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Mary Crane (Backus)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Backus "The Immigrant" and Elizabeth Backus
Wife of Benjamin Crane
Mother of Benjamin Crane, Jr.; Lt. Johnathan Crane; Joseph Crane; John Crane; Elijah Crane and 6 others
Sister of John Backus; Thomas Backus; Ellen Backus; Elizabeth Backus; Sarah Backus and 6 others

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About Mary Crane

Please Be very carefull when attemping to make merges in this area! There is at least one fraudulent book out there on this line see https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/229556?availability=Family%20History%20Library[ ]

  • Fifty Puritan ancestors, 1628-1660 : genealogical notes, 1560-1900 (1902)
  • https://archive.org/details/fiftypuritanance00nash
  • https://archive.org/stream/fiftypuritanance00nash#page/229/mode/1up
  • Pg.93
    • THE CRANE FAMILY
  • JOHN CRANE came from Suffolk County, England, to America, and by 1637 he was living at Muddy Brook (now Brookline, Mass.). In 1642 is recorded as having land at Roxbury, was "Deputy to the Great General Court" in 1649. He had two sons: Benjamin, born 1630, and Henry.
    • Second Generation.
  • Benjamin Crane, son of John, born 1630, went to Wethersfield by 1658, and in 1662 was one of the petitioners to set out a plantation in Wapaquasset County (now Woodstock, Conn.), Juror in 1664.(1)
  • Henry and Benjamin engaged in the tannery business in Wethersfield as early as 1665 or earlier.
  • Benjamin Crane married Mary Backus, daughter of William Backus, of Saybrook, April 23, 1655.(2)
  • Benjamin Crane's son, Jonathan, took charge of his father's business after his death and settled with the aid of his uncle, Henry Crane, the estate. He owned over five hundred and fifty acres of land and estate, valued at £640.(3) Mary Backus Crane died July 8, 1717.
  • CHILDREN.
    • BENJAMIN, b. March 1, 1656.
    • JONATHAN, b. Dec. 1658; rem. to Windham; d. 1697.
    • JOSE, b. April 1, 1661.
    • JOHN. b. April, 1663; d. 1694.
    • ISREAL, b. Nov. 1, 1671.(4)
    • Third Generation.
  • Lieut. Jonathan Crane, born in Wethersfield, December 1, 1658, received seventy-six acres in the land division in Wethersfield in 1670.(5) Was one of the first planters of Windham, Conn., in 1692. ....etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/fiftypuritanance00nash#page/231/mode/1up
  • Pg.94
  • He married Deborah Griswold, daughter of Francis Griswold, December 19, 1678, at Norwich, Connecticut. That Mr. Crane .... etc.
  • CHILDREN.
    • SARAH, b. Nov. 16, 1680.
    • JONATHAN, b. Feb. 2, 1684.
    • JOHN, b. Oct. 1, 1687.
    • MARY, b. Oct. 20, 1689.
    • JOSEPH, b. May 17, 1696.(9)
  • https://archive.org/stream/fiftypuritanance00nash#page/233/mode/1up
  • Pg.95
    • Fourth Generation.
  • Joseph Crane, son of Jonathan and Deborah Griswold Crane, born at Windham, Conn., May 17, 1696, went to Southeast, Putnam Co., N. Y., about 1730. Settled on the north side of Joe's Hill, one and a half miles east of Sodom Corners, where .... etc.
  • Joseph Crane married Mary Couch, daughter of Capt. Samuel Couch; born December 15, 1695; died January 9, 1766. Joseph Crane died August 20, 1781.
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Mary Crane's Timeline

1632
May 6, 1632
Sheffield, Yorkshire, Engalnd
May 6, 1632
Sheffield, Co. Yorkshire, England
May 6, 1632
Sheffield, York, England
May 6, 1632
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
May 6, 1632
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
1632
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
1656
March 1, 1656
Age 24
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1658
December 1, 1658
Age 26
Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
1661
April 1, 1661
Age 29
Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
1663
April 30, 1663
Age 31
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA