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About Josiah Crane
Genealogy of the Crane Family, by Ellery Bicknell Crane (1900), Volume II, which can be found at https://archive.org/details/genealogyofcrane02cran , page 26, reports that Josiah Crane is the only child of John Crane and Abigail Butler. John Crane died October 21, 1694, aged 31 years. Abigail Butler then married Samuel Walker Feb. 23, 1697. By second marriage she had Abigail, Elizabeth and Sarah.
Under date April 4, 1715, Samuel Walker, administrator of estate of John Crane, tanner, late of Wethersfield, deceased, now under bond. Josiah. now of full age, child of the said John Crane. " Whereas, Josiah received his full share of the estate, as the Court assigned, June 5, 1710, said Walker is discharged; also Isaac Ryley is discharged as guardian of said Josiah Crane." The General Court granted Samuel Walker and Abigail his wife to sell land from estate of John Crane to pay debts.