William Crane 1763-1831 was he the one in the Revolutionary War, need template, Please

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Changed spelling of name and dates I had William Crain born 1766-1841sc the dates are off and spelling of last name probably because of stones being destroyed or removed
WikiTree profile: William Crane
in Genealogy Help by Donnie Blackstone G2G6 Pilot (197k points)
edited by Donnie Blackstone
Yes if I put his Will on his page then I can leave a note on each of the childrers profile saying ref or sources on fathers profile I guess
Cool Thanks Eddie, this is one thing i have to always get help with I work off of a tablet, my old tablet burned up flyed that baby, this one is cheap, I got another question on the Crain/ Crane spelling all this information keeps flip floping around from one name to the other (just like my Blackstone/ Blackston) name what do you suggest on this name to use Crane or Crain?

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Thank you, I'm working on information on William Crane or Crime Jr and Charles Crane now I may end up being off a year or two but we know they in the Will so I'm going to add them if that's OK
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My 4x  great grandfather Is this William Crain, I have an original copy and abstract of his will and copies of the original Rev. war pension records. The Crain burial ground is in Greenville S.C. the field stones were pulled up and the graves were plowed over most of Williams family and spouses and some children  is buried there except for 3 of the sons and one daughter
by Dale Crane G2G Crew (530 points)
selected by Donnie Blackstone
add your information if you would like to, and request to be added as manager or on the trustee list, any information you want to add is great.
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He would have been only 10 years old in 1776 and just 17 at the end of the war. I see a William Crane from SC on the rolls but the date is 1779 and the man is a private so not likely to be a 13-year-old.
by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
I believe the wife needs removed. that i have now, I see a Will saying Sarah but this note about his death says Polly Dill is this two different ladys or is her name Sarah Polly Dill?
Looking for Polly Crane Dill a daughter probably born mid 1790's
He's probably in the Indian Wars and not necessarily the Revolution.  The area that is Greenville, South Carolina had some issues with Native Americans after the Revolution.  It got so bad that soldiers from North Carolina had to come and help out.
I found evidence from the will from our William dated 27 Jan 1872.
OK  January 27 1872
Stephen Dill's second wife is Moon-1440 I left a note if they want to merge

Thanks for helping Saundra Stewart
If this is for William Crain of Greenville S. C. Mary Polly was a grand daughter
Polly Crain Dill was the grand daughter of William Crain and was married to a Stephen Dill. This was his second wife he was married to Judith Crain one of Williams daughters first and she died don't know when though. She is buried in Crain Cemetery.
Thanks for sharing this information
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Hey, you found William!  I question his involvement in the Revolution, however.  He seems to be awfully young.  But, I think you got the rest pretty well.  I've got a few of his kids rounded up already.  We just need another source or two.
by Saundra Stewart G2G6 Mach 5 (55.3k points)
I see on the 1830 census Greenville John 30/40 Samuel 20/30 William 60/70 any of this sound right but the son I already have added may not be this set

I don't know about Shadrick born 1794 he is where I got started he may need to be removed
I'm noticing the same names from the Crains in Greenville and the Crains in Pendleton/Pickens.  I'm guessing they are related somehow so locations are very important for keeping these South Carolina Crains straight.  (Notice they sometimes claim they are of Canadian ancestry).   

Also, the birth dates are a little off.  From one census to the next, an age can be off over ten years.  They probably didn't record them well so even the people, themselves, forgot how old they were.  I'm pretty sure we got the right Shadrick although William may have had 2 wives.
OK Saundra Stewart. Thanks
Hi Saundra, Dale Crain here, what makes you think William had 2 wives?  I'm curious. He was my 4x greatgrandfather
I only got one wife added now and I removed the Revolutionary War information and left it as a note I believe they may have been more then one man with this name maybe what is the reason for the misunderstanding, I’m sorry but the more we research the more changes we can make, Thanks for helping.
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William Crane

 in the U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900

VIEWU.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900

      Name: William Crane
      Application State: South Carolina
      Archive Publication Number: M804
      Archive Roll Number: 684
      Total Pages in Packet: 13

      Source Information

      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.


      by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (534k points)
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      William Crane

       in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783

      VIEWU.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783

          Name: William Crane
          Gender: Male
          Military Date: 1 Nov 1779
          Military Place: South Carolina, USA
          State or Army Served: South Carolina
          Regiment: 3d Regiment
          Rank: Private

          Source Information

          Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.


          by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (534k points)
          +4 votes
          Forwarding you copy of Greenville land grsnt
          by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (534k points)
          Trying to verify the two children listed the wife and I have a note that one daughter Is Polly Crane Dill, and on the 1830 census they are Samuel, John, and William all three ages that could be William Crane 1766's sons

          Thanks Eddie
          +4 votes

          His father was Charles. William is named in Charles will.

          William's mother per will would be Judith. Can forward copy of will

          Charles Crane

           in the South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980

          VIEWSouth Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980

              Name: Charles Crane
              Probate Date: 1787
              Probate Place: Abbeville, South Carolina, USA
              Inferred Death Year: Abt 1787
              Inferred Death Place: South Carolina, USA
              Item Description: Probate Records, Boxes 19-20, Packages 390-455, 1782-1958
              Table of Contents 4 images
              Cover Page 1
              Account Papers 2
              Order Papers 34

              Source Citation

              Miscellaneous Estate Papers (Abbeville County, South Carolina), 1782-1958; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Abbeville County); Probate Place: Abbeville, South Carolina


              by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (534k points)
              The big question is did he have a son Shadrick Crane if not I can remove him for now
              If not a son, maybe nephew. William's siblings named in Judith's will.
              Is this the Charles Kenneth Crain who married Judith Camp?  They are here:  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Crain-147

              and here:  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Camp-1883

              They could both use a source or two.
              I'm sure this is the parents and the brother of William has two profiles  John P Crain and John Crain so I need to fix all the spelling on our work to match Crain not Crane, this is like my Blackstone and Blackston family all the same people just spelled different..

              William 1766 sons were Charles. Shadrack, Samuel, William Dennis, William Jr. daughters were Rebecca, Judith or Judy and Mahulda. Mary Poly was a granddaughter ccording to Williams will.
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              Judeth Crain

               in the South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980

              VIEWSouth Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980

                  Name: Judeth Crain
                  Probate Date: 9 Mar 1792
                  Probate Place: Greenville, South Carolina, USA
                  Inferred Death Year: Abt 1792
                  Inferred Death Place: South Carolina, USA
                  Item Description: Index and Will, Vol 1-2, Books A-C, 1787-1853

                  Source Citation

                  South Carolina Will Transcripts, 1782-1868; Author: United States. Works Progress Administration (South Carolina); Probate Place: Greenville, South Carolina


                  by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (534k points)
                  Did Judeth never get married? Looks like three brothers mentioned in her Will
                  Judith  is Judith Camp or Campbell , not sure which, who married Charles Crain and is William Crain  mother. Found one torn up land record for her for LNAB but big ink blot bleeding off M , all that's clear is Judith Cam blot smesr
                  Judith seems to have 10 children, five small children put into guardianship, two older daughters Susan and Nancy and three older boys Charles,William, John. No idea who five kids in guardianship are and if any of them lived to grow up.
                  Where do I add this Judith?
                  Judith is William's mother name. Father name Charles. Did William have a daughter Judith in will?
                  The people named in Judith will are William's brothers/sisters.
                  William didn't have a daughter Judith I will add her as Williams mother and I will look around for information on Williams siblings, Thanks

                  I don't have a maiden name
                  I added the parents that Saundra Stewart found William and Judith Camp Crain it already had a son John P Crain and a John Crain these two John's need merged but this is another cass where the manager is the same name Crain and their DNA information is listed on profile,  I don't see me being DNA connected and just don't know how to confront them, but I bet they got some knowledge on the Crain family.. My line has Crain, about 5 generations up the tree here in south Carolina also... Abbeville District the Long Cane creek post office area..
                  No, she had already passed
                  William 1766 did have a daughter named Judith
                  I removed the Revolutionary War information, if you want to be added to the trustee list or become a manager onf the profile just let me know and I can give you the profiles that you want to work on I’m sorry I can’t find more information to add.  Thanks again for helping
                  Yes would love to be a Trustee or manager. William's great granddaughter Alice Michell Crain say My William came from England in 1757 and he is mixed with the William of 1766 Could be more than one. I dont have access to immigration info.  The Daughters of the American Revolution have connected the Rev. War papers with the William Crain that died in 1842 in Greenville. If William came over that early he would have been extremely old when he died. Over 100 which is unlikely. But the one who died in Greenville SC in 1842 is my family line for sure.
                  Dale go on the page and adopt the profiles you want before someone else adopts them I opened up for you. Thanks again for helping I’m related on the Dill side it looks like and I have a Great Great Great Grandmother I believe Crain on dads side still looking for sources. Thanks again for helping
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                  Shadrac Crane

                   in the 1820 United States Federal Census

                  VIEW1820 United States Federal Census

                  • View blank form
                    Name: Shadrac Crane
                    Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Greenville, South Carolina
                    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
                    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
                    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
                    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
                    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
                    Free White Persons - Under 16: 1
                    Total Free White Persons: 3
                    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 3

                    Source Citation

                    1820 U S Census; Census Place: Greenville, South Carolina; Page: 114; NARA Roll: M33_120; Image: 176


                    by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (534k points)
                    Other than census indicating Will and Shad lived a few miles apart, no joy.
                    You thank Shad may have another mother then the others
                    So far I can't find a will for William. I can go thru land grants tomorrow, see if  William gave children land.
                    OK Thanks Eddie King

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