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Rhoda (Abbe) Crane (1781 - 1854)

Rhoda Crane formerly Abbe
Born in Mansfield, Windham, Connecticut, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 16 Sep 1798 in Mansfield, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 72 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Rhoda Abbe was born on 2 March 1781 in Mansfield, Windham (now Tolland), Connecticut, United States to Solomon Abbe (1746-1840) and Lucy Johnson (c. 1750-1785).


She married Jesse Crane (1779-1862) on 16 September 1798 in Mansfield, Connecticut.

Children of the Crane-Abbe Marriage

All children were born in Mansfield, Connecticut, United States.
  1. Charles Crane was born on 5 February 1799. He married Theoda Bennett.
  2. Millen Crane was born on 19 December 1801 or 1802. He married Sarah Bennett on 3 March 1824.
  3. Rev. Origen Crane was born on 25 July 1804. He married Bridget T. Greene.
  4. Abigail Crane was born on 19 February 1810. She married Eleazer Freeman.
  5. Mary Ann Crane was born on 30 May 1813. She married 1) Enoch Freeman and 2) Thomas Alexander.
  6. Marilla Crane was born on 28 March 1818. She married Albert Storrs.

Death and Burial

Rhoda died on 2 January 1854 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States at the age of 72. She was buried in the Hillside (a/k/a Spring Hill) Cemetery, Spring Hill Road in Mansfield. Dates of birth and death are on her grave stone. There is an image of the Gravestone on line at findagrave, now found by a search of


  • Dimmock, VR of Mansfield P.1
  • Nally-4, personal knowledge of the cemetery. My last visit to the cemetary was on May 13, 2017. The stone looked like it had been repaired since the image had been posted in findagrave.
  • Source: Abbe, Cleveland and Josephine Genung Nichols, Abbe-Abbey Genealogy in Memory of John Abbe and his Descendants. New Haven, Connecticut: The Tuttle Morehouse and Taylor Company, 1916. There is a copy of this book online. Pp. 78 & 147. [1]
  • 1850 United States Federal Census in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut. Gives her name as Rhoda F.Crain age 69. Family # 240. Living with Eleazer Freeman 39 and Abigail C. Freeman (Crane) 40. Her husband Jesse is also here at the age of 71. Her son-in-law, Eleazer, is a carpenter.
  • Connecticut Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934.
  • The Charles R. Hale Collection. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library.

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