, north of town; and one grandson, Charles Lee Smith of Lockridge. All the children and grandchildren were present for the family dinner with the exception of the Staggs of Kansas City. A gold and white theme was used for the table decorations; with a large anniversary cake, appropriately inscribed, as the centerpiece.

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Obit of Charlie C. Smith from the Fairfield [IA] Ledger p 8 col 3 April 25 1961

Charlie Clark Smith, 85, long time resident of Jefferson county, passed away about 12:45 p.m. Monday at the home of his son, Orril Smith, who resides three miles southwest of Birmingham.

Smith had made his home with his son since 1957 and had been in failing health for the past three months.

Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Weston Behner Funeral home with the Rev. D.O. Van Dyne in charge. Burial will be in Lambirth cemetery near Glasgow.

Charlie Clark Smith was born March 18, 1876, at Glasgow, the son of Marcus and Rachael White Smith. He was married to Nellie Crane on Jan. 30, 1901, at Kilbourn, Iowa. She passed away July 23, 1957.

Smith had been a farmer all of his life and lived for many years near Lockridge. Upon retiring in 1947, Mr. and Mrs. Smith moved to Fairfield where they made their home until her death in 1957.

He is survived by two sons: Orril Smith, Birmingham; and Cecil Smith, Davenport; and one daughter, Mrs. George Nelson, Fairfield. Other survivors include four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Martha Litton and Iantha Metcalf, both of Lockridge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, five sisters and four brothers.

 

More About CHARLIE CLARK SMITH:

Comment 1: Died of a stroke

Medical Information: Stroke

Occupation: Farmer

Residence: Oct 15, 1909, Lockridge, Iowa (Source: Obituary of Markus Smith.)

 

Children of NELLIE CRANE and CHARLIE SMITH are:

i. ORRIL11 SMITH.

ii. CECIL SMITH, b. Feb 12, 1916, Fairfield, Iowa; d. Oct 17, 1996, Madison, Wisconsin (Source: Obit of Cecil C Smith.); m. CLARA BERENDES, 1961.

Notes for CECIL SMITH:

No children.

BARABOO-Cecil C Smith, age 80, passed away on Thursday morning, October 17, 1996, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

Cecil was born on February 12,1916, in New Fairfield, Iowa. he was united in marriage to Clara Berendes in 1961. Cecil had served for 3 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Smith of Baraboo; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

a Mass of christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 1996, at St. Josephe's Catholic Church in Baraboo with Father Gerald Vosen officiating. Interment will be in the St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Wilton, Wisconsin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

 

More About CECIL SMITH:

Occupation: truck driver

Notes for CLARA BERENDES:

12-1-96 from Clara Berendes Smith to Cathy Labath:

Hi,

This will be short as I am bery sad. I miss Dear Cecil so much, we had 35 years to-gether, that was wonderful. a lot to be thankful for. never sick untill this bad tumor at the bottom of esophagus, they tryed everything to take care of it. he had no pain, that was a blessing. I stayed right at hospital with him, as he wanted me to do. I am grateful now that I did, he went so fast. I thought sure he would come home soon with treatments and all doing quite well, his time was there, he had a peaceful death, just sleep away. Priest gave him last rights, so I feel he is at home with our Lord, relitives, and friends. was a very large funeral, I felt bad his side of family couldn't make it.

Hope this finds you all doing very well. If you get up this way come to see me.

God Bless you all,

Love Clara

iii. RETHA GOLDIE SMITH, b. Sep 23, 1907, Lockridge,Jefferson Co.,Iowa; d. Aug 2, 1988, Ottumwa,Iowa; m. (1) RALPH J KESSEL (Source: Joynt.ftw, Date of Import: Apr 26, 1999.), Apr 27, 1927, Fairfield,Jefferson Co.,Iowa; b. Jun 1, 1903, Fairfield,Jefferson Co.,Iowa; d. Jun 30, 1949, Fairfield,Jefferson Co.,Iowa; m. (2) GEORGE ALEXANDER NELSON, Aug 18, 1951, Fairfield,Jefferson Co.,Iowa.

Notes for RETHA GOLDIE SMITH:

From Funeral Card:

retha G. Nelson, 80, of R.R. 4, Fairfield, died at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

She was born in Lockridge, Iowa the daughter of Charlie and Nellie Crane Smith. She married Ralph Kessel, April 26, 1927 and he died June 30, 1949. On August 18, 1951 she married George Nelson and he died March 16, 1967.

retha is survived by 3 daughters, Ruth Carter, Scottsdale, Az., Helen Leeper, Fairfield, Ia., Vivian Outland, Carlisle, Ia, 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and one brother, Cecil Smith of Baraboo, Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Orril Smith.

Retha lived in Lockridge until 1926 when she moved to Center Township in Jefferson County.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society, and had worked for 25 years at Jefferson County Hospital.

Musicians: Albert and goldie Benda

Casket Bearers: Bob Berg, Dean Holst, Richard Jewell, George Kessel, Dave Reiff, Lowell Smith, Gary Sparks.

Final Resting Place Evergreen Cemetery.

Notes for RALPH J KESSEL:

Obit:

Last rites for Ralph J. Kessel, 46, well known Fairfield businessman who passed away suddenly yesterday, will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Rev. Father O.F. DeCoursey will officiate, and burial will be in Evergreen cemetery.

The Rosary will be recited at teh Weston Behner funeral home at 8 p.m. this evening.

Mr. Kessel became ill last Sunday evening and was taken to the Jefferson county hospital early Tuesday morning where he passed away. His death was caused by uremic poisoning.

Although his condition was considered critical, his death yesterday at 1:30 p.m. was sudden and unexpected. His condition was reported as slightly improved yesterday morning.

He had owned and operated the Kessel Battery and Electric Shop in Fairfield for over 22 years. He had also worked in that line of business for three years prior to going into business for himself.

His present business is located on North Fourth street in the New Chicago area, but before moving there, it was located one block north of the square on Court street where the Young monument firm is now located.

Ralph J. Kessel was born June 1, 1903, in Fairfield, the son of Joseph H. and Anna Messer Kessel. He spent his entire life in this community and was educated in the local schools.

On April 26, 1927, he was united in marriage to Retha G. Smith at Fairfield. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church and had served as treasurer of Center township schools for the past five years. The family home is located about a mile north of Fairfield on highway No. 1.

Besides his wife, Mr. Kessel is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Raymond L. Stagg, Kansas City, Missouri; Helen D. Kessel, Des Moines; and Vivian Kessel, at home.

He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Anna Kessel, Fairfield; and three brothers, Clarence of Fairfield, Victor of Kansas City, and Robert of Birmingham. His father preceded him in death.

 

 

34. ANNA MABEL10 CRANE (BARON HUTCHINSON9, EBER8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Feb 23, 1867 in Iowa (Source: 1870 Census-Henry County.), and died Nov 2, 1959 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.). She married JAMES TIMOTHY WHITING 1899. He was born Apr 18, 1862 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.), and died Dec 24, 1943 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.).

Notes for ANNA MABEL CRANE:

From the History of Henry County, Iowa Vol I by Henry County Bicentennial Commission, 1982. Article by Ann Farrier

When she was a young woman Anna and her brother Ralph posed for a tintype which Harriet Ketchem used when making drawings for a monument commemorating Iowa soldiers and sailors in the Civil War. anna became an older pioneer woman depicting History, while Ralph was the young Iowa. Their figures are on one side of the 135 foot monument created by Danish sculptor Carl Rohl-Smith which stands on the south lawn of the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

More About ANNA MABEL CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery/Mount Pleasant, Iowa (section cb-Row 18) (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.)

More About JAMES TIMOTHY WHITING:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery/Mount Pleasant, Iowa (section cb-Row 18) (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.)

 

Children of ANNA CRANE and JAMES WHITING are:

i. EDITH11 WHITING, b. Nov 18, 1900.

ii. JOHN HOWARD WHITING, b. Nov 26, 1902 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.); d. Mar 10, 1971 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.).

More About JOHN HOWARD WHITING:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery/Mount Pleasant, Iowa (section cb-Row 18)

 

35. LAURA EVELYN10 CRANE (BARON HUTCHINSON9, EBER8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Jun 2, 1870 in Mt Pleasant, Iowa, and died Jun 28, 1937 in Clarinda, Page, Iowa. She married PAUL BIRD WOOLSON Sep 13, 1893 (Source: Henry County Marriage Book G2, m. at house of Mrs. Crane by C.L. Stafford, officiating clergyman.).

Notes for LAURA EVELYN CRANE:

They lived in Toledo, Ohio and later in Clarinda, Iowa, where Paul published the Clarinda Herald.

 

Children of LAURA CRANE and PAUL WOOLSON are:

i. RALPH CRANE11 WOOLSON, b. Jun 10, 1897.

ii. GEORGE D WOOLSON, b. Aug 2, 1903.

 

36. FREDERICK BARON10 CRANE (BARON HUTCHINSON9, EBER8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Apr 22, 1872 in Iowa, and died Feb 19, 1946. He married EDNA LOUISE DANA May 4, 1894 in Burlington, Iowa, daughter of DEXTER DANA and ABBIE DANA. She was born Aug 3, 1873 in Burlington, Iowa, and died 1962.

Notes for FREDERICK BARON CRANE:

Apprenticed in his uncle, Hervey Crane's jewelry business until he went to LaPort, Indiana to attend watchmaking school. In 1893 he opened a small jewelry business with Victor Rukgaber near the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. In 1895 Hervey's share in the jewelry business was sold to James P. Rouse, a long time employee in the firm and its name became "Crane and Rouse". Fred had studied at Needles Optical College in Chicago and during this time he had added his services as an optometrist to the business. May 1, 1901 he bouth out Mrs. Rouse's interest and went into business for himself. In addition to the line of jewelry and watches, he provided clock and watch repair, the optical services, and a line of books, daily papers, magazines, wallpaper, stationery, and school and art supplies.

He was a founding member of the Rotary Club and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

More About FREDERICK BARON CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 5)

Graduation: 1889, Mount Pleasant High School

Occupation: Jeweler and watchmaker

More About EDNA LOUISE DANA:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 5)

Education: Iowa Wesleyan University

Occupation: Pianist and piano teacher

 

Children of FREDERICK CRANE and EDNA DANA are:

i. BARON DANA11 CRANE, b. Mar 31, 1895, Burlington, Iowa; m. RUTH BAUMGARTEN, Jun 16, 1925; b. May 6, 1900, Owensville, Missouri.

Notes for BARON DANA CRANE:

From the History of Henry County, Iowa by the Henry County Bicentennial Commission, 1982. Article by Frederick Crane.

Early in 1895, Fred Crane was called back from Chicago to Mt. Pleasant to help in his uncle Hervey Crane's jewelry store. As the family had no house in Mt. Pleasant. Fred's wife Edna stayed with her parents in Burlington, and in their house Baron was born...Six weeks later Fred and family moved into a small house at 303 E. Washington St., and a year later to a house built for them at 610 E. Monroe. In 1905, the family made the final move to the big new house at 602 E Monroe.

Baron was the much adored and much photographed first grandchild on both sides of the family. He attended Central School, finishing up in the new High School in 1912. Four years at Iowa Wesleyan followed, with graduation in 1916 (though his last semester was spent at Harvard). After that came a year at the University of Illinois business school.

In 1917, Baron volunteered for teh U.S. Army. After officer's training at Ft. Snelling he joined the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps Reserve. Gunnery training at Dayton, Ohio was followed by assignment as officer in charge of machine guns at the Aerial Gunnery School at St.-Jean-de-Monts, on the west coast of France.

After his discharge in 1919, Baron spent two years as manager of his uncle Amos Dana's farms in Missouri and north of Burlington, two years in the business office of Marshall Field's sin Chicago, and another summer at Amos Dana's farms. finally, in 1924, he went to work in his father's jewelry, book, and stationery store. he studied wathchmaking and optometry at Bradley University in Peoria, with further study of optometry under Harry P. Holmes of Des Moines.

For 41 years, the store at 107 W Monroe was Baron's working place. The store was called F.B. Crane and Son from about 1928. In 1941, Fred Crane retired from active work in the store, and subsequently Baron bought the business from his father. In 1965, Baron sold the store to Arnold De Jaynes, and went to a full-time practice as an optometrist, with his office at 210 N Main. On September 30, 1979, he retired from his practice at hte age of 84.

 

 

ii. FRANCES DANA CRANE, b. Jul 15, 1900, Mt Pleasant, Iowa; m. ARTHUR T SALZMAN, Jun 20, 1932; b. Jan 11, 1899; d. May 14, 1973.

Notes for FRANCES DANA CRANE:

Attended Iowa Wesleyan College, Northwestern University, and Columbia University, and was a teacher before her marriage.

More About ARTHUR T SALZMAN:

Occupation: Farmer and earth moving contractor

Residence: Merrimac, Jefferson, Iowa

iii. FLORENCE DANA CRANE, b. Apr 15, 1906, Mt Pleasant, Iowa; m. WALDO WARDEN BRADEN; b. 1911.

More About FLORENCE DANA CRANE:

Occupation: teacher

More About WALDO WARDEN BRADEN:

Occupation: Professor of speech

 

37. GEORGE EBER10 CRANE (BARON HUTCHINSON9, EBER8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Mar 31, 1874 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 4.), and died Dec 6, 1941. He married ELSIE PERRINE May 1, 1906 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 4, L #256m. by F.L. Johnston, minister.), daughter of JACOB PERRINE and MARTHA MAULDING. She was born Abt. 1883 in Mt Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 4.), and died 1958 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.).

More About GEORGE EBER CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 3)

Occupation: Owner of Crane Hardware

More About ELSIE PERRINE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 3)

 

Children of GEORGE CRANE and ELSIE PERRINE are:

i. MARTHA ABIGAIL11 CRANE, b. 1907, Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 9.); d. 1986 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.); m. RAYMOND LESTER CARIS, Sep 14, 1929, Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 9, m. by John R. Fraser, pastor.); b. Abt. 1904, Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 9.); d. 1965 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.).

More About MARTHA ABIGAIL CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 4)

More About RAYMOND LESTER CARIS:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 4)

Occupation: 1929, Brokerage (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 9.)

ii. HELEN CRANE, b. 1909.

iii. GEORGE EBER CRANE, b. Mar 2, 1917 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.); d. Dec 8, 1983 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.).

Notes for GEORGE EBER CRANE:

Capt. US Army WW II.

More About GEORGE EBER CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 3)

 

38. JULIUS HOWARD10 CRANE (BARON HUTCHINSON9, EBER8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Feb 17, 1876, and died Dec 19, 1943. He married BERYL MARGARET MILLER Jul 3, 1900. She was born 1876, and died 1935.

More About JULIUS HOWARD CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 3)

Occupation: jeweler

More About BERYL MARGARET MILLER:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 3)

 

Children of JULIUS CRANE and BERYL MILLER are:

i. THEODORE HERBERT11 CRANE, b. May 10, 1901.

ii. ABBIE ELIZABETH CRANE, b. Jan 31, 1906.

iii. ANN BERYL CRANE, b. Feb 9, 1908; d. 1944.

 

39. RALPH KNOWLTON10 CRANE (BARON HUTCHINSON9, EBER8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Jan 29, 1879 in Mt Pleasant, Iowa, and died Jul 30, 1946. He married GRACE PYLE Nov 18, 1902 (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 3, p 452, L #452m. by Warden P. Nichols, pastor Presbyterian church at home of Samuel M Pyle.), daughter of SAMUEL PYLE and SARA LYONS. She was born Sep 28, 1878 in Mt Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 3.), and died Jan 29, 1936.

Notes for RALPH KNOWLTON CRANE:

In 1889 he began working for H.t. Bird Furniture and Undertaking. In 1909 he became a partner and in 1914 bought the business from Mr. Bird.

In 1937 Ralph purchased the old Penn home on Broadway and converted it into a funeral home. He operated this and the furniture store in co-operation with his sons-in-law.

More About RALPH KNOWLTON CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery/Mount Pleasant, Iowa (section ca-Row 4)

Occupation: Owner of Crane Funeral Home and Crane Furniture Store

More About GRACE PYLE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 4)

Cause of Death: pneumonia

 

Children of RALPH CRANE and GRACE PYLE are:

i. MARY VIRGINIA11 CRANE, b. Mar 10, 1907, Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 9.); d. Mar 4, 1983 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.); m. SAMUEL ROOSEVELT EWART, Sep 20, 1930, Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 9, m. by John R. Fraser, minister.); b. Mar 12, 1907, Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 9.).

More About MARY VIRGINIA CRANE:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 8)

ii. RUTH KNOWLTON CRANE, b. Jun 20, 1911; m. STANLEY JEROME LOOKER, Feb 7, 1936; b. Feb 7, 1910 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.); d. Mar 10, 1971 (Source: Forest Home Cemetery Records.).

More About STANLEY JEROME LOOKER:

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa (section ca-Row 8)

iii. SON CRANE.

Notes for SON CRANE:

Died at birth

 

40. EDITH ALLISON10 CRANE (BARON HUTCHINSON9, EBER8, EZRA7, THEOPHILUS6, NATHANIEL5, THEOPHILUS4, HENRY3, JOHN2, VINCENT1) was born Apr 25, 1882 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and died 1978. She married EDWIN LISLE Mar 31, 1903 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 3, 375, Lic # 375 m. 31 Mar 1903 by T.J. Myers, minister M.E. church.), son of CHARLES LISLE and FRANCES SPRY. He was born Abt. 1882 in Burlington, Iowa (Source: Henry County Marriage Book 9.).

More About EDWIN LISLE:

Occupation: President of Lisle Manuf. Co

Residence: Clarinda, Iowa

 

Children of EDITH CRANE and EDWIN LISLE are:

i. HELEN CRANE11 LISLE, b. Jul 23, 1904, Mt Pleasant, Iowa.

ii. CHARLES VERNON LISLE, b. Oct 1, 1906.

iii. EDITH ALLISON LISLE, b. Dec 1, 1908.

iv. MARCIA RUTH LISLE, b. Sep 2, 1913.

v. EDWIN LISLE, b. Jan 25, 1915.


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