Caleb Crane

1715–17 December 1773 (Age 58)
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Caleb

When Caleb Crane was born in 1715, in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Nathaniel Crane, was 35 and his mother, Damaris Ward, was 31. He married Mary Searles about 1739, in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 17 December 1773, in his hometown, at the age of 58, and was buried in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Crane
1715–1773
Mary Searles
1718–1758
Marriage: about 1739
Caleb Crane Jr.
1739–1777
Elizabeth Crane
1741–1817
Jacob CRANE
1748–1819
Joanna Crane
1753–
Charity Crane
1759–
Sara Crane
Nehemiah Crane
1743–1777
Mary Crane
1753–1830

Spouse and Children

    Male1715–1773Male

    Mary Searles

    Female1718–1758Female

MARRIAGE
about 1739
Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States
children

(8)

    Caleb Crane Jr.

    Male1739–1777Male

    Elizabeth Crane

    Female1741–1817Female

    Nehemiah Crane

    Male1743–1777Male

    Jacob CRANE

    Male1748–1819Male

    Mary Crane

    Female1753–1830Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Nathaniel Crane

    Male1680–1755Male

    Female1684–1745Female

siblings

(9)

    Mary Crane

    Female1701–1734Female

    Phebe Crane

    Female1712–1775Female

    Male1713–Male

    Male1715–1773Male

    Jonathan Crane

    Male1719–1780Male

+4 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname, most likely for a tall, thin man with long legs, from Middle English cran ‘crane’ (the bird), Old English cran, cron. The term included the heron until the introduction of a separate word for the latter in the 14th century.2 Dutch: variant spelling of Krane .3 English translation of German Krahn or Kranich .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Caleb Crane, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Caleb Crane - Church record: Cemetery record or headstone: death: 19 December 1773; Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey, United States

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