Abraham Cranston

Male14 April 1796–25 December 1868

Brief Life History of Abraham

When Abraham Cranston was born on 14 April 1796, in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Samuel Cranston, was 44 and his mother, Zilpha King, was 35. He married Olive Sweet in April 1838, in Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 25 December 1868, in Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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Abraham Cranston
Olive Sweet
Marriage: April 1838
Milton Cranston
Emory Cranston
Sarah Helen Cranston
Elmer Cranston

Sources (4)

  • Abraham Cranson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abraham Cranston, "Find A Grave Index"
  • A Cranston, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    April 1838Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 4

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries 1808: Chautauqua, New York, United States

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 23

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the barony of Cranston, near Dalkeith (Midlothian), named from the genitive case of the Old English byname Cran meaning ‘crane’ + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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