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John Crane

Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Death: October 1711 (47)
New York City, New York, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Henry Crane and Concurrence Crane
Husband of Martha Crane
Father of Hannah Crane Seward; Jane Crane; Ebenezer Crane and Eleanor Hull
Brother of Elizabeth Crane; Concurance Bartlett (Crane); Mary Crane; Phebe Kelsey; Theophilus Crane and 4 others

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About John Crane

  • From the WikiTree, "John Crane (aft. 1664-1711)", posted on the Internet at
    • "John Crane, born bet. 1664 and 1674, at Guilford, New Haven, CT, was the eldest son of Henry Crane of Guilford and Killingworth. He married Martha, daughter of John Daggett of Rehoboth, Mass., May 28, 1694, and settled in that part of the town of Killingworth, now Clinton, Middlesex Co., CT. He in many respects was much like his father, an intelligent, self-reliant, enterprising man. In all his endeavors and aspirations thoroughly devoted to the general good of the public. Although he was cut down in middle life, yet by virtue of the confidence reposed in him by his fellow-citizens lie already had assumed the high position in the affairs of state which his father had so long and acceptably occupied before him. In minor public matters Mr. Crane was also over ready to contribute his full share of time and energy.
    • "He was delegate to the General Court for thirteen sessions, from 1703 to 1711, the year of his death. In 1708 he received a captain's commission, and went in command of a company with the expedition under the command of General Sir Francis Nicholson against Canada, which proved so unsuccessful, in the year 1711. Captain Crane returned with his company as far as New York, which place they reached in the month of October on their way home. Worn out and completely exhausted, and diseased in consequence of the exposures and hardships attending this disastrous campaign, he was unable to journey further, and died in New York, October, 1711. and was there honored with a State funeral. The expense of that funeral in New York was paid by the Colony of Connecticut, as will be seen by the following vote passed by the General Court in October, 1711: " Whereas by the Providence of God Captain John Crane of Killingworth on his returning from the Expedition against Canada, died by tin way at New York, It is therefore ordered by this Assembly, that the cost and charges of his funeral there be borne and paid out of the public treasury of this colony, and the Honorable the Governor and council are desired to examine Lt. Col Livingston's account of the said charge and to make out an order to the treasurer to pay what is reasonable and just therein." At a meeting of the Governor and Council held in Now London in the month of December following, we find that the account of Captain Joseph Aspinwall for the charges of Captain Crane's funeral, amounting to £19 — 11 s — 6 p , was laid before that board and allowed; that an order was given the treasurer to pay the same. This Capt. Aspinwall was born at Muddy River, Mass. ; went with others of his father's family to Connecticut, resided at Seabrook and perhaps Wethersfield.
    • "It also appears that Captain Crane took part in a previous expedition against Canada, for at the session of the Assembly in February, 1711, an order was passed " To pay 5th company Captain John Cranes 150—13s—4p for pay and Bounties due." He was captain of the 5th company in the regiment of the Colony of Connecticut."
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John Crane's Timeline

Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
August 28, 1697
Age 33
Killingsworth, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
February 10, 1701
Age 37
Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
May 19, 1702
Age 38
Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
August 25, 1711
Age 47
Killingworth, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
October 1711
Age 47
New York City, New York, New York, USA