Sarah Crane

28 March 1800–13 February 1885 (Age 84)
Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Crane was born on 28 March 1800, in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Amariah Crane Sr, was 40 and her mother, Tryphena Coburn, was 38. She married Gilbert Sly about 1822, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Erie, New York, United States in 1860 and Evans, Erie, New York, United States in 1865. She died on 13 February 1885, in Richfield, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Excelsior, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gilbert Sly
Sarah Crane
Marriage: about 1822
Mary S. E. Sly
Paulina Sly
Edwin Sly
Fidelia Sly
Elisha Sly
Martha P Sly
Gilbert E Sly
George Sly
Nathaniel Sly
William H. Sly
Charles C. Sly
Emily A Sly

Spouse and Children

about 1822
New York, United States


    Mary S. E. Sly


    Edwin Sly


    Fidelia Sly


    Elisha Sly


    Martha P Sly


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 25

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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 (3)

  • Sarah Sly in household of Gilbert Sly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Sly in household of Gilbert Sly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Sly in household of Gilbert Sly, "New York State Census, 1865"

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