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Benjamin Crane, Jr.

Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Crane and Mary Crane
Husband of Mary Crane and Martha Terry
Father of Isaac Crane and Benjamin Crane
Brother of Lt. Johnathan Crane; Joseph Crane; John Crane; Elijah Crane; Abraham Crane and 5 others

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About Benjamin Crane, Jr.

Genealogy of the Crane Family, by Ellery Bicknell Crane (1900), Volume II, which can be found at , pages 16-19


  • Fifty Puritan ancestors, 1628-1660 : genealogical notes, 1560-1900 (1902)
  • Pg.93
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Pg.94
  • He married Deborah Griswold, daughter of Francis Griswold, December 19, 1678, at Norwich, Connecticut. That Mr. Crane .... etc.
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Benjamin Crane, Jr.'s Timeline

March 1, 1656
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
November 7, 1690
Age 34
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, USA
August 19, 1692
Age 36
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, USA
June 20, 1693
Age 37
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
January 21, 1927
Age 37
February 12, 1935
Age 37
May 8, 1946
Age 37