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Esther (Williams) Crane (abt. 1680 - bef. 1748)

Esther Crane formerly Williams
Born about in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey Colonymap
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Wife of — married about 1700 in New Jerseymap
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 68 in Elizabeth, Union, New Jerseymap
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Parents - Samuel Williams b abt 1652 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Ct and Esther Wheeler

Esther Williams-Crane made a will 17 March 1742, proved 17 Sep 1748 in which she named Jacob DeHart as one of the executors.



John Crane'- [2], (Stephen 1 ), married Esther Williams, daughter of Samuel and Esther (Wheeler) Williams, and lived in Elizabethtown. N. J. I

Family Data Collection - Births : U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Volume: 262 : Ancestry Family Trees, Ancestry Family Tree : Quoted text: CITING THIS RECORD "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 March 2018), entry for Esther /Williams/, cites sources; "Latta, Kilburn, Crane, Routier" file (2:2:2:MMDB-JVC), submitted 24 January 2017 by GeorgeLattaSr [identity withheld for privacy].

Page 50: Issue: 82. I.— David, b. 1704; m. Esther Crane; d. at Westfield, Nov. 23, 1773. Will was made Jan. 1, 1772, Esther's will March 2, 1773. CRANE. Stephen Crane, m. Esther Norris, dau. of Henry Norris. Had: John Crane, who m. Esther Williams, dau. of Samuel Williams. Samuel Williams' will was made May 4,1706; John Crane's, Feb. 7, 1722; his wife's Esther, March 17, 1742. Among his children, John Crane had:
Esther, who m. David Dunham, b. 1704; her will was made in 1773. Deborah, m. John High.
83. II. — Andrew, b. 1706.
84. III. — John, b. 1708; his family removed to Pennsylvania; d. 1810.
85. IV. — Elizabeth, b. May 10, 1710.
86. V. — Joanna, b. Sept. 25, 1712.
87. VI. — Jerusha, b. March 3, 1714.
88. VII. — Ephraim, b. Nov. 17, 1724; m. Abigail Morgan, Perth Amboy, N. J., Feb. 18, 1750; removed to Rye, Westchester Co., N. Y., Oct. 17, 1755.
90. VIII. — Nathaniel, b. 1726; removed to Westchester County; m. Elizabeth Wilson, of Perth Amboy, in 1754. He then settled in Pittstown, Rensellaer Co., N.Y., where he d. in 1814. Will of David Donham, of Elizabethtown, Essex County, N. J. Dated April 30, 1771. Proved Sept. 1, 1772. Legatees: Wife, Esther; sons, Joseph, John, David. Executrix: Wife, Esther. Witnesses: John Blanchard, Richard Stites, John D. Hart. Will of John Crane, of Elizabeth Town, Essex County, N. J. Dated Feb. 7, 1722. Proved Feb. 16, 1722-3. Legatees: Eldest son, John Crane; second son, Joseph Crane; third son, Matthias Crane; youngest son, Samuel Crane; wife, Esther; six daughters: Hannah, Abigail, Esther, Sarah, Rebeccah and Deborah Crane. Executors: Wife Esther, friend Jonathan Dickinson and brother Jeremiah Crane. Witnesses: Jeremiah Crane, Daniel Crane, Thomas Donington.

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Williams-28846 and Williams-64 appear to represent the same person because: These two are duplicates. Williams-64 was started back in 2009. These two should be merged. They are both married to the same man and have the same parents. (Williams-64 states parents' names in bio.) Please approve the merge and I'll help with any clean up necessary.

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