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William Cranch

Birthplace: Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, USA
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Cranch and Mary Smith
Husband of Nancy Greenleaf and Anna Cranch
Father of John Cranch; Margaret Dawes Brooks; William Greenleaf Cranch; Richard Cranch; Anne Allen Cranch and 6 others

Occupation: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
Managed by: Marcia Tugendhat
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About William Cranch

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...William Cranch (July 17, 1769 – September 1, 1855) was an American judge and the second reporter of decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States..."

"...Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, he was a nephew of Abigail Adams. His father was Richard Cranch, an English-born clockmaker and Massachusetts legislator and his mother was Mary Smith, the elder sister of Abigail Smith Adams, wife of John Adams, the second President of the United States. William Cranch graduated from Harvard College with honors in 1787 and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1790..."

"...Cranch died in Washington, D.C., aged 86..."

"...William Cranch's daughter Abigail Adams Cranch married William Greenleaf Eliot. William Eliot and Abigail Cranch were the parents of Henry Ware Eliot and the grandparents of T. S. Eliot..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'William Cranch', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 June 2011, 19:57 UTC, <> [accessed 15 August 2011]

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William Cranch's Timeline

Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, USA
Age 18
Harvard University, with honors
April 6, 1795
Age 26
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
January 11, 1796
Age 27
June 26, 1797
Age 28
April 28, 1799
Age 30
September 26, 1801
Age 32
February 8, 1805
Age 36
February 2, 1807
Age 38
Washington DC
May 29, 1809
Age 40