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John Crane Sr. (abt. 1664 - abt. 1723)

John Crane Sr.
Born about in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jerseymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married about 1700 in New Jerseymap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 59 in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jerseymap [uncertain]
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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.


John Crane [1][2][3]


1668 • Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey Colony [3]
NOTE: This date is not supported by a primary source Elmore-505 15:30, 28 July 2018 (UTC)


John married Esther Williams [2][3]


John and Esther had children:
  1. John Crane Jr 1700–1763
  2. Esther Crane 1704–1773
  3. Benjamin Crane 1705–1777
  4. Samuel Crane 1712–____
  5. Abigail Crane 1713–1777
  6. Matthias Crane –1779
  7. Sarah Crane ____-____
  8. Rebecca Crane 1720 - 1806
  9. Deborah Crane ____-____
  10. Joseph Crane ____-____


16 Feb 1723/24 • Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey [3]
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. [4]


John Crane'- [2], (Stephen 1 ), married Esther Williams, daughter of Samuel and Esther (Wheeler) Williams, and lived in Elizabethtown, N. J.
JOHN CRANE, 1st, (son of Stephen,) had sons John 2d, Joseph, Matthias, Benjamin, Samuel; and daughters, Abigail, Esther, Sarah, Rebecca, and Deborah.
  • Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.
John Crane
Birth Place: Elizabeth, New Jersey
Death Place: Elizabeth, New Jersey
SAR Membership: 93069
Role: Ancestor
Application Date: 5 Jan 1966
Father: Stephin Crane
Spouse: Esthen Williams
Children: Phebe Crane
John Crane Sr
Birth Date: 1668
Birth Place: Essex County, New Jersey
Death Date: 16 Feb 1723
Death Place: Elizabeth, Essex County, New Jersey
Has Bio?: Y
Spouse: Esther Crane
Father: Stephen Crane
Children: Abigail Dehart, Benjamin Crane Sr, John Crane Jr, Mathias Crane, Joseph Crane, Esther Dunham, Samuel Crane
  • Genealogical and memorial history of the State of New Jersey [database on-line]. Provo, UT: 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.
  1. Family Records: or Genealogies of the First Settlers of Passaic Valley
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sons of the American Revolution
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3
  4. NJ Calendar of Wills


  1. Crane-6 was created by Fay Poe at 05:21, 29 July 2009.
  2. 25 Jul 2018 15:40: Susan (Crane) Robinson merged Crane-1362 into Crane-6

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See Research Notes on daughter Sarah Crane-5 about disputed mother.
posted by Kay (Sands) Knight
What does the source you cited provide for information? Can you abstract the information here with the book being cited?
posted on Crane-7669 (merged) by William Foster Jr