Capt Joseph CRANE

Male 1722 - 1800  (78 years)

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  • Name Joseph CRANE  [1
    • He owned a large tract of land situated in South East; also some adjoining it, but over the line in Connecticut. It was called "Joe's Hill." At the foot of this hill, located on the Croton River, stood "Crane's Mill," built by his father.

      Feb. 24, 1776, Joseph Crane memorialized the New York delegates in Continental Congress, and the same was received Feb. 26, in which attention was called to his services in the last campaign, and praying the care of an artillery company. After the memorial had been read, action on the same was postponed until the appointment of artillery officers was resumed. March 16 he was appointed Captain Lieutenant to serve in the Artillery Company whereof John Grinnell is Captain, on his (Joseph Crane) producing a certificate that he has been examined and is duly qualified.
      "Head Quarters New York April 9, 1776 a certificate from S. Badlam Capt of Artillery dated 8th instant was read and filed. He hereby certifies that he has examined Joseph Crane as to his knowledge in gunnery and considering his merits and experience, thinks him qualified for a Captain Lieutenancy. Therefore ordered, that the said Joseph Crane pursuant to the order of the provincial Congress of the 16th of March last be Capt. Lieutenant of the continental Company of Artillery whereof Sebastian Beauman Esq is Captain."

      Dr. Crane was one of the most prominent men in the county during the Revolutionary war. Was Chairman of the South East Precinct Committee in 1775 and 1777; also one of the Supervisors in 1773, 1787 abt 1789. Was it this Dr. Crane or his son that was ordered by the Provincial Congress, Sept. 17, 1776, with Mr. Duane, Mr. Duer and Mr. Schenck, to inquire into the situation of the Light Horsemen and Lieut. Onderdonck, and report thereon?.... [1]
    Prefix Capt 
    Born 2 Oct 1722  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Oct 1800  [1
    Person ID I93398  Main Tree
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2018 

    Father Joseph CRANE,   b. 17 May 1696,   d. 20 Aug 1781  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary COUCH,   b. 15 Dec 1695,   d. 9 Jan 1766  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1719  [1
    Family ID F39036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther BELDEN,   b. 31 Oct 1727,   d. 27 Feb 1786  (Age 58 years) 
    +1. Lt.-Col. Jonathan CRANE,   b. 27 Apr 1747,   d. 27 Aug 1834  (Age 87 years)
    +2. Eunice CRANE,   b. 20 Nov 1754, South East, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1839  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F39035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S10307] Genealogy of the Crane Family Vol. 2 Descendants of Benjamin Crane, of Wethersfield, Conn; and John Crane, of Coventry, Conn.; also of Jasper Crane, of New Haven, Conn.; and Newark, NJ, and Stephen Crane, of Elizabethtown, NJ, Ellery Bicknell Crane, (Forgotten Books).