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Hannah (Gaylord) Cottrell (1647 - abt. 1678)

Hannah Cottrell formerly Gaylord aka Crandall
Born in Windsor, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1671 (to after 1676) in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Wife of — married after 1676 in Westerly, Rhode Islandmap
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Died about at about age 31 in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Islandmap
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Hannah Gaylord, daughter of William Gaylord and Anna Porter, was born 30 January 1646/7 in Windsor, Connecticut.[1][2]

She married after 2 August 1670 (date of death of his first wife) to John Crandall.[2] They had two children, as follows:[1]

  1. Jeremiah, b. aft. 1670, died between 1 and 28 Aug 1718 at Westerly, m. Priscilla Warner, daughter of John and Ann (Gorton) Warner; she m2. Abraham Lockwood of Providence;
  2. Eber, b. 1675, d. betw. 22 Aug and 15 Sep 1727 at Westerly, m1. Unknown, m2. Patience, daughter of George Lanphear, m3. Mary Cottrell, possible dau. of John.

John Crandall died in 1676 and Hannah married, as her second husband, John Cottrell of Westerly.[1] John came to own land in 1680 that belonged to Rev. John Crandall, and it is thought that it might be because his wife was a Crandall.[3]

Hannah died 3 August 1678,[2] probably at Westerly, Rhode Island, where she is likely buried. Her husband remarried and had children.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gifford, Paul M., "The Probable Origins and Ancestry of John Crandall, of Westerly, Rhode Island (1618-1676)," published in Rhode Island Roots, vol. 32, no. 4, Dec 2006, pages 165-186. Online database of NEHGS - page 183.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Alicia Crane Williams. "William Porter" in Early New England Families, 1641-1700. NEHGS, 2013.$)
  3. Bierce, Thurber Hoffman, Ancestors in the United States of Byron H. Bierce and his wife Mary Ida Cottrell of Cortland County, New York, compiled by Thurber H. Bierce and Lisle Cottrell. New York, 1962, pp. 95, 96: "John Crandall mentioned in his father's will was of Westerly and Kingston, Rhode Island. He owned the land in Kingston in 1680 which was laid out by Rev. John Crandall. His first wife's name is not known. His second wife might be Hannah Gaylord Crandall. If this is so, it might explain how he came in possession of the Crandall land."

See also:

  • Torry, Clarence A. "New England Marriages Prior to 1700". Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. Page 190: CRANDALL, John (-1676) & 2/wf Hannah (?GAYLORD) (1646-1678+), ?dau William b. 6 Dec 1677; Providence/Newport/etc. No mar. date given.

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If John Crandall died in 1676 and Hannah remarried John Cottrell before she herself died in 1678, she would likely have been John Cottrell's FIRST wife; all of John Cottrell's children were born after Hannah's death. John Cottrell would have been in his mid-20s.
posted by Tom Castele
Either that or John Cottrell married three times. More research is needed ... marriage records would be great.
posted by Traci Thiessen
Crandall-222 and Gaylord-1 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same person. Please merge.
posted by Traci Thiessen

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