Eleazer Crane

1740–1776 (Age 36)
Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Eleazer

When Eleazer Crane was born in 1740, in Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Benjamin Crane Sr, was 35 and his mother, Esther Woodruff, was 29. He married Susanna Day in 1754, in Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died in 1776, at the age of 36.

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Eleazer Crane
Susanna Day
Marriage: 1754
Abner Crane
Joshua Crane
David Day Crane

Spouse & Children

  • Male1740–1776Male

  • Susanna Day


Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America


  • Abner Crane


  • Joshua Crane


  • David Day Crane


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World Events (2)


Age 35

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

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