Amos Crandall

6 April 1795–9 September 1887 (Age 92)
Waterford, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Amos

When Amos Crandall was born on 6 April 1795, in Waterford, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Silas Crandall, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Beebe, was 28. He married Cynthia Potter on 30 October 1817. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1865 and Alfred, Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 9 September 1887, in Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States.

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Amos Crandall
Cynthia Potter
Marriage: 30 October 1817
Ezra Potter Crandall
Julia Crandall
Mary Ann Crandall
Almond E Crandall

Spouse and Children


    Cynthia Potter


30 October 1817


    Ezra Potter Crandall


    Mary Ann Crandall


    Julia Crandall


    Almond E Crandall


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World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 2

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 7

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 32

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Raonuill ‘son of Raonull’ ( see Ronald ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Amos Crandall in household of Paul M Vincent, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amos Crandall in household of Almond Crandall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amos Crandall, "United States Census, 1850"

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