John Crane was born in 1668 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the son of Esther and Stephen. He had five sons and five daughters with Esther Williams. He died on February 16, 1723, in his hometown at the age of 55.
NOTE: The death date should be a double date. England did not switch to the Georgian Calendar until 1752. Before 1752 the new year did not begin until March 25. The death date should be 16 Feb 1723/24. However, the actual day could be from 16 to 26 depending on the number of days different between the Georgian and Julian calendars. In 1752 the switch was made on Sep 2, 1752 with the next day being Sep 14, 1752. See Wikipedia for further information. Written 28 Sep 2016 at 21:50 GMT Tony Caudill
Will, Abstract of
1722-3 Feb. 7 • Crane, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., carpenter, will of. Wife Esther. Children - John, Joseph, Mathias, Benjamin, Samuel, all except John under 21. Hannah, Abigail, Esther, Sarah, Rebekah, Deborah. Two mills on Rahaway River in Elizabeth Town, meadow on said river, derived from father Stephen Crane, 100 acres, bought of Benjamin Wade April 13, 1716, 4 a. of meadow in Elizabeth Town, bo't of Jeremiah Osborne, house and lot of 14 a. in Elizabeth Town. Personal estate. Executors - the wife, Rev. Jonathan Dickinson and brother Jeremiah Crane. Witnesses - Jeremiah Craine, Daniel Crane, Thomas Donington. Proved February 16, 1723. Lib. A, p. 238. 
Children: Abigail Dehart, Benjamin Crane Sr, John Crane Jr, Mathias Crane, Joseph Crane, Esther Dunham, Samuel Crane
Ancestry.com. Genealogical and memorial history of the State of New Jersey [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data:
Genealogical and memorial history of the State of New Jersey : a book of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1910. p. 20.
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